City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
from USD $47.19
With a 1 day or 3 day ticket, sightseers can discover New Orleans on this thoroughly enjoyable unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. You'll enjoy access to 18 tour stops along the route where you can experience the very best of New Orleans, including Jackson Square, the French Quarter, Canal Street, the Garden District, the Louisiana Superdome and much more! With the 1 day ticket you'll be entitled to a free walking tour of Lafayette Cemetery, and with the 3 day ticket you'll additionally get free walking tours of the French Quarter and the Garden District, so you can really get stuck in to the local way of life!
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In Brief

New Orleans, United States
United States
2 hours
Great overview and orientation of the city
Multiple departure times and locations available
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Important InfoInfo

Red Route

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Red Route:
  • Jackson Square - Start your sightseeing journey at the wonderfully vibrant Jackson Square. This is seen as the first stop on the tour, but you can actually hop-on hop-off at any point along the route as many times as you want within your chosen time period. You'll get a real sense of the history and culture behind New Orleans at this fantastic public space as you come across architecture, statues, musicians and street performers!
  • French Market Place - Next up on your unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour is the fabulous French Market. This is another chance to really get a taste of the local culture, quite literally! New Orleans is well known for its food, and here you can tuck into some Jambalaya, or even just grab some of your own ingredients from the market.
  • Esplanade Avenue
  • Tremé / Lafitte
  • Basin St. Station
  • Canal Street
  • Harrah's Casino
  • Central Business District
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome - For those sports fans on this double-decker bus tour, you'll get a chance to hop-off at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The stadium is home to the New Orleans Saints, one-time Super Bowl champions. Perhaps this could be your chance to experience an American Football match!
  • The National WWII Museum - Hop-off at this museum to discover the fascinating story of America's contribution to the Second World War. This attraction is recognised as the national museum for WWII in the US, and it's an unmissable fixture for those history enthusiasts on the bus!
  • Magazine Street
  • Garden District - From the open-top deck enjoy panoramic views of the blissful and beautiful Garden District. Here you'll discover some very impressive houses, as the area is brimming with historic mansions. Be sure to listen to the audio guide for some interesting facts as you make your way round!
  • Saint Charles Avenue
  • Mardi Gras World
  • Warehouse & Arts District New Orleans
Attractions on the Red Route:

French Quarter / Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World / Jackson Square / Garden District / The National WWII Museum / Harrah's Casino New Orleans / Mercedes-Benz Superdome / Magazine Street / French Market / Algiers Ferry / Basin St. Station / Tour Treme' / City Sightseeing / Arts District of New Orleans

Operates: 09:30am - 15:30pm, frequency - every 30 minutes


  • Unlimited hop on hop off for the time period selected at check-out (1 day or 3 day)
  • Live tour guide
  • Lafayette Cemetery self-guided walking tour included on both 1 day and 3 day tickets.
  • Discount booklet including offers on local eateries, shops, attractions etc.
  • French Quarter guided walking tour included on 3 day ticket
  • Garden District guided walking tour included on 3 day ticket


  • Entrance fees/attraction tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

See itinerary

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Returns To

You may disembark at any of the available stops.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates: All Year Round
  • First Tour: 9:30am, Last Tour: 3:30pm
  • Full Tour Duration: 120 Minutes
  • Tour Departure Frequency: 30 Minutes
  • English Commentary Only
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Lafayette Cemetery self- guided tour: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm. Startin point - Bus stop 12
  • French Quarter walking tours run daily at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm. Starting Point - Bus stop 1
  • Garden District walking tours run daily at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm. Starting point - Bus stop 12.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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

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

For the price I’ve paid it. I can say I had seen New Orleans according to my Bucket list. Very convenient and they cover most of the touristy places.
• Submitted 09 Jan 2020
The narrator's were knowledgeable of the city and made the experience very enjoyable. We will take advantage of the other tours when we return in February 2020
• Submitted 11 Dec 2019
Amazing tour guide she was so in tune with the city and she was funny and very entertaining I cant remember her name but it was a morning tour and also the bus driver was female both were so people friendly would do this again Great gals
• Submitted 05 Dec 2019
The tour was very informative. A must if you have little time to explore or if you really want to know the real New Orleans!
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
Great tour.....great way to see the city very informative from various commentators really enjoyed this !
• Submitted 05 Nov 2019
An excellent way to see NOLA if its your first visit. Its the second time we have done this tour just to remind us where everthing of interest was.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
Great tour and loved NOLA!! The cemetery and garden distric was very eerie and fascinating can't wait to come back.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2020
Bus stop 8 was just a few 100 yds from our hotel. We had great seats at the front, this was a trip back into New Orleans past it was so good we went around twice, getting off at the Madi gras warehouse to take a tour their. The trip was great value and ver well narrated. Advise everyone to take it to get your bearings.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Saw a lot of the city and learned the city's history. Would recommend it for every age. Have usually beeen happy with Big D bus
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Was very informative. Lovely weather that day. Comfortable ride. Very capable driver. Female driver excellent.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
I recommend the Hop on Hop off pass in New Orleans both to learn about the city and as your mode of transportation. NOLA is pretty spread out and if your itinerary includes places like Commander’s Palace or the WWII museum you probably won’t want to walk. We had a 3 day pass. We got on the first day and did a full loop to hear the history and get a lay of the land. After that we used it to get to where we wanted to go. And NOLA is hot most of the year so I’m not going to lie- sometimes we just got on to cool off and rest our feet rather than go all of the way back to our hotel. My only complaint was that sometimes we had difficulty locating the stops and there is a new stop #19 that isn’t yet on their map, but we eventually figured it out
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This tour is amazing if you want to explore the city. It gets you to so many locations and comes every 30 minutes I had plenty of time to explore everything I wanted to.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We took the 3 day ticket and got off at different stops every day. Check out WWII museum and Blaine Kern!
• Submitted 13 May 2019
Great way to get around the French Quarter and the Garden District. The walking tour in the Garden District was fun and informative
• Submitted 08 Apr 2019
Excellent to see the city and find out what parts you would like to see. Reasonable cost. Our guide was excellent.
• Submitted 03 Apr 2019
An excellent way to see the different areas of New Orleans with a great guide to fill in the histor and stories of the city.
• Submitted 17 Jan 2019
We enjoyed our "rides" on the Hop On Hop Off buses. They were crowded because it rained a lot. We used them for transportation around the city after our initial "get acquainted" ride.
• Submitted 31 Dec 2018
Even it was a bit cold and windy in December, the Hop On, Hop Off bus was a great way to see New Orleans. The stops we made and "Hopped off" were worth our time and the bus was always there when it said it would to pick up us. Park the car and "Hop on".
• Submitted 07 Dec 2018
Great value for the money. Really enjoyed Sparkles walking tour of the Garden District. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone coming for the first time
• Submitted 26 Nov 2018
Got to see a lot of the city. The best part was getting off to do things and getting back on Love it
• Submitted 26 Nov 2018
Great way to see the city. Daniel and Maddie were amazing and super helpful. Learned a lot and loved seeing all the sights. Wish the buses ran longer (basically 9:30 to 3:30) didn't have time to enjoy the walking tours and had a hard time getting back on the bus after doing other tours I booked.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2018
This is a great way to see New Orleans, especially if you are short on time. The people that work there are great. Daniel did an incredible job of getting us situated prior to getting on the bus and the guide was fantastic (guy with a beard and glasses, sorry, I can't remember his name). Great value and great recommendations provided by the staff!
• Submitted 16 Oct 2018
This was a great way tto one- get around but mainly two- learn things about the different arras and history to see where you want to soend more time! Time so well spent!
• Submitted 11 Oct 2018
We love to take a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus ride on our first day in a new city. This system did not disappoint either. We did hit some major road work that prevented the bus from going to 3 of the standard stops, but that was not the tour companies fault. We still saw what we wanted and we were still able to hop-off and visit some key sights we wanted to visit. I love the NOLA Buses as they were all covered with canvas tops that prevented sunburn, but still gave you a cooling, open air ride. A terrific way to get your bearings in a new city.
• Submitted 20 Sep 2018

In Brief

New Orleans, United States
United States
2 hours
Great overview and orientation of the city
Multiple departure times and locations available
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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