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RTA - Streetcars
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USD 160.00*
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Garden District and Cemetery Private Tour
Ranked #4 of 389 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Our extensive network of buses and streetcars winds throughout every neighborhood of the Crescent City. From Uptown to Downtown, from Lakeview to the Lower Nine, from Mid-City across the Mississippi River and to the parish lines, the RTA goes there.As streetcars glide underneath grand live oaks and past stately mansions, they offer up relaxing views of the beauty, charm and history of New Orleans for little cost. When riders board these historic vehicles they are boarding a piece of movable New Orleans history. The RTA operates three streetcar lines: the famous, historic St. Charles line, the Canal Street line, and the Riverfront line. All lines either run along or intersect with Canal Street in the area between the French Quarter and the Central Business District (CBD) connecting Uptown/Garden District, Carrollton, Mid-City, City Park and the Marigny. The RTA is currently adding more Streetcar lines.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Give yourself enough time and these are fun! We took the St. Charles Line to The Garden District! Like the San Francisco Street Cars (without the hills) this is something you need to do in New Orleans!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

New Orleans isn’t short of icons and these old ladies are part of that group. And yes you really can travel for a day for $3, what a bargain. On our brief visit, we used them as a kind of hop on hop off sightseeing service. French Market to Canal Street. Then up to Bourbon Street to get the Charles Street tram to the Garden District. A word of warning, the latter gets pretty packed. But how good to trundle along and watch the traffic queues roll by as the warm Louisiana air blows through the open windows. Streetcar operators are a breed apart, helpful and courteous but I wouldn’t want to steer a streetcar through New Orleans traffic and pedestrians for a million bucks......!!!!!!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

These historic streetcars are really fun and a great way to get around the city. Hop on/off service. $3 gets you an all day pass! Can't beat that! Drivers are all friendly and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We didn't take a tour, but did ride the trolleys from downtown out in the direction of Loyola Univ. It was fun, but a little complicated because you had to switch trolls to get to the end of that route. Also, you couldn't just stay on theone you were one and go back into downtown. You had to get off and wait on another trolley going back in that direction. The staff was helpful, but apparently rules are rules

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is part of the New Orleans experience. It’s not a bad way to travel to the garden district. Do it

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