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Discover New Orleans ‘spirited’ side on a fun and informative cocktail tour! You’ll rub shoulders withlocal imbibers at historic bars and restaurants and sip on classic concoctions like the Sazerac and Pimm’s Cup. Immerse yourself in 2.5 hours of sampling and storytelling from your guide and savvy mixologists, and learn the famous – and sometimes scandalous – histories of drink and drinking culture in New 
Orleans. 

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

Your journey through the ‘spirits’ of New Orleans begins in the French Quarter. In mid‐afternoon, meet at the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office, dressed in ‘casual’ fine‐drinking attire – some dress codes prohibit tank tops, cut‐offs or super short shorts. With an expert guide and fellow drinks enthusiasts, you’ll spend the next two hours visiting historic local haunts to sampling iconic cocktails. 

En route to the first bar, check out the distinctive local architecture. You’ll see French‐ and Spanish‐inspired buildings, gorgeous Creole townhouses and intimate courtyards – some of which offer a great space for imbibing and mingling. At each legendary venue, admire the mixology of notable bartenders and learn the origins and truths of centuries‐old cocktails from your guide. Any of the featured southern 
drinks are available for purchase, so treat yourself to a Sazerac (or two). 

Your tour also includes a stop in at Tujague’s, the oldest authentic Creole restaurant in New Orleans, serving loyal locals since 1856. Sample a sweet, minty Grasshopper – invented here! – and tour its historic wine cellar and dining rooms before returning to the starting point, where your excursion ends. You’ll finish with plenty of time (and insider information) to continue the fun with your own self‐guided 
drinks and eats tour. 

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Customer Reviews

Heath F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Wow! For something booked on a whim this turned out to be our favorite part of our trip to New Orleans. Joe was an incredible guide! He started out by saying if people were looking for a pub crawl then they were on the wrong tour. We thought maybe we were on the wrong tour but by the first stop he had converted us to fans! He knew so much about the history and people of New Orleans and loved to tell a good story. And at each bar he would recommend drinks that we could try. And every recommendation turned out to be top notch. I found at least 2 new favorite drinks - and I'm not even a drinker usually. The history and stories of each location were so fun to hear and Joe's enthusiasm and love for New Orleans was evident throughout. By the end of the tour if felt more like a group of friends walking around New Orleans than a group of random strangers. Can't recommend this enough - if you book one thing in New Orleans book this tour! It's amazingly good!

Judy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Jon L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour! Very interesting and lots of fun!

Laura I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was so much fun! Joe, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. He took us around to about 4 or 5 different restaurants/bars and gave us a lot of interesting information on New Orleans history.

Linda A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Sandi was a charming guide with plenty of iknowledge and history and we loved the bars we visited and the drinks we tried

Ginger T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!! Best guided tour I and #39;ve ever been on anywhere!! Thanks Joe for such a wonderful experience!!

shari l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was my second tour with them...loved it!

Rosemary B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We got to see bars we wouldn and #39;t see otherwise- great tour guide! Very informative and funny!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Outstanding, informative tour. Joe G. was a great guide, taking us to bars that were not simply drinking establishments but also historical landmarks. I learned more about NOLA on this tour than any other. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in cocktails and/or history.

Carol T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The Walking Cocktail Tour was great - very informative and a lot of fun!

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