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  • New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

    1. New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

    Make your way to the Jax Brewery building just outside of Landry's Seafood to meet your local licensed guide who will be waiting for you just outside the building to check you in with your confirmation email. This tour visits the most fascinating and haunted places throughout the city, including the infamous Lalaurie Mansion (as seen on "American Horror Story: Coven"), and many other sites such as the Sultan's Palace or Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop. The tour is alcohol friendly (feel free to bring a drink with you), and is a 2-hour leisurely stroll just under a mile long with frequent bar stops and restroom breaks.

    Our guide Colby had a great personality, very informational about all the history of New Orleans.

  • New Orleans: 2-Hour Ghosts & Vampires Walking Tour

    2. New Orleans: 2-Hour Ghosts & Vampires Walking Tour

    Take a thrilling 2-hour walking tour around the haunted streets of New Orleans’s French Quarter and learn about some of the mysteries of the spooky city. Led by professional guides and storytellers, you will get an intense tour of grisly ghost stories and blood-thirsty vampires. Departing every night at 06:00 PM and 08:00 PM, the tour takes a walk through the dark streets and shadowy corners of the city’s most famous neighborhood. You will hear about Madame Lalaurie and her love of torture and learn why you should fear the Mad Butcher. Discover if there are vampires in the Ursulines Convent and what happened to the beautiful Octoroon Mistress. To steady your nerves, enjoy buy one get one free hurricane drinks in the hour prior to each tour. Just head to the Voodoo Lounge and grab your 2-for-1 cocktail as you prepare to embark on the most gruesome journey of your life! You will get a lo...

    Mary J was so much fun! The ghost believers in our group were thrilled with her spooky stories and those who did not believe loved the history that she taught. She gave us the perfect amount of information which left us wanting to do more research about the ghosts of New Orleans.

  • New Orleans: Drunk History Tour

    3. New Orleans: Drunk History Tour

    Follow your guide through the magical streets of the Vieux Carre and visit historic and cultural landmarks on this 2-hour tour. See the exact location where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803, the famous St, Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square and many other sites that played a vital role in the history of New Orleans. Of course, no New Orleans tour would be complete without some stories of voodoo, ghosts and vampires, and this one is no exception! Before the tour ends you’ll know where to find the most predictable ghost in New Orleans. You’ll also visit the most haunted house in the city and multiple locations where vampires have been seen! Your guide will tell you how the practice of voodoo came to New Orleans. Learn about the voodoo queen, Marie Laveau and visit property given to her as payment for her magic! You’ll also see locations where voodoo ceremonies were held. Check ...

    If you’re looking for a tour that covers a little bit of everything New Orleans with a personable tour guide full of “useless knowledge,” as he says, then this tour with Coty is your best bet.

  • New Orleans Original Cocktail Late Afternoon Walking Tour

    4. New Orleans Original Cocktail Late Afternoon Walking Tour

    Welcome to entertainment at its finest. Your tour begins from Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River, where an experienced guide will entertain you with classic stories of the unique concoctions made famous here, and the characters that brought them to life. You’ll visit some of the restaurants and bars along the famous Bourbon and St. Peter’s Streets. You’ll be shaken - and stirred - by the recipes of the city’s most infamous cocktails along the way. From the Sazerac and Pimm’s Cup, to the Hurricane and Hand Grenade, you’re sure to enjoy a different view of New Orleans through its history of fine dining and drinking. It's history ...with a twist!

    Sandi was amazing! Founds great bars and drinks we otherwise would have missed. Very fun and informative!

  • New Orleans: French Quarter Saint & Sinner History Tour

    5. New Orleans: French Quarter Saint & Sinner History Tour

    From the beginning faith has ruled this great city. For some, it has created rumors of conspiracy, witchcraft, and vampires. For others, it inspired greatness. Lives have been lost and battlegrounds drawn, but New Orleans’ eclectic belief systems have created a sense of acceptance found nowhere else. Did you know that the famous voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau, was also a devout Catholic? Surprises abound on this inspiring journey. Join the most unique and interesting walking tour in New Orleans. New Orleans is a hot, humid and sometimes unforgiving place where in the dead of summer the air takes on the quality of a crawfish boil. It is a long, drawn out fever that seeps into the bloodstream and compels even the sweetest from small town America to do obscene things. This is the real New Orleans which does not fit neatly into the category of "American" city. It is a black water port, Cari...

    It was a fun tour not everything was absolutely the truth but entertaining guide was fun.

  • New Orleans: Drunken History Walking Tour

    6. New Orleans: Drunken History Walking Tour

    Take a shot or two with a chaser of New Orleans history. Some libations and citations, if you will. This drunken history walking tour is a one-of-a-kind excursion. New Orleans and booze go together like red beans and rice. The city has been the party capital of the American South since before it was American or South. The locals have figured out that just about anything can be enhanced with alcohol. That’s why your guides decided it was about time their visitors had the opportunity to stroll through the French Quarter, learning the history whilst simultaneously indulging in an age old New Orleans tradition by drinking like a local. This 21-and-older experience isn’t your ordinary walking tour. For one, the tour guide can, and will, drink with you the whole time. Being a full walking tour of the French Quarter, you’ll hear riveting stories and important knowledge necessary for a full un...

    Robert, our tour guide was amazing. The history of not only New Orleans , but also of the drinks in the area. He made the tour fun and enjoyable! Have us some amazing recommendations for places to eat. Definitely would recommend.

  • New Orleans: Electric Bike Creole Tour

    7. New Orleans: Electric Bike Creole Tour

    Explore New Orleans on custom-built, ultra-comfortable electric bikes. Peddle as much or as little as you like as you get an intimate up-close look at New Orleans, visiting areas off the beaten track as well as the most famous landmarks. Ride through the French Quarter and learn about the rich history and incredible people that influenced the culture of the city. Cruise through historic Marigny, Treme, Bywater, and Bayou St. John neighborhoods, which are loaded with New Orleans art and charm and are home to artists, musicians, and history makers. Visit a fascinating above-ground cemetery and explore the City Park, the home of the largest mature live oak trees in the world. Make a brief stop at Cafe Du Monde in the park to enjoy some world-famous beignets. Ride down historic Esplanade Avenue, a picturesque boulevard lined with beautiful oak trees and magnificent homes of the Creole elit...

  • New Orleans: Early Evening Cocktail History Tour

    8. New Orleans: Early Evening Cocktail History Tour

    Your night of cultured imbibing begins as evening arrives in the French Quarter. Meet your lively guide and start your 3‐hour tour with a cocktail in a tiki-themed hidden oasis.  You begin the tour with the first popular drink containing booze: a homemade rum punch! Your second visit will be to SoBou, a local favorite that’s part of the acclaimed Commander’s Palace family. There, try the classic Sazerac, a recipe attributed to a Creole apothecarist in the 19th Century – when cocktails constituted as medicine! While at SoBou you will also enjoy another pre-Civil War drink: the 1852 Brandy Crusta! Then head to Tujague's for creative cocktails invented just prior to Prohibition. Sample a sweet, minty Grasshopper – invented here! – or the Champagne-topped French 75. Your final stop is the Bourbon 'O' Bar for the obscure yet beloved Roffignac highball, a nod to the city’s last French‐born m...

    Great experience loved the history of the cocktails and the cocktails themselves. Best thing was it was a small group too.

  • New Orleans: Legends, Folklore, Superstitions & Spells

    9. New Orleans: Legends, Folklore, Superstitions & Spells

    Learn about Cajun superstitions and spells along with centuries of Louisiana folklore, myths, and legend. These superstitions pertain to New Orleans' voodoo, ghost and vampire-ridden past. Visit fifteen locations on this 2-Hour walking tour and enjoy hearing stories about the Rougarou that is said to live in the swamps of Louisiana!  Learn about the history, culture, cuisine and the architecture that makes New Orleans so unique. Learn New Orleans traditional burial practices. Why New Orleans has above ground cemetery's & why by tradition for centuries the same vaults have been and continue to be recycled and re-used over & over. Visit the home given to the New Orleans Voodoo Queen due to her being able to use Voodoo to get a man cleared of Murder. Your guide will also teach you about the practice of Voodoo during this tour. 

    Hands-up a great experience! Would recommend to anyone looking to explore the hidden back stories….and there are lots! It was a fun adventure that I’m glad I went on!

  • New Orleans: Total Food, Cocktail and Jazz Tour

    10. New Orleans: Total Food, Cocktail and Jazz Tour

    Your New Orleans Total Day Tour starts where it all began, on the banks of the Mississippi River. From here, you’ll witness the lifeblood of this region which brought new cultures, new influences and new ingredients to the USA through its ports. Sample the beignet,a breakfast treat, wander through the French Market and try classic and uniquely New Orleans' dishes, as well as the controversial delicacy of gumbo. Before diving into the world of New Orleans cocktail culture, you'll have he chance for a coffee break or to browse souvenirs. Head to Jackson Square to begin this section of the tour which goes beyond Bourbon Street and the tourist trail into the truly unique and historic bars of the city. Visit several historic bars and sample characteristic drinks, such as the Sazerac and the Ramos Gin Fizz and discover why New Orleans has been called "the cradle of civilized drinkin...

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What people are saying about French Quarter

Overall rating

3.4 / 5

based on 28 reviews

We loved the bike tour! Milan was our guide and was amazing. Our youngest is 11 and he did great on the tour. I was a little nervous about riding in traffic but once we got started it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. We learned about the history of the city and French Quarter. It’s about an 8 mile bike ride and we made lots of stops along the way. Highly recommend!

Mary J was so much fun! The ghost believers in our group were thrilled with her spooky stories and those who did not believe loved the history that she taught. She gave us the perfect amount of information which left us wanting to do more research about the ghosts of New Orleans.

If you’re looking for a tour that covers a little bit of everything New Orleans with a personable tour guide full of “useless knowledge,” as he says, then this tour with Coty is your best bet.

It was a fun tour not everything was absolutely the truth but entertaining guide was fun.

Great tour with lost of useless information that I could't do without.