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City Tours

3 hour City Tour

$45.00
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Covering nearly 300 years of New Orleans history, culture, architecture and culinary habits, this a must-see tour. You'll walk away not only with a great understanding of this special city, but you'll know where you are and, most-importantly, what to see and do.
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$45.00
 
Times: 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Duration : 3 hours
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Quick Info

  • Adult: $45
  • Child (4-12): $25
  • 10AM or 2PM Daily

Highlights

  • Short Cemetery Tour • St. Louis #3
  • Restroom/Snack Stop
  • Free Hotel Pickup & Drop-off. Click to map to search hotels:
    Search New Orleans Hotel Pickup Map

Overview

This is our most highly recommended tour. You'll pass through the streets of the French Quarter and Ninth Ward (the area most affected by Hurricane Katrina and the devastating levee failures) and wind your way through the streets of the historic Garden District.

In between, you'll travel historic Esplanade Avenue past Creole mansions, where you'll stop for a short cemetery tour at St. Louis #3, home of some of New Orleans most elaborate tombs. You'll have a second stop about half-way through the tour in City Park (nearly twice as big as New York's Central Park and the largest stand of live oak trees in the world!) for refreshments and restroom break.

Covering nearly 300 years of New Orleans history, culture, architecture and culinary habits, this a must-see tour. You'll walk away not only with a great understanding of this special city, but you'll know where you are and, most-importantly, what to see and do.

All tours are conducted in comfortable, small-group coaches which are not restricted from neighborhood streets like big bus tours. You'll see New Orleans like a local.

What’s Included

  • Complimentary Hotel Pickup & Drop-off
  • Local, knowledgable and licensed guide!

What’s not Included

  • Gratuities (Customary)
  • Food or Drinks

Know Before You Go

  • Pick-up begins 30 minutes prior to tour time from French Quarter & CBD/Downtown Hotels. Hotel Pick-up Map (click here)
  • Detailed check-in/pick-up information, including google map link, address, etc. is included on your e-mailed e-ticket.

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Big Ol’ Smile
  • Sense of Adventure
  • Cash (for gratuities)

Additional Information

Tour Duration 3 hours
Date: No

FAQ

My pickup time says "between 8:30AM-9AM?" Why the 30 minute window?

Coaches have to navigate throughout the Downtown?CBD (central business district) and French Quarter streets to pickup at the various hotels. Most tours have separate coaches for either area, though some tours use one coach. With the wide range of hotel stops, pedestrians and vehicle traffic it is impossible to give an exact time.

We ask for your cell phone contact number during the booking process so that the driver may get in touch with you directly, should he/she be running behind or is at your hotel and is waiting. To expedite the process, we ask our guests to be ready at the earliest pick-up time, and we certainly appreciate your understanding and patience.

Do any tours include snacks, meals or drinks?

No tours provide any snacks, drinks or meals. However, guests are always welcome to bring drinks and snacks on the coaches (please don't make a mess and dispose of your trash!) and for longer combo tours, guests are also welcome to bring their own lunches and if you advise us in the "comment" section of your order checkout, please mention that you'd like a cooler available.

During City Tours, there will be a short (approx. 20 minutes) break for guests to use the restroom or purchase snacks or drinks. At the airboat and swamp tour dock locations, there are also snacks and drinks available for purchase. On the Plantation Tours, Oak Alley has a full-restaurant as well as snack bar and several areas on the grounds for guests to purchase drinks in the warmer months. Laura Plantation offers light snacks (think chips, cookies, crackers) and drinks (water, sodas).

What is the pickup area for the tours? I don't see my hotel on the pickup list..

We've provided a handy map for you to search! The pickup area is shaded yellow.

Click the map to search hotels:
Search New Orleans Hotel Pickup Map

We are only able to arrange hotel pickup in the French Quarter and Downtown/CBD area, as well as some of the Uptown area, out to approximately the 2100 block.

While not all hotels and properties are listed on our dropdown pickup menu (hotels and properties change names and owners frequently), rest assured, if you're located in the pickup area, we'll get'cha!

For those staying outside of the pickup area, we recommend quick & easy parking at the parking lot directly across from the Westin Canal Place, 100 Iberville St. Walk across the bricked street and have a seat under the awning and we'll pick you up there and drop you back. The lot is just a short walk from the French Quarter, Jackson Square and the French Market and other sights like like the riverfront park, ferry terminal and Audubon Aquarium.

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  1. Review by Terri Loved it

    Loved it! Learned and saw so much! Thank you for the awesome tour! (Posted on 5/23/2017)

  2. Review by Rita SS

    Informative, instructive and entertaining. Guide Gary is articulate and speaks knowledgeably about his subjects. This tour reveals the city's beauty as well as its blemishes, an even-handedness that is appreciated by this traveller. (Posted on 5/10/2017)

  3. Review by Henry B

    Pick-up service was great convenience. The tour covered a lot of high points in the short time available. Guide was well informed and kept up a good dialogue throughout the tour; no dead time.
    Thanks... (Posted on 5/10/2017)

  4. Review by Laurie King

    A very informative trip. The guide was quite personable. It got off to a slow start though. We were picked up at our hotel and dropped at another hotel to get on the main tour van, then we drove around to other hotels picking up passengers. We passed Harrah's at least four times. Good stops and information. (Posted on 5/9/2017)

  5. Review by Bradley

    I think the tour was a good value and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. He had a good sense of humor while knowing details of the areas we were touring. I enjoyed the cemetery tour learning a lot about the traditions of the old south. One thing that of which I was a little disappointed was the tour of the 9th ward. While I am impressed that the residents were able to rebuild and move on after the tragedy of Katrina, I feel the tour company is exploiting the area beyond the true tourism value. (Posted on 5/8/2017)

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