New Orleans Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

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City Sightseeing is New Orleans’ most flexible, fun and affordable sightseeing tour aboard classic RED, Double-Decker, Open-Top buses with live guided commentary. Tour guests are free to Hop-On and Hop-Off the buses whenever and wherever they choose, spending as much time as desired in their preferred locations. Guided Walking Tours of the French Quarter and the Garden District are included FREE with a 3 Day ticket, (a $40 value). The tour route includes stops at all New Orleans’ top attractions, shops and restaurants with discounts and deals all along the way! Tour loop duration is 2 hours – buses every 30 minutes.

Optional Guided Walking Tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1 available for an additional fee.

1-day pass includes self guided tour of Lafayette Cemetery #1.
3-day pass includes self guided tour of Lafayette Cemetery #1 and guided walking tours of the French Quarter and Garden District.

Activity Highlights
→ Unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off for 1 day or 3 consecutive days.
→ FREE Walking Tours with 3 Day Pass ($40-dollar value) .
→ Classic Red Double-Decker Bus
→ A Must Do for Avid Sightseers
→ Live Narrated Commentary During Bus Tour

ARE YOU NEAR THE ROUTE?: Check out our map of all the stops throughout the route!

Due to numerous street construction projects our route may be modified. STOP 2 – French Market is closed due to construction. Proceed to Stop 3 – N. Peters & Barracks St.

Booking Details:

After the booking is made online, please find the nearest stop to board the bus or visit the main ticketing offices. Printed vouchers are recommended for an expedited boarding process. For those that don't have access to a printer, you will be required to email the confirmation from your phone so please have this available upon boarding.

Departure Details
Rides are offered daily year round starting at 9:30am and ending at 5:30pm. One complete tour loop is 2 hours - buses rotate around the route and visit each stop every 30 minutes – guests are free to stay as long as desired at any locations.

Duration: 2 Hours Per Loop

Parking available at the Park First Basin Lot - 1205 Saint Louis St. (next to Basin Street Station - 501 Basin St.), for an additional cost.

● Unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off for 1 day or 3 consecutive days
● Escorted Walking Tours of the French Quarter & Garden District included FREE with a 3 Day ticket
● Live Narrated Commentary
● Self-guided tour of Lafayette Cemetery #1
● Discounts For Area Restaurants/Attractions
● French Quarter Walking Tour departs from the City Sightseeing Ticket Office located at 700 Decatur Street.

● Gratuities (optional)
● Food & Drinks

● Pass is required for boarding.
● Buses are not pet friendly.
● Alcoholic beverages and food services are prohibited.

Additional Information
● Customers may bring cameras on the bus.
● Tours run in rain or shine.
● Infants and toddlers are free when they don't occupy a seat.
● All buses are handicap accessible, use the back entrance for accessibility.
●Priority in Handicap Section is given to handicap guests - Operator directs other guests to another seat if handicap section is needed by handicap guests.
● Guided Walking Tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1 is an additional charge. These tours depart from Basin Street Station at the following times: Monday - Saturday - 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm; Sunday - 9:15am, 10:15am and 11:15am.
● Service Animals with leashes, vests and ID'S may ride.
● Parking is available at the Basin St Station, additional fee applies.
● Tickets are valid 1-Day (24hrs) or 3-Day (72hrs), from the time of redemption.
● If the bus is full, additional guests cannot be allowed to board, no exceptions - All guests shall advised to wait for the next bus.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period.
Tickets are valid 1-Day (24hrs) or 3-Day (72hrs), from the time of redemption.
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Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the New Orleans Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip. Only TripShock! customers may leave reviews. Please login to your reservation to post your review.

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  • Gerald Grzadzinski Jr. Richelle Grzadzinski MI, USA about 21 days ago

    Great guide!

    We never got to spend much time on the bus because of the weather, but the tour we did do was great. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging and was an obvious lifetime NOLA resident. Getting on and off the bus at various spots was easy, and there were signs at the stops so you knew where to hop back on. Once you print your Tripshock vouchers, you must present them to a Hop On Hop Off kiosk to get your tickets. One was located right across from the casino, which made it very busy. Once done, no problems at all. Would do again.

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  • Melissa USA about 1 month ago

    Good option for seeing New Orleans

    We were only able to use the bus 1 day out of the 3 day pass due to where we were in the city and where the stops were but really enjoyed the 1 day. The guides on each bus we were on were very knowledgeable. The bus doesn’t stop at all of the stops in the garden district so you also have to use a trolly to get around on that end of the town.

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  • Management Response, about 1 month ago

    Hi Melissa, thank you for Hopping On with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour experience. Our tour route is temporarily modified during city street construction, but still includes all the major sites of interest, our knowledgeable tour guides, and free walking tours. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience. We hope you enjoyed your time in New Orleans.

  • Mary USA about 3 months ago

    Hop on off bus

    Great experience. Fun tour guides. Buses tended to b v Ryan full due to weather but worth the trip

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  • Management Response, about 1 month ago

    We are so glad you enjoyed your tour! Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience!

  • Renita USA about 3 months ago

    Terrible experience at check-in

    The worst check-in experience at the Hop-on Hop-off bus office/building. I had everything in hand, from what I received from tripshock email (i.e. voucher #, confirmation page). Attendant behind desk stated he needed to know who was paying, told him I purchased my ticket through tripshock, he told me what I had in hand was not the ticket to get on bus and that he needed a voucher #. I thought i was going to be denied getting on bus. There's confusion between the Hop-On Hop-off bus office and tripshock. I wasn't able to get off bus to view the sites like I planned. Upset that money was wasted in this terrible experience. I wouldn't give the Hop-on Hop-off bus another chance, nor recommend that office to anyone else. Tripshock customer service is awesome, but the Hop-on Hop-off bus... read more

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  • Management Response, about 2 months ago

    Hi Ms. Akridge, thanks for riding with us, so sorry to receive your communication. Please accept our apologies for the difficulties you described – certainly not typical of our guest experience. Our staff members routinely delivery excellent service - the agent assisting you was sorry to have missed the mark with your order. We appreciate your special mention of our helpful tour guide and we hope you will give us a future opportunity to restore your faith in our services at the ticket office.

  • Bob USA about 3 months ago

    Easy On, Easy Off

    One on the bus, the drivers & the guides were great. A constant stream of information with a sense of NOLA humor.

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  • david USA about 3 months ago

    Hop on hop off!

    It was a great way to get to see the city and learn some interesting stories.

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  • Michelle USA about 3 months ago

    Hop on hop off

    Unless you plan to take the bus as a means to get to wwii museum, casino, mardi gras world venues that cost mire $$$ to visit, it’s not worrh it. Little historical info provided ☹️

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  • Management Response, about 3 months ago

    Thank you for Hopping-On with us and sharing your feedback, Ms. Demers. Our guests typically enjoy great value with our tour service - we are sorry that you were disappointed. Please know that all of your comments have been passed on to management. We do hope you enjoyed your time in New Orleans.

  • Brenda USA about 4 months ago

    New Orleans Hop On Hop Off

    This was a great Hop On Hop Off experience. The commentators were entertaining and the Garden Tour was GREAT. Charles (the guide) was very knowledgeable and had a presentation that kept you chuckling while learning a lot about the mansions. I think Hop On Hop Off Tours are the ONLY way to see the cities.

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  • Pat Thomas USA about 4 months ago

    My Experience

    Excellent...Excellent!!! Customer Service helped when needed. Hop on hop off was great & informative. I highly recommend this vendor.

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  • Carole Ann USA about 4 months ago

    Easy booking, great pricing, thoroughly enjoyable!

    Being a visitor in one’s home town - so much fun..easy booking, great deal on large ticket purchases

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