3 hour City Tour

3 hour City Tour

4.63 - 5, based on 103 Review(s)

$45.00

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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.

Quick Info

  • Adult: $45
  • Child (4-12): $25
  • 9AM, 10AM or 2PM Daily
  • Restroom/Snack Stop

This tour picks up at French Quarter & Downtown Hotels 30 minutes prior to tour time. Hotel Search Google Map (click here)

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.

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

We've provided a handy map (click here for map) for you to see! The pickup area is shaded yellow. 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.

My pickup time says 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 and Destrehan Plantations offer light snacks and drinks.

Tour Pricing

  • Adults: $45 | Children (4-12): $25

Tour Details

  • Tour Duration: Three Hours
  • Tour times: 9am-12pm, 10-1pm or 2-5pm Daily
  • Includes Pick-up/Drop Off for all French Quarter and Downtown Hotels. See map (click here)
  • If driving in for the day, or staying outside the pickup area, you may choose an alternate and convenient parking and pickup location (see map here)

Excludes

  • Gratuities (optional)

Booking Info

Voucher Confirmation Info

Upon booking you will receive an instant email receipt with your mobile / printer-friendly tour voucher (e-ticket) to follow.

This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-tickets). You can print the voucher and present a paper copy upon check-in; or, If you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your e-ticket.

Local Operator Information

Complete Local Tour Operator information, including local telephone number and check-in / pick-up information and times, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher (e-ticket).

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be provided if the reservation is cancelled 24 hours before check-in time for the reserved activity. No refund if cancelled within 24 hours of activity check-in time. If the tour operator cancels the activity for any reason the reservation will be fully refunded.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

We've provided a handy map (click here for map) for you to see! The pickup area is shaded yellow. 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.

My pickup time says 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 and Destrehan Plantations offer light snacks and drinks.


NOLA Tour Center provided us with the best tour operator/guide we could have asked for! She was a native with endless knowledge and details about the...

Laurel Jacobson on 3 hour City Tour

I took this tour to see the New Orleans area and it was very complete. Tour driver was a native of the area and was very experienced and knew where...

Don Loeffler on 3 hour City Tour

***** Great intro to NOLA. Loved that we stopped and got out at the cemetery and were given the history. The 9th ward and the rebuilding was...

Gretchen Hart on 3 hour City Tour

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