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Address: New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone Number: +1 504-899-1277
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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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A tour guide who lives up to the name "raconteur"

One of the most important aspects of a tour is having the right guide and Tree is both knowledgeable and entertaining in sharing his beloved city. Tree will share stories with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Selden, New York
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Selden, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

One of the most important aspects of a tour is having the right guide and Tree is both knowledgeable and entertaining in sharing his beloved city. Tree will share stories with historic details that will captivate you and hold your attention while teaching you the history of his wonderful city. Make sure to take the tour of the Garden District... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you plan to take a tour while in New Orleans this is the one to take. Tree will be sure to entertain and enlighten. And then you will eat a delicious meal. What's not to like?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I can not express the pleasurable experience that my party of 6 had spending a lovely, funfilled day on a walking tour of the Garden District culminated in a gastro fest at The Commander's Palace. Tree,our tour host, was a wealth of interesting information from a unique perspective. Hours of laughter, historical backdrops of NOLA,and great socializing. A must for... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Tree opened up the Into The Night tour of the French Quarter on a Tuesday evening for my 13-year-old son and me - it was our first night in town and this was the perfect orientation for us! Tree was funny and well-informed and supremely entertaining; he did a great job tailoring his talk just for a mom and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Our day began with our guide Tree, and his knowledgeable and interesting view of the Garden District. He knew all the history and architecture of the homes, weaving stories of both the old and new residents of this neighborhood. Our lunch at Commanders Palace was outstanding, and his rapport with the staff and their outstanding service made it truly special.... More 

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My mother, aunt and I chose this tour along with my three year old daughter. It was the highlight of our vacation, so much fun. Loved the stories and Tree is very knowledgable with the city. Lunch was wonderful and accommodated my daughter, which was a big plus. Highly recommend this, great time was had by everyone!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you enjoy walking tours that are immersive with a guide who is passionate and captivating, try Racontours! Our family of four took the Voodoo tour on a sunny Saturday in Spring. Tree did his level best to conjure images and characters from New Orleans' sometimes dark past. He's a storyteller! My only warning is bring your sunscreen and be... More 

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Tree, the one-man show of Racontours, is everything a walking-tour guide should be: supremely informed, witty, energetic, entertaining, and endlessly interesting, occasionally fascinating. We've been on walking tours in cities all over the world. Tree's Voodoo walking tour (which, of course, is about a lot more than just voodoo) ranks as one of the best anywhere.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Tree puts so much love and care into his tours. The result is a fun, friendly, fascinating experience. Four plus hours and I never once got bored. Highly recommended.

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West Covina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Can't say enough great things about Racontours and owner/tour guide Tree (yes, that's his name). My wife and I went to New Orleans for the first time this winter and had already taken two tours which were rather dull, but after hearing two different sources recommend the say tour company, we gave it another shot with Racontours. Tree is a... More 

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