Which New Orleans Sightseeing Bus is Best?

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana: They say that New York is the city that never sleeps, and while that may be true, New Orleans Louisiana is also an insomniac. No matter what time of day you visit or what time of year the Crescent City is teeming with one-of-a-kind events, unbelievable food, the best music, and a whole lot of fun and shenanigans.

From the French Quarter to the Financial District and Downtown to the Garden District, there are so many exciting things to do and see! Honestly, the abundance of good times and historic sites can be overwhelming. If only you knew someone who could show you all of the hotspots, give context, and treat you to a good time in the process... If only!

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Fear not would-be travelers, because we here at TripShock have a delightful surprise for you! A comfy, cozy, professionally-guided bus tour. Indeed, like all of the options for fun, there are numerous New Orleans sightseeing bus tours to choose from. Options range from overview to intensive, from large groups to intimate, with each different one offering a different take on how to best discover the Big Easy in all of it's glory.

So many things to do, so many bus tours to decide on, but which New Orleans sightseeing Bus is Best? Keep reading and find out for yourself!

Which New Orleans Sightseeing Bus is Best?

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

Tour Duration: Varies (2 Hours Per Loop)


The New Orleans Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour is the total package. That means 18 stops of spectacular New Orleans sightseeing action on your terms. Let's say you prefer to explore the French Quarter or Jackson Square during the day time when it's less hectic and then want to head over to the Garden District for an evening stroll and/or dinner. No problem! Those 18 defined stops are there when you need them!

Want to simply cruise around the whole city from East to West, enjoy the scenery, and kick back in your seat for the ride? You're good there, too! Get on board by 3:30 PM for a complete tour of the Crescent City. Even better, you can stretch this baby out over the course of 3 days so you can really savor each street, site, and activity!


  • ● Comprehensive City Tour
  • ● 18 Stops
  • ● Flexible Schedules
  • ● Narrated
  • ● Classic Double Decker Bus (Closed Cabin and Open Upper Deck)
  • ● 3-Day Pass includes complimentary tours of French Quarter, Garden District, and Lafayette Cemetery

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New Orleans City & Katrina Tour

Tour Duration: 3 Hours


A classic New Orleans city tour that hits all of the big fish and then some! Spend 3 hours cruising the city with a narrated tour guide exploring every nook and cranny of New Orleans. Departing from Barataria Boulevard, make your way through Jackson Square, the Cabildo, and St. Louis Cathedral on your way to the French Quarter, Treme, and beyond!

One thing that is especially cool about this tour is its focus on those parts of the city, including infrastructure and historic neighborhoods, that are still suffering from the impacts of Hurricane Katrina. A powerful journey, and one that is sure to prompt plenty of great discussions, this one is a real crowd pleaser because of it's comprehensive and also perfect for kids, seniors, and groups alike!


  • ● Comprehensive City Tour
  • ● Narrated
  • ● Morning and Afternoon Departures available
  • ● Morning tour includes a stop for beignets and coffee

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The Great Delta Eco Tour

Duration: 4 Hours


A change of pace from your standard New Orleans sightseeing bus tour, this trip is for wildlife enthusiasts and folks looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Crescent City. Four hours of intensive ecotourism training, sightseeing, and scientific discussion, this tour is a sweet treat for those looking to expand their horizons and learn something about the delicate yet rugged swamps and Bayou territory of southern Louisiana.

Discover how storms, floods, rising sea levels, and erosion all play a part in the shaping of the region. Even better, this tour gets you right up close to the action where you can observe alligators, herons, and other majestic Bayou wildlife!


  • ● Master Naturalist Led Eco-Tour
  • ● Travel to "Islenos" Coastal Fishing Villages
  • ● Picnic Lunch from a local restaurant
  • ● See Swamps, Rivers, and Lakes

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Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tours

Duration: 2 Hours


Climb aboard this bus if you dare and prepare yourself for an evening of everything scary, spooky, and frightful in New Orleans! This New Orleans sightseeing bus will take you to the most infamous sites in the city including the Port of Missing Men.

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We here at TripShock really like this tour because of the actual tour guides themselves. Sure, the scenes and sights are frightening, but the tales of murder, hauntings, and other urban legends are literally to die for! After all of that (if you're brave enough) venture off the bus and out into an actual cemetery for some real, live ghost hunting!


  • ● Narrated Ghost Tour
  • ● Hear stories of America's most haunted city
  • ● Visit locations outside of the French Quarter
  • ● Visit an actual cemetery

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Published Jun 5 2018
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