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Racontours

3436 Annunciation Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
504 899-1277
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Ranked #10 of 171 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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Marinette, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Oregon, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We booked this tour based on Tripadvisor reviews, and I agree with what almost everyone else who gave this tour a rating of 5 had to say: Tree was engaging and fun and interesting, and he was quite a storyteller. His "circular" way of storytelling was okay by me; I'm of a similar mindset, and I found it easy to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Best tour in NOLA. hands down. I'll come back for a second. We visited when it was hot and muggy. Tree greeted us warmly and it felt like we were great friends even though we'd just met. It's worth it just to hear him talk about the meaning of voodoo.

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Olathe, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My friends and I enjoyed a Garden District tour a few weeks ago. We were immediately struck by Tree's enthusiasm, quirkiness, southern charm & manners. (Which, by the way, did not wane during the 6+ hours we were in his company.) We could tell that he is well-educated in local history and passionate about sharing his knowledge with guests. A... More

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St. Louis, MO
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123 reviews 123 reviews
63 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It has been two months since we took the Garden District Tour with Tree, so I am afraid some details have slipped my mind – but I will give it my best go. I will start with saying we stayed in the French Quarter and did not have a car. To get to the tour and back to the hotel,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Was in the city last week on holiday and this was our most interesting and satisfying event. I have been on several tours on several continents and this one was unique.Tree makes it so.Besides imparting a wealth of knowledge on the city's history, there is a enthusiasm and exuberance that the presenter brings to the entire exercise.Our tour commenced at... More

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