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New Orleans' Original Cocktail Tour

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Address: Toulouse Street and Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 800-535-7786
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Activities: Drinking, Group tours/day tour
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$29*
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Grey line cocktail tour

We had a blast and learned some cool things about several restaurants in the city. Our guide Sandy Smith was a veteran tour guide with a wicked sense of humor and fun. She took us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had a blast and learned some cool things about several restaurants in the city. Our guide Sandy Smith was a veteran tour guide with a wicked sense of humor and fun. She took us throughout the French Quarter, and it was a memorable experience.

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Lowell, Arkansas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was our first time to the French Quarter. Taking this tour on the first evening was a great way to get acclimated to the French Quarter. We visited four bars (Antoine's, Broussard's, Patrick's Bar Vin and Richard Fiske's) to try traditional NOLA cocktails. At Antoine's, we received a tour of the restaurant. Sandy, a local resident, was our guide... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I first went on this tour almost 6 years ago, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. This time, we were meeting friends in NOLA, and decided to book it again and it did not disappoint. Once again, Joe was our tour guide and was excellent. We went to 3 different bars than the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Joe was our tour guide, and he was such a sweet man! I loved all the information that he gaveus, it really made the tour quite special! The signature drinks at the bars were excellent! He showed us where Oysters Rockefeller and Baked Alaska was created, where and how the word "cocktail" was born, stories of absinthe and pirates, it... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I booked this tour through Viator, and attended with my parents. Our tour guide, Bill, was a friendly older gentleman well known by a lot of the locals. He said that this route changes with every tour, so I would happily book this every time I'm in New Orleans. We went to Arnoud's, the Court of Two Sisters, Jean Lafitte's... More 

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Los Angeles
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Just out of curiosity, I stopped by Grey Line's ticket window to inquire about its cocktail tour. Equally curious, the ticket salesman asked me where I was from. "California, although my father was born and raised in Louisiana," I said. "Well, welcome home," he told me. That exchange is really what sold me on booking a tour with this company.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A group of girlfriends and I took the cocktail tour this weekend. It was a great time we visited 4 restaurants/bars had great cocktails, learned some really fun history and had a great time!!! Sandy was our tour guide and made the tour a blast!!! If you sign for the tour make sure you request her to be your tour... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I booked a 4 p.m. tour for a group of 4 people, and arrived more than 5 minutes early. While we were waiting in line to purchase our tickets (before the 4 p.m. start time), the tour guide began the tour with the group that was there, served them drinks, and walked away without us!! While we were waiting for... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a blast! The tour guide was very informative and we had too much to drink. It was so much fun. We not only had great drinks but learned a lot about New Orleans and saw things we would have thought to look for. I walked until my feet hurt but we were too tipsy to care.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband and I expected a few sample cocktails, and an informed perspective on the history of the cocktails provided by the guide. What we experienced was very limited, as we only visited 4 establishments, purchased several full cocktails, and a few fun facts about the quarter. The tour guide was comical, however seemed out of it and not informative.... More 

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