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.
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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New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour
- Guided New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour
- Local taxes
- Gratuities (optional)
- Alcoholic beverages
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- 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
- Minimum age is 21 years
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Steve T, December 2016
An excellent tour! Our guide Joe really knew his stuff and really knows his craft. As I just finished training as a New Orleans tour guide myself, I think I would know. The four bars he took us to were well chosen, and he really knew their history. The featured drink at each stop was a new one to me, and I've lived here for years! The visit to the legendary Antoine's was especially memorable, and gave me a chance to try a Sazerac, which I've wanted to for some time. It's good! And the humble Pirate's Alley Café let me try absinthe prepared properly. Since Joe said he varies the itinerary with every tour, I will definitely be repeating this.
Reviewed by: Karen M, November 2016
Well worth the tour, it's very informative and enjoyable. The tour guides are so passionate about their town and it's history.