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New Orleans' Original Cocktail Tour

Toulouse Street and Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 800-233-2628
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History with a Twist! Enjoy a stroll through the streets of old New Orleans, visiting the homes of cocktails made famous in this city. Enter establishments that you might not see in your daily travels and hear their tales.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Toulouse Street and Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA 70130
French Quarter
+1 800-233-2628

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the second time we've taken the tour and is was just as good or better than the first. Naif was an awesome guide! We visited 2 bars we had been to before, and 2 new ones. The history was great and the drinks...More

1  Thank Jim S
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at New Orleans' Original Cocktail Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks, Jim. Each Guide will introduce you to their favorite bars and stories, in addition to some that we set up in advance. This means each tour can have more fun in more places.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As other reviews mentioned, Joe is a fabulous guide with extensive knowledge of New Orleans history and culture. This is much more than a "booze tour." We learned about the origins of many famous drinks and traditions as well as history of the region, buildings...More

Thank Adoug2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best thing about this tour is the group you go with. Was given Brian as a guide and he was a pompous jerk, immediately walked up with a superiority complex. He was not personable at all. It was disappointing that you get one cocktail...More

1  Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sandy was our tour guide for this tour and she was amazing! Nice way to see all the historic spots and have a few cocktails on the way. She was very knowledgeable and patient with the group and we had an excellent time. Highly recommended!

Thank cshugs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had Sandy, it was the Sunday before Mardi Gras so it was a little hectic, the meeting place to check in was at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office. However due to parades and street closures some people were stuck on one side of...More

Thank cjudge109
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Joe was a great tour guide, funny and knowledgeable. We learned history, met some great bar tenders and enjoyed great cocktails. Pimms Cup, Bayou Bash, Pirates Punch. We saw how the Absinthe drinks are made. My husband and I aren't big drinkers, so we split...More

Thank Betsy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had Brian as our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable and funny. He took us to a couple of historical bars and told us about the history of the building and the signature cocktail. I definitely recommend this tour and if you can...More

Thank Meshel327
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was a very good tour. Our guide, Brian, was very knowledgeable about the history of the French Quarter and all of the places we visited. He told us interesting and fun facts about the bars, the owners, and of course the drinks that we...More

Thank La Rue P
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We went to several old, revered, storied New Orleans bars, and at each bar or restaurant a signature drink was described - including the history of it. Then, we were given an opportunity the try the drink and enjoy it in the place of origin....More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Brian was a great guide and the tour was informative and interesting. Glad they listened to previous reviews and included a cocktail at the beginning. Lots of fun, highly recommend.

Thank Cristin77
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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About how many stops do make during this tour?
15 September 2016|
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Response from Bobtuba | Reviewed this property |
Also 4 stops on our tour. That seems to be the standard.
Lauren L
Does the tour price include any samples of the drinks? Or do you have to pay for all of the drinks out of pocket?
11 November 2015|
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Response from TMSZ | Reviewed this property |
The tour included one drink per person at the start then you pay for drinks at each bar if you want ... we all had a strong buzz on by the end of the tour. We had a ball. Ask for Sandy if you can. She is older, and knows... More
Susan S
Hello, My boyfriend and I are planning a trip this August, and we would like to know the times the tour begins so that we can plan. We want to do it on our first day there. Thanks.
10 May 2015|
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Response from 492HappyTraveler | Reviewed this property |
I went back in Janaury and I think the tour started at 4pm. Be sure you get there promptly so you don't get left behind! You should have a lot of fun on this tour. Just make sure you and your boyfriend wear comfortable... More