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  • Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:2 days (approx.)

City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Discover historic New Orleans in an open‐top double‐decker bus on this hop‐on hop‐off sightseeing tour. With your full‐day ticket, design a personal itinerary with 18 possible stops, including the French Market, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cemetery and the Garden District. Enjoy unobstructed views and fun onboard commentary as you soak up ‘The Big Easy’.

Highlights

  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of New Orleans
  • Explore New Orleans at your own pace
  • Hop off at any of the 18 stops including Jackson Square and the French Market
  • Enjoy live commentary on board
  • Discover the French Quarter and the Garden District on guided walking tours

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What You Can Expect

City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Enjoy a Narrated City Tour from a Professional Guide

Hop on the City Sightseeing bus at any of the 18 stops around New Orleans. The buses feature climate-controlled lower decks and open-air top decks for optimal sightseeing. On board, enjoy live commentary from your professional tour guide.

The entire loop is 2 hours, and you can hop off the bus to continue exploring the city by foot. Visit sites such as Canal Street, Jackson Square, the World War II Museum and the French Market. With your hop-on hop-off pass, you can also enjoy discounts at the Basin Street Station gift shop! Included with every hop-on hop-off ticket is a self-guided Cemetery tour.

See more of New Orleans with a guided walking tour of the famous French Quarter and a guided walking tour of the sophisticated, elegant Garden District in addition to the self-guided Cemetery tour. Both tours have four departures daily, no reservations required, making them a great, flexible addition to your New Orleans itinerary.

Buses depart every 30 minutes from each stop. A full list of stops can be found in the Itinerary section below.

Itinerary

STOP 1. Jackson Square (Jax Brewery – Decatur and St. Peter Street)
STOP 2. Convenience Stop (Decatur and Ursulines Street)
STOP 3. Historic French Market (Barracks Street and N. Peters Street)
STOP 4. St. Louis Cemetery at Basin Street Station (Ticket Office – 501 Basin Street)
STOP 5. Canal Street at the J.W. Marriott (614 Canal Street)
STOP 6. Riverfront at Harrah’s Casino (Riverside Charter Bus Bay Near Poydras)
STOP 7. Central Business District/Lafayette Square/Gallier Hall (Poydras and Carondolet)
STOP 8. Superdome/Hyatt Regency (601 Loyola Avenue)
STOP 9. World War II Museum (American Sector Restaurant Entrance - 945 Magazine Street)
STOP 10. Convenience Stop (Magazine Street and Jackson Avenue)STOP
STOP 11. Garden District (Jackson Avenue and Magazine Street)
STOP 12. Magazine Street Shopping (Magazine Street and 9th Street-3137 Magazine Street)
STOP 13. St. Charles Avenue (Louisiana Avenue and St. Charles Avenue)
STOP 14. Convenience Stop (Jackson Avenue and Prytania Street)
STOP 15. Convenience Stop (Jackson Avenue and Magazine Street)
STOP 16. Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans Place)
STOP 17. Arts District (Corner Julia Street and S. Peters Street)
STOP 18. Convenience Stop (S. Peters Street and Poydras Street)

Please note: Changes in street access, traffic conditions and other variables occasionally create delays in route and last-minute route changes.

Customer Reviews

ILONA M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great value. Easiest way to see the sites of the Big Easy.

msexsmith

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

we used the HOHO bus and the free tours associated. it was wonderful. we did tour of the Garden District, self guided tour of a cemetery in the garden district. also took the free French Quarter tour. the HOHO bus was very convenient, all guides were really pleasant and knowledgeable. absolutely good value for the money and it helps you get oriented to the city so you know where you want to explore more on foot.

Peter L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was an excellent way of getting to know this amazing city. We took advantage of the two free walking tours the French Quarter and the Garden district and these were both excellent and highly recommended. At the market stop around the back we visited the Jazz Museum and was able to see two free Jazz concerts which were absolutely amazing and one of the highlights of this city.

raufden

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This is always a great way to get a feel for a city when visiting It gives us a feel for the attractions that are available and where we want to spend our time. The tour guides on this tour were great. They brought in a local favor and the best places to eat and have a drink We throughly enjoyed the 2 day pass and used it to get around the town. No need to a vehicle when you have a hop on hop off pass.

klyndall Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A fun way to see the city sights and the ticket lasted for two full days. The walking tours of the French Quarter and the Garden District were well worth doing too and included in the price. Very convenient way to get around.

Richard W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The hop- on -hop- off bus was terrific. What a great idea. Covered almost all the attractions we wanted to see and let us choose the ones we wanted more time on.

george m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent experience. Great personnel - guides, drivers, on bus. Buses were pretty much on time and clean. The guides were full of knowledge and very friendly and helpful. Value was very good per price. Our only wish was that we had had more time for the HopOnHop Off bus part of our trip to NOLA. We would take it again and hit those places we missed.

Mary Jo H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We were told that the Hop-on Hop-off bus is relatively new to NOLA and that it is being quite well-received by both tourists and locals. We bought a 3 day pass and used it every day. The tour guides on the buses ranged in affability and knowledge, but all were acceptable, and after 3 days of riding around and getting off and on, we think we now could give the tour. We also took 2 of their walking tours, of the Garden District and of the French Quarter. The Garden District guide was exceptional, sharing highlights of the area and cramming a lot of good information into a 45 minute tour.

robert.fuqua

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Truly enjoyed the comfort and guides, as we used the service 3 days.

J D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Guides were awesome. Good way to see the city.

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