A private tour with New Orleans Urban Adventures is always a completely custom itinerary, created just for you and your group! A private tour of New Orleans can be from 2 hours to 10 hours, depending on the destination. The meet-up location will depend on what neighborhoods you’re visiting on your tour - they’re all easily accessible via streetcar. While many visitors to New Orleans have specific sites they would like to see, many are happy to let our team create a custom itinerary that fits their interests, budget, mobility, and timeline. Typically, tours spend most of their time in and around New Orleans, but we welcome any ideas for your dream tour. No two groups are alike, and we will plan a trip tailored to your group's interests, budget, and needs.
New Orleans is a city known for its diversity, culture, character, and food. However, many people never venture outside of the famed French Quarter. On this Neighborhoods Tour, we’ll take you to the other colorful, historic, and delicious neighborhoods throughout the city and show you the local side of New Orleans! If you’re on a Highlights Tour (2-3 hours, you’ll be visiting one neighborhood), a Half-Day Tour will take you to 2 neighborhoods, and a Full-Day Tour will have you visiting 3 or 4 neighborhoods of your choice. Here’s a sample of what you can expect in the neighborhoods you can choose from for your tour:
Well-known from the HBO show of the same name, this neighborhood is the oldest African-American neighborhood in the United States. Here you can visit Storyville (responsible for the birth of jazz), and perhaps grab a bite of some delicious Creole soul food at one of Treme’s distinctive local eateries. For the history buffs, check out the St. Louis Cemetery with your local licensed guide.
Known for Frenchman Street and its exciting jazz clubs, this neighborhood also shows off its strong Caribbean influence with brightly colored shotgun houses and storefronts. Here, we recommend getting a po-boy at one of our favorite local hangouts (home of the world-famous hot sausage po-boy!), or a stuffed beignet at one of the city’s best-hidden gems.
This is the neighborhood to visit for the newest and coolest places in town. Check out Crescent Park along the mighty Mississippi, try the praline bacon (recommended by the New York Times!) at a neighborhood landmark, and follow your guide to “Nola’s Backyard Party.” Here, you’ll be able to select your own wine and cheese and listen to live, local music. Throughout The Bywater, you’ll have the chance to marvel at the beautiful and eclectic murals and street art throughout the neighborhood.
Carrollton (aka Riverbend):
This neighborhood marks the end of the streetcar line and is very well known for its distinctive traditions and locales, such as the Maple Leaf (that’s right… the best live local music every night!), a Creole soul food hot spot with a twist (think crawfish cheesecake), or the best version of a New Orleans snowball in the city.
Here, you can check out Canal Street and City Park - offering a look at the city’s most iconic urban greenspace. Follow your guide towards some delicious beignets and coffee, enjoy a stroll through the Botanical Gardens, or visit the Carousel Gardens, Amusement Park. We can’t allow you to leave Mid-City without sampling a delicious pastry at one of the city’s best Italian bakeries, or a crawfish and shrimp boil at a traditional neighborhood seafood market.
Inclusions: We will work with you to include whatever you need in accordance with your wishes and budget.
Exclusions: You'll discuss what will be included in your tour with your local guide. Exclusions will simply be anything outside of the inclusions you've agreed upon.
Dress standard: Please dress comfortably and casually in weather-appropriate attire - it can get very hot and humid in the summer months. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.[Text Wrapping Break]If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Additional Information: This tour runs year-round and will proceed rain or shine unless such weather constitutes a dangerous situation.
Closure of sites: In the event of road or attraction closures, your guide will do their best to work around the obstacles or take your tour to alternate locations.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page