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New Orleans' Original Cocktail Tour

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French Quarter
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Address: Toulouse Street and Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA 70130
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+1 800-233-2628
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

History with a Twist! Enjoy a stroll through the streets of old New...

History with a Twist! Enjoy a stroll through the streets of old New Orleans, visiting the homes of cocktails made famous in this city. Enter establishments that you might not see in your daily travels and hear their tales.

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Wonderful tour around New Orleans. Our guide Sandy was amazing. She showed us places we never would have gone into on our own. This was such a fun way to learn about the... read more

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chicago, il
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chicago, il
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful tour around New Orleans. Our guide Sandy was amazing. She showed us places we never would have gone into on our own. This was such a fun way to learn about the history and culture of the city. I would go again!

Thank mrsbrady2009
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They don't plan ahead with business'. We where turned away from at least 2 places because they had other activities going on..group started out with 14 people. people drop out because they couldn't hear what was said and boring. Wife and I stayed hoping for improvment. We got some history from it, but definitely did not get what we paid... More 

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took this tour with Joe Gendusa. The man is an absolute treasure! This was a great introduction to the French Quarter in a very relaxed and fun manner. Learned a great deal about the history of NOLA, while having a great time with a group of people from all over the country, and even a few visiting from another country.... More 

Thank RealSmitty
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time learning about the history of different bars and NOLA. Our tour guide Sandy was so witty and funny. Thanks for making the tour a blast!

Thank lgo123249
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at New Orleans' Original Cocktail Tour, responded to this review

Sandi is a great tour guide and she will be delighted to know how much you enjoyed her tour. All the guides on the cocktail tour mix history and fun and folklore for a tour where you can meet new people you like and new cocktails you only dreamed about. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great, casual tour. Relaxed and informative. Learn about history of the city and drinks. Sandi was very knowledgeable and approachable.

Thank NoahandBen
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to organise and meet up, greeted by Brian who was just right for this tour, managed the group well, pointed us in all the right directions, had a perfect demeanour and delivery for getting tourists mildly sloshed in all the best places. Brian punctuated the pace with stories and history, and it was like being shown around by a... More 

Thank thethreeharrys
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun taking this tour, our tour guide Nancy was amazing! Funny, friendly and full of knowledge. We learned a lot and had a blast.

Thank Stacey S
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at New Orleans' Original Cocktail Tour, responded to this review

Nancy will be delighted that you enjoyed her tour. Thanks for coming to our city and to Gray Line. More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It could have been an off day, but our guide did not seem that enthusiastic or informative. The tour seemed like it was more important to sell cocktails than give an informative historical outlook on much of anything else. We also went to only three places. Just my opinion, but not what I thought it would be.

Thank JPR7271
Oakley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour, led by Joe, was an absolute blast. Joe is a New Orleans treasure. He infused the tour with so much history of the City, its culture, restaurants and, of course, its specialty cocktails. I suggest dressing up a bit as most women were in dresses and the men wore nice short/sleeve shirt and dress shorts. We learned lots... More 

Thank bruinsgirl02
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked ahead of time for our first stop/ tour of New Orleans to kind of get the lay of the land! It was awesome! Our tour guide was Sandy. Wanna talk about a lady who knew her stuff! She knew what bars to take us to and what drinks to suggest. She made the tour and gave us great knowledge... More 

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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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