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Drink & Learn

Vacherie Restaurant, 827 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Formerly The Cocktail Tour)
504-578-8280
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Ranked #8 of 178 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This lady knows her booze, history, and how to entertain a crowd with both. I came to NOLA with my husband (who came for work), and the Cocktail Tour was the first thing we got to enjoy together. We loved it - next time we will do the New Orleans Experience. If you like to drink and you have an... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This tour was the first thing we did after arriving in town and we are so glad we added it to our agenda! The tour was from 6 to 8 PM so just as the French Quarter is really swing into high gear! Elizabeth gives you a carrying bag to take the drinks with you as you walk. Great addition... More

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New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a bit more serious than I expected. Not sure how to explain it (maybe it was the other groups that joined us that were too serious) My group was mostly in our mid 20's and most of them did not enjoy the tour as highly as it had been rated. The rain also seemed to rush and shorten... More

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Elizabeth's has taken her vast historic knowledge of NOLA & love of the drink to create a exceptional experience! Highly recommended for anyone who loves to Drink & Learn!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went on this tour as part of a bachelorette trip and it was our favorite part of the weekend! It combines two things that make New Orleans so great: history and a party attitude. Elizabeth does an amazing job of connecting the history with cocktails so you feel like you are drinking a bit of history. Take this tour... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was planning a bachelorette party in NOLA and this was the perfect activity to do to get the party started. Elizabeth was so personable and fun, we had a great time sipping cocktails and listening to the stories of how the drinks relate to the rich history of the city. This is the history class you never got in... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was the group's favorite event, by far, of our entire vacation. Elizabeth was a wonderful storyteller, and she wound together history and alcohol in an engaging, interesting way. The drinks were very strong and well-made, As a teacher myself (Elizabeth taught for years before starting the tour), it was a great learning experience. Corralling drunk adults is certainly not... More

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Macomb, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

It's a fun, refreshing way to learn some fun facts and how cocktails play a role in NOLA history! Super fun and knowledgeable. Drinks were very strong!

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Woodville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

No really...this girl is the girl you want to spend a whole day with but we only had 2 hours. We learned about the history of New Orleans through the changes in drinks and alcohol consumption. Our group was small at 6 but she can take up to 20. Not a lot of walking and well worth your money. She... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was a great tour. It included 4 very strong drinks and some great history on the city. Elizabeth is full on information and so bubbly. I really enjoyed walking around the city, sipping on local cocktails, and learning about how alcohol shaped New Orleans. New Orleans is full of tours and I think most of them are likely a... More

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