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Basin St. Station: Tours & Tickets

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Welcoming thousands of visitors into New Orleans every day, Basin St. Station provides an authentic and exciting introduction to our richly diverse and historic city. The first floor contains a staffed visitor information center featuring...more
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501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3552
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is an easy way to see a lot of the more famous places in New Orleans and learn some history. There is AC in the bus, and some spots in the shade on top. Dont worry about buying tickets online...you can just pay on...More

Thank ninnyebaum
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our tour guide Sparkles was very insightful and shared many facts about the architecture of the city that other tour guides did not touch base on.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time and learned a lot about the French Quarter thanks to Sparkles our guide! Don't let her age fool you, she is a spry chicken and will take you all over the French Quarter.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tim F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to get a feel of the city and your bearings. Great advice and support from Emily M in the tour terminal. Nothing was too much trouble. Booked 3 day pass which included 2 free walking tours. The garden tour with Paige was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Hazel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice and interesting visitor center, really helpful staff. Lots of parking with a $10 per day charge. There are several tour companies that stop here, including the City Sightseeing tour that we took.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PLB50402
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best way to hit the best sightseeing spots in a short amount of time. 3-day tickets include 19 stops plus 2 walking tours

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Joan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

John Lafluer gave the most informative bus ride that kept us on the bus rather than getting off. We followed him beyond cemetery and took cemetery tour the next day. Overall easy to see the city without a car. Parking was 48.00 a day at...More

Thank Inspire799652
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We jumped on the bus and brought the 3 day pass on board. The trip round was ok with the tour guide ok, but I’m sure some of it was made up? Once we left the bus & having lunch we read the pamphlet and...More

Thank CaptChaos62
Reviewed 9 September 2019

We took full advantage of our 3 day pass and hopped on and off several times.Our first time on, we took the full 2 hour ride to familiarize ourselves with the city. Most of the guides were informative, some just more talkative than others, but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mikicr
Reviewed 3 August 2019

Went for a look see. It;s a very nice old railway station. With a small interesting museum, telling about the history of the station. Small place to get some food and information.

Date of experience: July 2019
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GuestExperience504, Guest Relations Manager at Basin St. Station, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!

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That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi
that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere
else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the
streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered
to be the very best of New Orleans culture and
tradition is, put simply, just how people go about
their daily lives in this historic part of town. As
one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods
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2 December 2018|
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Response from GuestExperience504 | Property representative |
Yes, we do have an elevator. Our building is 4 floors.
James S
8 December 2017|
Response from GuestExperience504 | Property representative |
Hi James, our visitor parking is limited and only for short term parking. There is a lot right next door that offers very affordable rates for all day parking. We'd be happy to help you with this when you arrive. Hope to see... More
31 October 2016|
Response from GuestExperience504 | Property representative |
Hi Joan, thank you for your interest in Basin St. Station! We do not allow overnight parking at our visitor center, but there is an adjacent public parking lot which can accommodate several days of parking. We hope this... More