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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
  • 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
  • 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 3 days
  • Enjoy enlivening commentary by a knowledgeable guide on the bus
  • 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!

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

    Lafayette Cemetery (Self-Guided):

    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:

    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:

    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


    • 3 days unlimited travel on City Sightseeing Hop-on, Hop-off buses
    • English-speaking live guide
    • Cemetery tour (self guided)
    • French Quarter walking tour
    • Garden District walking tour


    • 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.

    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.

    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
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      Debra Torres, United States, 29/Oct/2017
    • Of the three days riding the Hop On/Off bus, Ellen (Ellie?) was the best host - distinctive clear voice therefore easy to hear and understand on the facts and information of New...

      Shirley Lewandowski, United States, 07/Aug/2017
    • Nice way to see New Orkeans!

      This tour is worth taking! You'll see parts of New Orleans that you would never know to go on you own. The tour guides were very knowledgeable about the city. And you can't...

      Karen Thomas, United States, 28/Jul/2017
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