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

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Key Highlights

  • Discover New Orleans, known as the most unique city in America, on this convenient hop-on hop-off tour
  • Marvel at the distinctive French Creole architecture and see the Superdome on this 18-stop tour
  • Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 3 days
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 3 days from the time you first board the bus.

    Start time

    Buses depart from 9:30am - 5:00pm, every 30 minutes
    Your ticket is valid for 3 days from the time you first board the bus. A full loop (without getting off the bus) lasts 2 hours
    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

    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 3 day ticket also includes the Cemetery tour, the 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.

    3 days 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!

    The stops included on the tour are:
    Stop 1 - Jackson Square
    Stop 2 – French Market
    Stop 3 – Esplanade
    Stop 4 – Treme
    Stop 5 – Basin St. Station
    Stop 6 – Canal Street
    Stop 7 – Riverfront at Harrah’s
    Stop 8 – Central Business District
    Stop 9 – Louisiana Superdome
    Stop 10 – The National WWII Museum
    Stop 11 – Magazine Street - Magazine St. & Jackson Ave.
    Stop 12 – Garden District and Cemetery
    Stop 13 – Magazine Street - Magazine St. & Ninth St.
    Stop 14 – St. Charles Avenue- Louisiana Ave. & St. Charles Ave.
    Stop 15 – St. Charles Avenue - 2020 St. Charles Ave.
    Stop 16 – Mardi Gras World
    Stop 17 – Arts District
    Stop 18 – Harrah’s on S. Peters Street

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

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

    Lafayette Cemetery (Self-Guided):
    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:
    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:
    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


    • 3 days unlimited travel on CitySightseeing Hop-on, Hop-off buses
    • English guide
    • Cemetery tour (self guided)
    • French Quarter walking tour
    • Garden District walking tour
    • Commentary in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian and Hebrew


    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On-Hop-Off ticket at any one of stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 3 days from that time.

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

    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.

    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
    • very knowledgeable tour guide. We took the entire route to learn more about the city and the bus tour accomplished that for us. Would take it again if and when we come back to...

      Thomas Lenart, United States, 09/Jul/2017
    • Great Experience!

      The first day I rode the complete tour to get the lay of the land. I then took the French Quarter walking tour. I also used the hop on hop off to get from place to place. All of...

      Beth Kelley, United States, 28/Jun/2017
    • Great Way To Get An Overview Of The Area

      I love taking hop-on-hop off bus tours when I go to a new city as they are a great way to get a good overview of the are you are in. This tour was no different and I enjoyed the...

      Amanda Koss, Canada, 04/Jul/2017
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