New Orleans’ Premier Architecture Tour!
I founded New Orleans Architecture Tours in 2014 to share my love of the city’s unique architecture. Over the past 9 years, our little tour company has received several accolades, including TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence, a recommendation from ArchDaily and Southern Living Magazine, and a partnership with New Orleans Architecture Foundation. This year, we changed our name to NOLA Tours so that we could add some cultural tours to the mix. We have added Jewish History tours and will be adding new ones soon! Say goodbye to crowded, mediocre tours and hello to an intimate, unique experience with NOLA Tours! Book your tour today and discover the city in a whole new way!
Our Walking Tours Discover New Orleans!
Small Group & Private Tours For a Personalized Experience!
Small Public ToursBook Now!
At New Orleans Tours, we believe small groups make better tours. We cap our groups at half the regular size to allow for a more personalized and intimate experience. Spots are limited, so book today!
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We offer private tours for families, team building events, or even school field trips. Contact us to create a memorable experience for your guests!
Thorough without overwhelming amounts of info, fun facts and context was on point! Katrina was very knowledgable and listened and answered questions very thoroughly. We learned a brief history of New Orleans that brought us to the current state of architecture in the district...
My husband and I did a tour with Josh on our last day in New Orleans. We had been in the French Quarter for a few days and walked past so many of the buildings that we talked about on the tour. Learning the history about not only New Orleans but also the architecture from a knowledgeable and kind tour guide was a great way to end our trip! Thanks again Josh!!
Exemplary architectural and historical walking tours. Did the Garden District Architecture tour with Katrina; was well organized, well paced, engaging, informative and fun. Katrina was an authority on New Orleans and Louisiana history, the arts and architecture of the city, and was able to convey it in a fun, educational, and engaging way...
Professional, engaging and fun. Katrina (yes, she’s aware of the irony) is an amazing guide to New Orleans. She draws you in with engaging social history, then goes deeply into the rich architectural analysis, making sense of some complex stories with intelligence and humor. I am an architectural historian, teacher and tour guide (in NYC), and I found Katrina to be among the best guides I have had the pleasure to follow.
If you have any hesitation about the tour because you aren't that "in" to architecture--leave them behind. Of course, there is a lot about architecture on the tour, but the tour is really about the culture, the history, and the epic drama of New Orleans that is reflected in its architecture. Gray had an encyclopedic knowledge of the subject, but relayed it in a personable way. It happened to be my birthday, so some would ask, "Really? A walking tour on your birthday?" Yep. One of my best birthday presents ever.
Katrina has a passion for her adopted city, giving us an informative, entertaining tour of the Garden District, including the Lafayette cemetery. She increased our appreciation of the city and its inhabitants tenfold. Her historical, architectural and current knowledge of the area was both broad and detailed. She answered all of our New Orleans questions thoughtfully and in detail. You can't stump this bundle of energy. She knows her stuff!
Our tour with Karen was great. She had lots of information to share and fostered a real dialog along the way. My husband who is a museum docent and pretty picky about tour guides thoroughly enjoyed this tour (high praise, indeed).