Guided tour

New Orleans: Garden District Food and History Tour

New Orleans: Garden District Food and History Tour

From US$ 95 per person

Join a small-group tour and discover the tastes and romance of New Orleans. Visit food stops that highlight Cajun and Creole flavors, understand the history of the neighborhood, and explore local shops.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the architecture and history of the Garden District's grand mansions and humble shotgun houses
  • Feast on a full meal of Cajun and Creole specialities at 3 stops with an appetizer, main course and dessert
  • Sample drinks from local craft breweries and distilleries
  • Discover small business, independent shops, and artist-made goods on vibrant Magazine Street
Full description
Join a small-group tour of no more than 10 people. Start at the Lafayette cemetery, where you will learn about the unique funeral customs and traditions of New Orleans. During the guided walk to the first restaurant stop, you will explore the architecture of the Garden District, home to historic mansions, colorful shotgun houses, and hauntingly beautiful oak trees. Then, check out local shops on Magazine Street. Visit three food stops that highlight Cajun and Creole flavors and history. The first food stop is an indulgent taste of Gulf seafood, Creole fusion and the multicultural influences that shaped the 300-year-old city. Your second food stop focuses on the history of the Cajun people and the influence of their hunting and farming society on the food culture of Louisiana. Along the way, visit locally-owned shops and an art gallery before finishing on a sweet note at the dessert stop. Try their specialty, filled beignets and cafe au lait. The first two food stops include either a choice from a menu of craft beers from local breweries or house cocktails, often made with locally-distilled spirits. Non-alcoholic drinks are also available. Vegetarians, dietary restrictions, and allergies can be accommodated. You'll also get plenty of recommendations for local fun on your trip.
Includes
  • Expert local guide
  • Full meal of Cajun and Creole specialities spread over 3 stops
  • 1 drink at each food stop
  • Tax and tips for each food stop
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Face masks, hand sanitizer or other personal PPE
  • Extra food and drink
  • Gratuities for the tour guide (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the corner of Washington Ave and Coliseum St., across from Commander's Palace restaurant. If traveling by St Charles Streetcar, exit at Washington Ave and walk 2 blocks South to Coliseum St.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • This is a short walking tour, less than 1 mile total.
  • Children under 3 are free on the understanding that food and drink will not be provided for them on the tour.
  • Summer 2020: Lafayette Cemetery is under repairs and closed on certain days. This part of the tour may have to happen outside the cemetery entrance.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

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We truly enjoyed our tour! Our guide was knowledgeable and truly enjoyed and appreciated the area and businesses we visited. Also, my partner had a shellfish allergy (in New Orleans, no less) and she made sure to take this into consideration. We were quite surprised at the amount of food offered on this tour! You won't come away hungry or disappointed! Definitely worth your time! So glad I found this opportunity!

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October 19, 2021

It was very informative and causal. Michelle provided a thorough and professional tour while making it enjoyable and fast moving. She was open to as many questions as were offered. It was a mix of history, education, food and beverages. We will definitely be looking her on future visits for other tour options.

October 10, 2021

We had a little hiccup in the beginning but once everything was settled it was an awesome tour! Michelle did an amazing job explaining the history and picking out the food venues. She also gave us extra information about where to bike the following day. That was a value in itself! We loved all the parks that she sent us to! Definitely another part of NOLA we wouldn't have seen without her. Highly recommend this tour!

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October 15, 2020

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