Once guests have gathered and met with their tour guide, this tour will begin. Today, we will begin in the oldest part of the city, the French Quarter
, and travel to the Ninth Ward
, one of many New Orleans neighborhoods that was devastated by the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina. Here, we will pass by Fats Domino's House, a legendary rock-'n'-roll pianists. Under the shady oak trees of Esplanade Avenue
, we will retrace the route taken by carriages of yesteryear as they tried to escape the summer heat. Then, it's off to City Park
, where we may visit the Morning Call Coffee Stand or the Besthoff Sculpture Garden
. Then we will make our way to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain to visit the New Canal Lighthouse
. In the distance, we will be able to see the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
, the longest over-water bridge in the world.
New Orleans is a city famous for its neighborhoods, and we will travel through many of the most significant on our journey, like Faubourg Marginy, Faubourg St. John, Lakeview, Carrollton, and Uptown. In Carrollton, we will see the campus of Xavier University, the only historically black, Catholic university in the Western Hemisphere. Following the path of St. Charles Avenue, we will pass the campuses of Tulane University and Loyola University of New Orleans, located across from Audubon Park, as well as the exclusive Garden District. Afterwards, the tour will end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.