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Original New Orleans Movie Tours

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Address: 801 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70114
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A unique movie experience! Let us give you a city tour of New Orleans while...

A unique movie experience! Let us give you a city tour of New Orleans while playing video clips from your favorite movies, while we visit the actual filming locations aboard our intimate 10 passenger van! A locally owned and operated tour by Jonathan Ray.

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Really interesting to see the actual places movies and TV shows were filmed/taped. Jonathan has a great sense of humor and a wealth of movie knowledge. Highly recommend. You... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Port Monmouth, New Jersey

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Port Monmouth, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really interesting to see the actual places movies and TV shows were filmed/taped. Jonathan has a great sense of humor and a wealth of movie knowledge. Highly recommend. You also see quite a bit of the city which makes it a 2 for 1! Now if only we found Scott Bakula it would have been perfection! :)

Thank Juyipug
Billings, Montana
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a great tour. A chance to ride around and see different parts of New Orleans instead of walking, which you do alot of in that city. John made it so much fun and made sure we got to see what we were interested in. Highly recommend this for anyone as a different and fun way to see the... More 

1 Thank Kim H
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early and Jonathon was already there, it turned out that we where his only customers for the morning tour, we have been to New Orleans a number of times and were really surprised at all the places we have walked by and not known about its film history until Jonathon told us, he is a very knowledgeable person,... More 

1 Thank Bruno E
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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jonathon was super fun, integrated actual movie clips to watch right where they were filmed and even included his own special effects like making the van shake and pick up speed during a high speed chase. We felt bad that he got a flat tire with only a half hour left. Next time we are in town we will be... More 

1 Thank Dena S
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60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jonathan was superb and managed to understand our Scottish accents, even the banter! We had an amazing tour and it was great that he took the time to understand what everyone liked and tailored the tour to suit. The tour suits all ages as we looked at old movies as well as more recent ones. Another thing is that you... More 

1 Thank MavesWife
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jonathan was fantastic. Very knowledge and made this a fun tour. We were able to give him what/where we wanted to see. Fun experience for everyone of all ages. Lots to see and learn.

1 Thank Vanessa G
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very relaxing tour after days of hitting the pavement. Interesting and casual. Jonathan was kinda campy but fun all the same.

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Panama City
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Johnathan was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and fun. He didn't read from a script, he actually knew a lot of information. He was flexible and willing to gear the tour to our interests. He knew a great spot to take a break as well. He also took a small detour to show us where current filming was taking... More 

1 Thank James M
Blue Springs, Missouri
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent way to see New Orleans with a "local" while learning so many things and seeing where our favorite shows and movies have come to life! Jonathon was laugh a minute with so much knowledge and trivia! he is a great Ambassador for New Orleans! My sons and I had a great time and I will be recommending him and... More 

1 Thank Lisa P
Newmarket, Ontario
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83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

If you have even a remote interest in the movies then you must take this tour. Jonathan, your tour guide, not only is a part-time actor but also has a deep mental database of film facts to share and could also be nominated for best supporting actor in a comedy. Lots of laughs. On board film clips match movie location... More 

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OMG! My first award nomination ever! thank you so much! I would like to thank the Academy, my family and the city of New Orleans! and thank you for joining me and writing this great review!!! Made my day!!! More 

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