|Sightseeing Tour Arrangements:
The scope of tour themes in the New Orleans area is immense. Carriageway can provide step-on guides for your coaches, or can charter any type of transportation for your tour. Multi-lingual services are available. The most popular means of transportation used for these tours include motorcoaches, streetcars, horse & buggy carriages, and riverboats. Specialty theme tour programs are also available - just let Carriageway know your client' particular needs
Carriageway Travel offers several group packages for single day excursions. Please contact us for further information.
COMPREHENSIVE CITY TOUR (2 ½ Hours)
The most popular tour, this gives your client a good broad look at the historic City of New Orleans. Beginning with the French Quarter, the tour moves along the riverfront in the Farmers Market, then winds through the Faubourg Marigny to the Old St. Louis Cemetery #3 (stop/visit). The tour continues through City Park to the Lakefront area and then moves "uptown" to the Carrollton area, the University District, St. Charles Avenue, and the Garden District. It then moves to the Superdome area and ends with the Central Business District/Riverfront. This is an excellent general tour for first-timers to New Orleans.
THE HISTORIC FRENCH QUARTER (1 ½ Hours/Walking Tour)
The French Quarter is the most historic area of New Orleans, it being the "original city boundaries" as it was founded in 1718. This area can be enjoyed best on a walking tour, due to the narrow streets, walkways, and courtyards. The tour begins at Jackson Square, includes entry and tour of the St. Louis Cathedral, and proceeds to the most important sites in the history of the City. Historic homes entrances, tours and refreshments can be planned into this lovely tour of the historic district.
PLANTATION TOUR-RIVER ROAD (6 Hours)
The grandeur and splendor of Plantation Life on the Mississippi River are the focal points of this all-day touring excursion. This tour showcases two of Louisiana's most unique plantation homes and grounds, and includes a casual lunch en route. The Plantations are located about 65 miles upriver from the downtown New Orleans area.
HISTORIC CHURCHES AND SHRINES (3 Hours)
New Orleans is blessed with scores of beautiful and historic churches, cathedrals, and synagogues. There are also several shrines to patron saints which are quite fascinating and unusual. This tour takes your client to any combination of these attractions. The selection of the stops is determined by your client's interest.
NEW ORLEANS CEMETERIES (2 ½ Hours)
One of the most unusual facets of the New Orleans culture is the above-ground burial tombs and shrines which are requited due to the high water table prevalent in the City. This tour focuses on three cemeteries which range from historic to new, but all of which tell the story of families and life and history of the area.
SPLENDID GARDEN DISTRICT (2 Hours/Walking Tour)
The Garden District is the most beautiful old residential neighborhood in New Orleans and is quite lovely for touring. The grand architecture, the manicured grounds, and the notable famous residents make this an interesting and exciting addition to any tour itinerary. This tour can be enhanced with private home entrances, refreshments, and lunch at famous Commander's Palace Restaurant - located in the area.
ST. CHARLES STREETCAR TOUR (1 Hour)
The St. Charles Streetcar line is one of the most historic in the nation and has just undergone a massive and total renovation. Its route runs down the center of the New Orleans' most historic and grand avenue, St. Charles Avenue. This tour features a private chartered streetcar with guide to narrate the beautiful ride along the Avenue. Featured are mansion homes, the University District, Audubon Park, Audubon Place, the Garden District, Lee circle, and the Central Business District. This tour can be enhanced with refreshments or breakfast, lunch, or dinner stops.