Nola DeTours
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Experience New Orleans in a personal way. I offer stimulating walking and driving tours from the eyes of a local and will show you what most tourists do not get to see. Something different, flexible, creative, yet true to history… NOLA Detours strives to show what the city’s all about with small walking and driving tours that stray from typical tourist spots. You deserve authentic yet affordable experiences. I’m a lifelong resident of New Orleans and was raised in the French Quarter hospitality industry. I take pride in the city being one of the most interesting places in the world. The various tours are tailored to show you New Orleans as personally and as locally as it gets! I strive in customizing each tour to tailor your needs to make the most genuine New Orleans experience possible.
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charles m
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Mark is AMAZING.... . We cant say enough wonderful things about him and the experiences he pulled together for us in the 11th hour. He picked us up from the airport and from then on it was a volcano of information. For just a minimal extra fee he was able to include sites from some of his other tours because my daughter and I are very much into abandoned buildings and street art, of which Mark happens to offer separate tours on both. He even took extra time out with us to show us some of the best local food spots. We are incredibly grateful to have met Mark and to have booked NOLA Detours.
Written February 3, 2020
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Jamie B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Marc really made our trip to NOLA an exceptional experience! He picked us up from the airport for his hometown driving tour (which covers the entire city!) & shared so much history, interesting tidbits & fantastic recommendations for local restaurants, shops, music venues & other area attractions to kick off our visit. It really shaped our entire trip as a jumping off point & helped us experience the city like a local! Exactly what we were hoping for! We enjoyed it so much that we ended up meeting up with Marc again to do his swamp tour as well & that was also fantastic~ such great insight into a vital part of the local culture outside of the city. At this point, Marc feels more like a friend & we will definitely be calling him again the next time we are in town to experience one of his other amazing tours! Don't settle for the big tour bus companies. This is a much more personalized option from a local who is clearly extremely passionate & knowledgeable about his home town!!
Written August 15, 2021
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Michael R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
Marc was great, he picked us up at the Hotel in French Quarter. We were recommended by a friend to contact him, he was well informed he knew his town well, He took us on his Hometown tour which was totally personal Interactive and real , we saw things we would have never seen totally cool New Orleans sites , highly recommend him coming from Texas first time to New Orleans
Written November 11, 2017
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Deanne R
St. Petersburg, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Our guide was SO fun and had answers to every question we threw at him; from historical to current. Loved it!
Written October 17, 2017
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Nicovo
Chicago, IL34 contributions
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Oct 2017 • Couples
We toured with Marc for three hours through various neighborhoods of New Orleans. Eye opening and really worthwhile. New Orleans is significantly more than French Quarter and thanks to Marc we learned how and where New Orleans was founded, where the civil rights movement and jazz started, how the Italian mafia took over the Quarter, how the city developed recently and last but not least a lot about German heritage. Marc has a lot of knowledge and tailored the tour specifically to our interests. Great experience, thanks again!
Written November 11, 2017
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Nicola P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Made an account just to review Marc and the walking tour my friends and I stumbled upon! We wanted to approach the history of New Orleans as respectively as possible. Marc took us to his favorite historical spots and we stopped for amazing cocktails. He showed us the best art galleries in town as well as guided us through the Treme area, where so much beauty and history lies but is ignored!! Overall, it was a comfortable experience in which me and all my friends felt we were learning the best way about New Orleans for the most reasonable prices. Not like your typical tour around a city, more like a good conversation with all in all great experience in such a culture-based city! Much love, we will definitely tell our friends and family at home about this one!
Written October 15, 2017
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mgallowa44
New Orleans, LA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
We took Marc s Hidden New Orleans Tour. What a great time , Marc knows the city in and out, We saw things throughout his New Orleans Neighborhood tour that were so inviting and interesting. Highly recommend !!! Its the Real authentic New Orleans tour you want to do.
Written October 11, 2017
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Michele C
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Last day in NOLA started with a private tour. The tour was more than we expected. Marc was THE best guide. Very knowledgeable and genuine! We learned about the history, and saw the best of the city from a local’s perspective. Booking, communication, and pickup time was easy. Stopped at a quaint corner coffee shop for an Americana and a scone. It did not stop with just the tour, Marc also recommended our NOW favorite neighborhood, “Vincents Italian Cuisine” Amazing food , get service and great people. Thank you Marc for an amazing day in New Orleans.
Written June 1, 2022
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dl3033_8
Vienna, VA80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We had a 4 hour private tour with Marc when we visited NoLa to drop off our daughter at college. It was not our first tour in NoLa, but we learned so much more passing by the same places, as Marc took us deeper into the history and local flavor of the city, He took us to spots with great and unusual views in NoLa, and we learned more about the areas around the French Quarter and the people who live there. In addition, Marc knows the restaurant scene very well, and he helped us find the perfect restaurant for the final celebration with our daughter. Marc understood our interests and took us to historical places and spots with great photo opportunities of the city. We truly veered "off the beaten path" and got to know the city so much better. It was an excellent tour.
Written August 21, 2020
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A.Mezzanotte
Italy21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Marc has been a great guide, he knows everything about New Orleans and thanks to his tour we discovered an unknown, less touristic path. He's great at creating customized experiences, so if you have any questions about anything in NOLA, be sure he knows the answer! You'll actually see the city through the eyes of a local
Written September 24, 2019
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Dear Customer, Thank you for those kind words and 5 star rating! We loving hearing our clients had an amazing time touring our beautiful city. Hope to see you soon!
Written December 18, 2019
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