- Adult: $40
- Child (4-12): $30
- 9AM,1PM & 4PM Daily
- Short Cemetery Tour of St. Louis #3
- Restroom/Snack Stop
- Free Hotel Pickup & Drop-off. Click to map to search hotels:
The Two–Hour City Tour is an informative sightseeing tour of New Orleans that combines the history, beauty and splendor of New Orleans with an up close view of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. View where the levees broke and journey through the 9th ward, witnessing the transformation of the "Rebirth" of the area.
See New Orleans from the eyes of the locals. Discover the birthplace of Jazz, and see where it still flourishes today. Enjoy a comfortable climate controlled ride through the French Quarter, where large tour buses are not allowed.
See infamous Bourbon Street, where anything can and usually does happen; where millions of people come every year to party at one of the largest, most outrageous festivals in the world: Mardi Gras. See one of the oldest cathedrals in the United States, the St. Louis Cathedral, flanked on each side by wonderful museums and fronted by famous Jackson Square.
You'll learn why our cemeteries are called "Cities of the Dead" as we venture through St. Louis Cemetery #3. Relax and enjoy a ride to New Orleans first American neighborhood, the Garden District, known for its antebellum homes and architecture. While in the Garden District see the home of acclaimed local author Anne Rice and view the Belfort Mansion as seen on MTV's The Real World New Orleans.
The tour will finish up through the Downtown Business and Museum District before dropping guests at their hotels.
- 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
- Big Ol’ Smile
- Sense of Adventure
- Cash (for gratuities)
|Tour Duration||2 hours|
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:
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.
Review by Ashton Excellent
Our driver, Justin, did an incredible and fun job at showing us the city. There were a few stops, such as the cemetery and the city park, that we got to stop and look around on foot. Justin was full of energy and very knowledgeable on everything he spoke on. My lady and I are extremely happy that we took the tour instead of just going to New Orleans for Bourbon St. There is so much more than just that to see, even though Bourbon is wonderful! ;) (Posted on 7/20/2017)
Review by Walter and Donna Davis
We took the 2 hour city tour. Dennis was our tour guide. He knows New Orleans history. Really funny guy too. Really enjoyed it. Would do it again. (Posted on 2/8/2017)
Review by Heather
This was our first time in New Orleans. This tour brought us through each ward of the city. The tour guide was wonderful and also had a great sense of humor. We stopped at a cemetery where he told us about the types of burial practices. We also stopped at the park where we were able to get out and look around at a beautiful sculpture garden. The tour was very complete and educational. (Posted on 11/7/2016)
Review by Bill R.
The driver was knowledgeable, but it was difficult to hear much of what he said and it was presented in a stream of consciousness manner that caused me to zone out sometimes. (Posted on 10/25/2016)
Review by Sam G
Guide was informative and tour moved along easily. Guide was also upbeat and interested in his audience. (Posted on 9/23/2016)