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Lonely Planet Experiences: New Orleans Cocktail Tour

Lonely Planet Experiences: New Orleans Cocktail Tour

From US$ 89 per person

Experience the cocktail culture of New Orleans on a fun, small group tasting tour of the historic French Quarter. Avoid the usual tourist traps and visit a heady mix of famous spots, historic haunts, and hidden gems.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Explore the bar scene of New Orleans beyond Bourbon Street
  • Try one of the city’s most famous drinks
  • Sample classic cocktails, such as Sazarec and Ramos Gin Fizz
  • Drink like a local in the picturesque French Quarter
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Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience. Sample a selection of tasty cocktails at different venues in the French Quarter of New Orleans, starting on Jackson Square from where the best historic bars are just a stone's throw away. Venture beyond the usual Bourbon Street bars to discover lesser-known sites, more popular with locals, where a vast range of dessert-like drinks are available to try. Savor the unique flavor of a Sazerac (one of the first cocktails ever invented), named for the brand of cognac that was its original main ingredient. Discover some of the oldest bars and restaurants in the French Quarter, and get a behind-the-scenes peek into a courtyard oasis with a stunning hidden feature. Try a delicious Ramos Gin Fizz and experience first-hand what makes it original and exclusive to New Orleans.
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Cocktail samples
  • Small snack
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips/gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet next to the Andrew Jackson statue on Jackson Square, 700 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.

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Know before you go

  • This tour features a couple of cocktails that include dairy products, such as eggs and/or milk
  •  Discounts are available for vegans or people who are lactose-intolerant. Your guide can help with recommendations to purchase your own drinks during the tour
  • You must be at least 21 years old to take part in the tour
  • This is a small group tour of no more than 7 people
  • As of Monday, August 16, 2021: ALL guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results in order to join their tour, as ordered by the City of New Orleans. Please visit for more information.
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4 /5

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Enjoyed the tour. There were only 2 of us. Liked hearing about history of the places we visited.

September 24, 2018

Overall it was a good time. There was no snack as stated in the description.

June 11, 2021

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