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Scandalous Cocktail Hour Tour provided by Historic New Orleans Tours

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Scandalous Cocktail Hour Tour

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Raise your glass to the scandalous history of New Orleans during a walking tour of storied French Quarter locales including old-time brothels to historic bars. Learn the origins of famous local cocktails like the Sazerac, and have time to order drinks as you take in the sights. Your guide shares stories about the most infamous characters as you visit places that saw generations of pirates, mobsters, madams, and murderers.
  • Walking tour proceeds at a leisurely pace suitable for most people
  • Hear live commentary from the guide
  • Learn about the rowdy history of New Orleans and its cocktails creations
  • Purchase drinks during stops at historical bars
Important Information
Departure Point
718 St Peter, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Pat O'Brien's
  • Entry/Admission - Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar
  • Entry/Admission - The Carousel Bar & Lounge
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kirsty S wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Leonce was a great guide as he went that extra mile (starting the tour by giving us the recipes for the cocktails he was going to be telling us about so we could recreate them at home; giving restaurant recommendations; offering directions to other bars etc). He kept the tour
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Date of experience: February 2020
Sara E wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
We were really looking forward to this tour. Unfortunately it was not a great experience. The guide kept asking where we were from & if we'd been there before (every 15 minutes). She couldn't count how many were in our group & I'm not sure she could remember the details of the
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from RobertF5235, Owner at Scandalous Cocktail Hour Tour
Responded Feb 17, 2020
Hello - sorry to hear this but we did not have a tour that day so this review does not apply to Historic New Orleans Tours. Please remove it from our site and find the company who did your tour. Best wishes,
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larsons01 wrote a review Dec 2019
Port Orchard, Washington3 contributions3 helpful votes
Janet is a fantastic guide. She provides a lot of great history throughout the tour as well as some exceptional cocktail recommendations! We would encourage others to take this tour.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Daniel B wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
We had Leonce as our guide. It was a great tour and I highly recommend this one. Lots of fun history.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Nena W wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Janet was an excellent guide!!! She was extremely knowledgeable and had a ton of interesting stories to share. She even gave us a recommendation for our next book club! All of the cocktails we tried were delicious. I highly recommend checking out this tour if you have the
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from robflo777, Manager at Scandalous Cocktail Hour Tour
Responded Mar 29, 2020
Thanks so much Nena! Janet had a great time with you.
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About the operator

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By: Historic New Orleans Tours
Very Informative
We had Randy as our tour guide and he was excellent! We would highly recommend this tour! It is very informative. W
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Garden District and Cemetery
Dave was awesome, great knowledge of the area and amiable disposition. Unable to actually go in cemetery due to ar
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Half a tour
The tour guide was great BUT I didn’t find out that the cemetery was closed and not available for the tour until AF
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Trip cancelled due to coronacris
tour was cancelled . we received a refund. the company dealt with us well. this would have been a tour of New Or
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Waste is money & time.
I am usually never one to complain or leave bad reviews but this one was a waste of time and money. Our tour guide
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Heavy emphasis on Celebrity Houses, Tour Guide was boring and on autopilot
I was not impressed with this tour. It started at the Garden District Book Store, which was a nice enough little pl
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Richard T
Great insight, Great local knowledge.
David Rogers was an excellent guide, we took the Lafayette and Garden District tour, His knowledge was boundless, a
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Enjoyed the tour immensely
We had a great tour, which we talked about long after it was over. Our guide, Frank, a native for many generations,
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NOLA quick visit
This was an excellent addition to our quick visit to NOLA. I loved Nida and felt she did an excellent job organizin
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Loved this tour and our tour guide
Leonce was mine and my friends tour guide and let me tell you...! He was such a charmer! He was informative, patien
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Richard K
Great tour filled with lots of historical facts
So glad we decided to do this tour yesterday, it was totally worth it. Our tour guide (Frank I think) was so well v
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our guide Frank was very knowledgeable,eloquent and witty. Held my interest for the whole two hours.
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Guide was a lot of fun. Enjoyed the plethora of information. Lots of beautiful homes and some interesting name drop
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Garden District Walking Tour
My husband and I took the walking tour of the Garden District with Nita. The tour was very informative and interest
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Garden District tour
We took the Garden District tour and our guide was Jane. She was fabulous and a wealth of information! We greatly
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Key Details
  • Pat O'Brien's, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, and 2 more
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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