Guided tour

New Orleans: 2-Hour City Sightseeing Bus Tour

4.7 / 5

70 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans

New Orleans: 2-Hour City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans
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From US$ 49 US$ 39.20 per person

Encounter the sights and sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, home to the Cabildo and Presbytere Museums. This tour is a great way to learn about the history and romance of this magnificent city led by an expert guide.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the unique atmosphere of the French Quarter
  • Visit a historic cemetry referred to as "Cities of the Dead"
  • Follow the path of the famous St. Charles Avenue Streetcar
  • Get a thorough impression of the city in just 2.25-hours
  • Journey through the luxurious Garden District
  • Explore the lush grounds of New Orleans City Park
Full description

Journey through 3 centuries of history, legend, and romance as you experience New Orleans, “the city that care forgot.” This is an exclusive 2.25-hour guided tour led by a professional guide.

Marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy on Bayou St. John. These are waters that were used by Jean Lafitte and his notorious band of pirates. Travel through historic neighborhoods such as Treme and Faubourg Marigny.

Visit one of New Orleans' historic cemeteries and learn about the unique above-ground burial system. Afterward, follow the path of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world (until the service was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina).

Travel to the world-famous Garden District, where you will see the homes of former Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras. View Tulane and Loyola Universities across from Audubon Park, home to one of the top 5 zoos in the nation, The Audubon Zoo. 

Stop in New Orleans City Park for a relaxing stroll and the opportunity to visit the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Includes
  • 2.25-hour guided motorcoach tour with 2 stops
  • Guided tour inside a New Orleans Cemetery
  • Time to explore the Sculpture Garden in City Park on foot
  • Experienced guide
  • Taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the Gray Line Lighthouse at 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA (behind Jax Brewery), at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure to exchange your voucher for a boarding ticket.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The parking lot fee is approximately USDOLL 11-13 for up to 4 or more hours unless it is a special event
  • Please allow extra time for driving through the French Quarter which is congested with heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic at all times
  • Tours will not be conducted on Mardi Gras Day and Thanksgiving Day
  • The supplier provides handicap access for wheelchairs but not scooters or walkers. Vehicle lifts meet all ADA requirements and are equipped for wheelchair storage (based on availability). If wheelchairs can collapse and fold, staff will assist in putting the chair in a secure place on the vehicle. Handicap reservations must be made 48hrs in advance to secure availability. Contact information will be provided on your voucher
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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This tour is a must for first time visitors, the route takes you through many districts and if you are lucky enough to have Trenise is your driver expertly driven around, you will have an even bigger treat if Jim (with one M - inside joke) is your guide, he was the best, very knowledgeable, funny and captivating, I found myself repeating some of the information he gave during the tour the next day to my husband as we walked or drove around the city. Thank you for a great experience!

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November 4, 2022

I really enjoyed the tour. Jim, our tour guide was absolutely wonderful and engaging the entire time. I mean if you can keep my 10 year old daughter’s attention then you have to be amazing. We learned so much about the history of New Orleans. I recommend this activity to anyone visiting “the Big Easy”! Oh and Dwayne, the bus driver did an excellent job!! Definitely 5 stars!

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July 7, 2022

Just recently traveled to New Orleans for the first time. We had limited time but wanted to see as much as we could so we took the city tour. Our experience was amazing. Our tour guide, Kate was exceptional. Great personality, very informative and genuinely warm and kind. Just the right person for the job. I should mention her driver for this tour was George who was also very nice as well.

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May 31, 2022

Product ID: 22851