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New Orleans City Bus Tour

By: Gray Line
  • See more of New Orleans on an air-conditioned coach tour
  • Visit historic and charming city neighborhoods in just a couple of hours
  • Learn about New Orleans history and legends from your guide
New Orleans City Bus Tour
From US$40.90
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Go beyond the French Quarter on this sightseeing bus tour of New Orleans. Learn about the city’s long history and hear tales of voodoo, piracy, and wartime heroism as you drive past Creole landmarks, Jackson Square, Garden District mansions, crumbling cemeteries, and the shores of Bayou St. John. This guided bus tour is a stress-free way to see parts of the Big Easy that many visitors miss.

What to Expect

Board a comfortable air-conditioned coach at a convenient meeting point in the French Quarter, the historic heart of New Orleans. See famous landmarks such as Jackson Square, the Cabildo and Presbytere museums, and the Pontalba buildings while learning about the city’s French, Spanish, Creole, and American heritage.

Venture outside of the French Quarter to the banks of Bayou St. John, once the site of voodoo rituals and a notorious pirate waterway used by Jean Lafitte. Visit one of New Orleans’ so-called “cities of the dead,” St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, to see unusual above-ground burial practices. Follow the route of the historic St. Charles streetcar to the leafy avenues and southern-style mansions of the Garden District, and then cruise past the campuses of Tulane and Loyola universities that border the Audubon Zoo before returning to the French Quarter.

Reviews (246)
1 - 5 of 46 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Interesting and Informative

Jude was funny and knowledgeable; he obviously loves the city in which he has spent his entire lifetime. The statues in the City Park were fascinating. Insightful historical discussion of Garden District and pre and post Katrina facts. Linda

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great city tour experience!

Thank you Mike for sharing not only the history and facts about New Orleans but your obvious love for the City you grew up in. Your knowledge, love and story telling made this trip extra special! We will never forget you and hope to visit...More

Thank nancyakerman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tour of the city

Got the bus at Jackson square,comfortable seats with air con.Two hour tour was. Great way to get a feel of the city and its interesting history our guide was very informative in a relaxed way which made the tour a good experience well worth doing.

Thank David A
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile
Enjoyable tour

Jude was our guide, he was funny and informative. We especially enjoyed the stop at the park where we enjoyed some cafe at Lait and beignets. Sure the coffee was 4$ but it was a fun and relaxing “like a local” visit. We learned a...More

2  Thank mlouk
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Enjoyable tour

This tour is just over 2 hours. Our guide Midge was quite good. You'll stop at a cemetery first. I did not know until that day that mausoleums are popular in NOLA because they are below sea level. So you get some history out of...More

4  Thank Nick P
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Bam T
10 September 2018|
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Response from mlouk | Reviewed this property |
Yeah it was about 2 hours and 15. Are you eating dinner at 6? You will be right across the tracks from the boat kiosk, 3 minute walk.
Bam T
10 September 2018|
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Response from pasherry | Reviewed this property |
You should be fine. Our tour was done by noon.
7 August 2018|
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Response from mlouk | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember but the driver said we could get off for about 5 minutes, but we didn't think it was worth getting off for that. It was also pretty warm even though we took the am tour.
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