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

New Orleans City Bus Tour

Experience the highlights of New Orleans on this 3‐hour sightseeing bus tour, including the bustling French Quarter, the opulent Garden District and Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Absorb the sights and sounds of the city as you learn about its fascinating history and eclectic contemporary culture from your friendly local guide. 


  • New Orleans sightseeing coach tour
  • Explore the mysterious French Quarter, the oldest area of New Orleans
  • Pass the beautiful Garden District and see the longest bridge in the world, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
  • Visit a historical cemetery and pass homes of former kings and queens of Mardi Gras
  • Travel through three centuries of New Orleans culture and history with your knowledgeable guide

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What You Can Expect

New Orleans City Bus Tour

French Quarter - New Orleans Super City

Choose a morning or afternoon departure and meet in the historic French Quarter, where you will board your air‐conditioned coach for a 3‐hour comprehensive sightseeing tour of ‘The City that Care Forgot’. As you ride through the French Quarter, admire the sights, smells and sounds of the city’s cultural hub, where Spanish, French, Creole and American styles commingle in an enchanting setting.

Next, visit Jackson Square, an honorary landmark to New Orleans’ war hero Andrew Jackson. See Louisiana’s Cabildo and Presbytere museums and the Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the United States! Pass by the square’s historic open‐air artist colony as you make your way to one of New Orleans’ famous ‘Cities of the Dead’ to experience the bewitching and spectacular 
mausoleum system.

Revel in tales of New Orleans’ illicit and mysterious history from your local guide as you travel to Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the world’s longest over‐water bridge. Hear of piracy and voodoo on Bayou St John, a known pirate waterway and the reputed location of voodoo rituals by the infamous Marie Laveau. Then return to town along the world‐famous St Charles Streetcar route, passing through the extravagant Garden District. Snap photos of opulent mansions that serve at former residences for the kings and queens of Mardi Gras, admire the beauty of Tulane and Loyola Universities, and see the acclaimed Audubon Zoo.

Your sightseeing adventure returns your to the pickup point in the French Quarter. 

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour leader had an incredible amount of information for us...we loved it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great informative guide. Funny. He stayed behind afterwards to answer additional questions from people.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

AWESOME!!!!! HUMOUROUS!!!!! DELIGHTFUL!!!!! HISTORY-FILLED!!!! are all words that describe this tour. OUR guide KENDRAIL, not sure if I spelled it correctly, incorporated humor, history and plenty of secrets of New Orleans in this BEAUTIFULLY guided tour through the STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL Crescent City. Kendrail pointed out little known facts the entire time. I almost never wanted the tour to end. Kendrail is a WONDERFUL tour guide. I even booked another tour that he ONLY drove for, wished that he had that tour but having him on the bus was just as nice. I HIGHLY recommend this tour to one and to all. EXPERIENCE NEW ORLEANS the BESY way on the Motor coaches, roomy and air-conditioned. Kendrail is the BEST tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Driver and guide are standouts, made the tour for sure, don't remember the names, but both did a sensational job. Especially the guide her knowledge of your great city and its people was just great, will remember this for sure.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Gerald really knew his stuff. We really enjoyed the bus tour of the highlights of New Orleans. We could not have learned all the facts without it. We only had a short time in New Orleans and the tour fit in perfectly!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Very much enjoyed the tour leader, Kendrell, and the content. Fascinating city. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The bus tour was very interesting, and the drive sure knew his city! He was professional, funny, and full of knowledge1 A great way to see the city! Thanks, Viator!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Fantastic tour guide and bus driver
Very informative and funny

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. In spite of the post-Katrina tour not included during our day's trip, he covered much of what we needed to know about it from a simple question I asked, which, I'm pretty sure, everyone greatly appreciated his additional discussion on this topic. The bus was very clean and comfortable. The sites covered on this tour were good. We went to some of the places that our tour guide highlighted along the way. My guests and I were very happy that we got on this very informative and pleasant tour, first thing in the morning (weather-wise).

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