See the best of New Orleans by land and water on this combo city tour and steamboat cruise on the mighty Mississippi! Enjoy a guided coach trip through the French Quarter, Garden District and Jackson Square, where you’ll witness the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage. Then board the famous Steamboat Natchez for your iconic New Orleans river cruise.
Enjoy a fully narrated city tour of historic New Orleans
See the world famous French Quarter, Jackson Square and Audubon Park
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
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Get different perspectives on New Orleans with this great-value combo that pairs two bestselling tours.
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 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!
Informative New Orleans City Tour Worth Every Penny
, Sep 2019
Ken the driver and tour commentator was great. Alot of information was provided on architecture and history of the city. Gave an extensive list of foodie places to eat and take in the culture.
Once we were done with the city tour we jumped right on the the Natchez IX for a relaxing and further informative narration of things on the Mississippi River and some Katrina history remarks. Only steam paddle boat in the area. The other is an electric paddle boat.
This was a great way to see NOLA!!
Not what I expected at all. Tour guide on the bus was not energetic or welcome questions. Felt as if everything was right out of a pamphlet. Stops were too short and didn’t allow time for picture taking. Expected bus tour to have a jazzy feel and less of a charter bus feel, colors were bland. Definitely disappointed in tour especially with the cost of attraction.
The New Orleans Super Saver tour was great. It was very informative and history buffs will learn a lot about the city. The cruise wasn’t what we expected. We went out for about an hour, and returned. Most of what we saw was other ships, barges, tankers, and tugs. Mary, our tour guide, was great, but because she had laryngitis, it was difficult to understand much of what she said.
The bus part of the tour was somewhat bland. The tour guide was good (Ryan) but there is only so much you can do with this route. Also, for the graveyard stop - that was too long and the Beignet stop was too short. It would help if the guide announced the stops at the beginning of the tour and that we only had one bathroom stop and that we needed to take advantage of that stop. We had a little girl that did not and her parents insisted they let them off because she had to go to the bathroom,. even though we had just had a bathroom stop. So if the bathroom stop which was the beignet stop could be longer that would help. Also, make sure everyone is on same time,. We had stragglers that delayed us and I think they were from a different time zone and did not understand.
We had a great time seeing the city of New Orleans using the Grey Line
, Jul 2018
I am so glad we booked this air conditioned tour of the city. Our tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable. We saw a lot and found out a lot about New Orleans. The weather was especially hot and humid while we were there and having an a/c bus was great! We found out so many interesting things about the city and saw so much that we would not have had we not have taken this tour.
The city tour was a great way to get around New Orleans and get a good introduction / orientation to the city by bus for our time there. As we were there in mid-summer, it was hot, so the Steamboat cruise was a good way to get out of the sun, eat lunch and watch the world go by, while listening to the jazz band play 'It's a Wonderful World'!