AMCA Tour Information Packet
Discover New Orleans City Tour
New Orleans is like a good memory that rests easy on your mind—the music is
sweet, the food divine, the atmosphere captivating, and the pace is definitely more
leisurely. Intertwined with mellow memories lies, just under the surface, the surreal
part of New Orleans history that makes New Orleans unique and combines with
the decadence to make New Orleans what she is today. Join us as we explore all
that makes New Orleans America’s most European city.
As you ride past beautiful Jackson Square, your tour guide will reconstruct the first
days of the old French City. The sights and sounds of the mighty Mississippi River,
St. Louis Cathedral, Cabildo and Pontalba buildings are just some of the highlights
of this area. You continue past the French Market and the U.S. Mint. Next we will
arrive on Esplanade Avenue, the outermost boundary of the French Quarter, you will see a stunning display of
the many fine Creole homes with delicate wrought iron fences and balconies. You’ll visit St. Louis III Cemetery,
often called “the city of the dead” because of its above ground tombs.
Continuing through the city to Bayou St. John is the beautiful and spacious City Park with its lush greenery and
scenic lagoons. Located on the park’s grounds is the New Orleans Museum of Art set among the overhanging
Live Oak trees and Spanish moss. Continuing toward the Lakefront, you will come upon Lake Pontchartrain,
which provides a lovely setting for exclusive residences, water sports, outdoor activities, and many fine
Following the crescent of the river to the old town of Carrollton the route of the St. Charles streetcar, you will
pass Tulane and Loyola Universities as the ancient oaks of Audubon Park come into view. The heart of
Uptown showcases some of the city’s loveliest neighborhoods, while the Garden District is distinguished by its
Greek Revival architecture, splendid gardens and history of the ever-growing city.