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New Orleans Sightseeing Tour

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New Orleans, United States

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Experience the highlights of New Orleans on this sightseeing bus tour, including the bustling French Quarter, the opulent Garden District and St. Charles Avenue. Absorb the sights and sounds of the city as you learn about its fascinating history and eclectic contemporary culture from your friendly local guide.
  • New Orleans sightseeing coach tour
  • Explore the mysterious French Quarter, the oldest area of New Orleans
  • Pass the beautiful Garden District and Jackson Square
  • Visit a historical cemetery and pass homes of former kings and queens of Mardi Gras
  • Travel through three centuries of New Orleans culture and history with your knowledgeable guide
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Local guide
City Park
Stop at Cafe Du Monde (additonal fee for refreshments)
St Charles Avenue
Gratuities

Departure Point

Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose a morning or afternoon departure and meet in the historic French Quarter, where you will board your air‐conditioned coach for a comprehensive sightseeing tour of ‘The City that Care Forgot’. As you ride through the French Quarter, admire the sights, smells and sounds of the city’s cultural hub, where Spanish, French, Creole and American styles commingle in an enchanting setting.

Next, visit Jackson Square, an honorary landmark to New Orleans’ war hero Andrew Jackson. See Louisiana’s Cabildo and Presbytere museums and the Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the United States! Pass by the square’s historic open‐air artist colony as you make your way to one of New Orleans’ famous ‘Cities of the Dead’ to experience the bewitching and spectacular mausoleum system. Hear of piracy and voodoo on Bayou St John, a known pirate waterway and the reputed location of voodoo rituals by the infamous Marie Laveau. Then return to town along the world‐famous St Charles Streetcar route, passing through the extravagant Garden District. Snap photos of opulent mansions that served as former residences for the kings and queens of Mardi Gras, admire the beauty of Tulane and Loyola Universities, and see the acclaimed Audubon Zoo. You'll have time for a self-guided tour of the Bestoff Sculpture Garden, plus a stop at Cafe du Monde for their famous beignets or other refreshments (own expense.)

Your sightseeing adventure returns your to the pickup point in the French Quarter.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
French Quarter
Enjoy a grand overview of New Orleans, dubbed ‘The City That Care Forgot,’ on this comprehensive sightseeing coach tour. Start in the world-famous French Quarter, a quaint, mysterious area where the sights and sounds abound.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jackson Square
Head to historic Jackson Square, home of the Cabildo and Presbytere museums, and visit a historical cemetery, one of New Orleans' ‘Cities of the Dead.’ Here, discover the unique above- ground burial system. Marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy on Bayou St John, the waterway used by Jean Lafitte and his band of pirates.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Garden District
Following the path of the St Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world, pass stately mansions, the homes of former kings and queens of Mardi Gras and the beautiful Garden District.
Pass By:  
Tulane University
View Tulane University and Loyola University across from Audubon Park.
Pass By:  
Audubon Park
Home to the Audubon Zoo, rated one of the top five zoos in the nation.
Stop At:  
New Orleans City Park
One of the largest urban parks in the country, City Park has golf, tennis and horseback riding.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cypress Grove and Greenwood Cemeteries
Guests are welcome to explore this historic above ground cemetery, circa 1854, and take pictures or they can remain in the bus.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Saint Charles Avenue
Home of the St. Charles Streetcar Line and famous for the dozens of mansions that adorn the tree-lined boulevard for much of the uptown section of the boulevard.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point, just a short stroll from most downtown hotels
  • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, they can be placed in the storage compartment on the coach. If the wheelchair is a scooter, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier for a handicap-accessible bus. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Coaches are unable to accommodate motorized scooters. If customers are able to get off the scooter, they can board bus and leave their scooter at the ticket office.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line New Orleans

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 face masks and attendee health during New Orleans Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

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

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New Orleans Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New Orleans Sightseeing Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Sightseeing Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you want a quick but informative tour this is a good one!" See review
  • "This tour is a great way to see the city, including the outskirts of the French Quarter." See review
  • "A stop for beignets and a chance to walk around one of the graveyards." See review

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star-5
Funny and informative
candacecox004
, Feb 2020
We had a great time! If you want a quick but informative tour this is a good one! Our tour guide was funny and super knowledgeable on the city of New Orleans!
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Recommend for first-time visitors.
K2845HPelenab
, Dec 2019
Very interesting tour for first-time visitors to New Orleans. The tour covers major areas of interest. The guide was very knowledgeable.
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Informative
marvelous2017
, Aug 2019
Very Informative We really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide was full of knowledge. We left the tour with more than what we expected
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Great way to get a feel for the ciry
, Jul 2018
Great information in an entertaining way. A stop for beignets and a chance to walk around one of the graveyards. S great start to our trip
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This was an enjoyable tour with lots...
Christy K
, Mar 2018
This was an enjoyable tour with lots of fun facts about NOLA. Our guide, Ken, was great and very knowledgeable. And, in case you were wondering, there is a restroom break.
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This tour was okay, but not great...
Kim W
, Jan 2018
This tour was okay, but not great. I certainly know more about New Orleans than I did before, but it was just bland. Our bus driver/guide, Jude, was a very nice man and easy to hear, and some of his stories were interesting. BUT, he spoke very quickly in one run-on sentence, making it hard to understand sometimes. The worst thing was this: During his description of a sight or building, he would say, And up here is so and so, never saying if it was on our left or on our right. He would also point out things from HIS point of view in the front of the bus. So by the time those of us in the middle or back of the bus went by the sight, we would have already forgotten his commentary. He also began repeating his lame jokes and phrases. I have taken numerous City Tours, and this is probably the worst. Maybe there's just not enough to see in this city from a bus. And maybe Jude should be given some tips on his delivery.
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star-5
The tour was exciting. The bus...
Paul H
, Jan 2018
The tour was exciting. The bus driver Jude knew the city and its history which made for good storytelling. The various stops along the tour Jackson square, cemetery, city park, shotgun houses, Katrina damaged houses, etc. were great but made more interesting by Jude's detailed and in-depth historical contexts.
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This tour was very entertaining. Our...
Joanna
, Nov 2017
This tour was very entertaining. Our bus driver/tour guide I believe his name was Glenn gave nonstop information about the city infused with history, jokes, and pop culture tidbits. We stopped at St. Louis No 3 Cemetary and the City Park/Sculpture Garden. This tour is a great way to see the city, including the outskirts of the French Quarter.
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star-4
Excellent tour to get a sense of the...
Barbara D
, Oct 2017
Excellent tour to get a sense of the city. Best way to visit a cemetery. Excellent tour.
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Our tour started out nice but then...
Carol P
, Oct 2017
Our tour started out nice but then turned blase: our bus was nice, clean and cool when we first started out on the tour which was nice for the hot and humid day however, the air conditioning system failed and it became uncomfortable. Our driver and tour guide kinda kept us informed and traded for another bus about half way through the tour. Secondly, our tour guide was a kind gentleman but we didn't really enjoy his sense of humor. Concerning Viator, we were sent an email for a 10 discount when we purchased the tickets. When the discount wasn't applied to the purchased I reached out and filed a claim for the 10 - that was over a week ago and I haven't received a credit yet.
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