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

New Orleans, United States
City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover historic New Orleans in an open‐top double‐decker bus on this hop‐on hop‐off sightseeing tour. With your 1-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
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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 (when operating).
Discount booklet including offers on local eateries, shops, attractions etc.
Entrance fees/attraction tickets
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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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. 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.
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
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)
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that during busy periods, frequency and capacity may be affected so please check locally for the latest timings.
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - USA and Middle East
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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.
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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  • "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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Hop on Hop off Experience
, Aug 2022
The driver and tour guide were nice and helpful. We learned some of the history of New Orleans. We were able to literally hop off and hop on in any of the 6 stops which was nice because it allowed us to become familiar with the surrounding area. A few days later we were able to walk to stop 2 which is the marketple.
The tour guide was very...
, Aug 2022
The tour guide was very informative and quite humorous, but I had to translate for my wife because only English was available
Excellent Duo
, Aug 2022
No line Linda and driver Courtney was EXCELLENT!!!!! The drive was smooth, non rushed and very gentle. Linda was enthusiastic, very detailed, funny and knowledgeable. These two will definitely make me fo the hop on hop off again
Fun tour.
, Aug 2022
It was interesting and informative but I was on a tour a few years ago and the host talked about the difficulty of getting space in a cemetery in NOLA. However this tour didn't discuss this topic at all. I was disappointed that it wasn't mentioned.
I have not seen the bus...
, Aug 2022
I have not seen the bus anywhere we never rode. 🥺 very disappointed walk around with my son never find the bus. I want my money back.
Ellen, Zelda , and Roxy...
, Aug 2022
Ellen, Zelda , and Roxy we’re great! Can’t remember the driver of the first bus. They were helpful and very informative
The tour guide was fun...
, Aug 2022
The tour guide was fun and energetic. Very knowledgeable! I was able to take home knowledge of new orleans and share with family. Tour guide was super friendly to address any questions. The bus was fairly clean.
Worth the money!
, Aug 2022
It rained all day! But the ride was well worth it! They had complimentary rain ponchos! They drivers and guides were top notch!
, Aug 2022
Learned several things about Canal, Magazine, Street Car colors and the Restaurant on Magazine Street.
Fun in New Orleans
, Aug 2022
The narrator was great she knew her stuff the bus was clean. The driver was great the information on each stop was extensive
Great way to see the...
, Aug 2022
Great way to see the city. Really touches on all parts of New Orleans. I wish the buses would go to 5:30 instead of 3:30. In the end really only jumped off twice.
My Family First Time in New Orleans
, Aug 2022
My family have never been to New Orleans until now. The New Orleans Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour was a such a wonderful means for to see New Orleans with an exciting Tourist explaining to us what we are seeing. We had an opportunity to hop-off at some stops for sightseeing making it such a great experience to interact with the locals, shop and eat local foods, as we had desired to do. The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour has selective bus drivers and tourists that are welcoming and pleasant to people entering and exiting the bus. Our questions were answered and it was good to experience New Orleans with such friendliness of people.
Good tour to start in New Orleans
, Aug 2022
We were very informed by the tour about where need to go eat and knowing most of the must see sights in New Orleans.
Wonderful service
, Aug 2022
I absolutely loved our tour guide Chris! He knew what he was talking about, very friendly and clearly enjoyed his job. I would definitely do another tour with him as my guide.
Great little tour of the city!
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Ron was very knowledgeable and informative, telling us a lot of interesting facts about the city. He also recommended a lot of great places to stop and eat. We enjoyed the ride and the lunch at Joey K’s afterwards.
Fun and informative
, Aug 2022
The guides were knowledgeable and fun. We loved the overview of the city they gave us so we could decide which stops to return to.
Plenty of stops to choose...
, Aug 2022
Plenty of stops to choose from. it was raining at first and the bus was drippy downstairs. We had 3 different guides.
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Tour guides were awesome
, Aug 2022
Seeing the superdome after watching hurricane Katrina enfolds on TV all those years ago and the world War 11 museum.
Just ok
, Aug 2022
Chris was great. I wished it ran later in the day. We did not get to hop on hop off as much as we were hoping to.for the price.
Great time!
, Jul 2022
The tour was great! Our tour guide Zelda absolutely made the entire trip worth it! She deserves a raise 😁

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