Our Garden District and Cemetery Bike tour is the perfect excursion for those wanting to explore the Big Easy away from the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street and the Mardi Gras atmosphere. Whether you're new to the city and are looking for a unique experience, or you frequent NOLA and are looking for a fun way to see spots off the beaten path, this is the tour for you!
We will begin our journey by picking up our comfortable city bikes at our conveniently located office and rolling under the shade of hundreds of live oak trees that line the streets of the Garden District. We will see breathtaking, historic mansions along the way and stop to provide the stories of the famous inhabitents along with anecdotes, photo opportunities, and unbelieveable tales of wealth, cultural clashes, and longstanding feuds. You guide will also touch on the communities that crafted these amazing homes and how their heritage is celebrated today. There are plenty of hidden gems in New Orleans, and our guides will share all of the secrets as we cruise along so that you can come back later to continue exploring on your own. There is something for everyone - families, couples, kids, and those seeking to experience the famous New Orleans nightlife.
As we roll along, you'll notice the change in scenary and the colorful homes of the Irish Channel, the neighborhood restaurants, and local po-boy shops. This often-overlooked neighborhood is not to be missed! We’ll continue on to Magazine Street providing recommendations for the best addresses to eat, shop, and enjoy New Orleans later on.
Our guides will weave the full New Orleans story together upon arriving at the St. Joseph's cemetary, where we will have some time to hop off of the bikes and hop back into history. We'll stroll around the cemetary for a few minutes, stopping to touch on some of the famous gravesites and recount the stories that made these men and women famous in New Orleans. You'll learn why our cemeteries are known as "cities of the dead" and you'll come to appreciate these sacred areas for more than final resting places.
All of our licensed tour guides are locals who want to ensure that you learn about New Orleans in a fun and dynamic way. These insiders want to share their tips and tricks with you so that you can keep on taking advantage of our beautiful city, well after the tour is over.
Some of the must-see sites this tour includes are the St. Joseph cemetary, the historic mansions of the Garden District, and Magazine Street, among many, many more. New Orleans streets are flat, have plenty of bike lanes, and are blanketed by massive live oak trees, making your tour a historic and relaxing ride. We would love to have you join us so that we can show off our beautiful city, and make your stay in the Big Easy that much more memorable.
All tours begin and end at 1735 Washington Ave (the corner of Baronne and Washington Ave) which is two blocks from the Washington (Garden District) stop on the St. Charles streetcar line. Please arrive 15min before your scheduled departure time.
The Garden District and Cemetery Bike Tour meets and ends at 1735 Washington Ave (the corner of Baronne and Washington Ave) which is two blocks from the Washington (Garden District) stop on the St. Charles streetcar line. Please arrive 15min before your scheduled departure time.
Yes, reservations are required for every tour we offer.
We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.
We've been perfecting our tours since 1999, and we are always looking for new ways to improve our tour menu for our guests. We are committed to expanding the activities offered during your stay in Paris to make for an unforgettable experience. So for all of the experiences that we aren't able to deliver on our own, we've hand-selected the best local providers to offer a wide-range of unique and fun activities for our guests.
With anything Fat Tire Tours Approved, you still receive our spectacular customer service ready to assist you in any way we can, 24/7, as well as the guarantee that we have hand selected the best possible partners to supplement our tour menu.
Absolutely, this is a great family activity! Please note that chldren aged 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Our tours operate rain or shine and we encourage guests to consult the weather forecast prior to tour day.