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New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour

By: Gray Line
  • 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 
New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour
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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 and have the option 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.
Reviews (451)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fun December get a way

We both had a great time, listening to our guide, sipping cocktails and visiting bars we wouldn't have seen on our own. We often shared a cocktail so we could have a taste. No pressure to buy more. Once we declined buying a drink and...More

Thank W5661CKlaurac
Reviewed 1 week ago
Don't miss this one

We had a ball on this tour. Sandi was fantastic fun. She was very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans and took us to places we would never have found on our own. When we had finished it was like saying goodbye to a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank prucat
Reviewed 10 November 2018
Excellent cocktail tour with Donna!

I am a hotel concierge in New Orleans. I was invited by my guest to tag along on their cocktail tour. We were so lucky to get Donna as our tour guide! She has so much knowledge of the history of the city (so much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Trek27193383692
Reviewed 8 November 2018
French Quarter History

We took a tour this afternoon with Donna from Grayline. Donna is very knowledgeable on the history of Old New Orleans dating back to when it was first settled. It was very enjoyable. We visited 5 different bars and restaurants and learned the history of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Travel33043971098
Reviewed 6 November 2018
Fun Night!

This was the best thing we did in New Orleans. It was fun, informative and an overall great time. I highly recommend this tour!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tracie D
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The tour lasts about two and a half hours.
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