- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
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 and have the option to 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.
- Guided New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour
- Local taxes
- Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Stop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
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!
Duration: 2 hours
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
Joe was excellent. Got much more out of this tour than a pub crawl. He knew the cities history and gave us background on each place he took us. The cocktails were different and there’s no pressure to purchase. Enjoyable!
A lot of history and some great drinks. The guide was a kick. Sign up and go, you will have a great time.
I traveled alone to NOLA and so I did not go out drinking at night like all other tourists. I took the Cocktail Tour instead and tasted some of the drinks -- while fully staying aware of my surroundings. We went to four different bars and I LOVED the history and the background stories about the drinks and the locations. I highly recommend this tour to everyone of all ages, whether you plan to drink or not. It's a fun and laid back tour. By the end, many people were tipsy and were having so much fun. You also stop by the carousel hotel and a secret museum with Martis Gras dresses. I never would have found these locations on my own. Five stars!!
Nothing beats this tour when the guide says - be careful of how many drinks and how much you taste.. you might just end up drunk by the time the tour ends... Lovely cocktails.. lovely bars... and the best guide to show it all around!!! High-five!
This tour well surpassed my expectation. Our guide reminded me of Betty White. She was funny and full of great stories. This was so much more that a cocktail walking tour. At each stop she had stories to share about the establishments history, what they are known for from way back and now, all presented in a fun way. This was totally worth the time and price.
This Tour was amazing, and it was nice to be introduced to different bars and drinks by a local. Our guide was a fantastic man, who knew all the details and stories to the drinks and the places we went. This is definitely worth trying if you are going to New Orleans :-)
The tour guide was wonderful! We enjoyed fun cocktails and learned a great deal of history about the French Quarter!
Sandy was very good. It is hard to avoid crowds, they are everywhere. Had fun!
A great tour. You go to places you typically wouldn't know about unless you lived in New Orleans. Learned a lot about New Orleans history and enjoyed some great cocktails!
Sandi was an amazing guide!! Learned alot about the 3 bars and enjoyed her stories.
Bob was so much fun! The history insight was great, super interesting! It's about so much more than just the cocktails. Loved seeing all the private rooms in Antoine's used during Mardi Gras. It's like a museum in there. So much tradition it leaves you awed. Highly recommend this tour.