Why New Orleans?
Laissez les bons temps rouler! is Cajun for Let the Good Times Roll, and that phrase perfectly describes the experience and attitude of New Orleans. Smiles are abundant, and it's almost a law that you have to have a good time while you're there. Everyone's familiar with Mardi Gras -- New Orleans' week-long celebration to decadence that includes almost endless food and drink, but that's just the beginning of the fun times you can have in The Big Easy.
The city sits right on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico and includes miles of bayou and swamplands for nature lovers to enjoy. One of the top things to do in New Orleans is to take a guided tour through the swamplands, checking out the alligator nests and trying to spot wild bird nests among the fallen logs and floating islands. A New Orleans swamp tour isn't complete without seeing the old fish camps among the streams, and you may even find some still in use today.
If you love good eating, your trip New Orleans must include a French Quarter walking tour, taking in all the restaurants that house some of the best dining in the country. Looks can definitely deceive you, as New Orleans walking tours will take you past the most ramshackle exteriors you've ever seen, something the city residents proudly refer to as "elegant decay," to expose diamonds hiding behind almost every rough facade.
From the "French Market" Flea Market, which features five blocks of art and bargains, to elegant plantation tours, plus New Orleans haunted tours; you'll find New Orleans attractions to fit any vacation style you're looking for.
Gray Line New Orleans
Gray Line New Orleans has been showing off our city to worldwide visitors since 1924. Our knowledgeable tour operators will give you a sense of history as well as give you all the modern information you could want on all of our tours. Our motor coach tours cover all aspects of the city, whether you're looking for some historic treasures or want a fun day filled with today's excitement and modern art works.
Find a New Orleans plantation tour to fit your interests with a Creole tour, the Oak Alley plantation, or a plantation/swamp combination tour. See where the levees broke and the city was forever changed on the Hurricane Katrina tour. Take a New Orleans jazz tour, starting with cocktails at a jazz club and ending up the walking tour with wine or a local brew from a microbrewery.
If you love a spooky look at the supernatural, The Big Easy is the natural place to investigate the paranormal. This city has often been called the most haunted place in America, but we'll let you be the judge. Our New Orleans ghost tour is a walking tour of several sites featured on the History and Discovery Channels. Even more unsettling may be our Cemetery & Voodoo walking tour. Your guide will share tales of all the famous people buried in St. Louis Cemetery #1, which you'll walk through, then you'll learn all about the history of voodoo while looking over your shoulder for haunts!
We're proud to be a part of the Gray Line family of tour operators, and are dedicated to making all of our New Orleans tours informative and enjoyable. From Bourbon Street to the Voodoo Museum, we'll offer a view of The Big Easy that you won't get anywhere else.