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Address: Vacherie Restaurant, 827 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Formerly The Cocktail Tour)
Phone Number: 504-578-8280
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Description: Drink and Learn (formerly the Cocktail Tour)offers visitors two different...
Drink and Learn (formerly the Cocktail Tour)offers visitors two different ways to experience New Orleans. Who knew history could be so much fun? Join cocktail historian Elizabeth Pearce as she regales you with the story of New Orleans, its people, and culture using some of its most famous (and infamous) drinks. Whether you join her for The Cocktail Tour or a Drinking Experience, you will come away with a new appreciation for America’s most interesting city. The Cocktail Tour stops at some of the French Quarters notable landmarks including Jackson Square, the French Market and St. Louis Cathedral. While you stroll, you will savor four iconic drinks of the city. Additionally, Drink & Learn offers Experiences that are perfect for those who prefer their drinking to be climate controlled and who see no reason to walk with a drink when you can sit and sip one. Featuring historic images and vintage film footage, The New Orleans Experience takes visitors on an interactive journey through the city’s history, one drink at a time.You much be 21 to attend any tour or experience.
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Mother brings daughter for 21st birthday

What a great way to see some of the city, learn about local cocktails and taste a few. Tour provides each person with a cooler bag with water and drinks. Great idea! Beware... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Millersville, Maryland

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Millersville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

What a great way to see some of the city, learn about local cocktails and taste a few. Tour provides each person with a cooler bag with water and drinks. Great idea! Beware... don't go on an empty stomach cause these drinks hit you like a ton of bricks. Lots of fun!

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Scottsdale AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This was a very informative and fun tour, Elizabeth is knowledgeable about the city of NOLA and the cocktails that helped shape it. Highly recommend it!!

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Christchurch New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Elizabeth was an amazing guide, very knowledgable and entertaining along the way, certainly a novel way to add some history and traditions, highly recommended. Thanks Elizabeth

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

So I wanted to do something a little different on this trip to New Orleans with my husband. And this was certainly that! The drinks were a little strong for me but my partner drank his and finished mine off and was still good to walk. Elizabeth is so knowledgeable and great fun. Would definitely recommend if you are looking... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Elizabeth's tour was a great way to spend a couple of hours. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the city, and incorporated the history of the drinks we had well within the tour. Her jokes were clever and entertaining. She even sang us a song at the end. She is truly talented and engaged in conversation with different... More 

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Springfield, Mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We did this tour on the first day of our visit to NOLA. What a perfect way to begin!!! The two hour walking tour gives you a great overview of the French Quarter. While you do not actually go into any establishments, there are breaks in the walk, including one restroom break, about an hour into the tour. I have... More 

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Roanoke, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was the perfect way to start our NOLA trip. Elizabeth was fun, friendly and knew her stuff! For a foodie (drinkie) and history buff like me, this tour was perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I would highly recommend this activity when visiting New Orleans. The tour was highly informational and the drinks were great (and quite potent)! The guide was very entertaining and knowledgable. I would definitely do this tour again!

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Okemos, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Our group had a terrific time on our Drink and Learn Tour. Elizabeth was organized, with the drinks, recipes, cold packs. She's an engaging story teller and it was really interesting how the events in history were involved in the development of drinks and cocktails in New Orleans. It is funny how everyone in the group begins to socialize more... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was the best tour my friends and I experienced when we were in NOLA this weekend. Elizabeth was an amazing tour guide--extremely knowledgable and funny, and the drinks were portioned perfectly! Well worth the $50. Ideal for anyone interested in learning about NOLA's history while having cocktails. Tour is rain or shine, and make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

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