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Racontours

3436 Annunciation Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
504 899-1277
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Ranked #10 of 181 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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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were very glad we found this exceptional tour on TA. This Garden District tour consists of a walking tour followed by a full course luncheon at the famous Commander's Palace (both tour and restaurant are in the top #10 of their respective TA lists). Tree is your exceptional tour guide, who I can only describe as an animated character... More

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Saint Leonard, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Tree was an absolutely perfect tour guide! He was engaging, considerate, and so fun! After the tour was over, my husband said, "Is he our new best friend?" But really, he made you feel like you were the most important people at that moment. We learned so many interesting facts about New Orleans and enjoyed an amazing meal. No complaints!... More

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Port d'Alcudia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

My girlfriends and I had the privilege of having a private Voodoo tour with Tree in early October. Tree was such an engaging and passionate tour guide, we all left excited and ready to further explore the places of interest that he noted during our walk. I absolutely loved our tour and would recommend Tree & the Racountours to anyone... More

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Mission Viejo, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great food, interesting history, captivating sights. Oh, and a fantastic tour guide who's incredibly engaging and fun to be with. How can anyone NOT do a Racontours guided tour with Tree while in New Orleans? I first visited New Orleans 2 years ago and did the Garden District tour with Tree. Not only was it one of the highlights of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I don't know what kind of deal tree has with the commanders Palace but I've never been treated so wonderfully in a restaurant. I'd pay 90 just for the restaurant experience alone. I recommend this tour to everyone and I'll redo it every time I visit new Orleans.

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Oakville, Ontario
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was an excellent tour. The historical knowledge and passion for the city of the guide, Tree, made the area come alive from another era. The Garden District is beautiful and oozes with history. The price is a little higher than most of the tours but when you factor in a delicious, unique luncheon at the fabled and beautiful Commander... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Spending the day with Tree was an incredible experience. He is like a one-man theater production who acted, choreographed and directed one of our most memorable experiences in New Orleans. His first role was that of the enthusiastic actor/historian relaying stories of scandal and intrigue as we walked through the Garden District. Tree’s next role was as host at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Tree is the embodiment of a raconteur. His depiction of New Orleans history was enthralling and comprehensive. We took the Voodoo tour. Sounds spooky and kitchy but it was actually a very factual and informative representation of the history and culture that surrounds voodoo (as well as general New Orleans and Louisiana culture) and how it came to be. If... More

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Woolgoolga, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was the best tour I have ever been on. Our guide Tree is such a wonderful person with great respect for the history and culture of New Orleans. We are 5 girls on a bachelorette party and it was our 1st day in town and the perfect introduction to this city. His energy was so positive and wonderful it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Tree is the BEST tour guide ever. He is genuinely the nicest person I've ever met. He did an excellent job of educating us on voodoo history as well as the history of slavery in NOLA. He is so animated and such an amazing story teller! He is the master of 'lagniappe' little something extra. I would definitely go on... More

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