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New Orleans' Original Cocktail Tour

Toulouse Street and Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
800-535-7786
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Ranked #21 of 163 activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Activities: Drinking, Group tours/day tour
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide was AMAZING, really brought a good atmosphere to the event. We had a look around some interesting bars and tried several signature cocktails - all very good. Only downside to it was how the felt the morning after, but it was worth it!

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Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We had great time on this tour. Sandy was our guide.She provided just the right mix of history and fun. We met several people from the states and great britian. My husband and I have been to some of the featured establishments in the past but did not know the details of the cocktails. Well worth the time.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Very, very good walking tour of the quarter. Plenty of history and lots of cocktails. Joe Gendusa is the creator of this tour and author of a great book on the cocktail history of New Orleans - HE MAKES THIS TOUR WORTH EVERY PENNY AND THEN SOME!!!

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Middletown, New Jersey
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170 reviews 170 reviews
54 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Did this tour with Libby and she was enlightening and entertaining and a prior bartender so it does not get better than that! Enjoyed the bars that we visited and the history that we learned along the way. Stopped at 4 bars and the drinks were favorites of New Orleans - Sazerac, Pimms Cup to name a few. Would definitely... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a graylings tour and it was the first thing we did in town. Our guide was Libby and she was great!!!! Make sure you understand that the fee of the tour only includes one small starter drink. You will stop at 4 or 5 other places and will be offered a cocktail at each, but you will need... More

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Moretown, Vermont
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Sandy our guide was terrific, very knowledgeable& funny. We learned a lot of interesting facts about the city and the bars we visited. We were able to taste some of the fabulous new Orleans cocktails and check out some historic buildings, this is a must

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New Orleans, LA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We decided that a cocktail tour while in New Orleans would be a lot of fun. After researching the internet, we discovered there were two. Perhaps because of location we chose "The Original Cocktail Tour." This is a Grayline tour and begins at the Grayline Kiosk near the Jax Brewery. Since there were nearly 20 of us taking this tour,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My wife and I had a fantastic time. It was really cool to go into bars off the beaten path and to get away from Bourbon Street. Our guide was amazing "Sandy Smith". This activity was more than I expected. My wife and I took this trip and thought it would be more like a pub crawl that takes you... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I took this tour twice-it is one of my favorite tours in NOLA. The most recent time in Dec. 2013, my guide was Sandy Smith. She is so good at this tour - friendly, funny and super knowledgable. I highly recommend you ask for her if you can and take this tour! Warren, NYC

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Escondido, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Grab a little history along with famous bars off the beaten path. We sincerely enjoyed each one from the fun and casual to the very elegant. Request Sandy! Sandy is out of this world!!! She has over 15 years of experience and knows the city, the history and the local bartenders like no other. She is a kick in the... More

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