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City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Discover historic New Orleans in an open‐top double‐decker bus on this hop‐on hop‐off sightseeing tour. With either your 1‐or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with several stops, including the French Market, Jackson Square, and the Garden District, plus available walking tours, depending on the option you buy. Enjoy unobstructed views and fun onboard commentary as you soak up ‘The Big Easy’.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of New Orleans
  • Hop off at any of the stops including Jackson Square and the French Market
  • Discover the French Quarter and the Garden District on guided walking tours (with purchase of 3-day ticket)
  • Choose either a 1-day pass or a 3-day pass
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Unlimited hop on hop off for the time period selected at check-out (1 day or 3 day)
Live tour guide
Lafayette Cemetery self-guided walking tour included on both 1 day & 3 day tickets (when operating).
Discount booklet including offers on local eateries, shops, attractions etc.
French Quarter guided walking tour included on 3 day ticket
Garden District guided walking tour included on 3 day ticket
Entrance fees/attraction tickets
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Explore the best of New Orleans by bus on a narrated tour of the city’s key attractions. Begin your sightseeing tour at Jackson Square, Canal Street or any of the other stops on the route. Grab a comfortable seat in the climate‐controlled lower deck or on the open‐air upper deck for the best views. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary and pace with the structure of strategically placed stops, regular pickups, and fun, informative onboard commentary from a professional guide.

With your pass, hop on and off the double‐decker bus at any of the route’s locations. (Tour stops listed below). As you ride, learn about New Orleans’ history, from its rapid transfer of colonial hands over the last 300 years, to its architectural diversity and the vibrancy of its present‐day ‘cultural gumbo’. Explore the museums and eclectic shops along Canal Street, check out the local vendors and unique flora in Jackson Square or meander through the French Market. Between stops, stroll through New Orleans colorful neighborhoods, absorbing the city’s unparalleled character.

Your hop‐on hop‐off pass has a bonus feature! Your ticket includes an independent tour of the Lafayette Cemetery. If you opt for the 3-day ticket, you can take advantage of guided walking tours through the beautiful French Quarter and opulent Garden District, where you see gems of New Orleans architecture. No reservations are needed for these historic tours, which depart four times per day. You can also show your ticket for discounts at the Basin Street Station gift shop.

To end your New Orleans adventure, disembark at any stop along the route, any time you like.
Itinerary
Duration: 
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  09:30am - 15:30pm (last tour departure for full loop), frequency - every 30 minutes Times subject to change at any time, please check locally for latest timetable.
700 Decatur St
Stop 1 - Jackson Square - Stop here for Jackson Square, City Sightseeing Ticket Office, St Louis Cathedral and Beignets at one of the cafes
French Market Place
Near St Peters Street & Ursulines Avenue - Stop here for French Market Collonade and French Market & Flea Market
Esplanade Avenue
Near St Peters Street & Ursulines Avenue - stop here for Farmers Market & Flea Market, Old US Mint - A Louisiana State Museum and Frenchman Street Music Clubs
Tremé / Lafitte
Rampart & Ursulines Avenue - Stop here for St Augustine Church & Tomb of the Unknown Slave
Basin St. Station
City Sightseeing Information Centre, St Louis Cemetery (when open), Armstrong Park & Congo Square.
500 Canal St #2210
Canal Street - stop here for Bourbon Street, Royal Street, Chartres Street and Canal Street Hotels
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen
Riverfront Creole Queen stop - Convention Centre Boulevard & Poydras. Stop here for Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, Spanish Plaza, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, The Shops at Canal Place
Central Business District
Poydras & Carondolet - stop here for Lafayette Square and Gallier Hall.
601 Loyola Ave
Mercedes Benz Superdome - stop near the Hyatt Regency hotel
The National WWII Museum
Stop here for the National WWII Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Contemporary Arts Centre & Confederate Civil War Museum
Magazine Street
Stop near Magazine Street & Jackson Avenue - stop here for Magazine Street shops and restaurants
Garden District
Stop is near Magazine Street & Washington Avenue - stop here for Magazine Street shops and restaurants, Garden District Walking Tour (when operating), Lafayette Cemetery (when open).
Magazine Street
Stop near Magazine Street & Ninth Street - stop here for Magazine Street shops and restaurants
Saint Charles Avenue
Stop near St Charles Avenue & Louisiana Avenue - stop here for St Charles Avenue Streetcar
2020 St Charles Ave
Stop here for St Charles Avenue Streetcar and New Orleans CVB and Visitor Centre
Warehouse & Arts District New Orleans
Stop near Julia Street & St Peters Street - stop here for The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk and Julia Street shops & galleries
Harrah's Casino
Stop is on St Peters Street near Poydras.
Canal Street
Canal Place - stop here for New Orleans Premier Shopping Destination
Points of interest passed by on this route
French Quarter
 
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
 
Jackson Square
 
Garden District
 
The National WWII Museum
 
Harrah's Casino New Orleans
 
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
 
Magazine Street
 
French Market
 
Algiers Ferry
 
Basin St. Station
 
Tour Treme'
 
City Sightseeing
 
Arts District of New Orleans
 
St. Louis Cathedral
 
Lafayette Cemetery No.1
 
French Market
 
New Orleans Jazz Museum
 
St. Augustine Church
 
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
 
Bourbon Street
 
Louis Armstrong Park
 
Congo Square
 
Chartres Street
 
Spanish Plaza
 
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
 
Lafayette Square
 
Gallier House
 
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
 
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
 
Contemporary Arts Center
 
Memorial Hall Confederate Civil War Museum
 
Magazine Street
 
The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates: All Year Round
  • First Tour: 9:30am, Last Tour: 3:30pm
  • Full Tour Duration: 120 Minutes
  • Tour Departure Frequency: 30 Minutes
  • English Commentary Only
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Lafayette Cemetery self- guided tour: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm. Startin point - Bus stop 12 ( Currently not available)
  • French Quarter walking tours run daily at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm. Starting Point - Bus stop 1 ( Currently not available)
  • Garden District walking tours run daily at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm. Starting point - Bus stop 12. ( Currently not available)
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - USA and Middle East

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "A must if you have little time to explore or if you really want to know the real New Orleans!" See review
  • "Hop-on-hop off bus is a great way to get a quick overview of the City and begin to understand the history of the City, specifically the French Quarters, Central Business District, and Garden Area." See review
  • "It is worth it to spend a little more for the 3 day pass because of the two included walking tours which were very good" See review

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star-5
fun ride
Gary_S
, Aug 2021
this is a very good way to enjoy your day. The ride was amazing and the tour guide was very helpful and knowledgeable about everything we saw.
star-4
Great Tour with Linda
Nancy_K
, Aug 2021
Linda was amazing, very knowledgeable and fun. I was very glad to get her for most of my tour. I was a little disappointed with one guide, he talked a lot about jazz and different people but didn't point out information about New Orleans. Overall my experience with Linda was fantastic and I would recommend this tour. It was a great way to see the city.
star-5
Hop on Hop Off NOLA tour.
James_H
, Aug 2021
Joel and Julia are fantastic team. Joel provided an excellent deep dive into the history and background of New Orleans while mixing an appropriate side bar of humor. Our Diver could not be more gracious and helpful to all passengers. Thanks for the memories and a high recommend for your service.
star-1
Money wasted
Nyree_I
, Aug 2021
Worst tour I ever been on tour guy was talking to fast driver didn’t even slow down so yo could take pictures
star-5
Wife and I loved it
marcus_s
, Aug 2021
Love every bit of it. The staff was super knowledgeable on the history of the town. My wife and I had a gtreat time.
star-5
Tour of the city..
Annette_G
, Aug 2021
The tour of the city was great, very informative. The tour guide was great, she was fun gave a lot of information. She showed us Beyonce and Jay Z's and Sandra Bullock 's homes. Great tour, thank you..
star-4
Great Opportunity
David_G
, Aug 2021
This is a great way to see the highlights of New Orleans quickly and cheaply. It also gives you the opportunity to hop off and take other tours, like a walking tour of the Garden District and Mardi Gras World, or to walk through the French Quarter and Louis Armstrong Park.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Highly recommend
ELaina_K
, Aug 2021
Great way to the city!!!! First time in New Orleans…Highly recommend.. Great guides, highly informative…good value…
4 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
New experience
Mary_M
, Aug 2021
We’re from South Carolina and the tour was awesome it wasn’t hot the weather was great. Loving New Orleans.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
On and Off New Oreleans Bus tour
Tricia_M
, Aug 2021
We enjoyed learning about the different parts of the city as well as the historical facts and stories. Mary was our tour guide and she rocked!
2 travelers found this review helpful

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