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Self-Guided & Guided Tours

Take a tour of New Orleans, either with a fantastic local tour guide or on your own timetable with one of these walking tours. Let us help you choose the right one!

A Day in the French Quarter
Eat beignets, hear live jazz, and visit a Voodoo Museum in this one-day itinerary of the French Quarter.

Can You Visit any Remnants of Storyville in New Orleans?
A reader asks if it's possible to visit any remaining buildings from the legendary Storyville red light district that was razed in the 1930s.

New Orleans: The Underground Guide -- A Travel Book Review
This guidebook seeks to help tourists get off the beaten path and see some of the "real" New Orleans.

Festive Events for the Holidays
An article listing all the December events in the historic Cabildo in New Orleans.

Heart of the Gardens Tour
An article about a bus tour of best New Orleans Gardens from the Frendch Quarter to the Botanical Gardens in City Park, to Longview Gardens.

The Steamboat Natchez
An article about the steamboat Natchez that docks at the port of New Orleans on the Mississippi River.

A tour of Jackson Square and surrounds
Take a tour of Jackson Square in the New Orleans French Quarter and learn about the historic buildings that surround it, including the St. Louis Cathedral and the Cabildo.

The Ultimate Girlfriends Weekend Getaway
An article about Festa Gals, a girls getaway weekend in New Orleans in October.

Heart of the Gardens Tour
An article about a garden tour available in New Orleans featuring the Botanical Gardens, Longe Vue Gardens, gardens along Bayou St. John and much more.

Southern Comfort Cocktail Tour
This is a walking tour of legendary bars and restaurants in New Orleans.

Historic New Orleans Tours
This company offers tours of historic old New Orleans. You can also order books from this site.

Places to Take Pictures in New Orleans
Take yourself on a photographer's tour through New Orleans, and visit these 5 great places to take pictures.

This is a tour company specializing in walking tours of cemeteries, the French Quarter, and the Garden District.

Honey Island Swamp Tour
Tour the Honey Island Swamp, less than an hour from New Orleans.

New Orleans Spirit Tours
This site features walking tours of cemeteries, plus nightly ghost and vampire tours.

Halloween Tours in New Orleans

Garden District Holiday Tour

Garden District Home Tour

Rollin' on the River
This is a great self-guided walking tour of the bank of the Mississippi River in New Orleans.

Shotgun house tour in New Orleans
A peek into renovated houses in the upper Audubon neighborhood of New Orleans

Pictorial tour of St. Louis #3 Cemetery in New Orleans
Photo tour of tombs in St. Louis #3 Cemetery in New Orleans.

The Preservation Resource Center's Holiday Tour of Garden District Homes
An article about how to tour the mansions of the Garden District in New Orleans over the holidays.

A short history of New Orleans
A brief history of the city of New Orleans

New Orleans: the Creoles and the Americans
A history of how the city of New Orleans became divided at Canal Street into the French Quarter and the American Sector.

Take a Secret Garden Tour in Uptown New Orleans
An article about a secret garden tour in Uptown New Orleans.

Fall home tours in New Orleans
Fall homes tour in New Orleans, French Quarter, Garden District and Algiers Point

Christmas home and garden tours in New Orleans
A listing of home and garden tours in New Orleans at Christmas time 2006

Romantic New Orleans - How to Plan a Romantic New Orleans Getaway
How to plan a romantic vacation in New Orleans, with romantic places to stay, romantic places to eat, romatic walks and more.

Spring Fiesta 2007
The home tours, walking tours, parades and special brunches that are part of Spring Fiesta 2007 in New Orleans' French Quarter, Garden District and Uptown.

Celebrating The Faubourg Marigny
a guided tour of homes in the historic faubourg marigny along with an art market and music

Take a Cruise From New Orleans -- New Orleans Cruises
information about cruises leaving from the port of New Orleans

The Faubourg Marigny Spring Home & Garden Tour
The Faubourg Marigny Spring Home & Garden Tour is an annual event with the oportunity to tour some of the oldest Creole homes in New Orleans. Faubourg (neighborhood)Marigny is the second oldest area settled in New Orleans and is just south of the French Quarter.

Confederacy of Cruisers
bicycle touring company in New Orleans

Global Green Holy Cross Model Home
Global Green Holy Cross Model Home

Historic Haunts: Myths and Legends of the Vieux Carré
An article about an historic haunted tour through the French Quarter of New Orleans, including, Marie Laveau, the LaLaurie house, Ursuline Convent and more.

Algiers Point Home Tour
An article about the Algiers Point Tour of Homes, including a suggestion for a ferry ride across the Mississippi River and a fun day in New Orleans.

Exploring New Orleans Homes and Secret Gardens
New Orleans is known for many things, not the least of which is her architecture. With an abundance of homes from the 19th century, many of which historic, and the secret gardens to complement them, it's no wonder why one of the favorite pastimes of visitors is to go on a tour of homes. What makes New Orleans home and garden tours so special...

Top Places For Romance in New Orleans - Best Places to Share a Romantic Time...
Here are the most romantic places in a most romantic city.

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