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    City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On, Hop-Off & Steamboat Cruise

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    Activity Schedule

    • When does it run?

      Hop-on, hop-off: Daily

      Cruise: Daily except Monday

    • Duration

      Hop-on, hop-off: Valid for 1 day

      Harbor Cruise: 2 hours

    • Start time

      Hop-on, hop-off: Buses depart from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, every 30 minutes.

      Cruise: 11.30 am and 2:30 pm. (Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to cruise departure time) 

    • Meeting Point

      Hop-on hop-off: You may board the bus from any of the designated stops. The first stop is JACKSON SQUARE - 700 Decatur St.

      Harbor cruise: The cruise departs from the Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery.

    • Ending Point

      Hop off the bus at any of the stops.

    Key Highlights

    • Enjoy pocket-friendly sightseeing with the New Orleans hop-on, hop-off bus tour and the harbor cruise combo
    • Explore New Orleans at your own pace with a action-packed hop-on, hop-off tour
    • Hop on and off at multiple well-placed stops to visit attractions of your choice
    • Enjoy interesting local commentary by a knowledgeable guide on the bus
    • Embark on a Mississippi river cruise on the authentic paddlewheel steamboat Natchez
    • Enjoy a delightful, old-fashioned steam calliope concert, a musical instrument on a steamboat
    • Enjoy entertaining live commentary and learn how the calliope or ‘steam organ’ works
    • Upgrade to include a Creole lunch on the cruise
    • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


    Enjoy flexible sightseeing and save money with the New Orleans hop-on, hop-off tour and a harbor cruise on the mighty Mississippi River.

    New Orleans hop-on, hop-off tour:

    Explore New Orleans, one of the richest cultural hotspots of America; famous for its cuisine, music, and annual festivals such as Mardi Gras.

    Hop on and off at multiple well-placed stops and visit attractions of your choice. Enjoy engaging live commentary on the buses in English as you pass top city attractions.

    Visit the most famous neighborhoods– like the French Quarter, Arts District, Garden District, Treme, Marigny, and more. Travel in comfort and see all the popular landmarks and attractions.


    • French Market
    • The National WWII Museum
    • Jackson Square
    • Canal Street
    • Magazine Street - Magazine St. & Jackson Ave.
    • Garden District and Cemetery
    • Mardi Gras World

    Harbor Cruise:

    Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the mighty Mississippi River on an authentic paddlewheel steamboat. The historic steamboat Natchez is one of the only six authentic steamboats left on the Mississippi River in New Orleans.

    Cruise down the river while hearing the beautiful music of its calliope (a musical instrument powered by steam that is atop the steamboat.)

    You also have the choice to sample some local cuisine by opting for the Creole Buffet Lunch option.


    The steamboat cruise departs from the Toulouse Street Wharf, where Toulouse Street meets the Mississippi River. Boarding is 30 minutes prior to departure time.

    Enjoy a delightful, old-fashioned steam calliope concert 15 minutes prior to boarding.

    Board the Steamboat Natchez and experience the mighty Mississippi River from the deck of one of six authentic paddlewheel steamboats left in it. See New Orleans, one of the world’s most active ports, as it can best be seen from the river aboard New Orleans’s only authentic steamboat, the Steamboat Natchez.

    Live narration of historical facts and highlights of the port of New Orleans will make this cruise informative as well as entertaining.

    Tour the historic steam engine room and learn how steam powers the engines to turn the paddlewheel and provide the energy for the delightful tunes of the calliope, also known as a ‘steam organ’ or a ‘steam piano’.

    Begin your cruise from the heart of the French Quarter and go back to a time when cotton was king and life was as slow and graceful as the current of the Mississippi.

    Cruise past the Chalmette Battlefield, where Jean Lafitte and his buccaneers joined forces with Andrew Jackson to defeat the British in the Battle of New Orleans.

    The cruise returns to the starting point at the end of the tour.


    • 1-day hop-on, hop-off tour
    • English-speaking live guide
    • 2-hour cruise on board Steamboat Natchez
    • Live narration
    • Buffet Lunch (if option selected)
    • Calliope concert 15 minutes prior to boarding


    • Admission to attractions, unless specified

    Please note

    Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Individual vouchers for each activity will be shared after the booking.

    Hop-on, hop-off:

    Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

    New Orleans is a functioning city and weather, traffic, and events may occasionally cause disruption.

    Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated map will be available on the bus.

    Harbor cruise:

    Please note that a gift shop and cash bar are available but not included in the cost of this cruise.

    Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to cruise departure time

    Schedule and availability are subject to change. Please call the local operator on arrival in New Orleans to confirm the schedule.

    Cruise Substitution: Should it be deemed necessary, the New Orleans Steamboat Company reserves the right to substitute either vessel in place of the other (Steamboat NATCHEZ & Riverboat CITY OF NEW ORLEANS) for any reason, at any time. No refunds will be issued for vessel substitution.

    Customer Reviews

    • Susan Bohlander
      New Orleans

      Very knowledgeable guides....

      United States 05/26/2018
    • Patricia Nikas

      Our guides were excellent. We hopped on a off numerous times and all our guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The only thing that would make the...

      United States 05/21/2018
    • Nancy Owens
      The best way ti see New Orleans

      We bought a 3 day pass. 1st day we rode all the way around to know what we wanted see during our limited time frame. The bus guides were very knowledgeable and each one we had...

      United States 05/04/2018

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