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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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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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Best NOLA tour we've done

We've taken various NOLA tours over the years, some better than others. But if you're looking for a tour of the Garden District, this is the one to do. Tree, our tour guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We've taken various NOLA tours over the years, some better than others. But if you're looking for a tour of the Garden District, this is the one to do. Tree, our tour guide, provided true Southern hospitality throughout. He is gracious, loquacious, and has a great knowledge of the area and its history. He is always willing to answer questions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

7 hours spent with a master storyteller was cheap at the price. Had a unique and wonderful tour of the garden district and Lafayette #1, including a brief history of NO. Tree has an unusual but exciting delivery. And a 3+ course lunch at Commander's Palace to finish the day. I can't recommend this tour highly enough and look forward... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I made our first trip to New Orleans in late January/early February 2015. (OK, this review - my first on TripAdvisor - is quite tardy, but better late than never, right?). We have traveled extensively in the U.S. and internationally, and normally research heavily and tour on our own, but the TripAdvisor reviews for Tree and Racontours... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We took the Garden District tour today, and it was unforgettable, we were able to see another part of the city, so interesting, that just makes you want to come back for more. Our tour guide Tree was absolutely, by far, the best tour guide I have had. He was so knowledgeable, funny and so entertaining. The time went by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My husband and I toured the Garden District with Tree on a very hot Saturday. We booked based on reviews of the tour that sounded interesting and different, and we had the tour all to ourselves that day. When we first met Tree, he definitely seemed intense and right away was very animated and talked and talked. We were nervous... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This may seem almost too good to be true but Tree is the absolute best tour guide I have ever had. I joined him for the Garden District / Commanders Palace Sunday Brunch Tour. The Tour started in the Garden District, goes through Lafayette Cemetery, and ends with a meal at the Commanders Palace. Though not a New Orleans native... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Amazing experience and trully added value to my trip. Tree, the guide (he has heard every pun about his name but give it a shot) has really invested time learning and documenting the history. I like the way he shared his views as a result of his research and really blew holes in other tour guides' practiced history facts. He... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This review is belated but we had the best experience with Racontours and our tour guide Tree. He is quite a storyteller and very knowledgeable. We learned so much and had a lot of fun in the process. The Garden District is where the gentry of New Orleans have lived since the City was founded. The tour ends at Commanders... More 

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were a family of four, including girls age 12 and 14. Tree gave a tour just for the four of us, keeping us riveted with story-after-story, wheeling around-and-around, visiting and revisiting themes, and painting a tapestry that really brought 300 years of history to life. He left us not only with a better sense of the city, but also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We met Tree on St. Charles Ave. at 10 a.m.to begin our walking tour of the Garden District. It was a warm day and perhaps that kept others away, so I and my wife were the only ones on the tour. Tree is very friendly, energetic and a natural story teller. And it is clear he has done a lot... More 

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