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Southern Style Tours

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Central Business District
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Address: New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number:
+1 504-568-1998
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Fee: Yes

We do 3 hour City Tours twice daily. We run everyday rain or shine. Our...

We do 3 hour City Tours twice daily. We run everyday rain or shine. Our tours are 9 am and 2 pm. We pick you up from downtown hotels and drop you back off. We cover all the popular tour spots and more. Tours are on brand new comfortable mini buses with large windows for picture taking. We can go where large buses can not. All calls are answered by the owners.

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Three Hour City Tour

We had a great tour with Ray. He was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable and funny! He shared some interesting personal stories about things he was showing us while telling us the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Arlington, VA
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Arlington, VA
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great tour with Ray. He was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable and funny! He shared some interesting personal stories about things he was showing us while telling us the historical information. Highly recommend!

Thank KarenArlington_VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very thorough and enjoyable. We all learned a lot. It was a great intro to the city and its amazing sights.

Thank lisaeL8456SD
Kfar Yona, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were picked up by Cafe du Monde exactly on time and taken on a most interesting tour for 4 hours which covered every aspect of Nola from the greats of jazz to the depths of Katrina. Our driver / guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable and this is something not to be missed for the first time visitor

Thank Geoff1214
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Haven't yet taken this tour but whoever answers the phone is anything but helpful, told me to find my own pickup information, really, rude!

1 Thank Jazziedlm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

An exceptionally informative and introductory overview of New Orleans diverse culture & history made it equally entertaining also. Our guide was sharing as a native son, making it personal & authentic!

Thank soulsatisfied
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour and even though had lived in New Orleans before for 20 years, we learned some things we didn't know about the Big Easy. Darren our tour guide was wonderful, funny and informative. BTW, Geaux Saints!! Beware who you go through to book the tour as we found out there was a wide range of cost depending... More 

Thank Harold M
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Went on the New Orleans city tour. The tour was great, educational with a very knowledgeable local who kept the group engaged and entertained.

Thank Mary S
West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Well we used living social and ended up with a tour for 4 for $80. We were wary because of the cost. We were picked up outside out hotel and spent maybe 20 minutes picking up other participants from different hotels. The driver was informative and full of colorful stories, I didn't really care for his personality but my mother... More 

Thank Isshiah
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were only in New Orleans for a short period of time so we thought a city tour would be great. Our tour guide was awesome and very knowledgable about the city! It took you around the French Quarter, Jackson Square, different grave yards, garden district and areas that were hit by hurricane Katrina. You stop at Morning Call Cafe... More 

Thank Laura G
Palmetto, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

First, let me say the tour guide was great, the places he took us gave us a very good lay of the land, as well as a lot about the history of New Orleans. I would highly recommend this sort of tour. That being said, this company needs to take a hard look at their equipment. Just before our bus... More 

1 Thank Robert B

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