Bus tours explore the birthplace of jazz while rolling past elaborate crypts, history-filled mansions, and celebrity homes
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Tours are an ideal way to learn more about a new city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $22 for one ticket for a city bus tour (up to $45 value)
- $42 for two tickets for a city bus tour (up to $90 value)
- $85 for four tickets for a city bus tour (up to $180 value)
Click here to view the tour schedule. Pick-up is available at many area hotels including Hilton Riverside, Marriott Convention Center, Marriott Canal Street, Sheraton Canal Street, the Bourbon Orleans, The Roosevelt, and the Hyatt Regency Loyola. Call (504) 568-1998 to confirm pick-up location. Pick-up for these three-hour tours begins at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., seven days a week, and tours depart at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. respectively. Children younger than 12 are regularly admitted for $25.
Tour guides regale riders with the legends of one of America’s most storied cities in a warts-and-all historical survey. Passengers hear of the lasting ramifications of the Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson, which led to the creation of the segregated Rampart/Perdido neighborhood—the birthplace of Louis Armstrong, and of jazz itself. In the Garden District, vast mansions line pristine boulevards, including the childhood home of Eli and Peyton Manning. The tour descends into St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, where elaborate marble crypts squat sternly like miniature cathedrals. The tour then moves on to Holt Cemetery, the final resting place of Charles “Buddy” Bolden, the world’s very first jazzman.
About Southern Style Tours
The mission of Southern Style Tours New Orleans is to provide guests with accurate historical information to foster an authentic understanding of New Orleans. This locally-owned and operated company prides itself on taking their guests beyond the typical tourist experience of New Orleans.