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  • Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

See the best of New Orleans by land and water on this combo city tour and steamboat cruise on the mighty Mississippi! Enjoy a 2‐hour guided coach trip through the French Quarter, Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, where you’ll witness the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage. Then board the famous Steamboat Natchez for a 2‐hour iconic New Orleans river cruise.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a fully narrated city tour of historic New Orleans
  • See the world famous French Quarter, Jackson Square and Audubon Park
  • 2-hour cruise aboard the Natchez Riverboat on the Mississippi River
  • Listen the Captain's steamboat of the highlights of one of the world's busiest ports

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What You Can Expect

New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

Steamboat Natchez

Choose the morning or afternoon for your city and river adventure, and head to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter to board your motor coach for the first half of your 4‐hour tour. Sit back and relax as you wind through the historic French Quarter, passing French and Spanish‐inspired buildings, voodoo specialty shops and lush Creole courtyards. Continue on to 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!

Other sights include the iconic St Charles Avenue streetcar, the exquisite mansions of the Garden District and City Park. Visit the park’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden or stop at the Morning Call Cafe for a delicious beignet (own expense) before heading back to the river for part two of your tour: a cruise on the Steamboat Nanchez!

This paddlewheel ship – one of the last of its kind in New Orleans – is the ninth steamer to bear the name Natchez. Take a promenade along the deck as the Natchez floats along the Mississippi River. Find find a seat in the cabin or on the outside deck, where you can admire unobstructed views of the ‘Crescent City’ shoreline and enjoy live jazz music. Learn some riverside history as you pass sites like the Chalmette Battlefield, where the famous pirate and privateer Jean Lafitte and his buccaneers teamed with Andrew Jackson to defeat British invaders in the Battle of New Orleans. 

An optional lunch buffet is available for purchase. You’ll sample an array of sumptuous Louisiana fare from cornmeal‐crusted fish and red beans and rice to Natchez’s signature bread pudding and fresh fruit (full menu included below). Coffee and tea are included with your lunch, or you may purchase adult beverages.

Your river cruise ends back at the departure point in New Orleans with plenty of time to sightsee! 

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Itinerary

Sample Lunch Menu

Southern Fried Fish*
Zesty cornmeal crusted and fried to a golden perfection

Red Beans and Rice 
New Orleans classic red beans with andouille sausage and served over Jazzmen® rice

Roast Beef Debris and Gravy
Served over mashed potatoes

Vegetarian Pasta Salad 

Chef’s Daily Selection

Vegetable du Jour 

Cole Slaw

House prepared creamy cole slaw

Cornucopia of Fresh Fruit

NATCHEZ Bread Pudding 
A New Orleans soufflé of La Louisiane French bread, eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon with a Callebaut® Belgian white chocolate sauce

La Louisiane Fresh Sliced French Bread 
 

Customer Reviews

rhappydogz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Enjoyed both very much.

Deborah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great overview of the city. We enjoyed the river cruise.

Ellen M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Tour was really good. Bus tour well done and the steamboat was great. A nice overall intro to New Orleans.

Carole N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Enjoyed the trip told you a lot about New Orleans,The harbour cruise was very good worth doing.good value.

Jeanne K C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I had a wonderful time by myself ! The lady in red is a wonderful greeter - also told me where I could go to hear the commentary , see what was bring talked about , and stay warm I was not dressed warm enough The combo was REALLY GOOD. I spent time just sitting and listening to them - loved it!. Bought a huge tote bag -with a ZIPPER in your shop - even went down to the engine room before I left. I only had one full day to spend in New Orleans. I travel a lot - felt this was the best way to see as much as I could in a my short time there. I was not disappointed - an excellent choice - a wonderful 4 hours !!. Jeanne Canfield

Margaret O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Lots of fun!

Gowtam R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Stress free. City tour conducted by older knowledgeable funny driver. Steamboat tour a little over crowded , not enough space for everyone to sit or have a front view of the points of interest, but still a great experience

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Kendral our guide and driver was exceptional. His mastery of the history and being able to present it

in a very successful enjoyable way made the trip.

Henry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The City Tour and Cruise were excellent. The one problem that we did encounter is that none of your Ads or marketing items told us where to report to start the tour. We had to rely on our motel clerk to call and obtain that information.

Karen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

All aspects just wonderful. Our bus guide, Kindrell spelling? was terrific and the boat trip was very informative.

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