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Nola DeTours

New Orleans, LA, USA
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About Nola DeTours
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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Donna M wrote a review Nov 2021
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Marc and his Nola Detours took our trip from fun to fabulous. He showed us everything from the Quarter to the Lower Ninth, Bayous to the best food in town. Not only did he show us the city but he literally introduced us to everyone, from local living legends (like the type you read about in history books) to the local characters you see on murals and electric boxes. He went out of his way to help make sure our trip was everything we wanted, including on days we were not even with him, he was always good for a suggestion for what we should do. Bonus, he really listens and makes sure everyone in the group gets to see or do what is most important to them. Can't wait to work with him again and see what he has to suggest! Thank you Marc for helping to make some amazing memories for our group!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Krista K wrote a review Nov 2021
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Marc took us on a delicious tour of New Orleans cuisine, including the best muffuletta and shrimp remoulade I’ve ever tasted at the Napoleon House, charbroiled oysters at Royal House, and bananas foster at the Court of Two sisters. Mix in with that some Pimm’s cup, Sazerac, local beer, and detailed history of NOLA and its cuisine, and you have yourself a great tour! Marc was very energetic, a NOLA native with deep ties to the restaurant scene. Highly recommend booking with him!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Jamie B wrote a review Aug 2021
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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!!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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SarahW wrote a review Aug 2021
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Marc was fantastic! We learned things and visited areas we never would have on our own. He was flexible, funny, easygoing and generous with his time. He expertly honed in on, and indulged our interests, which included everything from battlefields to vintage guitar stores! Marc’s love of and reverence for the city is obvious and was infectious. His knowledge of NOLA, it’s history, neighborhoods and varied famous culture was captivating. Our family, including two teenage boys, loved our tour with Marc so much that we booked additional time with him on our trip to have a real insider guide us through the music scene on Frenchman street. So fun! He also has all the best recommendations for food and can get you into places, a huge plus. If you want to truly experience New Orleans, this is your guy... He’s of the best tour guides we’ve ever had and we feel like we made a friend for life! Strongly recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Sean D wrote a review Jul 2021
Newburyport, Massachusetts1 contribution
Marc is the best. We contacted him a few days before arriving for a private food tour. Our group of four had never been to New Orleans and we wanted to get an immersive food experience and get to all the must try bites in the city. He brought us to six places including classic spots with signature dishes. Charbroiled oysters, gumbo, muffuletta, bananas foster... and he recommended the perfect drink at each location. Pimm's cups, the best Sazerac, local beer, etc. And, he's a New Orleans native and grew up in the restaurant scene. He knows everyone and everything about the city. You get a customized history tour with your food tour and he makes sure he customizes the tour to what you are looking to do. Not sure what you want to do? Just contact Marc.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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