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City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

New Orleans, United States

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover historic New Orleans in an open‐top double‐decker bus on this hop‐on hop‐off sightseeing tour. With your 1-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with several stops, including the French Market, Jackson Square, and the Garden District, plus available walking tours, depending on the option you buy. Enjoy unobstructed views and fun onboard commentary as you soak up ‘The Big Easy’.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of New Orleans
  • Hop off at any of the stops including Jackson Square and the French Market
  • Discover the French Quarter and the Garden District on guided walking tours

What's Included

  • Unlimited hop on hop off for the time period selected at check-out (1 day or 3 day)
  • Live tour guide
  • Discount booklet including offers on local eateries, shops, attractions etc.
  • Entrance fees/attraction tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 12/13/2022 - 3/31/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM

What To Expect

Explore the best of New Orleans by bus on a narrated tour of the city’s key attractions. Begin your sightseeing tour at Jackson Square, Canal Street or any of the other stops on the route. Grab a comfortable seat in the climate‐controlled lower deck or on the open‐air upper deck for the best views. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary and pace with the structure of strategically placed stops, regular pickups, and fun, informative onboard commentary from a professional guide.

With your pass, hop on and off the double‐decker bus at any of the route’s locations. (Tour stops listed below). As you ride, learn about New Orleans’ history, from its rapid transfer of colonial hands over the last 300 years, to its architectural diversity and the vibrancy of its present‐day ‘cultural gumbo’. Explore the museums and eclectic shops along Canal Street, check out the local vendors and unique flora in Jackson Square or meander through the French Market. Between stops, stroll through New Orleans colorful neighborhoods, absorbing the city’s unparalleled character.

Your hop‐on hop‐off pass has a bonus feature! Your ticket includes an independent tour of the Lafayette Cemetery. You can take advantage of guided walking tours through the beautiful French Quarter and opulent Garden District, where you see gems of New Orleans architecture. No reservations are needed for these historic tours, which depart four times per day. You can also show your ticket for discounts at the Basin Street Station gift shop.

To end your New Orleans adventure, disembark at any stop along the route, any time you like.
Red Route

19 Stops

34 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Operating Schedule: 09:30am - 5:30pm (last tour departure for full loop is 4pm), frequency - every 30 minutes Times subject to change at any time, please check locally for latest timetable.

700 Decatur St

French Market Place

Esplanade Avenue

Tremé / Lafitte

Basin St. Station

500 Canal St #2210

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen

Central Business District

601 Loyola Ave

The National WWII Museum

Magazine Street

Garden District

Magazine Street

Saint Charles Avenue

2020 St Charles Ave

1201 Convention Center Blvd

Arts District New Orleans

Harrah's Casino

Canal Street

Points of interest passed by on this route

French Quarter

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

Jackson Square

Garden District

The National WWII Museum

Harrah's Casino New Orleans

Caesars Superdome

Magazine Street

French Market

Algiers Ferry

Basin St. Station

Tour Treme'

City Sightseeing

Arts District of New Orleans

St. Louis Cathedral

Lafayette Cemetery No.1

French Market

New Orleans Jazz Museum

St. Augustine Church

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Bourbon Street

Louis Armstrong Park

Congo Square

Chartres Street

Spanish Plaza

Audubon Aquarium

Lafayette Square

Gallier House

Caesars Superdome

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

Memorial Hall Confederate Civil War Museum

Magazine Street

The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates: All Year Round
  • First Tour: 9:30am, Last Tour: 5:30pm (starts at 4pm to get the full loop in before 5:30pm)
  • Full Tour Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Tour Departure Frequency: 30 Minutes
  • English Commentary Only
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Please note that during busy periods, frequency and capacity may be affected so please check locally for the latest timings.
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

A must if you have little time to explore or if you really want to know the real New Orleans!
Hop-on-hop off bus is a great way to get a quick overview of the City and begin to understand the history of the City, specifically the French Quarters, Central Business District, and Garden Area.
It is worth it to spend a little more for the 3 day pass because of the two included walking tours which were very good


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Not worth the price.
Janice_H, May 2023
Tour guide Jonathan was very good (even though I thought he overstated the French & RC Church’s commitment to freeing enslaved peoples). Bus is dirty and the tour itself is just ok. Not worth the cost. It you have the time use the public trolleys & busses and buy a good book on history of NO & save some money. We just toured. No jumping off/on. 90 minutes long.
Informational historical enlightenment fun
Tony_M, May 2023
Excellent tour and knowledgeable tour guide. Great experience would recommend to any visiting the city.
We saw a lot of different...
Toni_B, May 2023
We saw a lot of different things a good variety. However really struggled to hear the tour guide. I think his mouth was too close to the Mike.
Hope On Hop Off Bus
jenniferaranas, May 2023
Excellent bus tour guides, great Garden District walking tour guide (Mr. Taylor) singer, songwriter, storyteller extraordinaire.
not worth it
RASHIDA_P, May 2023
the sound system was terrible and I could not hear the tour guide at all. For me it was a wasted 2 hrs. the bus becomes full at certain bus stops so even to get on was difficult.
Worth the Price!
Heidi_P, May 2023
Not only is this the easiest, most convenient way to get around the French Quarter, you also learn so many interesting facts about NOLA. Buy a 2 day ticket and get great discounts on other activities!
Not Factual/Informative
Susan_D, May 2023
The tour guide didn’t stick to facts…interjected his personal opinions and lifestyle which is not Christian.
Easy and convenient
Dave_B, May 2023
Great way to get to know the area but suggest doing this within a day or two of arrival, not the third day like we did. But although we had already traveled on foot to several of the areas covered by the bus we learned a great deal from the guides.
Great tour of NOLA
Allison_M, May 2023
Excellent experience to see all the areas of the city. The tour operators and drivers were incredible. Informative and great personalities
Awesome experience!
Lori_L, May 2023
This was a great way to get familiar with the city. Our tour guides were great and we jumped on and off on all the places we were interested in going!
Best way to see New Orleans!
Morgan_D, May 2023
Bill and Elroy were the best tour guide and driver combination of any tour I have ever been on. Elroy was a great driver, as he had to be in downtown New Orleans, and Bill was fantastic about explaining the places we are passing/stopping at and had a lot of knowledge he shared with us. My friend and I got off at Harrah’s to look inside, then we ran across the street to go on the ferry and just walk around for a bit. When we caught the next bus, it was different than the one we had originally been on, but we were so happy to see Elroy behind the wheel and Bill on the mic. When we come back, we hope to get the wonderful combination of the two of them again! Thank you guys!!!
Area tour
Cynthia_B, May 2023
This was our first time in the area & taking this tour helped us see what the area had to offer. Very informative & the guides were very helpful with my dad & scooter.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best way to see a little of it all
Ronny_S, May 2023
The tour of downtown and the French Quarter. Tour guide ( I think her name was Velma) was excellent in giving history of the city.
A perfect way to see the city!
Tara_Z, May 2023
The bus was a great way to see the city with kids! We could get on and off when we wanted and our tour guide, Linda, was amazing! She taught us so much and answered so many questions!
Bad audio
david_s, May 2023
Bus was great. Driver was great. Narrator was great. Audio system was unacceptable. So much static and garbled, that we could understand 20 percent of what he was saying
The best
Debra_W, May 2023
The tour was very nice, easy on, easy off, guide gave interesting info and was helpful. We enjoyed getting to see so much of the city without all the walking. And learning the history.
Well worth the money and time!
Amanda_H, May 2023
I typically opt for self-guided tours but this experience was so good that I will consider paying for more tours.
Jennifer_S, May 2023
This is the second trip we went on the bus. It is great for taking a break, learning the culture, and getting from one place to the next.
Educational ride
DeAn_S, May 2023
We had a great experience on the bus and enjoyed the info that the tour guides had to share. The only negative I would say is that one of the pickup locations in New Orleans was not correct on map (stop 10), and we did not realize it until we had been waiting for quite some time.
Liked the tour
Iwona_B, May 2023
We had two tour guys and they were both great. The tour gave us a lot of information about the city history .
Wet but fun ride!
Adam_H, May 2023
Major storm hit the day of our tour. Couldn't really hear the tour guide since we sat on top! No room to sit below but we still had a fun time. Would recommend!
Don’t hop on
Natalie_S, May 2023
I didn’t think it was worth the money we spent because it was too pricey for what the tour was about
Day 2 in Nola
Anne_E, May 2023
Zelda and her driver ? Began with a D, we’re excellent. Very informative and easily to understand. Love where the hopper bus took us.
Great ride but ends early
Jesse_B, May 2023
Nice ride and covers almost anywhere you would want to go. Only negative that I’m being a little nit picky about is that the last rotation starts at 4pm so if you are doing evening events you will have to find another way back
Madeline_D, May 2023
Great way to get around and see a lot of the city and hear about the history. Guides are knowledgeable and the buses are frequent.
Best way to travel the city!
Rigo_G, May 2023
Great way to get to know the city and sites. Also, you have the ability to ride the bus all day so you can go between stops and enjoy the day.
Fabulous tour
Susan_R, May 2023
This is a "must do" in New Orleans! Our tour guides (Jude and Linda) were fantastic! Very informative but in a fun, personable way. Loved how we could get on and off whenever we felt like it throughout the day!
Learning about the...
Deborah_A, May 2023
Learning about the history of New Orleans was very interesting. We enjoyed trying the local cuisine. Everyone was so friendly and helpful! We really enjoyed our time in New Orleans.
My first trip to NOLA
Yvonne_L, May 2023
I really enjoyed the tour and learning about the New Orleans! The presenter did a good job and was very informative!
Enjoying the ride with my...
Sharron_M, May 2023
Enjoying the ride with my daughter, our first time to New Orleans. We really enjoyed seeing the city from the hop on hop off tour


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