New Orleans

Three-Hour City Tour of New Orleans by Minibus

Badge of ExcellenceNew Orleans, USA
Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Although not your typical tour of New Orleans, this expedition through the Big Easy takes in some of the major points of interest, including the French Quarter, Treme, the Esplanade, the Garden District and the Metairie Cemetery. Relax in air-conditioned minibus comfort, and listen as a guide leads you through one of America's most historic cities.
  • New Orleans like a local -- tour 5 neighborhoods
  • Orient yourself to the city on this minibus tour
  • Enjoy commentary from a local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • 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
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Please confirm your hotel prior to departure. Pickup times vary according to number and location of stops, so you must be ready 30 minutes prior to the start of your tour.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Operated by Southern Style Tours and Transportation

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Great way to see New...
robert_p, May 2024
Great way to see New Orleans quickly and understand the dynamics of this River Trading Hub. Our driver/tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the city and truly demonstrated his commitment to his job.
A great experience
Gloria_C, May 2024
A great city tour. The small bus was comfortable. Our tour guide was very informative. We were informed about many things - architecture, parks, famous sites, including a cemetary. The history and current burial process is very interesting.. We stopped for restroom breaks . We also stopped at a beautiful park for a break and an opportunity to have beignets and coffee. Hurricane Katrina was explained to us in the most efficient way I've ever heard. New Orleans is such a pretty city. I loved seeing the various house colors. I highly recommend this tour. We always use Viator for our vacation tours and have never been disappointed.
Mini bus 3 hour tour.
JE_H, May 2024
Gary was great. We will be back again in July 2024 with another couple. Can we get Gary again? He is very knowledgeable and enjoyable guide.
First tour
Lillian_A, May 2024
Due to bad weather yesterday I was late getting to the tour, which was at 2 o’clock. I will try to do the tour on my own before leaving on May 15. But I hope to return with better weather.
Disappointing to say the least
Graham_H, May 2024
Booked this tour whilst at home, was very cautious of network coverage etc whilst travelling. So booked the tour and had all the necessary details including the 30 minute window of when to be in the lobby to await collection. We waited, and waited but no one turned up. Returned to our room well after the collection time only to then receive an email stating collection was going to be much earlier than advised at the time of booking because we were the first pick up. Also received an SMS stating the driver had waited outside and we hadn't turned up - they didn't even enter the hotel to ask at the desk (we were waiting in our room until it was time to go to the lobby). To say the response to my enquiry IE would they transfer our booking to another day was responded to quite bluntly!
Worth the Experience
Felicia_C, May 2024
Gary was phenomenal and gave us the true history behind New Orleans. The 3 hours went fast but the trip was worth it. I would give the bus a poor rating because the air wasn’t very good on the back of the bus and the seats require some TLC but because of Gary, I’m giving 5 stars anyway.
Experience the History
Karen_C, May 2024
Great Tour. Lots of History. Joseph was a Great Tour Guide. Very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans. He was Professional, Kind and very Patient. Really overall nice Guy. Will definitely try again. Anyone visiting New Orleans should take a tour.
Great experience
Mary_H, May 2024
Very knowledgeable guide. Very good experience overall. Nice tour. Really enjoyed the background of the cemetery and the stop for beignets.
NOLA in a nutshell
Gary_D, May 2024
It was a good introduction to the city and its history. Our guide was a local and had a good understanding of New Orleans. Never saw Bourbon St, thou.
Great tour
Ellen_S, May 2024
Excellent tour with Joseph as our driver/guide. He was so knowledgeable and informative. I definitely would recommend this. Also very good price.
Being the first time in...
Isaac_N, May 2024
Being the first time in New Orleans, it was great the tour the city with a knowledgeable local guy. The narration was great and we learnt so much.
Bruce_B, May 2024
Joseph, our guide and driver, was excellent in getting us around New Orleans and giving us the history and layout of the city. The small group and comfort of the minibus added to our trip. Thank you
Well worth it!
Leslie_M, Apr 2024
Joseph was very knowledgeable and friendly. Three hours was just enough time to see everything and not get bored (or sore from sitting too long!)
Great New Orleans tour
MHogan32, Apr 2024
Our guide Gary was very great. He gave us an opportunity to see inside a historic home. He answered all questions and provided a travel guide with recommendations for everything.
Sandra_B, Apr 2024
I learned so much about New Orleans. The trip was pleasant. Joseph was funny and very knowledgeable.
Great Tour to Begin the Vacation
MonicaM, Apr 2024
This was the perfect tour to start our New Orleans trip....we wanted a trip that would be easy so we opted for the transportation option. We were given a 30 minute pick-up window but they were an additional 15 minutes later than that....we were ready to give up but the tour bus finally showed up. Apparently they pick up all the French Quarter hotels first, and a couple of the groups were late, and the driver had to wait for them. The tour itself was in a comfortable small bus, with a driver who knew and understood the history as he survived through Katrina. We highly recommend this trip and tour!
Terrific Tour Guide
Jill_L, Apr 2024
Gary was a great tour guide. Very interesting tour. It was a terrific way to get acclimated to the city on the first day with lots of tips and suggestions. Definitely enhanced our short visit.
Shouldn't miss opportunity
Michael_D, Apr 2024
our driver, Gary was the highlight of a great tour! personable, knowledgeable and clearly loves his town and his job!
The tour that turned the trip around!!
Jerry_V, Apr 2024
Being an older dude, I was out of place on bourbon street and didn’t have high hopes for the rest of my 3 day stay. That all turned around when I booked a city tour. Our tour guide Gary was super knowledgeable about his beautiful hometown. I learned so much about the rich (and sometimes frustrating) history of New Orleans. Funny, flexible on stops and ready to give some insider tips, I couldn’t recommend a better guide to get to know NOLA. I spent the rest of my trip backtracking to the sites and recommends he gave. Thanks Gary !
Gary K was the best tour...
Mary_K, Apr 2024
Gary K was the best tour guide! He's very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans and very personable. He made sure everyone felt comfortable and enjoyed the day!

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