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Overview
Go beyond the French Quarter on this sightseeing bus tour of New Orleans. Learn about the city’s long history and hear tales of voodoo, piracy, and wartime heroism as you drive past Creole landmarks, Jackson Square, Garden District mansions, crumbling cemeteries, and the shores of Bayou St. John. This guided bus tour is a stress-free way to see parts of the Big Easy that many visitors miss.
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You'll start at
Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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    French Quarter
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Jackson Square
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Pass by Garden District
    Pass by Tulane University
    Pass by Audubon Park
  • 3
    New Orleans City Park
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    St. Louis Cemetery No. 3
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Saint Charles Avenue
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    The New Canal Lighthouse
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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Highlights
  • See more of New Orleans on an air-conditioned coach tour
  • Visit historic and charming city neighborhoods in just a couple of hours
  • Learn about New Orleans history and legends from your guide
  • Great Big Easy introduction for first-time visitors and those short on time
What to Expect
Board a comfortable air-conditioned coach at a convenient meeting point in the French Quarter, the historic heart of New Orleans. See famous landmarks such as Jackson Square, the Cabildo and Presbytere museums, and the Pontalba buildings while learning about the city’s French, Spanish, Creole, and American heritage. Venture outside of the French Quarter to the banks of Bayou St. John, once the site of voodoo rituals and a notorious pirate waterway used by Jean Lafitte. Visit one of New Orleans’ so-called “cities of the dead,” St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, to see unusual above-ground burial practices. Follow the route of the historic St. Charles streetcar to the leafy avenues and southern-style mansions of the Garden District, and then cruise past the campuses of Tulane and Loyola universities that border the Audubon Zoo. This tour also includes time to take a self-guided tour through the Bestoff Sculpture Garden, and a refreshment stop at Cafe du Monde for beignets or other treats (own expense.) The tour concludes where it began in the French Quarter.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • City Park
  • Stop at Cafe Du Monde (additonal fee for refreshments)
  • St Charles Avenue
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - The New Canal Lighthouse
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point, just a short stroll from most downtown hotels
  • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, they can be placed in the storage compartment on the coach. If the wheelchair is a scooter, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier for a handicap-accessible bus. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Coaches are unable to accommodate motorized scooters. If customers are able to get off the scooter, they can board bus and leave their scooter at the ticket office.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Charlotte H. wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was a great trip. She shares information about places, and areas. She took us through the community - amazing old architecture - and homes of famous people and aristocrats and their homes. We went to the cemetery. New Orleans has so much history. It was a great tour!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at New Orleans Sightseeing Tour
Responded 22 Mar 2020
Thank you for the great review. Come back for another great experience.
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MmKay81 wrote a review Mar 2020
Kentucky10 contributions1 helpful vote
Everyone needs to take a guided tour of whatever city they visit. However, when you can take a tour with a local that truly cares about their city, then you have hit a home run. That is EXACTLY what you get when taking this tour IF Kendrell is your guide. He was funny,
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Date of experience: March 2020
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E F wrote a review Dec 2019
New York City, New York2 contributions1 helpful vote
I really enjoyed the sightseeing tour with Kindrell Faulk. He made the tour fun and I learned so much. I will definitely be back to the beautiful city of New Orleans. EF NYC
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at New Orleans Sightseeing Tour
Responded 16 Dec 2019
That guide absolutely loves to share his city.
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SonrisaRaleigh wrote a review Nov 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina9 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent Way to See the City & learn some NOLAs history. Liz & Alto did a great job. It was informative, relaxing & great way to enjoy a Cafe du Monde bienget without standing in line for long at the City Park!
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Angela S wrote a review Nov 2019
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Kindrell Faulk was our bus driver and guide. His knowledge of the city’s history and culture was vast. He was informative and entertaining. He gave us great insight into the city and places to see and eat. He made sure all our questions were answered. This is a great way to get
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Multi generation girls trip
Great time, very informative. Relaxing with a nice time on the river seeing the sights. Everyone enjoyed the time o
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christy123998
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Fantastic Tour
The tour was great, very informative. The guides are fantastic and tell a variety of stories from the graves that y
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Fowler-Heard
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Fun on the Mississippi River
My friends and I had a fantastic time aboard Steamboat Natchez. It was my partner’s 40th birthday and this was the
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Mooshele616
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Perfect afternoon
was there on a Wednesday afternoon and enjoyed sitting outside by myself. I had a cocktail. I did not get a meal. T
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108shaned
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Great Tour
We were on our first trip to New Orleans and did not have a lot of time. The Harbor Cruise was an option and we dec
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innastopper
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lovely day
sat up on deck and enjoyed the views, all staff were really friendly. I went downstairs to see how the paddles work
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Mark K
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Great paddleboat ride
This was a fun and informative ride on the Mississippi. We traveled down river and were told of interesting facts a
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barriegibbons
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Wonderful Experience
Alas when we visited New Orleans weather wasn't very kind to us, but after boarding the Natchez the sun came out an
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Chad P
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River Cruise
Enjoyed cocktails, sighting seeing & live entertainment on the Natchez. Great way to spend the afternoon!
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milne42020
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Mississippi
Leisurely and relaxing trip around the harbour with good information as we passed various areas. Plenty seated area
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Cruiser27359827196
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A highlight among highlights
We loved our visit to New Orleans and the Natchez was one of the highlights of our stay. We could hear the sound of
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Stephabeille
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Great Cruise
The band was fantastic and we had a great service on the boat and at the bar. Thanks for the lovely time.
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ppettyHtown
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Great experience!
If you ever wanted to see what it was like for Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer to travel down the big Muddy, this is your c
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vhclark59
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PERFECTION!
Everything from ease of boarding, staff is awesome! audio tour of the river, the food, the drinks and live Jazz ban
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Cyndi272020
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Great tour!
Reviewing pictures when we got home, we did get a picture of one at the old pharmacy. We would do this again. Gre
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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