Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour in New Orleans, LA

City Sightseeing700 Decatur StNew Orleans, LA 70116
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Guests can tour New Orleans at their leisure with City Sightseeing New Orleans. Buses run every thirty minutes, seven days a week. Riders experience the city’s rich history in a two-hour loop on an open-top double-decker bus with a knowledgeable Tour Host. Riders can also conveniently stop and explore New Orleans’ popular sites before resuming the tour. Guided walking tours are available as well.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New Orleans Travel Experts
  • Buses visit each stop every 30 minutes.
  • Free cemetery walking tour included (self-guided).
  • Tour duration is 2 hours if you do not depart for any stops.
  • Enjoy unlimited hop-on hop-off privileges.


from Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing New Orleans
City Sightseeing New Orlean's Hop-On Hop-Off experience is the most entertaining, informative, and fun city tour travelers can find. They can see the city at their own pace with buses every 30 minutes or less to over a dozen stops. Travelers ride on an exhilarating open-top, double-decker bus.
Explore 3 centuries of history, architecture, and culture narrated live in English by licensed Tour Hosts. Tour Hosts offer engaging commentary on board, and travelers Hop-Off at their leisure to discover the multiple attractions, restaurants, shops, and more along a 2-hour continuous loop.

Guided walking tours in the French Quarter and Garden District take travelers into the most popular neighborhoods and are included FREE with any 3-day ticket.

The Narrated City Tour is 1.5 hours if you do not Hop-Off at any of the stops. This includes a 15-minute rest stop at Basin St. Station Visitor Center (stop 5) for restrooms, refreshments, or additional hotel, restaurant, or attraction information.

The hop-on, hop-off tour includes 19 convenient stops, including:

  1. Jackson Square (700 Decatur Street)
  2. French Market (N. Peters & Ursulines Avenue)
  3. Marigny-Bywater (Elysian Field & Royal Street)
  4. Treme (Rampart & Ursulines Avenue)
  5. Basin St. Station Visitor Center (501 Basin Street)
  6. Canal Street (500 Canal Street)
  7. Harrah's Casino (Poydras & S. Peters Street)
  8. Central Business District (Poydras & Carondolet Street)
  9. Caesars Superdome (601 Loyola Avenue @ Hyatt Regency)
  10. The National WWII Museum (Andrew Higgins & Magazine Street)
  11. Magazine Street (2135 Magazine Street)
  12. Garden District (2727 Magazine Street / Washington Avenue)
  13. Magazine Street (2135 Magazine Street / Jackson Avenue)
  14. St. Charles Avenue (Louisiana Avenue & St. Charles Avenue)
  15. St. Charles Avenue (2020 St. Charles Avenue)
  16. Convention Center (Hall E)
  17. Arts District (Julia Street & S. Peters Street)
  18. Riverfront | Creole Queen (2 Canal Street)
  19. Canal Place (301 Canal Street)

Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing New Orleans Reviews

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Jeannette Wilson
Daly City, CA
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"Wonderful Experience on Hop-ON Hop-Off Bus in New Orleans"
October 2022
My son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter and I had a wonderful time hopping on and off the bus seeing different parts of the city. Before we left my 11 year old granddaughter said she wanted to go to an antique store. We stopped on Magazine St. and went into an antique store. She was fascinated. She was especially fascinated when she saw a Playboy magazine for the first time. We had a great day hopping on and off the bus and the narrator was excellent. He was informative and funny.
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Tip: It is easy to get off the bus and take the St. Charles St. streetcar and then get back on the bus.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing New Orleans

How do the walking tours work?

A Self-Guided Cemetery tour of Lafayette Cemetery No.1 in the Garden District (Stop 12) is available to all City Sightseeing Ticket Holders. This information and maps are available on every bus, grab as you Hop-Off at Stop 12. Bring your camera and plan anywhere from 20 minutes to over an hour, of exploring in this exquisite cemetery. 3 Day Ticket Holders – Guided Tours of the French Quarter and the Garden District are included free with your ticket. Each tour is about 45 minutes long and is about a mile in length. Tours are first come first serve, so they suggest arriving about 10 – 15 minutes before the tour begins to secure your spot. There are lots to see and do (and eat and drink) in the blocks around these stops, so not to worry if you must wait for the next tour to start.

Are attractions admissions included?

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

Am I guaranteed a seat if I have a ticket?

Seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. They do increase the capacity on peak days to accommodate increased ridership, although seating cannot be guaranteed for any specific departure.

Is there standing room on any of the buses?

All passengers must remain seated when any City Sightseeing vehicle is in motion – standing and walking is prohibited.

Do you offer hotel pickup?

They are unable to provide a hotel pick-up for the Hop-On Hop-Off tours, but many of the stops are in close proximity to major hotels in the French Quarter, Faubourg Treme, Central Business District, and Garden District.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

A portion of the CSS vehicles is handicapped accessible. They ask that guests with disabilities contact City Sightseeing New Orleans 24 hours in advance.

Can I bring my camera?


How long is the tour?

The Narrated City Tour is 2 hours if you do not Hop-Off at any of the stops. This includes a 15-minute Rest Stop at Basin St. Station Visitor Center (Stop 5) for restrooms, and refreshments.

Are pets allowed on the tour?

Sorry pets (other than service animals) are not allowed on any CSS vehicles.

Can I bring food/beverages?

Food is not allowed on the bus. Non-Alcoholic beverages are permitted as long as they are in a container with a lid. No glass of any kind is allowed on the bus.

Is there storage space for baggage or personal items on the buses?

Sightseeing buses do not have space for the storage of any personal items. Bring only items that can easily be stored under your seat.