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City Sightseeing New Orleans: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket with Free Walking Tours

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Key Highlights
  • Why Hop-On Hop-Off tours will save you time exploring a city
  • Discover New Orleans, known as the most unique city in America, on this convenient hop-on hop-off tour
  • Hop on and off at any of the stops and visit attractions of your choice
  • Visit attractions like the National WWII Museum, the French Market, Mardi Gras World & more!
  • Enjoy 2 complimentary walking tours of the French Quarter and the Garden District when you upgrade your ticket option to 3 day tour.
  • Go on a self-guided tour of the picturesque Lafayette Cemetery, the resting place of many historical figures
  • Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for either 1 day or 3 days
  • Enjoy enlivening commentary by a knowledgeable guide on the bus
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Your Hop on Hop off ticket is valid for 1 or 3 days from the time you first board the bus

    Start time

    Buses depart from 9:30am - 3:30pm, every 30 minutes
    Your ticket is valid for 1 or 3 days ( as per option chosen ) from the time you first board the bus. A full loop (without getting off the bus) lasts 2 hours

    Walking tours available with 3 day ticket option only:
    French Quarter Walking Tour: Daily Departures at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, & 3:00pm
    Garden District Walking Tour: Daily Departures at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, & 3:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus: There are frequent departures from Jackson Square, Basin St. Station. You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.
    French Quarter Walking Tour: Jackson Square
    Garden District Walking Tour: Gardern District on Magazine Street
    Lafayette Cemetery (Self-guided tour): Starts from Stop 12 Garden District

    Note: French & Garden District Walking tours are included only with 3 Day ticket.

    Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    New Orleans is one of the richest cultural hotspots of America; famous for its cuisine, music and annual festivals such as the Mardi Gras. The city is known as the birthplace of jazz and has a strong cross-cultural and multilingual heritage.

    Aboard this hop-on hop-off bus you are free to explore New Orleans on your own terms. Travel in comfort and see all of the popular landmarks and attractions on this 18-stop tour. Your ticket is valid for 3 days, allowing you to hop on and off as many times as you like. Sightseeing really does not get any easier than this!

    Your Hop on hop off 1 day ticket also includes the Cemetery tour, Jackson Square, Esplanade while the 3 days hop on hop off ticket includes French Quarter walking tour and the Garden District walking tour.

    Board the bus at any of the conveniently located stops, hop off for a visit to any of the numerous attractions and hop back on when you’re ready. Travel on the bus as much as you like for one day or a week if you’re planning to stay for longer.

    Download the tour route map


    On this hop-on hop-off bus tour of New Orleans you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. With 18 stops covering all of the city’s main attractions such as Bourbon Street, WWII Museum and Insectarium, this tour provides the perfect introduction to the buzzing city.

    Your hop on hop off ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops!

    Some of the attractions covered by the New Orleans hop-on, hop-off bus tour are:
    • French Market
    • The National WWII Museum
    • Jackson Square
    • Canal Street
    • Magazine Street - Magazine St. & Jackson Ave.
    • Garden District and Cemetery
    • Mardi Gras World
    • Arts District
    • Harrah’s on S. Peters Street

    You may choose to finish your tour at any of the above mentioned stops at your convenience.

    Your 3 days Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket includes 3 walking tours which are as follows:

    Lafayette Cemetery (Self-Guided) ( inclusive in either 1 day or 3 day ticket ):

    Start the tour from Stop 12 Garden District. It is New Orleans’ most beautiful cemetery where tombs and vaults stand tall in French and Spanish traditions among the live oak and magnolia trees. With elaborate family tombs, economic wall vaults and society mausoleums are all clustered throughout the meandering walkways and passages, the cemetery has been the final resting place of many historical figures. This is self-guided tour.

    French Quarter Walking Tour ( applicable with 3 day ticket ):

    Meet the tour at Jackson Square. Stroll the historic French Quarter and marvel at the history and architecture of America’s most fascinating neighborhood. This walking tour includes Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral, Pirates Alley and a classic French Quarter Courtyard.

    Garden District Walking Tour ( applicable with 3 day ticket ):

    Meet the tour at Garden District on Magazine street. Explore the splendor and elegance of The Garden District - one of New Orleans’ most sophisticated, historic and elegant neighborhoods! Walk through tree-lined streets radiating with grace and opulence. Learn about Greek Revival, Italianate and other architectural styles that characterize the area - visit celebrity homes along the way!

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • 1 day or 3 days unlimited travel on City Sightseeing Hop-on, Hop-off buses
    • English-speaking live guide
    • Cemetery tour (self guided)
    • French Quarter walking tour ( With 3 day ticket )
    • Garden District walking tour ( With 3 day ticket )
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    You must redeem their voucher with our mobile agents along the route who will exchange the voucher for a City Sightseeing Bus Ticket.

    Two Free Walking Tours around the French Quarter & the Garden District is valid with the 3 days ticket .

    The walking tours are included with the 3 day ticket only, not the 1 day ticket.

    The duration and frequency of the tour may vary due to traffic conditions.

    The hop-on, hop-off tour is wheelchair accessible.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Stop 2, The French Market is temporarily out of service due to construction work taking place at the moment.

    Stop 12 to Stop 14 are temporarily out of service due to disruption along Magazine St. In the meantime, the bus will continue from Stop 11 (Magazine Street & Jackson Ave) to Stop 15 (St Charles Avenue).

    Additional info

    The buses have ramps and are therefore fully wheelchair accessible. 2 of 7 buses have wheelchair space with tie-downs. Wheelchairs can be collapsed down and stored during tour.

  • reviews
    • Excellent tour guides!!

      The tour guides on the buses were fantastic . . . Very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. The walking tours of the French Market and Garden District were also...

      Michelle Milligan, United States, 11/Feb/2018
    • Excellent way to see New Orleans

      Tour guides were very knowledgeable and helpful in the city descriptions....

      Louis Chamberland, Canada, 12/Feb/2018
    • I will use this service wherever it is available.

      The very best way to tour a city. Safe and informative. All employees from station, to driver, to tour guide very professional. If visiting new orleans, a must do, hopefully all...

      christopher hughes, United States, 26/Feb/2018
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