5 star rating: Highly Recommended 247 Reviews

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  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

Let the good times roll as you discover the Big Easy’s vibrant drinking culture on the original cocktail walking tour of New Orleans. Explore the French Quarter’s famous bars and restaurants as you sip the city’s iconic libations, including the Sazerac and Pimm’s Cup. On the 2.5-hour tour, learn the classic stories behind these unique concoctions as you wander through the colonial architecture of one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhoods, drinking in history and culture as you go.

Highlights

  • Walking tour of New Orleans original cocktails
  • Discover the history of renowned libations, including the Sazerac and Pimm’s Cup
  • Visit the oldest restaurant in New Orleans, and its wine cellar and private dining area
  • Enjoy a view of New Orleans through its history of fine dining and drinking.
  • This tour has been featured on The Travel Channel

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What You Can Expect

New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour

Cocktail Tour

Embark on your exploration of New Orleans’ cocktail culture from the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office, right on the Mississippi River in the city’s French Quarter. Your group of like-minded 21-and-up revelers will travel the neighborhood’s historic streets, ducking in and out of watering holes and restaurants in buildings that still stand as beautiful examples of French and Spanish Colonial Architecture.

While it’s easy to get lost in the history of your surroundings, the real stars of the tour are the cocktails. Listen in as your guides reveal the stories behind each inventive libation and the characters that brought them to life. Learn the origins of Southern Comfort, a liqueur invented in New Orleans in 1874, and the even older story of the Sazerac, which dates back to 1850. Sample any of your favorites by purchasing a glass.

You’ll also get an inside peek into the city’s oldest restaurant and its wine cellar and private dining rooms, where some of New Orleans' most important wheelings and dealings took place. Drink in the spirit of New Orleans by enjoying this 2.5-hour tour at the beginning of your visit to the Big Easy to pinpoint the stops you must revisit, or use it as an unexpected way to bid adieu to a city that’s as rich in stories as it is in drinks to share them over. It's history—with a twist!

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a lot of fun and we had a chance to try some of our favorite original cocktails in the locations we visited...our guide was fun and made it interesting.
It was particularly interesting to see the inside of Antoine's and get all the history about the location.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Brian was an awesome tour guide and knew a lot about New Orleans cocktails and their history! I would highly recommend this tour!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was everything we expected and we certainly were not disappointed. Great tour guide who was interesting and knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We all thought the tour was great, and the tour guide was very knowledge of the history and the events of New Orleans, great tour, great drinks, very nice staff. Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a great time and we learned a lot of history about the city and culture as well

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Learning about the history of the different bars and cocktails was very entertaining. I think that they should have included some food along the way as we all became pretty hungry with only alcohol to consume. Worth the time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The cocktail tour was fantastic and Joe was a great guide. I'd already been in NO for nearly a week when we did the tour but everywhere that Joe took us was new to me! It was very informative and interesting and the drinks weren't bad either! I'd highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour was very interesting saw and learned a lot of history about New Orleans. Very informative and fun everyone in our group had a great time would do it again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was excellent! So much fun and really informative. Our guide was a treasure and I'd definitely recommend taking part in this tour. Drinks are not cheap at some of the higher end places we went, but were well worth it:

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