New Orleans Original Craft Cocktail Walking Tour

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Details :
    Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Let the good times roll as you discover the Big Easys vibrant drinking culture on the original cocktail walking tour of New orleans. Explore the French Quarters famous bars and restaurants and have the option to sip the citys iconic libations, including the Sazerac and Pimms 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.

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Embark on your exploration of New orleans cocktail culture from the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office, right on the Mississippi river in the citys French quarter. Your group of like-minded 21-and-up revelers will travel the neighborhoods 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 its 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.

Youll also get an inside peek into the citys 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 thats as rich in stories as it is in drinks to share them over. It's historywith a twist!


Guided New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour

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Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.

Due to the historic nature of the tour, some venues are not accessible to guests traveling in wheelchairs. Special arrangements can be made with your tour guide at the beginning of the tour.

Minimum age is 21 years

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  • 10-Dec-2019

    Sandi was a magnificent guide. I learned a lot about the French Quarter and the cocktails that originated there, had some fun conversations, and drank some truly wonderful drinks!

  • 28-Oct-2019

    This was our second cocktail tour with Brian. Great history lessons and cocktail recommendations. 4 different classic nola stops each tour.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    What a unique experience! Wouldn’t have been half as much fun without Sandi. She was a riot, told great stories and was so much fun! She makes that tour with her personality. So happy to have met her and learned some great history.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This cocktail tour isn’t a “party” tour. It is a history tour that also introduces you to the origins of certain cocktails. We learned a lot of interesting facts about NOLA that we didn’t know...and we have been to NOLA several times. Donna, our tour guide, was a walking history book and answered any questions we had. We had a cocktail at every stop! We would recommend this tour😊

  • 15-Apr-2019

    Sean was a fantastic guide! We went to small, uncrowded bars off the normal beaten path in the French Quarter. His knowledge of the Quarter and the cocktails created there was fantastic!! We had a great time!

  • 18-Mar-2019

    We had a great time, Brian our guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. He walked us through the histories of each cocktail. Would definitely recommend.

  • 25-Feb-2019

    Guide (Joe) very friendly, knows the history behind every cocktails and every places se visited. If you love history and cocktails, this tour us formation you!

  • 10-Dec-2018

    Brian, our tour guide, had a fantastic knowledge of the area history and bars. His love for New Orleans and connection with each bar and restaurant we visited was apparent, and we appreciated his respect for operations of each location as we (a 15 person group) made our way to each destination. While we drank at every location, it was very optional, and this would be an amazing tour even without the delicious beverages. We plan on attending the tour again when we are in town in the hopes of visiting other locations!

  • 11-Sep-2018

    Or tour guide Joe was extremely knowledgeable and showed us the oldest restaurant in New Orleans, as well as 4 unique drinks to New Orleans

  • 12-Jul-2018

    A lot of history and some great drinks. The guide was a kick. Sign up and go, you will have a great time.

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