New Orleans Tours: Swamp Tours, City Tours, Plantation Tours, and more…
The Most Exciting and Adventurous New Orleans Tours For Over 24 Years by The Louisiana Tour Company!
With our New Orleans Tours, you will spend an unforgettable 3 hours on our comfortable air conditioned Mini-bus and get an overview of New Orleans. Experience the history and culture of the Creoles with your licensed tour guide. No trip to New Orleans would be complete without seeing the highlights of our city and the some of the areas affected by Katrina’s flood waters.
On our New Orleans Tours, you will see: Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo and the French Market. You tour guide will give you an overview of the “French Quarter”. He will point out areas of interest, so that you can explore them later, at your own pace.
You will travel slowly toward City Park and view 100 year old homes along Esplanade Avenue, on the way to the “Dueling Oaks” of New Orleans’ City Park. Visit an above ground cemetery, where you will go inside on a short guided tour. Your tour guide will explain how the people of New Orleans bury their dead above ground in re-useable tombs. This tradition was by necessity, not by choice.
Drive slowly down St. Charles Avenue, the American side of New Orleans. See some of the homes of the Garden District. You will pass Ann Rice’s home, Governor Claiborne’s Daughters home, circa 1840, the Elms Mansion, and much more. See the diverse Architecture of the American side of New Orleans.
As part of this tour, we will go to the Lower 9th ward, view where the Hurricane Katrina broke the levee and swept the residents and their homes away. This was the area of the greatest devastation in New Orleans. You will see how the lower 9th ward residents are putting their lives back together with the help of volunteers and Brad Pitt’s project, “Make It Right”.
All of our New Orleans Tours will be educational & enlightening, so that you can revisit and explore New Orleans’ attractions and points of interest. This is a must for anyone coming to the City. You can also combine a city tour with one or more of our other great tour options.
Katrina was a challenge for our tour business in August 2005, because after the storm and flooding, there were no tourist. We had to start over. For eight months after Katrina, my two sons and I, did roof & fence repair. We then decided to restart the business. We kicked off a City/ Katrina tour that included the good & bad. We tried to highlight the attractions, as they were restarted, and showed the 9th ward as the bad. It was slow going, but over the years since Katrina, tourism has slowly rebounded. We invite you to come to the Big Easy – New Orleans. We have so much to offer and Bourbon Street is still a 24 hour party. The family & staff of Louisiana Tour Company stands ready to service your tour needs.
Merci Beau Coup, Milton Walker Jr.
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- Nous avons utilisé le Cajun City Tour au début de notre séjour. Ce tour nous a permis de nous familiarisé avec ce que nous devions absolument voir et ça vos le coups. Durant de 3 heures avec toutes l'informations que nous avions de besoin. La ville, les quartiers français, garden, warehouse ainsi que le post Katrina. - Montreal, Canada
- A small-airboat tour with Louisiana Tour Company is a must-do if you are going to New Orleans. My husband and I sat with just three other tourists and our tour guide Justin, and because we were on the small boat we were able to go deep into the swamps and get really close to the wildlife. Justin was fantastic - very knowledgeable, spent his life in the swamps and clearly respects the nature and animals in the bayou. He patiently answered every question we had, and there were a lot! We saw at least two dozen gators and learned far more about the ecology of the swampland in LA than I ever imagined. We both agreed that this tour was one of the highlights of our trip to NOLA. - Pittsburgh, PA
- Booked two tours with Louisiana Tour Company prior to arriving in New Orleans. The city and Katrina tour was a 3-hour tour of the French Quarter, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the French Market. The tour also takes you through rows of hundred year old homes, the above-ground cemetery and mansions including Anne Rice and Brad Pitt's respective homes. The best part of the tour is the drive through the Lower 9th Ward where hurricane Katrina broke the levee and swept the residents and their homes away. It's sad to see homes still abandoned, but amazing to see homes on stilts and the green storm-resistant "Brad Pitt" homes. The swamp tour is highly recommended. We were skeptical at first thinking it would be boring and a waste of time. It was pretty cool... who would have thought swamps are beautiful! You must take the 6-passenger airboat. Travel at high speeds and sit low enough to get up close and personal with the baby gators. Word of advice - do not wear perfume or lotion or the mosquitoes will feast on you! - Lake Stevens, WA
- The bus takes you to several of the neighborhoods where the flooding was the worst and you can actually see the canals which overtopped their walls. It was so much more devastating than we saw on TV, much more than the blighted Ninth Ward. The tour guide really makes you realize how much was lost: how many hospitals, strip malls, grocery stores, car dealerships and all the revenue and taxes they used to generate. The huge Hyatt next to the Superdome is an empty shell, which makes you realize the devastation, if Hyatt doesn't find it profitable to re-open. You see restored houses, and many which were not restored; it's still unknown what people will do with them. It broke my heart but was fascinating and some of the restored areas give one hope for the future of New Orleans. - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- I have been to many places & I have to say this Katrina/Rebirth Tour we took with Historic New Orleans Tours was amazing - and our tour guide, Katha, was unbelievably knowledgeable, patient and interesting. The tour made me sad, made me happy, made me hope and really raised the bar for future tours. I highly highly HIGHLY recommend it - and I don't know how the other guides are but I would also recommend to ask for Katha. She made this tour an extra special event. I'll book more tours with them the next time I return to New Orleans. - Louisville Kentucky
- Awesome time~ Very informative and really enjoyed this. Took a 3.5 hour city tour- great tour guide, ac bus, good views, fun time. Saw the city, cemetery, and katrina area. Would definitely recommend. - Denver Colorado