Guided tour

New Orleans: Drunk History Walking Tour

4.4 / 5

93 reviews

Activity provider: Show Me New Orleans Tours

New Orleans: Drunk History Walking Tour

Activity provider: Show Me New Orleans Tours
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Drink your way through one of the oldest neighborhoods in the United States! On this tour you’ll discover the rich culture and vibe of New Orleans’ most decadent district while learning about the neighborhood’s dark history from an informative insider.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the dark side of New Orleans in the infamous French Quarter
  • Learn about traditional burial rituals, and why the vaults are above ground
  • Hear what pirates, prostitutes and convicted felons have to do with the founding of New Orleans
  • Investigate reports of vampires and ghosts still roaming the streets
  • Stop at a bar or two and try out new drinks
Full description

Visit cultural landmarks and walk the streets of the Vieux Carre on this guided tour. Hear about the history of voodoo and ghost stories in New Orleans, and see where the Louisiana Purchase was signed, the famous St. Louis Cathedral, and other historical sites.

As you walk around New Orleans, find out where the most predictable ghosts and vampires lurk. Visit the most haunted house in the city and hear stories about voodoo, ghosts, and vampires.

Listen to your guide explain how the practice of voodoo came to New Orleans. Learn about Marie Laveau, the voodoo queen, and visit the property given to her as payment for her magic. You’ll also see locations where voodoo ceremonies were held.

Then, check out some of the French Quarter’s friendliest and most historic bars. This tour passes dozens of bars at every turn. Feel free to stop in and refill your cup. 

Have a blast on this tour especially if you are a boozer, history buff, or paranormal enthusiast. Rewrite history by putting your own spin on some of New Orleans’ most talked about historical events and haunted locations.

This tour is for all ages (although some locations do not allow children inside). If this is the case, the tour guide will wait outside by the door while the adults go inside to get refills on drinks.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the American Sports Saloon on the sidewalk on the corner of Decatur Street and Gov Nichols Street.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Intoxication
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Please arrive a few minutes before the departure time
  • No refunds will be issued for any reason
  • Guests must check-in before the tour departs and cannot join the tour group at an alternative location
  • Out of respect for guests, tour guides do not use their phones during the tour
  • The supplier reserves the right to refuse service to participants who are intoxicated. No refund will be issued if a guest is asked to leave due to intoxication
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants. In the event of this occurring, you will be contacted in the hour before the tour is scheduled to depart and you will be offered an alternative tour or a full refund
  • The supplier reserves the right to reschedule tours due to inclement weather
  • The supplier is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal items or injuries sustained
  • A fee of $60 will be charged for lost or damaged paranormal equipment
  • Guests are not allowed to video the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 93 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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This was a great tour! We did the 7pm walking tour on a Tuesday night, and it did not disappoint. It was a little confusing of when and how the tour would start, as our guide provided little information at the check-in spot, but once we started it was a great time. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the official history, local legends, and current must-sees of the area. We were captivated by his stories of the French Quarter, which he told in a very engaging but not overly-horrific/gruesome/keep-you-up-at-night way. He led us through the best bars of the area with the most well-known (and strongest) drinks of the quarter. A great experience overall— would highly recommend!

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June 11, 2022

I went on this tour with my boyfriend. It was his first time in the city and my 5th. Who doesn’t love a tour that involves drinking at cool and historic bars along the way? The guide was informative, friendly and honest. The city is amazing and there is so much to see and learn. We learned about a lot of the buildings and some of the more sinister people that lived there hundreds of years ago. We had a blast! I enjoyed it so much, I’d book it again next time I’m in town.

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April 29, 2022

Not only was our tour just all around amazing, but put guide Cody was awesome! Informative and fun. Would recommend! We also went the opposite way of most other tours going on so it was nice to not be following other large groups around! The American horror story house was awesome.

October 20, 2019

Product ID: 60032