Explore New Orleans with City Sightseeing
New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The city, on the banks of the Mississippi River, is famous for its distinct French Creole architecture, its cross-cultural heritage, its cuisine and its music. New Orleans is known as the birthplace of jazz and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The city is often referred to as the most unique in America. Hop on and off the bus tour at your leisure and take in this beautiful city. Hop off at the Superdome, originally named the Louisiana Superdome, which is the largest fixed dome structure in the world. It is home to the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and has hosted several Super Bowl National Championships. Hop off at the Insectarium, an Asian inspired garden where you will be surrounded by thousands of precious butterflies as you wander through a mysterious Louisiana Swamp.
Take the bus tour to all of the city’s popular attractions
New Orleans is home to the National WWII Museum which focuses on the remembrance and celebration of the American Spirit of the men and women who served during World War II. Learn about the teamwork, courage and sacrifice through exhibits, artefacts and displays. Visit the stunning St. Louis Cathedral, which is a major landmark in the French Quarter and is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S. Take in the beautiful décor and enjoy the grounds. Visit Royal street, one of the city's most historic streets, for crafts, antiques, objets d’art and museums or hop off at the French Market and peruse stands loaded with fresh local produce along with an array of items including keep sakes and souvenirs. Nearby is a treasure trove of nightclub entertainment spots intermingled with a host of savoury New Orleans style restaurants which are popular with the locals.
There is plenty to see and do in New Orleans
Hop off the bus tour at St. Louis Cemetery, the oldest above ground cemetery in New Orleans, which opened in 1789. Within its walls you will find the vault and remains of the infamous voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Visit Mardi Gras world and discover how the festival is constructed. Get up close to Mardi Gras' grandest floats and sculptures and absorb the festival atmosphere as you try on costumes and surround yourself in the exhibits. There are plenty of places to shop, dine and unwind. Bourbon Street is Entertainment District of the French Quarter and is widely known as the best place to party in the south! Locals and visitors alike love the drink specials and endless live entertainment stretching from Canal Street until Ursulines Avenue! Whatever you choose to do during your stay in New Orleans, let City Sightseeing introduce you to this fantastic city and highlight all the things to do and see.
Cemetery Tour - Explore St. Louis Cemetery Number 1, New Orleans’ oldest cemetery and site of the tomb of Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau! This is a self-guided tour, using the City Sightseeing map and descriptive pamphlet, which takes the visitor through one of the great Cities Of the Dead. Tombs and vaults stand tall in French and Spanish traditions. Elaborate family tombs, economic wall vaults and society mausoleums are all clustered throughout the meandering walkways and passages. As the final resting place of many historical figures, this tour is rich with enchanting stories and fascinating burial traditions of old New Orleans.
French Quarter Walking Tour - Stroll the historic French Quarter with an experienced local licensed City Sightseeing tour guide. Marvel at the history and architecture of America’s most fascinating neighborhood. This Walking Tour (complete distance less than 1 mile) includes Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral, Pirates Alley and a classic French Quarter Courtyard. The rich and storied past of New Orleans will fascinate and entertain, framed by the unique Spanish, Caribbean, French and American influences that define the city and today’s New Orleans culture.
Garden District Walking Tour - Explore the splendor and elegance of The Garden District - one of New Orleans’ most sophisticated, historic and elegant neighborhoods! Walk with one of City Sightseeing’s experienced, licensed, local tour guides, through tree-lined streets radiating with grace and opulence. Learn about Greek Revival, Italianate and other architectural styles that characterize the area - visit celebrity homes along the way! Beautiful stroll, great for photographers!