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New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour

By: Gray Line
Highlights
  • 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 
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New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour
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Overview
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.
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1 - 5 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Afternoon......

Sandi, our guide, took us to 4 historic loacations (Antione's, Court of Two Sisters, Broussard's, Hotel Monteleone). Sunday afternoon was a great time as the locations were not extremely crowded. Great back -stories and recommendations for classic cocktails that we purchased. Great fun........

3  Thank JohnSw_NC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Tour!

Fun and informative! Our guide Bob was exceptional. Recommend to take early in your visit. The stop at Antoine's was worth te price of the tour alone.

Thank William B
Reviewed 31 March 2018
Fun and Informative, but Bring Your Wallet

This was my groups favorite tour that we did. The tour takes you all through the French Quarter, in to some of the oldest and most revered nooks and crannies of the city, including the famous Antoine's, Brennan's, The Court of Two Sisters, and the...More

4  Thank SleepingInn321
Reviewed 27 March 2018
Thoroughly enjoyable

Our guide was entertaining and knowledgeable about the history and culture of the city as well as the particular bars we visited (2 of the 4 I never would have found on my own). It would have been a worthwhile tour even without the alcohol.

1  Thank Alan G
Reviewed 24 March 2018
Got better with drinks.

This was my second time on Gray Line's 'New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour' and I have to admit, it wasn't as great as I remembered. The woman at the ticket office was rather short with me, for starters. Our tour guide, Midge, had a...More

3  Thank AlyssaJHunt
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