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Racontours

3436 Annunciation Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
504 899-1277
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Ranked #6 of 164 activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Macon, GA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Tree, yes that's his real name, was a very entertaining and informative tour guide. He has personality plus! His stories and insights really made the tour a lot of fun. It's clear he has done his homework and he loves this city and it's history. Beautiful homes and gardens. Would've like to have spent more time in the cemetery, looking... More

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Austin, Texas
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175 reviews 175 reviews
31 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I have taken tours all over the world, and can say without exception, this is the best and most unique tour you will ever experience. It is all made possible by your tour guide - Tree (yes, that's his real name and he is just as unique). Tree does not have any staff...he will guide all the tours as he... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We went on the Racontour garden distrct tour with Tree. Yes that is his name. It was an easy going not physically demanding tour full of entertainment , great yarns and a well researched history of the Garden District that sheds a different light on the people and history of NOLA that is different to that that pervades throughout the... More

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Grand Rapids MN
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Tree is absolutely a terrific guide. He is personable, animated, knowledgeable, and humorous. We went on a chilly day, when it threatened to rain (but didn't), and we had the best time. We were gone for 2 weeks and count our tour with Tree as the highlight of our trip. He had so much to tell us and he listened... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

"I start thinking about you long before you start thinking about me." Tree speaks his truth here, and does so throughout a delicious day that's a feast for the mind and the senses. Whether it's a personal greeting with a folding chair-stick and a fresh, cold clementine, or a tale of fashion couture and frog farming from the founders of... More

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Edmonton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went on the Garden District tour and enjoyed ourselves very much. Yes, Tree, is quite eccentric but it adds to the fun. It is obvious that Tree had done a lot of research and he was able to answer all questions posed by his 'guests'. Commander's Palace was great. The meal was delicious, Tree kept the conversation going. He... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had read great reviews about this walking tour so decided to take it in. We were not disappointed. Tree has an incredible understanding and insight of the history and knowledge of New Orleans. He is very theatrical and full of energy and has a way of keeping your interest as you move along. We really enjoyed seeing the beautiful... More

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Bellmore, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Tree was an amazing storyteller and a fabulous tour guide. Can't beat the walking sticks that turn in to seats. He thinks of everything. Lunch at the Commanders Palace topped off the whole experience. If you are looking for a tour of the garden district, this is the one you should take! It was worth every penny & then some.

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Watford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

What a difference, first off we met Tree (couldn't miss him with his Racontours stick seats) at Jackson Square to be told we were his only visitors that tour and ..... expecting to be told the tour was cancelled, he said on with the fun! It was the story telling, weaving facts into the colourful history of this wonderful city... More

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Manville, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Our group had a truly amazing experience learning about New Orleans with our tour guide, Tree. We signed up for the Voodoo Tour and we couldn't have been more pleased. This tour had a great connection between the history of the city and how the practice of Voodoo grew with it. I cannot even begin to fathom how many hours... More

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