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New Orleans: 2 & 3 Days Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Walking Tour

1. New Orleans: 2 & 3 Days Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Walking Tour

Explore the best of New Orleans on this open-top double-decker bus tour of the city’s key attractions. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary and pace with strategically placed stops, regular pickups, and onboard commentary from a guide to learn about the city’s history. Begin your sightseeing tour at any of the stops on the route. Grab a comfortable seat on the lower deck or on the open‐air upper deck for the best views. Hop on and off at any of the route’s locations. Between stops, stroll through New Orleans's colorful neighborhoods and make use of your exclusive deals and discounts. .The 2-day hop‐on hop‐off pass includes a Garden District guided walking tour. The 3-day ticket, in addition to the Garden District guided walking tour, includes guided walking tours through the French Quarter to see gems of New Orleans architecture. These are the stops:• 700 Decatur Street, Jackson Square• Market Place Near St Peters Street • Esplanade Avenue • Treme, Rampart & Ursulines Avenue• Basin Station Visitor Information Center • Canal Street• Riverfront Creole Queen • Central Business District • Louisiana Superdome • The National WWII Museum • Magazine Street • Garden District • St. Charles Avenue • Arts District • Harrah's Casino on S. Peters Street• Canal Place 

New Orleans: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

2. New Orleans: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Take in the highlights of New Orleans at your leisure with a 1-day ticket to this open-top bus tour. Hop on and hop off at any stop to see the best of the always fascinating Crescent City. Visit the French Market, Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, the Garden District and so much more. Hop off at the Superdome, originally named the Louisiana Superdome, which is the largest fixed dome structure in the world, and home to the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. Take the bus tour to all of the city’s popular attractions. Visit the stunning St. Louis Cathedral, which is a major landmark in the French Quarter and the oldest continuously active cathedral in the United States. Wander down Royal Street, one of the city's most historic streets, for crafts, antiques, art objects, and museums. Or, Hop-Off at the French Market and peruse stands loaded with fresh local produce along with an array of items including keepsakes and souvenirs. Whatever you choose to do during your stay in New Orleans, this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour will give you a chance to see the most with the least amount of hassle. Route Stops Include: 1. Jackson Square 2. French Market 3. Esplanade 4. Treme 5. Basin St. Station 6. Canal Street 7. Riverfront at Harrah’s Casino 8. CBD - Poydras & Carondolet 9. Louisiana Superdome - Hyatt Regency 10. The National WWII Museum 11. Magazine Street & Jackson Ave. 12. Garden District on Magazine Street 13. Magazine Street & Louisiana 14. St. Charles Avenue 15. St. Charles Avenue 16. Convention Center Pedestrian Park (Hall E) 17. Arts District - Julia Street 18. Harrah’s Casino on St. Peters Street

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New Orleans hop-on hop-off tours: Everything you need to know

Exploring the Big Easy is better on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing trip. New Orleans is a feast for every sense, as the city has been practicing fun for hundreds of years. Even funerals are festive. Visit a voodoo queen’s gravesite at St. Louis Cemetery and see what the tarot cards reveal at Jackson Square. Indulge in po-boys at Domilise's counter or go for upscale fancy dining at Commander’s Palace. Get your Mardi Gras going through Bourbon Street. And everywhere you turn, fantastic music sets your soundtrack.

Why should I take a New Orleans hop-on hop-off tour?

A hop-on hop-off bus is a great way to see all the neighborhoods of New Orleans. Cover over 300 square miles with ease. From the top level of a double-decker bus, you can scope out your next stop. It can get hot in the summer, so the air conditioning below offers a cool break. Hurricane season lasts from summer to fall, so bring an umbrella. Don’t let a little rain ruin your fun!

Whether you’re a planner or prefer to go with the flow, a hop-on hop-off bus is ideal. The perks of a hop-on hop-off journey can continue even after it ends. You’re in charge. Explore where you want. Sit and relax when you don’t - you’ll still see so much.

The audio commentaries are informative, but maybe you prefer live info. The local guides share their tales of the Crescent City in addition to tips on where to go and what to do. You might discover a new favorite restaurant or get the scoop on which clubs have the best scene.

What attractions could I visit on a hop-on hop-off New Orleans tour?

Feed your senses everywhere in New Orleans. Food, music, history, voodoo – whatever your pleasure. There are fascinating experiences all over NOLA.

Tipitina’s

Take a musical tour through history. Jazz, blues, rock, punk - every flavor of music has been played here. Most of the action happens at night, so you may want to come back after the trip. Check the schedule ahead of time as you might be surprised by the next line-up.

Jackson Square 

The site of the Louisiana purchase is now one of the most iconic sights in the city. Artists show off their talents. Fortune tellers may tell you something you didn’t know. You may even get to catch a film or TV show in action.

Garden District

Opulence is an understatement in the Garden District. You’ll see magnificent homes and quaint little cottages. Wander through Magazine Street along the Mississippi. Discover the cute Free Little Libraries or shop for vintage clothes in a vintage rowhouse.

French Quarter 

Day and night, the Quarter is hopping. Get a Hurricane to-go at a watering hole to sip along your way down Bourbon Street. Hungry? How about Oysters Rockefeller at Antoine’s? Or maybe fried chicken and jambalaya at Coop’s? Ask the guide for their favorite spot for an authentic experience.

Café du Monde

Coffee and donuts will take on new meaning at this iconic New Orleans institution. Freshly baked beignets and soothing hot chicory, that is. These sweet treats are available 24/7, but you may want to take a few with you on the bus for a sugar rush after all that exploring.

St. Louis Cemetery #1 

New Orleans buries their dead above ground in ornate, intricate tombs. Even the voodoo queen Marie Laveau needs a place to rest. You can’t wander without a guide, so check if a ticket is included. If not, there are on-site tours scheduled.

Mardi Gras World 

Get in a Mardi Gras mood any time of year. Try on a costume and join a krewe or watch teams at work on new floats. It really is Mardi Gras every day here.

Anything special to know about hop-on hop-off New Orleans tours?

The New Orleans hop-on hop-off tickets are available for one or more days. Often, the longer tickets include walking tours of various neighborhoods. Check the offerings and schedules so you don’t miss these free add-ons. If you want to visit a cemetery, make sure to arrange for a tour guide. Otherwise, you might not get in. If you’re traveling during June through November, you might not experience a hurricane, but it may rain. A travel umbrella or rain gear may be a good idea.



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What people are saying about New Orleans

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 185 reviews

We had a great time on our tour, our drivers were professional and friendly, and our guides were friendly and knowledgeable, we had 2 sets of drivers and guides and the change was fast. It was a great way to see and learn some of the history of New Orleans from locals' perspectives. I would recommend it for first-time visitors and it also gives you more time to visit specific locations at your leisure.

We always do the Hop On Hop Off tour in any city that offers it. It is such an excellent way to get acquainted with the area. We usually stay on for the full circuit while taking mental notes of the stops we want to go back to in order to ‘hop off’ and explore further.

touring around gives you an option to prioritize which to see first convenient to get you from point A to B staff are totally friendly courteous and helpful

Pleasant way to see the city. Guide Ellen was quite informative and fun. Plus it's a double-decker...I mean...dat!

Excellent tour. Guide was very informative and pleasant