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Racontours

3436 Annunciation Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
504 899-1277
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Ranked #6 of 205 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Racontours, New Orleans is a walking tour company dedicated to sharing stories in an immersive...
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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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Santa Ana, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

What am amazing experience! Absolutely worth the cost (and more) to have a great guide take you around a beautiful area. Lunch was incredible! Great stories and great new friends made this one of the most memorable adventures on our trip!

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Austin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had multiple tours during our trip to New Orleans. The Racontours Garden District Tour was easily the best of the week by any tour company! The tour was exactly as promoted and more. Our tour guide Tree (yes that's his name) was incredibly knowledgeable on the historic, cultural and religious factors that created New Orleans and the Garden District.... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My husband and I went with 3 couple to New Orleans in September. Based on a recommendation, we booked a Racontours tour with the guide named Tree. I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed the experience. Tree is FANTASTIC! Energetic, fun, entertaining, high spirited, friendly, extremely knowledgable..... Locals LOVE him, as demonstrated as passerbys on foot and in cars... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My sister and I booked the Garden District Tour for our trip to New Orleans. I was a little hesitant due to the price, but it was worth the price and much, much more. It was amazing! Tree is eccentric, and the amount of knowledge stored in his head is ridiculous. He makes connections between people and places, and made... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Tree is a very kind eccentric character, aiming to please. He is a great story teller and appears to love what he does. He gives a great value for the amount of heart he puts into his tour. I enjoyed the tour for above reasons and there things I am like minded with tree (politics and such). But I can... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had 6 in our group...we thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour throughout the Garden District. Tree was a super guide....a true historian full of wonderful stories and facts from the past to the present! We all learned a lot about New Orleans! The Commanders Palace lunch was AMAZING!! Food and staff was spectacular!! Tree's relationship with this establishment made this... More 

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were very glad we found this exceptional tour on TA. This Garden District tour consists of a walking tour followed by a full course luncheon at the famous Commander's Palace (both tour and restaurant are in the top #10 of their respective TA lists). Tree is your exceptional tour guide, who I can only describe as an animated character... More 

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