Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans (2023)

  • 3 hours (approx.)

  • Pickup from select hotels

  • Mobile ticket

  • Offered in:

    English

Overview

Although not your typical tour of New Orleans, this expedition through the Big Easy takes in some of the major points of interest, including the French Quarter, Treme, the Esplanade, the Garden District and the Metairie Cemetery. Relax in air-conditioned minibus comfort, and listen as a guide leads you through one of America's most historic cities.

  • New Orleans like a local -- tour 5 neighborhoods

  • Orient yourself to the city on this minibus tour

  • Enjoy commentary from a local guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected downtown New Orleans and French Quarter hotels only

  • Live commentary on board

  • Professional guide

  • Transport by air-conditioned mini coach

  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Please confirm your hotel prior to departure. Pickup times vary according to number and location of stops so you must be ready to be picked up at any time during that 30 minute period.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Near public transportation

  • Most travelers can participate

  • Masks are required for tour guides

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.

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  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.

  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans?

A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

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Traveler Tips

Since it was raining, this trip was worth as it was really not required to be out for long time

Is it the perfect tourist opportunity, probably not, but it is the safest, easiest, cost effective and time management way to get a great snapshot of New Orleans without having to invest very much time, money and energy.

This is a great tour to do at the beginning of your trip so that you can see all the different areas of downtown New Orleans.

Reviews

4.5

1,579 reviews

Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers.

Showing 1-10 of 1,579 reviews

New Orleans from front to back

Lavonia_D,

Oct 2022

Katrina and the cemetery and our guide was Fantastic and explained everything so well and answered all our questions

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Could have been better

Tami_R,

Oct 2022

The guide’s driving was aggressive, he yelled at people in the way. He talked really fast and repeated himself with info that did not add value to the tour. There was good information and we enjoyed some of the sites but his vibe was just off putting. We made a few stops that seemed pointless and more for his convenience. This tour could have been so much better.

Great way to see the city of New Orleans.

Jeannine_M,

Oct 2022

The tour guide did an exceptional job of familiarizing us with the history of the city. We were given enough time to explore a cemetery, a park with a Cafe du Monde and an area that told the history of The devastation caused by Katrina.

Great Tour!

Karen_S,

Oct 2022

Our tour guide Joseph was amazing! He’s extremely knowledgeable and thorough. I enjoyed the different stops we made and learning about the history of Louisiana and Katrina. I highly recommend this tour. Thanks Joseph!

The driver Joseph was...

Anthony_W,

Oct 2022

The driver Joseph was great! He made the trip interesting with his knowledge of the city. He was a local and shared a lot of great information

The best 3 hours spent in New Orleans

Robert_L,

Oct 2022

The tour through the various areas of New Orleans was the most informative I’ve ever been on. Our tour guide Gary was extremely well informed and had a number of personal observations that really added to the tour. I’d take this same tour again and love to have my wife with me on it.

Amazing experience

Danny_T,

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Oct 2022

Great tour and Gary was an awesome tour guide and very knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone new to the area

Great City Overview

Braelynn_H,

Oct 2022

Gary was a great tour guide. He was very pleasant and personable. Very educational and fun tour. Highly recommend.

Andy is a great guide....

Kevin_U,

Oct 2022

Andy is a great guide. Very knowledgeable and ensures we get a good experience. Learned so many interesting things and stories of the great city of New Orleans!

Great time in New Orleans

Sandy_S,

Oct 2022

Gary was a great tour guide giving us lots of history, and was very knowledgeable about anything we asked him. We rode on an air-conditioned bus to several locations, got to eat beignets from Cafe du monde, and saw Katrina house. Do this the first day so you can plan what you want to go back and explore more.

Your was good, but the...

Stuart_B,

Oct 2022

Your was good, but the back door on bus rattled so bad that you couldn’t hear some things and was annoying.

Rhonda_T,

Oct 2022

Our Tour guide was just awesome , so knowledgeable on the history and tour we were all so impressed, very patient with us and so professional

Suggest City Tour

David_T,

Oct 2022

Very informative, respectful driver & guide. Explained a lot about NO, their way of living and how they handle the weather & climate they live in. It is very different from our part of the country. It is a nice thing to do as you visit NO the first time. Shows you different things to do in the city & places that might interest you at all.It was time well spent & informative.

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Fantastic tour of New Orleans

Cathryn_D,

Oct 2022

The hurricane Katrina exhibit, how far below sea level the city is and the architecture. We will be back to visit longer.

Great experience 10/10. Very informative and helpful

Malcolm_M,

Oct 2022

Like that we had the opportunity to stop and walk as well. It wasn’t all just sitting down the whole time.

Good

Bobby_B,

Sep 2022

Learning about the history. Didn't like hearing about the tour guides personally history because he went a little overboard with it.

Enjoyable experience !

Helen_X,

Sep 2022

The most fascinating part was the cemetery and the process of burial here in New Orleans . It’s so amazing that a network of people inc family members or friends or peer groups can be buried together in this manner.

Great experience!!

Damion_B,

Sep 2022

Great experience!!! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and upbeat. The tour ride was a little bumpy but overall I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone visiting for the first time.

Great Tour

Donna_C,

Sep 2022

Covered a lot of the New Orleans sights. Was a great tour. I would have liked to have a few more stops where we could get out, but overall I would do it again.

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FAQs

How long is the adventures in New Orleans bus tour? ›

Question: How long do the city tours last? Answer: After picking up all guest the city tour last approximately 2 ½-3 hours.

How long is hop-on hop off New Orleans? ›

Touring Daily: 9:30am – 5:30pm

HOP-ON! and in a single 1-hour 30-minute loop, experience a complete City Tour — 3 centuries of history, architecture, and culture narrated live in English by your very own Tour Host – see the Garden District, French Quarter, and CBD.

How can I spend a day in New Orleans? ›

Each guide provides a self-guided tour with tips on what to see and when best to come and visit.
  1. French Quarter.
  2. Garden District.
  3. Treme.
  4. Faubourg Marigny.
  5. Algiers.
  6. Esplanade Ave and Bayou St. John.
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  8. City Park.
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What is the number one attraction in New Orleans? ›

1. French Quarter. The French Quarter of New Orleans is what most tourists come to see when they visit the city. Set along a bend on the Mississippi River, the main attraction here is the architecture, but it is also a great area for dining and entertainment.

What is New Orleans best known for? ›

New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinctive music, Creole cuisine, unique dialects, and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street.

How can I spend 3 days in New Orleans? ›

What to see and do in New Orleans in three days
  • Visit the Garden District.
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  • Bar Hopping on Bourbon Street.
  • Check Out the local art in Jackson Square.
  • Take a Mule and Carriage Ride.
  • Enjoy the Architecture.
  • New Orleans Cemetery Tour.
  • St Louis Cathedral.
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How long does it take to walk through the French Quarter? ›

Below are 25 essential sights for understanding and enjoying the French Quarter. It's set up like a self-guided tour. This tour should take you approximately an hour to ninety minutes if you just walk without browsing shops, bars, and markets.

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