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New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour

By: Gray Line
  • Learn about classic cocktails and New Orleans’ history in one tour 
  • Try cocktails (own expense) at a handpicked selection of bars 
  • Talk to talented mixologists about their cocktail-making process 
New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour
From US$31,00
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Get a drink-focused insider tour of New Orleans’ famous French Quarter. Leave the navigation to your guide as you hit up the area’s historic bars and restaurants to taste classic cocktails. You’ll learn about the sometimes scandalous history of the quarter’s drinking culture and come away with ideas about where to to return during the rest of your stay.
What to Expect
Head to the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office, centrally located in the French Quarter, to meet your guide. Please note that some finer establishments prohibit cut-off shorts or tank tops, so dress accordingly.

Take off down the street and listen to your guide explain how New Orleans’ architectural style developed. Stop at several handpicked bars, each legendary in its own right, and learn the origins of some classic New Orleans cocktails, such as the Sazerac. Drinks are available for purchase, handmade by expert mixologists, at each stop.

Make a stop at Tujague’s, a historic Creole restaurant (the oldest in the city). As your guide provides commentary on its history, you can purchase a Grasshopper, which was invented here. Step down into its wine cellars and dining room, in operation since 1856.

Return to your starting point, armed with the eating and drinking information you need for the rest of your visit.
Reviews (443)
1 - 5 of 29 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Very enjoyable

A great way to see a little of the French Quarter, learn some of the history of the city and have a few cocktails on the way. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgable.

Thank Joel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A must do if you love unique cocktails and history!

We chose to do this on our first day in New Orleans and it was a great decision. We had Brian for our tour guide who had a funny sense of humor and likeable personality. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history and local bars...More

1  Thank Galadriel N
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile
Great walking tour

Joe was amazing!!! The places he took us had so much history and the entire group was wonderful. Highly recommend.

Thank DeJuian N
Reviewed 7 September 2018
we were 7 min late the tour was already gone. couldn't get the money back for 3 tickets

We booked the tour online and came to the address 7 min late. The guy took in the our ticket confirmation, slowly filled some info in the computer, asked ask to sign some forms and gave us the tickets. By the time he realized that...More

Thank Natalya K
Reviewed 8 August 2018
History filled tour with delicious cocktails

Joe was our tour guide. You could tell he enjoyed his job. He made it so much fun for us.The tour was excellent! We learned so much about the historical bars in the area while getting to sample some lovely drinks. (Drinks that I'd never...More

4  Thank kimkasper23
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Response from Maureen M | Reviewed this property |
The tour lasts about two and a half hours.
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