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Tour at Your Own Pace

Unlimited Rides – Hop ON & OFF as many times as desired! Valid period starts at the time tickets are printed…Expires 1 or 2 or 3 consecutive days later.

Live Guided City Tour

Experienced tour guides offer historic and interesting commentary and answer questions. One on every bus and for every walking tour!

Tours Daily

Continuous Loop Tour so YOU can decide what time your tour begins and ends. Tour loop is 1 hour 30 minutes.


Best Value

Tourists Enjoying Their Time Onboard
City Sightseeing New Orleans Bus Rolling In
Engaging Guide Sharing The City'S Secrets


Red City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Parked By The Side.
Four People Boarding The City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus On A City Street.
City Sightseeing Red Bus In Front Of The Casino Attraction.


Red City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus.
City Sightseeing New Orleans Bus Traveling Through Iconic City Landmarks, Offering A 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Experience.
Group Of Tourists Boarding And Exploring The City Using The 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Service Provided By City Sightseeing New Orleans.


Close-Up Of An Aged Tombstone At St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery, Featured In City Sightseeing New Orleans Tours
Visitors Walking Among The Old Tombstones At St. Louis Cemetery - City Sightseeing New Orleans
A Meandering Path Amidst The Historic Gravesites Of St. Louis Cemetery Highlighted By City Sightseeing New Orleans.

1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off & St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery Combo


2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off & 2 Guided Walking Tours Combo


3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off & Walking Tour Combo

An Iconic Creole Queen Paddlewheeler On A Tranquil Sea, Showcasing The Charm Of City Sightseeing New Orleans' Maritime History
A Historic Creole Queen Cruise Showcasing New Orleans' Riverfront Beauty During A City Sightseeing Tour

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Daytime Cruises

Creole Queen Boat Under A Moonlit Sky At City Sightseeing, Creating A Calm And Enchanting Night Scene
A Vibrant Scene From A Skyline Tour With City Sightseeing New Orleans, Showcasing The Cq Skyline
Passengers Enjoying A City Sightseeing Tour On The Creole Queen

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Evening Jazz Cruise

A Mother And Child On A Swamp Tour With City Sightseeing New Orleans, Set In The Lush Environment Of A Swamp.
A Tranquil Scene Depicting Nature In Water, Capturing The Serene Beauty Of A Water-Based Environment.
A Building Typically Found In A Swamp Tour With City Sightseeing New Orleans

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour

Striking Vue Orleans Exhibit In A Museum Of City Sightseeing Attractions.
Woman Observing Displays Of Vue Orleans Iat City Sightseeing
Young Child Immersed In Observing Indoor Exhibits At City Sightseeing.

Vue Orleans

Exterior Of The Solomon Victory Theater With A U.s. Flag Flying Prominently, As Part Of The City Sightseeing
Amidst The Urban Sprawl, The National World War Ii Museum With Its 4D Film Displays Ay City
City Skyline Featuring The National World War Ii Museum With Its Distinctive 4D Film Marquee

National World War II Museum - Campus Pass

Overview Of The Expansive National World War Ii Museum In An Urban Setting.
Overview Of The Expansive National World War Ii Museum In An Urban Setting At City Sightseeing
Airplane With A Shark-Inspired Design On Display At City Sightseeing

National World War II Museum with 4D Film

An Entrance Of Audubon Zoo, Featuring A Grand Gate With Lush Greenery And The Zoo'S Iconic Signage
Proud Lion Standing On A Rocky Outcrop, Surveying Its Territory With A Powerful And Commanding Gaze
A Vibrant Flock Of Flamingos Gathered At A Waterbody, Their Pink Feathers Creating A Striking Contrast Against The Blue Water.

Audubon Zoo: A Highlight from New Orleans City Sightseeing

A Visitor Engaging With An Interactive Wall Featuring Touch-Responsive Elements
A Different Angle Of The Aquarium-Insectarium Exterior In New Orleans
A Striking Blue Morpho Butterfly, With Its Iridescent Blue Wings Open

Audubon Insectarium

The Gulf Of Mexico Exhibit, Featuring A Large, Vibrant Aquarium With Diverse Marine Life
The Penguin Exhibit Showcasing Playful Penguins Swimming And Interacting
A Boy On A City Sightseeing Tour Observing The Shark Discovery Exhibit

Audubon Aquarium Tour by City Sightseeing New Orleans

Colorful Music Instruments Displayed During A City Sightseeing Tour In New Orleans,
A Prominent Statue Of Louis Armstrong Displayed During A City Sightseeing Tour
A Lady Joyfully Celebrates The Iconic Art, Music, Food, And Theatrics Of New Orleans In Whats Your Jam Exhibit.

JAMNOLA™ (Joy, Art, Music NOLA)

A Spectral Image Of A Man, Subtly Blurred, On A Historical Sightseeing Tour Of New Orleans
Haunting Depiction Of A Blurred Man In Historical Dress, Part Of The 'Yellow Fever Ghost Tours', Set Against The Spooky Backdrop Of New Orleans.
A Group Of Intrigued Tourists In Historical Costumes Exploring The Eerie Streets Of New Orleans On The 'Yellow Fever Ghost Tours

Yellow Fever Ghost Tours

A Beautiful Woman On The 'Villains &Amp; Vixens True Crime Tour' In New Orleans, Elegantly Dressed In Vintage Style, Holding A Candle
Image Of A House Set Against A Dark, Moody Background,
Banner With 'Villains &Amp; Vixens True Crime Tour' In Bold Letters, Set Against A Moody New Orleans Cityscape For Sightseeing.


A Sophisticated Gentlemen'S Quarters Interior In A New Orleans Historical Building, Featuring Rich Wood Paneling And Vintage Furnishings
Elegant Double Staircase In A Historic City Sightseeing Destination
Elegant Lady'S Room Interior With Soft Pastel Colors, Featuring A Plush Armchair At City Sightseeing.

Destrehan Plantation Tour



Welcome to City Sightseeing New Orleans – your gateway to the vibrant heart of this historic city! We pride ourselves on offering the most captivating and immersive city tour experience available. With our iconic Open-Top, Double-Decker buses, we invite you to embark on an unforgettable journey through the rich tapestry of New Orleans.

A Visual Montage Of Famous New Orleans Landmarks, Highlighting The Scenic Spots Covered In The City Sightseeing


At City Sightseeing New Orleans, we stand out as your premier choice for exploring the captivating cityscapes and rich history of New Orleans. Here’s why choosing us guarantees an unparalleled experience:
Entertaining Education

Join expert Hosts on tours that blend entertainment with education. Dive into 300 years of captivating history, architecture, and culture.

Your Adventure, Your Way

HOP-ON, HOP-OFF for personalized exploration. From leisurely jaunts to in-depth neighborhood dives, our frequent buses keep you in control.

Intimate Guided Tours

Enhance your experience with guided Garden District and French Quarter walks. Included in select packages, these tours reveal hidden gems of iconic areas.

Effortless Travel

Buses depart every 30 minutes for your convenience. No waiting long – a seamless experience wherever you explore.


Read our answers to our customers’ common questions. Read more FAQs by clicking the button below.
How long is the tour?

The Narrated City Tour is 1-hour 30-minutes IF you do not Hop-Off at any of the stops. The Tour makes multiple stops, so patrons can Hop-Off to explore and spend as long as desired visiting New Orleans fine attractions. Check out Basin St. Station Visitor Center (Stop 5) for pristine visitor restrooms, coffee bar & refreshments, or additional hotel, restaurant, or attraction information.

New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off tour is designed for Fun, Convenience, and Value. Enjoy maximum flexibility with the Hop-On Hop-Off Service – Tour at your own pace – Many Stops on the route to discover!

HOP-ON to tour and experience New Orleans from new heights! The views from the Top-Deck are unbeatable, and while aboard, learn about 300 years of New Orleans History, Architecture, and Culture. HOP-OFF to Explore in the city’s most famous neighborhoods – the French Quarter, Arts District, Garden District, Treme, Marigny, and more! After seeing the sights, Hop-Off to visit any of New Orleans most popular attractions.

No scheduling required. Many Double-Decker vehicles follow the same City Tour route and service all stops throughout the day. Hop-On to Join the tour at any time.

Hop-On Hop-Off tour buses operate from 9:30am to 5:30pm, 7-Days a week. First Service at each stop will be between 9:30am and 10:00am. Board by 4:00pm from Any Stop for Full Loop tour.

Tour service closes at 5:30pm – You should board around 4:00pm if wanting to return to a particular stop.

Yes, on a few days each year, city-wide street closures impact our route and we are unable to operate. Here are the upcoming 2022 and 2023 Black Out Dates:

  • Sunday Dec 25, 2022 – Christmas Day – No Tours
  • Saturday Feb 11, 2023 – Mardi Gras Parades – No Tours
  • Sunday Feb 12, 2023 – Mardi Gras Parades – No Tours
  • Saturday Feb 18, 2023 – Mardi Gras Parades – No Tours
  • Sunday Feb 19, 2023 – Mardi Gras Parades – No Tours
  • Tuesday Feb 21, 2023 – Mardi Gras Day – No Tours
  • Thursday Nov 24, 2023 – Thanksgiving Day – No Tours
  • Saturday Dec 3, 2023 – DDD’s Christmas Parade – No Tours
  • Monday Dec 25, 2023 – Christmas Day – No Tours

Attractions admissions along the route are not included in the price of the CSS tickets, unless specified. Various attractions packages are available separately.