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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 164 activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Activities: Drinking, Group tours/day tour
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We had the best 2.5 hour tour. Such a rich history of the bars and restaurants we visited. Our tour guide was born and raised in New Orleans and knew more about the city than anyone else we met on our trip. Highly recommend.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A fantastic afternoon getting to know the French Quarter and tasting some amazing drinks. Our tour guide, Brian, knew the area in and out and was able to tailor the tour to people's tastes. We had members who were keen to try Absinthe so he took us to a great establishment to try traditional Absinthe. Brian gave us the low... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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
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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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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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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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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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10 helpful votes 10 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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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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