New Orleans: City Tour and Natchez Daytime Jazz Cruise Combo

4.3 / 5

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New Orleans: City Tour and Natchez Daytime Jazz Cruise Combo

From US$ 74 per person

Enjoy the best of both worlds in New Orleans on an exciting tour through the historic neighborhoods of New Orleans, including the world famous French Quarter, then cruise on board the historic Steamboat Natchez on the Mississippi River.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 4 hours
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  • Absorb the sights and sounds of New Orleans' world famous French Quarter
  • Enjoy a Steam Calliope jazz concert
  • Listen to the Captain’s narration of the highlights of one of the world’s busiest ports
  • Tour the Historic Steam Engine Room and learn how steam powers the engines to turn the Paddlewheel
Full description
Take a combined half-day tour of the Mississippi River on board an historic steamboat and explore the world of the buccaneer Jean Lafitte as you travel from the French Quarter of New Orleans to the shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Discover 3 centuries of history, legends and romance as you encounter “The City That Care Forgot!” Your experienced guide will amaze you with stories of voodoo and piracy on the Bayou St. John, the water used by Jean Lafitte and his band of pirates, as you make your way to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. After your exciting Super City Tour by motorcoach, board the historic Steamboat Natchez, the last Authentic Steamboat on the Mississippi River. On this 2-hour day cruise you will get the sense of the early days of this port city when life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi River. Enjoy a Steam Calliope jazz concert on board the Natchez as you cruise past the Chalmette Battlefield, where Jean Lafitte and his buccaneers joined forces with Andrew Jackson to defeat the British in the Battle of New Orleans.
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • Experienced guide
  • Taxes
  • Ticket for the Natchez Daytime Jazz Cruise
  • Buffet lunch
  • Gratuities
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Gray Line Lighthouse, 400 Toulouse Street. This is behind the Jax Brewery.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • 2 hour tour + 2 hour cruise
  • Tour and cruise may be taken on separate days. Cruise Departs 11:30 AM & 02:30 PM daily
  • Please call to confirm sailing schedule.
  • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. Please submit any special requests at least 48 hours in advance of your reservations.
  • The parking lot fee is approximately $11.00 to $13.00 for up to 4 or more hours unless it is a special event. When you pass Rampart St., you are in the French Quarter. Please allow for extra time due to heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the French Quarter at all times.
  • Tours will not be conducted on Mardi Gras Day and Thanksgiving Day.
  •  Periodically, Steamboat Natchez will be out of service for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance. All cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel, the riverboat City of New Orleans.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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My mom and I had a wonderful time. Everything went as expected. I suppose it would have been nice to know that most of the tour guide announcements were about things mostly on one side of the boat. But we appreciated the more quiet return trip. Thank you for enhancing our first trip to New Orleans.

26 February 2020

Very interesting about the tombs and the purpose of having them raised and no trees around. Everybody thinks it's because the water table is high. Go on the tour and find out. The streets going through the cemeteries had street names. Buy the home made candy from the lady by the cemetery.

29 January 2020

awesome tour guide

Ryan on the grey line was an awesome tour guide. The river boat was a very nice ride, and while the lunch (which we thought was included with our purchase but apparently was not) was not outstanding it tasted pretty good and was reasonably priced. There was plenty of sitting space and places to get drinks. They do not explain to you to buy your lunch at the bar and then go sit in dining area. Signs on the tables tell you to wait for someone to escort you, after waiting for about 10 minutes we were told just to show the ticket and walk ourselves up after we purchased it at the bar.

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5 November 2018

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