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New Orleans Sightseeing Tour

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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.
  • 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
  • Great Big Easy introduction for first-time visitors and those short on time
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. This tour also includes time to take a self-guided tour through the Bestoff Sculpture Garden, and a refreshment stop at Cafe du Monde for beignets or other treats (own expense.) The tour concludes where it began in the French Quarter.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
2h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • St Louis Cemetery #3
  • City Park
  • Bestoff Sculpture Garden
  • Stop at Cafe Du Monde (additonal fee for freshements)
  • St Charles Avenue
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kindrell Faulk was our bus driver and guide. His knowledge of the city’s history and culture was vast. He was informative and entertaining. He gave us great insight into the city and places to see and eat. He made sure all our questions were answered. This is a great way to get
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Excellent information about the city. Kindrell is a great guide. Very knowledgeable about his hometown. Highly recommended.
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Ken is by far the best bus driver he will give you great advise on things to see and places to visit
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Very interesting to learn about Katrina's devastation firsthand and ensuing improvements, the large park inside the city, the rationale and history of the cemetaries. Very thorough and worthwhile.
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The tour itself is outstanding, covering so much of New Orleans and the terrific stop at Café du Monde. However, Mike and Keisha as a team made our tour exceptional! They really brought us together as a group with their vast knowledge delivered in the most entertaining way --
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