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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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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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Best Tour I have been on

Best part of my vacation in New Orleans. Tree made it fun, and the Commanders Palace is a must. I recommend this tour to any one I know that visits NOLA.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best part of my vacation in New Orleans. Tree made it fun, and the Commanders Palace is a must. I recommend this tour to any one I know that visits NOLA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tree was a fabulous (and animated) guide! We took the Garden Tour and strolled along a small area with big stories. I loved the neighborhood but, was ready for a little break at the cemetary stop (I have a shortened attention-span.) So, just when I was getting a little antsy, it was time for lunch! Truly the most amazing part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend & I did this tour with Tree on 1/21/15, and would highly recommend it! Tree was very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans & the house we passed. He also brought us walking sticks/chairs, bottle water, and WINE! We were not able to do the lunch with him at Commanders Palace, but he was able to get... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We "reserved" two hours of Tree's time for a Garden District tour that turned into almost four, and yet with no effort, no lag, and no boredom. Of all the available tour guides and companies, we felt lucky to have made this pick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well my faith in tour guides has been restored - though it would it surprise me if Tree, the man who runs Racontours and the guide himself, is a one off. An anomalous spark of brilliance in a world of touring mediocrity. I had the pleasure of being led around the Garden District by him. He provided portable stools and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took a tour with Tree this past Friday and I'm so glad that we chose him for our tour. The group that day was approximately 12 people. As others have said, Tree is an excellent tour guide and really makes the tour his own, providing a story throughout the tour. He was really great about encouraging... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This is the first time that I have felt compelled to write a review despite the many tours that I have been on in my travels. Not sure why I feel compelled as everyone before me has described it most accurately leaving me little to add of any significance. I guess that I feel obligated to second all those remarkable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

If you want to be totally and thoroughly immersed in New Orleans Culture this tour is it. Tree has the rare talent to totally put himself in his work and he is your personal guide to this fabulous city. He is well on his way to becoming a fixture of New Orleans Culture. The lunch at Commanders will knock your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We were in New Orleans for 6 days and we did 1 or 2 tours every day. We like to see the city and experience as much as we can on our first visits to a place. And NOLA has more tours available than any other city we had been to yet. The Racontours was our last tour of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I enjoyed every second of this tour. I learned a great deal of interesting things about the Garden District, and did so in a fun, relaxed way. The difference between a competent tour guide and a great tour guide is that a competent tour guide is knowledgeable about his subject, and a great tour guide knows how to present his... More 

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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.