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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 174 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Activities: Drinking, Group tours/day tour
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Crestview, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Took the Original Cocktail Tour and it was fantastic. Joe, our tour guide, made it fun and educational (I know, a cocktail tour is not suppose to be educational) along with a mixologists dream. We learned and tried a variety of different cocktails while learning of their origins. If you want a great evening in NOLA, definitely put this tour... More

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This tour was so much more than just cocktails. Joe was our guide, and was amazing. He's a NOLA native and is charming and knowledgeable. We loved him. He took us to four or five establishments, stopping to point out architecture and buildings along the way. Lots of history and fun stories about the city. Joe clearly loves his home,... More

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Houston, Texas
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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you don't do any other tour, do this one. We were lucky enough to have Joe Gendusa as our guide. We walked to several bars and restaurants and had the option to buy their signature cocktails. He added so much city history! Don't miss this tour!!

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Newton, New Jersey
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Sandi Smith was such a great tour guide! She knew so much and recommended the best drinks. I was with a bachelorette party and it was a perfect mid day activity!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We came for a bachelorette party and were absolutely satisfied with the tour! Although the drinks were. Little pricier then other places in NO, the history and parts of the bar that Sandi showed us were very worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went on the cocktail tour as part of our friends bachelorette party. Our guide was Sandi Smith and she absolutely amazing! She knew so much about the history of the city and the bars, recommendes us some great drinks and was welcomed with a big smile every bar we went to. If you are in new Orleans check this... More

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Did the gray line tour. $29 with one drink included. Tour guide's knowledge was fantastic of both the city and the cocktails.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Ina, our tour guide from Historic New Orleans Tours did a fantastic job taking us through the scandalous bars in the French Quarter. Her stories were fabulous and she had lots of energy. The cocktails she suggested were perfect for the tour. We had a great time.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I tried my hardest to screw up this tour (originally booked for the night we got into town and then forgot it started at 4pm but luckily remembered this at 3:45pm), but so glad we were able to make it. This was definitely the highlight of my first trip to Nola! Ask for Joe as your tour guide - he... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Last weekend, we had another couple that joined us in New Orleans. They had heard about how much fun we had on this cocktail tour, so we signed up to do it again. And who did we get as our tour guide - Sand Smith AGAIN! It was like winning the lotto. The fun part is that even though there... More

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