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Racontours

3436 Annunciation Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
504 899-1277
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Ranked #10 of 174 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
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... more » 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! « less
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Fairfax, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

First and foremost, Tree is an excellent story teller...very animated, but solid with his facts, even presenting other possibilities to stories. I was fortunate to have two lovely tour companions who also made the afternoon delightful. After the three hours of walking and story telling in the Garden District, Tree took us into Commanders Palace for real treat. The table... More

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Plainview, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We learned about This garden tour with Tree, the guide, from friends back home. We pre arranged our tour on line with his wife, who was in contact with us, to discuss our availability. Our tour with Tree was a wonderful experience from the start. He was very hospitable, serving water as needed on a hot summer day as well... More

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We did the Garden District tour on a typical hot July day and Tree provided cold water, ice packs and chairs for us which we really appreciated. He shares a wealth of information, is congenial, and has excellent Southern-style manners. He pointed out some famous mansions including those of Archie Manning, John Goodman, Sandra Bullock. The lunch at Commanders Palace... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Our recent first visit to New Orleans was highlighted on the last day by this wonderful tour experience. We only wished we had booked it at the beginning of our trip so we could have had this inside history and information from the start. Although it was a very hot and humid day, those conditions were quickly forgotten as or... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After a week of fascinating but traditional tours of the city, swamps, plantations and waterways, the Racontours walking tour of the Garden District with Tree as our guide brought the city to life in a new way. This most unusual experience was a fun, informative behind-the-scenes view of the neighborhood and the New Orleans lifestyle as seen through the eyes... More

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Marinette, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went on a variety of tours during a one-week trip in New Orleans this May. By far the best time we had was with Tree. He is personable, attentive, entertaining. We love to learn about history and the people who made it, and we learned a tremendous amount from Tree about how the Garden District, Mardi Gras, street names,... More

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Oh My god is so good ,I requested a tour from Tree of the French Quarter. He instantly inquired not only where we wanted to go, but also what type of information and stories we were interested in experiencing and learning. He was extremely flexible with our scheduling time, and even when we were late he was completely understanding (that... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had my husband read the reviews for this tour before hand so that he would go into it knowing what to expect. As long as you keep an open mind you will have a great time with Tree touring the Garden District and the highlight of dining at the Commander's Palace. Tree is high energy and a story teller.... More

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Airlie Beach, Australia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There is not much more that can be said that hasn't already been mentioned. We are not the tour type of people, however when researching this trip and reading of the great reviews it certainly got me interested and intrigued as I thought it would be different from the normal run of the mill cookie cutter tour. I was also... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

First let me start off by saying that we own a boutique 17 year old tour company and travel all over the world every 45 days or so. Tree stands in hallowed ground when it comes to some of the best tour guided we have experienced, and that is dozens per year! If you are after a dry, literal, out... More

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