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    City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour + Harbor Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

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    Activity Schedule

    • When does it run?

      Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Daily

      Harbor Cruise: Tues to Sun

    • Duration

      Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 1 day

      Harbor Cruise: 2 hours

    • Start time

      Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 9:30am to 5:30pm, every 25 minutes. Last tour at 4pm

      Harbor Cruise: 11:30am (Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to cruise departure time)

      Timings and stops are subject to change.

    • Meeting Point

      Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Hop on the bus at any of the stops.

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

      Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    • Ending Point

      Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Hop off the bus at any of the stops. The first stop is JACKSON SQUARE - 700 Decatur St.

      Harbor Cruise: Same as the starting point.

    Key Highlights

    • Saver combo: New Orleans Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour with Harbor Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez
    • Discover New Orleans on this convenient and flexible hop-on hop-off tour
    • Enjoy interesting local commentary by a knowledgeable guide on the bus
    • Hop off at more than 15 stops to visit attractions of your choice
    • Enjoy a Mississippi river cruise on the authentic paddlewheel steamboat Natchez
    • Take in beautiful views of the skyline of New Orleans from the water
    • Enjoy entertaining live commentary and learn how the calliope or ‘steam organ’ works
    • Enjoy an optional Creole lunch on the cruise
    • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


    Discover New Orleans on a fun and flexible hop-on, hop-off tour and enjoy a Mississippi river cruise on the authentic paddlewheel steamboat Natchez.

    City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:

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

    Hop on and off at more than 15 well-placed stops and visit attractions of your choice. You could also sit back on the bus and enjoy engaging live commentary in English as you pass top city attractions.

    Hop off at the most famous neighborhoods of New Orleans – the French Quarter, Arts District, Garden District, Treme, Marigny, and more.


    • French Market
    • The National WWII Museum
    • Jackson Square
    • Canal Street
    • Magazine Street - Magazine St. & Jackson Ave.
    • Garden District and Cemetery
    • Mardi Gras World
    • Arts District
    • Harrah’s on S. Peters Street

    Harbor Cruise with Optional Lunch:

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

    Your two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter takes you back when cotton was king, and life was slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. The steamboat Natchez shows you New Orleans, one of the world's most active ports, as it can best be seen - from the river.

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


    • City Sightseeing New Orleans 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
    • Hotel transfers

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    Please note

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

    After your booking, you will receive separate vouchers for each activity. Please keep the vouchers handy and present it to the respective activity operators on the day of your visit.

    Both activities are valid for the date you selected for the booking and tour option you selected.

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:

    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 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.

    Boarding for the cruise begins 30 minutes prior to cruise departure time

    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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