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New Orleans City and Cemetery Bus Tour
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New Orleans City and Cemetery Bus Tour

By New Orleans Native Tours - Day Tours
Recommended by 95% of travelers
95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
See New Orleans’ most interesting neighborhoods without breaking a sweat on a sightseeing bus tour that lets you get out and walk around at two different stops. Ride in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus while a guide narrates landmarks of the French Quarter, Treme, Marigny, Garden District, and more. Built-in free time lets you explore one of the city's oldest cemeteries and enjoy coffee or a beignet at a hand-picked café.
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Venture beyond the French Quarter on an air-conditioned bus
  • Safe and efficient way to see the neighborhoods of New Orleans
  • Includes a guided tour and free time at St. Louis Cemetery #3
  • Hotel pickup offered from the French Quarter or Business District

  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities


Start:Traveler pickup offered.
    Pickup details
    • Tour picks up at most hotels in the French Quarter and Business District. If your hotel is not listed please enter the address. If staying further outside the city please call for exact pickup location.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8924P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8924P1

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      • New Orleans Native Tours - Day Tours
        194
        New Orleans, Louisiana
        Joined in October 2013
      • ParkerSturbridge
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Parker says "Amazing and fabulous tour with a great driver/guide, Lee"
        This was a most amazing experience. Lee was a great tour guide and drove us to virtually all the highlights that New Orleans has to offer. He knows everything about the city and is passionate and proud of New Orleans. We made a couple of nice stops along the way, and it made for a wonderful three-hour experience. Everyone who visits New Orleans should do it.
        Written April 20, 2023
      • susanaE7790UU
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great City Tour
        This tour was a great way to see the city without being locked in for the whole day. Convenient hotel pick up. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed the experience very much!
        Written February 24, 2023
      • 830marlam
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        First New Orleans trip
        Our tour guide Michael was great and very informative. Great tour to cover basic on the city. Gave us a chance to see the places and decide on which ones we wanted to explore more of.
        Written February 15, 2023
      • Bntzeverywhere
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome tour.
        My guides name was Bob. He was very friendly and knowledgeable on everything about New Orleans. Bob would even stop traffic and assist anyone that needed help getting on or off the bus,true gentleman. Great personality and would definitely recommend everyone I know visiting New Orleans and looking for a GREAT tour.
        Written October 26, 2022
      • W7967QZmarcelam
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect Private City Tour!
        This private city tour was perfect for my family visiting New Orleans. The bus was clean and comfortable, our tour guide was knowledgeable and fun, but most importantly we were able to see so much of the city in only 2 and a half hours (including a tour of a cemetery!). I highly recommend. Thank you New Orleans Native Tours!
        Written August 28, 2022
      • klstarnes50
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Guide was obsessed with cemetery and voo doo
        Drive by tour only. Stopped at the park and cemetery for a few minutes, nothing really very interesting. The guide spoke so fast we couldn't understand most of what she was telling us. The levees were interesting and seeing the prep for Mardi Gra was interesting but we heard so much about the burial process and practices that we got tired of hearing about that and voodoo. Not worth 50$ a person for sure.
        Written February 22, 2020
      • Rae S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        New Orleans Native Tour
        This tour in a 25 passenger van was very comprehensive. The driver and guide, Tanisha was very informative and pleasant. We saw highlights through our New Orleans making several stops along the way. Pick up and return was door to door at hotel.
        Written November 5, 2019
      • ShipConcierge
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Disorganized and described incorrectly
        I read the description & reviews of this tour prior to booking and it was the absolute opposite. I was informed that I will be picked up 15mins to 30mins prior to my tour start ti,e. I was picked up 40mins prior, was driven around town picking up other people, only to end up 150 meters from my Hotel, 30 mins later. During the 30 min drive around, the driver was organizing with base and other drivers via walkie talkie about other guests. Finally after changing buses twice, I was on the 3rd bus for my tour. No commentary was given by the driver, it was just transportation to the plantations, where we were told to go and find the guided tours that the plantations provided. No water was provided on the bus either. This tour is best described as direct transfers to plantations. It is also recommended that they have one pick up point to suggest to guests, so guests don't have to waste their time driving around town to pick up other people, only to end up at their starting point. For the cost of the tour, not worth my money.
        Written October 26, 2019
      • penmurph
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Outstanding Tour Guide Lee - So knowledgeable!
        Hadn't been to NOLA in 20 years so we opted for a tour the first day at 11 am. The City and Cemetery NATIVE Tour was perfect. Lee picked us up in front of the hotel in a small bus and we were off. We saw just about anything and everything and noted places we wanted to revisit. Lee knows all the ins and outs of the City where he grew up. The Catholic above ground cemetery was fascinating as was City Park where we had Cafe du Monde beignets without the line (they are taking over the concessions there and had their food truck) Seeing the Garden District, Treme' neighborhood, Lake Pontchartrain, the levees and the water extraction system was excellent and in AC comfort. Our fellow passengers were friendly and we all enjoyed the tour. Well worth the price especially for an infrequent visitor to this City that has so much to see. Lee is just excellent and the tour was entertaining and educational.
        Written June 4, 2019
      • paul-delaware
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent tour and overview of the city
        Just hours after arriving, we took the three-hour City and Cemetery Tour and felt like we learned a lot and had an excellent understanding of the city. Lee, our guide, picked us up promptly at our hotel. We saw the French Quarter, City Park, St. Louis Cemetery #3 (and learned all about the fascinating cemeteries in NOLA), the Treme, the Garden District, got beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde’s City Park location and learned about Katrina, Mardi Gras and the history of the city. Very full tour in a fairly short amount of time!
        Written May 12, 2019
      • Sandy C
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Cemetery and City Tour
        Great tour. Very informational. Wish we had taken the tour the day we arrived. Our guide was super courteous and knowledgeable.
        Written January 25, 2019
      • Fearless67696318390
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bus Tour was ridiculous
        The driver out down New Orleans at every opportunity. He took us to a FILTHY restaurant. His tour information was unorganized. We mostly drove through subdivisions looking at houses. Waste of 3 hours. Big Joe the driver informed us more than 20 times that he was gay, he was native American, he was coon a$$, he was sicillian. I thought more than once to get off the bus and call Uber. Probably could have gotten more historical information. Sorry for a bad review. Hopefully it was an off day but it felt like it was normal for Big Joe.
        Written November 27, 2018
      • Tanya G
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        happy time
        October 26th 2018 we had this tour with Tish Casey. She is very personable and knowledgeable. Had very nice and tasty time.
        Written October 27, 2018
      • Olga_from_Berkeley
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great way to get overview of the city
        Booked this small van tour because my 89 y.o. Mom has mobility issues...she uses a rolling walker for sightseeing. Thought this would be a good way to see the highlights and general overview of historical neighborhoods as well as the levee system in this flood prone city. Really glad I booked the tour. It was really interesting! I can’t remember our guide/drivers name, but he was super informative and I felt it was a wonderful tour to learn about the city and its history over the centuries. I recommend even if no mobility issues.
        Written October 5, 2018
      • Randie B
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Loved the Segway tour
        Best way to see New Orleans. Learned a lot about the French Quarter and it’s history. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun to spend 2 hours with.
        Written June 12, 2018
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      Rick P
      Chesterfield, Missouri25 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2021
      We enjoyed an amazing city and cemetery tour of New Orleans. My wife had never been, but I had been there several times. Still, we both learned so much about the city, the culture, the history, and the legends that make the crescent city so special.
      Our guide, Bob, was incredibly knowledgable and encouraged questions. We had opportunities to stop at some key locations, for breaks, to sample beignets, and to explore on our own at one to the famous cemeteries. The air-conditioned bus picked most of the passengers up at their hotels but we were staying at a bnb in the 7th Ward so we received a call the day before our tour with clear directions about where we could be picked up, and a suggested place for nearby affordable parking. All went smoothly and without a hitch. We were dropped off in the French Quarter at a location of our choosing at the end of the tour. Bob bent over backwards to accommodate our needs. We could not have asked for a better experience, and highly recommend the tour.
      Written November 16, 2021
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      Faith D
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2022 • Friends
      We did this the last day of our trip. Would recommend starting with it since you get a good lay of the land and LOTS of great recommendations and options. If you’re lucky enough to get Tashawna, she will mesmerize you with TONS of history, drama, humor, and her personal touch. Those two hours gave me a love and appreciate for New Orleans I hadn’t seen before. Go! You won’t regret it.
      Written April 1, 2022
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      Lisa H
      Hampton, VA8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2021 • Couples
      What an awesome tour! Lee picked us up at our hotel and we had the best time! Lee’s knowledge and delivery was perfect! He told us the history of the city, the history of the levee systems, SHOWED us the levee systems and gave us an in depth history and custom lesson of the cemetery. Fascinating! He took us to a beautiful park that has a satellite store for Cafe du Monde. No line! It was a great tour - one we would do again in a heartbeat!
      Written December 5, 2021
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      John W
      Audubon, NJ40 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Multi-generational family tour for us. Excellent overview of New Orleans from its original historical crossroads, major founding events, unique culture, and onto recent natural impacts. New Orleans influence on USA evolution is not to be overlooked, and there’s a little something in this overview for everybody. With so much material, our guide and Native tours have done some good editing. Michael, our guide, was first of all safe, then well informed and passionate about his city; he patiently answered all our questions. Highly recommended.
      Written December 25, 2022
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      bwood2015
      Brentwood, TN7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019
      Wonderful tour! Highly informative and entertaining. Our guide had a great personality for the role and obviously enjoys his work. Tour covered a large swath of the city. Sculpture garden gate was locked (which our guide said has been an issue), which was quite disappointing, but tour was otherwise world class! Highly recommend.
      Written January 2, 2020
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      Kaitie D
      University Heights, OH241 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This tour was such a good choice! Our driver, Jared, knew so much about the city and had plenty of corny jokes to keep a laughing. We got to see so much of New Orleans, from areas still recovering from Katrina to the million dollar mansions. The stop at the cemetery was a very cool experience and of course the beignets are always welcome! It may not be terribly exciting for kids or anyone who doesn't care about history, but if you get to see more than the walking tours offer and get to see it from the comfort of an air conditioned bus.
      Written March 28, 2023
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      Kevin B
      Lexington, KY7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      My wife and I have been coming to New Orleans for 30 plus years and went on tours every year but never a bus tour.
      With all that's going on I wasn't sure about a bus tour but I'm glad we did. With limited 50% capacity and strict adherence to guidance I'm glad we did.
      Our guide was Toast. If you can, ask for him. Very informative and knowledgeable about all things New Orleans. Learned and seen things I never had and yet his facts reinforced things I've heard for years.
      Written December 13, 2020
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      5cindy
      Fort Myers Beach, FL50 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2020
      This was a great bus tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a great deal about the history of New Orleans. Not too long and it stops at the beautiful park so you can use the restroom or get a drink or snack.
      Written December 26, 2020
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      Scmomwells
      Irmo, SC35 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This tour was awesome. The tour guide made us feel welcome to his city. No question was too small or irrelevant. I loved how he narrated while driving and how he gave examples to aid in understanding for our teenager. We stopped twice during the tour. He covered all of New Orleans.
      Written April 7, 2021
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      David D
      Cornucopia, WI1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2023 • Family
      Lee was an awesome tour guide. Start to finish he was full of information and insights. We had no idea we would be able to learn so much in a relatively short time. From the early New Orleans history and the slave trade to the current levy system and festivals, Lee knew about it all. We were fascinated by the graveyard stop and Lee’s commentary on the burial practices. We truly felt we got to know and appreciate New Orleans. I would recommend this tour to anyone, and especially if you’ve never been to the Big Easy. Lee is the best!
      Written March 20, 2023
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