New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise
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Enjoy a fully narrated city tour of historic New Orleans, where you will visit the world famous French Quarter, Jackson Square, Audubon Park and even uncover the mysteries surrounding Voodoo. Then take to the waters on the Natchez Riverboat for a 2 hour cruise on the Mississippi River. Come and discover New Orleans today!
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In Brief

Location:
New Orleans, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
4 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Daily
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Itinerary
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Stop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

First 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

Stop At: Jackson Square, 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234

Visit historic Jackson Square, home of the Cabildo and Presbytere museums, St. Louis Cathedral and learn about the Baroness Pontalba, who built the first apartment homes in America.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2902

Walk around one of New Orleans' historic above ground cemeteries, circa 1854, and take photos of the elaborate tombs and statuary. Guests may choose to stay on the bus.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124-4608

You will have a stop at picturesque City Park where stone footbridges cross lagoons and bayous in the shadows of centuries old oak trees. Explore the free 11 acre sculpture garden or purchase cafe au lait and beignets (cash only) at Cafe du Monde's newest location.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118-4848

Home to the Audubon Zoo, rated one of the top five zoos in the nation.

Pass By: Garden District, St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130-5968

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.

Stop At: Mississippi River, LA

Enjoy a Steam Calliope Concert daily. Tap your feet to Live Jazz (seasonal) on every cruise. This two-hour day cruise takes you back to a time when cotton was king and life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi River.

Enjoy the Captain's narration of the highlights of one of the world's busiest ports.

Tour the Historic Steam Engine Room and learn how steam powers the engines to turn the Paddlewheel and provide the energy for the delightful tunes of the calliope.

Cruise past the Chalmette Battlefield, where Jean Lafitte and his buccaneers joined forces with Andrew Jackson to defeat the British in the Battle of New Orleans. Enjoy a Creole lunch (additional cost-$13.50 per adult).

Tour Options:
• 9am City Tour & 11:30am Cruise
• 12pm City Tour & 2:30pm Cruise
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ITINERARY
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Sample Lunch Menu

Menu Subject to Change

Southern Fried Fish*Zesty cornmeal crusted and fried to a golden perfection

Red Beans and Rice New Orleans classic red beans with andouille sausage and served over Jazzmen® rice

Roast Beef Debris and GravyServed over mashed potatoes

Vegetarian Pasta Salad

Chef’s Daily Selection

Vegetable du Jour

Cole Slaw

House prepared creamy cole slaw

Cornucopia of Fresh Fruit

NATCHEZ Bread Pudding A New Orleans soufflé of La Louisiane French bread, eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon with a Callebaut® Belgian white chocolate sauce

La Louisiane Fresh Sliced French Bread

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Tulane University, 6823 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-5698

View Tulane University and Loyola University across from Audubon Park.

Stop At: Steamboat NATCHEZ, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

After your exciting Super City Tour of New Orleans by motorcoach, board the historic Steamboat Natchez, one of two Authentic Steamboats left on the Mississippi River.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

  • 2-hour narrated motorcoach tour
  • 2-hour paddle wheeler boat cruise
  • All taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Steamboat NATCHEZ

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (approx. $13.50USD), refreshments and souvenirs are available for purchase on boat

Departure Point

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

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • 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 bus. 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
  • If you wish to take both paddle and wheel tours on the same day, you must book the 9am departure
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Ken the driver and tour commentator was great. Alot of information was provided on architecture and history of the city. Gave an extensive list of foodie places to eat and take in the culture. Once we were done with the city tour we jumped right on the the Natchez IX for a relaxing and further informative narration of things on the Mississippi River and some Katrina history remarks. Only steam paddle boat in the area. The other is an electric paddle boat. This was a great way to see NOLA!!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2019
Had a brilliant city tour our driver/guide Ken was excellent so knowledgeable would recommend the tour, went on the Natchez steam boat down the Mississippi but found it quite slow and boring
• Submitted 11 Apr 2018
Really great tour combination. Tour guide on the bus was full of information, she was a history teacher. Answered questions about the city and sights and this was really enjoyable. Traveled and saw many sights of the city that we may not have been able to see by foot or trolley. The boat was nice, we had great weather, it was a narrated tour going one way, and a sit back relaxing ride back. Recommend to all.
• Submitted 04 Apr 2018
Best city tour I have been on since you saw a little bit of everything!
• Submitted 04 Apr 2018
This was an awesome tour! First, we did the bus tour with one of the best tour guides ever, Mike Marino. He was very knowledgeable and funny. Then we went back to the dock go aboard the steamboat Natchez. There was a buffet which I didn't partake of and great jazz music. It was a very relaxing experience
• Submitted 16 Mar 2018
The city tour was amazing,very interesting ,and the tour guide who was born in New Orleans ,made the tour extra good .He explained every thing possible about the place as well as being funny .Unfortunately our trip on the steamboat was cancelled due to being serviced and cleaned .so cant comment.
• Submitted 05 Mar 2018
Our bus tour and trip with the Natchez Steamboat was totally awesome. Our guide Jude was great, very informative. The food, on board, was delicious! Our experience in New Orleans was memorable. Oh the beignets were to die for!
• Submitted 09 Dec 2017
Our guide, Gene, with Tours by Isabelle was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the history of NOLA, and gave us some great restaurant recommendations. We booked the smaller group tour and arranged for pickup at our hotel in a small van. Worth the extra .
• Submitted 05 Dec 2017
Had an enjoyable day learning the history about New Orleans. Our guide and driver Kindrell with Greyline tours was an excellent guide and provided top service to my group.
• Submitted 21 Nov 2017
Great tour. Only issue was the city tour was late due to train blocking entrance to harbour area. The actual tours were very enjoyable
• Submitted 02 Nov 2017
Our bus tour guide Kendall was awesome..very knowledgable, funny, definately kept our interest. We had a beautiful day for a boat ride. It was a great interesting and informative ride also.
• Submitted 20 Oct 2017
Great tour. Our city tour guide was very informative and friendly. The Natchez staff could use a little lesson in customer service.
• Submitted 13 Oct 2017
Very good value
• Submitted 08 Oct 2017
Gerald, our bus driver/guide was very entertaining and informative during the morning tour of the city. In fact we used his commentary and suggestions to plan our personal tour the following day. The Natchez harbour cruise was a very pleasant way to grab a snack, sit back and relax in the breeze on a very hot and humid day. The commentary was informative and the jazz band provided excellent musical entertainment. All in all, a great way to get our first introduction to the Big Easy. Judy and Gord Leah Newmarket, ON Canada
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
Excellent experience.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2017
This was a great tour. Our driver and tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. He kept the tour going in a timely manner but wasn't pushy. I would highly recommend this tour. The steamboat part of the tour was also interesting. Can't really comment on the food as we chose to just relax and find a place out on the deck to watch and listen. They did a great job narrating what we were passing.
• Submitted 14 Aug 2017
GOOD TOUR.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017
The tour was everything I hoped it would be. Our tour guide was amazing and very informative. We were able to get a real 'lay of the land' during the city tour and a nice lunch with live jazz music during the boat tour. Afterwards, I was right next tot he French quarter to walk around Jackson Square and buy a couple of gifts for the folks back hope. I would highly recommend this trip as an introduction to the area!
• Submitted 28 Jul 2017
excellent way to see the highlights of the city in a short period of time. bus tour was non stressful, lots of information. Helpful to have a city map if you want to track your trek.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2017
Interesting adventure to see New Orleans via Steamboat.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2017
Had a great day touring, learning and enjoying our day in New Orleans. Thanks to Viator for organizing and making this a memorable experience. Our bus tour guide Ken was fantastic, informative, solid grasp of historical contributions to the city and our country. Ask for Ken for your tour, you'll be glad you did. This river scenic tour / cruse was wonderful and we had a great meal as well. So much to see and process, need to go down river slower so we can take it all in. Thumbs UP day.
• Submitted 28 Jun 2017
This tour was a perfect way to see most of New Orleans and learn about the history and the present activities. After the bus tour we really enjoyed the tour on the old paddle boat on the huge and busy Mississippi River.
• Submitted 19 Jun 2017
Great tour guide , Just wish I would remember his name . Older Gentleman but fantastic. Grew up in New Orleans and was very informative. The tour is great. Really all you need to take to get a great appreciation for New Orleans. Just wish New Orleans would have been cleaner. Dirty Town. But has its charm .
• Submitted 13 Jun 2017
Great tour - Jude was our driver/narrator. Very entertaining and informative. We try to do the city tours early in our trip to get an idea of where things are as well as give us some ideas of things we may want to see later. Tip: If you wish to take the Harbor cruise at a different time or different day, you should notify the ticket office at the time you're taking the city bus tour. Otherwise, they assume that you are taking the cruise immediately after the bus tour. Cruise was very nice and also very informative. Great Dixieland music and excellent buffet if you elect to eat on board.
• Submitted 30 May 2017

In Brief

Location:
New Orleans, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
4 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Daily

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