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New Orleans City Tour

The VIP ultimate city excursion is a unique and informative sightseeing tour of New Orleans that combines the history, beauty and splendor of New Orleans with an up close view of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. View sights where the levees broke and journey through the lower 9th ward, witnessing the transformation as residents rebuild with the help of two of New Orleans' newest residents, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and their Make it Right Foundation.

Join us for a two hour adventure and see New Orleans from the eyes of the locals. Discover the birthplace of Jazz, and see where Jazz flourished. Enjoy a comfortable climate controlled ride through the French Quarter, where large tour buses are not allowed.

See the infamous Bourbon Street, where anything can and usually does happen. View sights where millions of people come every year to party at one of the largest most outrageous festivals in the world, Mardi Gras. See one of the oldest cathedrals in the United States, the St. Louis Cathedral.

Listen as we tell you why our cemeteries are called Cities of the Dead as we venture through St. Louis Cemetery #3 and pass the Lafayette cemetery that has been featured in movies such as Interview With A Vampire, and Double Jeopardy.

Relax and enjoy a ride through New Orleans first American neighborhood, the Garden District well known for its antebellum homes of grandeur size and architecture. While in the Garden District see the home of acclaimed local author Anne Rice and view the Belfort Mansion as seen on MTV's The Real World New Orleans.

Visit Lake Ponchatrain, New Orleans largest lake. Lake Ponchatrain is home of the 24 mile long Causeway Bridge, one of the world's longest bridges over water.

Basic Information:

  • Availability: Daily
  • Duration: 2 hours

Price (taxes are included):

  • Adult: $45
  • Child (under 12): $30

Pick-Up Points & Times:

  • Pick-up at 8:30 am tour begins at 9am
  • 2nd tour Pick-up at 12:30 pm tour begins at 1pm
  • 3rd tour Pick-up at 3:30 pm tour begins at 4pm
  • Pick up at your HOTEL.

Reservation & Cancellation Policies:

  • All reservations must be prepaid by credit card and are subject to availability
  • Any cancellation require 24 hours notice for full refund
  • Guests purchasing tour, cruises or tickets will not receive a paper ticket.
  • After finishing your transaction, print out your receipt/confirmation email as your ticket for the tour, cruise or limo reservation.

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