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Racontours

Address: New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone Number: +1 504-899-1277
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cultural tours, Food tours, Night tours, Sightseeing Tours, Food & Drink
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Racontours, New Orleans is a walking tour company dedicated to sharing stories in an immersive...
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Type: Cultural tours, Food tours, Night tours, Sightseeing Tours, Food & Drink
Fee: Yes
Hours:
Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: Racontours, New Orleans is a walking tour company dedicated to sharing stories in an immersive Southern experience. Our tours are for story lovers and history buffs alike whose curiosity goes beyond mere linear dates and facts. While we offer 2 tours, we can only provide 1 tour a day on a first come first served basis. Reservations must be made with a minimum 24 hours advance notice. Our Garden District tour is a 6 hour experience that includes a 4 course lunch at the world renowned Commanders Palace! Our Voodoo tour is a 4-5 hour experience which takes place in the French Quarter. It is a fun and touching examination of how this often misunderstood ancient African faith evolved with the residents of the Vieux Carre, into what is now known as New Orleans Voodoo. Each walking tour concludes in an above ground cemetery. Join Racontours and discover the passions, loves, deceits and betrayals, that took place in our garden, below the sea. Thank you for your interest..and get ready to slow your roll!

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Our tour guide, Tree, made our day spectacular! My daughter and son-in-law treated me to a trip to New Orleans for my 75th b'day. I was fascinated by Tree's knowledge of the culture, city, personages, history etc. enough to make it a point to inform myself further of this intriguing place. Tree's tour was so worthwhile and made all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We are seriously OBSESSED with Tree. He is the sweetest guy and is hilarious. He definitely goes out of his way to ensure that the trip is memorable and that every small detail is taken care of. He is like an actor and keeps the tour lively and fun. The restaurant is the best part...its amazing food and he makes... More 

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Highly recommend the Racontour Garden District tour, especially if you’re a history buff. Tree is not only full of knowledge about one of New Orleans’s most beautiful and historical areas, but he is entertaining as well with fascinating stories delivered in his own unique character. Of course it all ends at the fabulous Commander’s Palace restaurant where you’ll enjoy a... More 

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Plainville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My mom and I decided to the tour of the Garden district after reading fantastic reviews here on trip advisor for our first trip to NOLA and boy were we glad we did!! We came to NOLA for 4 days and took a few great tours, ate amazing food, and listened to great music but this tour with Tree, by... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My mom and I did this tour, and it was fabulous. Tree is the ultimate tour guide, both entertaining and informative. We had a great time, and certainly recommend the tour to any visitor to the city. I felt bad for the other tour groups that passed our paths throughout the day, as we were quite obviously the group who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, New Orleans has some of the best food, music, and fun you'll experience probably in your life, but if you don't take a tour with Tree, you will have missed the city. He was so gracious and kind and entertaining and funny and so, so knowledgeable. This man has studied. Hard. In depth. He's read people's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I am not interested in history and, frankly, get bored pretty easily. Tree had me engaged and asking questions from start to end. I have done a lot of traveling and have been on dozens of tours in many different parts of the world. Rarely have I encountered a storyteller with Tree's abilities. He brings the history alive yet keeps... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a do not miss tour when you are in New Orleans. We were visiting with another couple and we knew they would have a great time on this tour as we had taken it a few years back. They did absolutely love it! It was just as much fun for us as the first time and maybe even... More 

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Hands down the BEST tour guide in town! We booked the Garden District tour and Lunch at Commander's Palace and loved Tree's style so much we also took his Vieux Carre and Voodoo tour later in the week. Tree provides those little extra “lagniappes” that sets him apart from all the others; such as walking sticks that open up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tree is an entertaining one-man show, and at the end of the show, you realize you learned, through pure enjoyment, not only interesting historical facts, but the cultural essence that makes New Orleans unique. And, at the end of the show, you enjoy a luxurious lunch at the renowned Commander's Palace. I would definitely pay the price of the ticket... More 

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