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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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What a wonderful way to discover New Orleans! As a solo traveler, it was fantastic to be able to visit some of the historic locations and sample drinks where some of the drinks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful way to discover New Orleans! As a solo traveler, it was fantastic to be able to visit some of the historic locations and sample drinks where some of the drinks were invented! Loved the stories that went along with the cocktails and loved going into the restaurants and bars. I would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I'm sure that all the guides for this tour are great but JOE was incredible. His tour was one of the highlights of our 5 day trip. Joe is very well known in New Orleans. A retired teacher and principal, he is passionate about the city and its history with cocktails. In fact, he was the first to create this... More 

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Forest Grove, Oregon
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had heard about this tour prior to getting to New Orleans and were so glad that we decided to do it. Jean Paul was our guide and he did an outstanding job of making us feel welcome and engaged. We learned so much about New Orleans history and not just the history of the drinks we were trying. There... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

So this tour is not a pub crawl, going from place to place drinking. It is a very informative tour of the culinary and beverage scene of NOLA. As you go from restaurant to restaurant where many of the classic drinks of the south were invented (and no, you will not visit Pat O'Brien's for one of the overly sweet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was absolutely fantastic! The places you are taken to you would never have known they were there and our guide was fantastic! I would definitely do again

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have done this tour with my wife and then with my buddies, and both times I had a great time as did everyone else. The information about cocktails as well as the great places they take you is awesome. In a city like New Orleans there are so many bars that the likelihood of going to any of the... More 

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Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We took the tour with Sandi on a Sunday night. We enjoyed it because the tour took us to places we might not regularly visit and order drinks we might not ordinarily try. Sandi was very knowledgeable about the city and the specialties of each bar. We visited many places that we would have normally just walked right past. We... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My family went on the Cocktail Tour with Sandi Smith last weekend and had an amazing experience! Sandi shared history and pointed out great landmarks as we walked to our next destination. She was entertaining and very gracious. The bars we visited were fun and the drinks were outstanding! Sandi was a delight!

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

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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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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