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Address: New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone Number: +1 504-899-1277
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Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Description: Racontours, New Orleans is a walking tour company dedicated to sharing...
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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Amazing garden tour experiance

Amazing experience and trully added value to my trip. Tree, the guide (he has heard every pun about his name but give it a shot) has really invested time learning and documenting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience and trully added value to my trip. Tree, the guide (he has heard every pun about his name but give it a shot) has really invested time learning and documenting the history. I like the way he shared his views as a result of his research and really blew holes in other tour guides' practiced history facts. He... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This review is belated but we had the best experience with Racontours and our tour guide Tree. He is quite a storyteller and very knowledgeable. We learned so much and had a lot of fun in the process. The Garden District is where the gentry of New Orleans have lived since the City was founded. The tour ends at Commanders... More 

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We were a family of four, including girls age 12 and 14. Tree gave a tour just for the four of us, keeping us riveted with story-after-story, wheeling around-and-around, visiting and revisiting themes, and painting a tapestry that really brought 300 years of history to life. He left us not only with a better sense of the city, but also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We met Tree on St. Charles Ave. at 10 a.m.to begin our walking tour of the Garden District. It was a warm day and perhaps that kept others away, so I and my wife were the only ones on the tour. Tree is very friendly, energetic and a natural story teller. And it is clear he has done a lot... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is NOT your average boring tour! Tree is everything a perfect tour guide should be: funny, deeply informed, passionate and energetic! He goes out of his way to make everything perfect! We did the Garden district tour. The lunch at Commander's Palace was unbelievable! He even had placecards with our names waiting for us. This is a don't miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We took the voodoo and garden district tour and enjoyed both. The voodoo tour had a ton of information about the roots and origins of the city and the basis of voodoo. Tree can be a little over the top and could take a little getting used to but he knew his stuff. Bring your walking shoes and enjoy.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If you take a trip to New Orleans and don't take a tour with Tree you are missing out! We had a wonderful experience that thunder and lightening couldn't put a damper on. I have taken many walking tours throughout the world, but never had a guide (Tree) who prepares with such detail. We had walking sticks with seats if... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A group of six (young and older adults) had such a great experience on Tree's Voodoo tour. It was about 30% Voodoo and 70% history of the area. As we walked the city, he painted a picture in our minds of Nola as it was over the past 150 years; it came alive in all of its glory and debauchery.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I just took my second tour (Garden District) with Tree, and like the first (VooDoo), he was exceptional. Read all the reviews....they are spot on when they state he is animated, educational, witty, friendly, brings the city of New Orleans to life, etc. If you go to Nola, and only have time for one tour, make Tree and Racontours your... More 

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The Colony, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is anything but your run-of-the-mill Garden District tour. Prepare to be entertained by a master storyteller, then have a beautiful lunch at Commander's Palace. Tree certainly brought the place to life!

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Address: Address: New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone Number: +1 504-899-1277
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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