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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 excursion, and head to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter to board your motor coach for the first half of your tour. 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 is one of the last of its kind in New Orleans. 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 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

patchrisw

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour our guide was very informative we really enjoyed it and would recommend it

Christina O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My friend and I were in NOLA for 5 days and wanted to make the most of our experience there. This was definitely a highlight of the trip! The tour was informative, and our tour guide was animated and such a great speaker. Loved seeing the sights and hearing some cool facts about the city along the way. The steamboat cruise was amazing! It was so relaxing and fun. Would highly recommend this package! You definitely get your money's worth and Viator makes everything easy to book and organize.

Rosalyn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

even the food was good!!!

Enrique G Puerto Rico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very good.

SUSAN L P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Loved this trip it was great and the food on the cruise was excellent.

SUSAN L P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We totally enjoyed everything about this trip.

Janie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very interesting! Highly recommended

Scot P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Ken, the tour guide was excellent. Funny and educational.

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.

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