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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans

By Southern Style Tours
A guided tour of New Orleans makes it easy for time-strapped travelers to visit the city’s distinct enclaves in just a matter of hours. Cruise through five New Orleans neighborhoods in the comfort of an air-conditioned minibus, including less-frequented areas such as the Warehouse District and Faubourg Treme for a richer understanding of the city's culture. This tour includes guided commentary and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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$40.00
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per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 3h
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Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Ideal overview of New Orleans for first-time visitors
  • Minibus tour lets you see more neighborhoods in less time
  • See landmark attractions in addition to less-frequented districts
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included for ultimate convenience

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected downtown New Orleans and French Quarter hotels only
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini coach
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Lawn Metairie
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Begin your tour with pickup from your downtown or French Quarter hotel prior to your selected departure time. In an air-conditioned minibus, breeze past the mansions of Esplanade Avenue en route to City Park. Stop briefly to pick up coffee and beignets (own expense), and walk around the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden before heading past the Ninth Ward, a neighborhood rich in innovations after devastation from Hurricane Katrina. Continue through the famous Garden District, known for its mansion-lined boulevards, and onward to the Warehouse District and Faubourg Treme—a historical neighborhood well off the beaten tourist track. After a brief stop at Metairie Cemetery, your tour concludes with hotel drop-off.  Note: the cemetery may occasionally close for special events, in which case you will visit an alternate cemetery

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please confirm your hotel prior to departure. Pickup times vary according to number and location of stops so you must be ready to be picked up at any time during that 30 minute period.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8013P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Masks are required for tour guides
  • 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 30 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans?
How much is Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans?
Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans price starts from $40.00. Discover and book Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans on Tripadvisor
What is the Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans cancellation policy?
Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans?
Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans is hosted by Southern Style Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Southern Style Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans on Tripadvisor

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: 8013P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    French Quarter
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Lower 9th Ward
    Garden District
    Warehouse District
  • 2
    Lake Lawn Metairie
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    St. Louis Cathedral
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

796marniel
796marniel
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Great Overview of the City!
The tour was very comprehensive, covering much more than just the French Quarter. The guide was VERY knowledgeable
ilan1032019
ilan1032019
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Fun experience
I enjoyed thoroughly the tour with Joseph as our tour guide. He was very informative and entertaining. I highly rec
montdawn
montdawn
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Okay tour to Oak Alley
It was very convenient to be picked up at our hotel. However, our bus driver was not very friendly or welcoming. Di
tojofenton64
tojofenton64
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Amazing plantation!
Our trip out to Oak Alley was the hardest part, about a 45 minute drive with hotel pickup at 8:00. The grounds are
michaelnE5925TM
michaelnE5925TM
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A wonderful and educational experience
We had an awesome time. Gary was an awesome and kind tour guide. We really loved the stops. The first stop, the hap
Chanelle_TA
Chanelle_TA
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Beautiful but more to learn
Very well organised and run by Southern Style Tours and Oak Valley is a stunning estate. However, we would have lik
356chelseyw
356chelseyw
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Oak Alley and City Tour
This was a great tour. The history is so rich and our guides were amazing. They were so knowledgeable and helpful.
H9646KCamandal
H9646KCamandal
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Joseph was great!!
Joseph was great!!! Highly recommend this tour. He knows lots of facts. He’s personable and not boring. The Katrina
304judyb
304judyb
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Interesting and Informative
Laura plantation tour was excellent and our Guide Logan was interesting and extremely informative! Well worth the t
X2848GSandreab
X2848GSandreab
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Southern Style Tours Laura Plantaion Tour is Fabulous!!
My tour to Laura Plantation was fantastic!!!! My driver Mike ( I believe was his name) was an absolute sweetheart.
Kalaina
Kalaina
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History lesson and breathtaking views
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting and engaging. The grounds are absolutely gorgeo
365earlb
365earlb
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Plantation Tour
Beautiful. Friendly tour guide. Glad we did the tour. Very humbling. Beautiful mansion. History of this place was
jay n
jay n
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Southern charm
The grounds are impeccable. The home has been restored on The outside, The craftsmanship has lasted for so many yea
Etdarc
Etdarc
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Not to be missed
We booked with Southern Style Tours the New Orleans 3 Hour City Tour. Joseph picked us up at our hotel, the Prince
angelasN372SA
angelasN372SA
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Laura Plantation
Tour guide, Olivia, was very knowledgeable and informative about the Laura Plantation and the family that owned it.
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This was a terrific bus tour of the city! The driver was extremely knowledgeable of history of this charming city and she also knew the architecture. My only disappoint was that we did not stop at the famous & renowned, Cafe’ Du Monde
for Beignets! I am soooooo disappointed because it rained during our entire visit and we couldn’t make it there on our own since our daughter & toddler granddaughter were traveling with us. She did stop at another (unknown) cafe that sold beignets, and other Louisiana favorites. Unfortunately gumbo was terrible- like out of a can & no flavor.
I should have just stayed on the bus during that stop.
I would recommend that an itinerary be provided before customers pay for this bus trip!
Written August 28, 2022
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Svengali
Yankton, SD43 contributions
Jan 2023
I took this tour with my wife on Jan 28 2023. We were picked up on the corner of the block of our Hotel. Joseph was our tour guide & made the experience enjoyable & informative. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who has a brief time in New Orleans & would like a great overview of the City. Joseph was kind enough to drop me near my next adventure the WWII Museum. I will strongly consider another tour in the future with Southern Style Tours.
Written February 11, 2023
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BK
2 contributions
Nov 2022
As a first time visitor wanting to see as much of New Orleans as possible, we chose this tour. Gary, our guide, was excellent with his knowledge as a life long resident, history major and guide. We saw the Garden district with Gary pointing out homes owned by some very notable people along with one of the best restaurants in New Orleans and the country as rated. The tour include a drive by the WWII museum, parts of the French Quarter, a local park with for a Beignet and coffee, a cemetery with a full explanation of the origin and functional purpose of the above ground tombs and finally over to the lake and canals with a complete explanation of the terrain of New Orleans, engineering of the canal and lake and finally where did the water abatement system fail and who was most affected. This was a great tour. We combined this 9-12am tour with a 1pm Food Sampling Walking tour of the French Quarter, both through, you guessed it, Trip Advisor. These 2 tours gave us the most complete introduction to New Orleans imaginable.
Written November 21, 2022
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DenverJim48
Englewood, CO261 contributions
Nov 2022
Very disappointed. The tour guide, after picking up everyone from the hotels, made his first stop at a bar that a friend of his owns to sample rum--not advertised as a part of the tour and a waste of time. Then when we finally did get to stop and get off the bus for a 10-minute visit to a cemetery, more time was wasted as he hawked snacks that his friends were selling. A waste of time again! Most of the remainder of the tour was driving by houses and citing their prices and discussing the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Seeing berms and steel barriers is less than exciting.
Written November 13, 2022
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Bucky Fans
Bloomington, MN1 contribution
Mar 2023
Our guide and driver, Joseph, was knowledgeable, easy to understand, and full of New Orleans lore. The tour was a good length, with 3 stops for passengers to get out and look at interesting exhibits as well as use the restroom, and it offered a good snapshot of the city's business district, French Quarter, garden district and areas heavily affected by Katrina. The smaller bus made it easier to connect with fellow passengers and ask questions. The bus itself was clean, well-ventilated, (and well-air-conditioned), and had large windows to see out of as well as clean enough through which pictures could be taken.
Written March 2, 2023
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Lori M
1 contribution
We took the 3 hour tour with Gary. He communicated with us and picked us up at our hotel which was a huge bonus. He was very knowledgeable and funny. He interacted with each person that stepped on. He showed us filming locations we were all interested in, architecture and the Katrina damage and levees. He could tell us almost anything about it, including storm strengths at different times, landing point, evacuations and gave us dates and exact times. He even explained how the city has fortified and developed changes for further storms. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this tour!!
Written August 7, 2022
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scubagirlkelley
Kirkland, WA90 contributions
Oct 2021
I enjoyed that we did get to see other parts of the city. I appreciated that the driver was very knowledgeable about the town and things to do and see, he seemed very personable, he was a good driver, and was very friendly. I did not appreciate that they did not enforce mask wearing inside the bus, given that we were all inside with a bunch of strangers for three hours. We did stop in a beautiful park with time to get a beignet from Cafe du Monde, which was nice.
Written November 1, 2021
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Nancy
Oakland, CA1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Solo
Gary was great! He was very flexible with the pick up location, gave little side tidbits about the city, and what we were saying plus he was humorous and just plain fun!! Thanks a lot Gary we really did have a good sightseeing group as well!
Written April 28, 2023
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Heather Locke
Grand Rapids, MI1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
This was a great way to start our trip! Our guide (Gary if I remember right) was fantastic and gave us so many good tips and tricks. We made a stop mid trip at Cafe du monde in city park so we could buy a benignet and use the bathroom which was a nice surprise. Also appreciated the lists he shared via text of local suggestions! I'd highly recommend doing this if you've never been to New Orleans and want a good overview and ideas to add to your trip. If you're concerned about covid our guide/driver did not wear a mask nor was it required of riders.
Written December 31, 2021
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DebO
Grand Island, NY9 contributions
Fabulous way to see New Orleans! We had one whole day before we went on a cruise to experience the city in a short time. So glad we chose the 3 hr tour. Got picked up at our hotel and drop off is the same. Our tour guide was Gary who was fantastic. He offered so many facts and points of interest as we drove through the city and back to our starting point. Very knowledgeable and nice person. Answered any questions we had and even texted us with places to visit after the tour, restaurants, music venues etc. We got to see most of the major areas of the city…French Quarter, a cemetery where his comments told us the history and burial process, the levees, city park, Cafe Dumonde stop, the different wards, etc. We highly recommend this tour. If you need a great tour that orients you to what this great city has to offer this is the one for you…
Written March 13, 2022
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