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Racontours, New Orleans is a walking tour company dedicated to sharing stories in an immersive Southern experience. Our tours are for story lovers and history buffs alike whose curiosity goes beyond mere linear dates and facts. While we offer 2...more
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New Orleans, LA 70115
Garden District
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Excellent tour guide...the best in New Orleans. Tree (that is the tour guide's name) has an excellent historical knowledge of the city and culture. He can structure your tour to your interests or cover all the interesting places from the French Quarter to the Garden...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

My 80 year old mother had always wanted to visit the Crescent City and it just so happened that i was able to fly her down during a business trip. I had taken a couple of tours with Tree previously and thought there couldn't be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

New Orleans is a very unique city so you deserve a very unique tour. Racontours offers that to you. The tours are fun, personal, and unparalleled. You will see the famous sites you have come to NO to see, but you will not see them...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Donna W
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Tree is smart, entertaining, energetic, and narrates the awesome meal at Commander’s Palace as effectively as the Garden District! Highly, highly recommend!!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

On our most recent trip to New Orleans I wanted to do something special with a friend who hasn't been there before. We decided to splurge on the Fine Dining Dinner at Commander's Palace with Tree. This includes a full seven course dinner with wine...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank LeenSNYC
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Both Tania and Tree are outstanding. I appreciated the follow up, the communication and even ensuring that I had a text and call from Tree so I could communicate easily. Very professional. Tree's knowledge of history is beyond your average tour guide. He shared so...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Kari B
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Tree is by far the most authentic of all the tour guides I have ever had in New Orleans. I've been visiting every other year since 2009 and have gone on two tours per visit and i am so glad that I finally found Tree...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

On June 28th, myself and three other travelers had a delightful tour of the Garden District with the colorful and entertaining Tree of Racontours. Tree begins his tour with an overview of Creole history followed by a stroll of the Garden district with discussions of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Susan P
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

My daughter, buddy and I went on a magical journey through New Orleans yesterday. It was So exciting! My daughter, who's 9 said it was one of her most favorite experiences of all time. Tree, our guide was brilliant! He knew so much history. He...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Stacy W
Reviewed May 17, 2017

I've been on many, many walking tours. This tour is in my top five! My husband & I like our tours to be both educational & entertaining. Rancontours more than met our criteria. Tree was an amazing guide. He packed the tour with historic facts...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New
Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking
streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions,
picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded
down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful
churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a
brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the
Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give
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April 19, 2017|
Response from 957julied | Reviewed this property |
You have to call him at 504 899 1277 to arrange the tour. I know it may seem odd when it's reserve everything by internet, but it's painless and quick!
August 26, 2015|
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Well good morning! And thank You for Your interest in our tours. You may find all pertinent information regarding our Voodoo tour on our web site. You may find the link to our web site on the Trip Advisor listing for our... More
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Well Good Day To You Miss Christine! December Is A Wonderful Time To Visit New Orleans And Yes, Everything Will Be Open, Including The Steamboat Natchez. In Fact, They Are Offering A Christmas Eve Cruise With A Dinner... More
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Garden District Tour (7 Replies)
We are considering a tour of the Garden District. Currently reserved one through Racontours that includes lunch at Commanders Palace, but the price of $90/person seems high. I think the lunch is probably worth somewhere in the range of $50 to $60, right? That means we're paying at least $30 for the tour? There are many tours that are cheaper - and the guidebooks even have some self-guided walks, and I can book the lunch on my own. Any thoughts on whether Racontours is so much better than...More
August 06, 2014|
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We have taken Tree's Racontours of the Garden District twice. It is the best tour ever. Tree is quite the historian, actor and comedian. He has a wonderful personality and very knowledgeable. We thought the price of $90.00 was well worth it, even if you just did the tour. The lunch at Commanders is amazing. If the day and timing are right Tree also includes a tour of Commander's. The first time we did the tour Tree took us into every nook and cranny of Commander's. I can guarantee you will be...More
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I'm very indecisive so choosing tours is proving to be very difficult. Strange True tours was suggested, looks good...all of theirs do so I may do more than one at this point. Racontours also looks good. Any experience with these operators? We only have 3-4 days but I do love tours. Thanks!
December 08, 2014|
Response fromwhitenights12|
Can only speak about Racontours and for us personally, it was not a good tour. I know his reviews are good but if you read some of the average or poor ones, you will be able to tell if he is your style or not. He has a very distinct style. I also felt like he simply could not capture or communicate the true culture of New Orleans. Something was missing but I can't quite put my finger on it. I guess part of it for me was, he has tons of "book knowledge" about New Orleans and will rattle it off...More