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Address: New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone Number: +1 504-899-1277
07:00 - 19:00
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Mon 07:00 - 19:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Fee: Yes

Racontours, New Orleans is a walking tour company dedicated to sharing...

Racontours, New Orleans is a walking tour company dedicated to sharing stories in an immersive Southern experience. Our tours are for story lovers and history buffs alike whose curiosity goes beyond mere linear dates and facts. While we offer 2 tours, we can only provide 1 tour a day on a first come first served basis. Reservations must be made with a minimum 24 hours advance notice. Our Garden District tour is a 6 hour experience that includes a 4 course lunch at the world renowned Commanders Palace! Our Voodoo tour is a 4-5 hour experience which takes place in the French Quarter. It is a fun and touching examination of how this often misunderstood ancient African faith evolved with the residents of the Vieux Carre, into what is now known as New Orleans Voodoo. Each walking tour concludes in an above ground cemetery. Join Racontours and discover the passions, loves, deceits and betrayals, that took place in our garden, below the sea. Thank you for your interest..and get ready to slow your roll!

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Entertaining, informative, delicious....

Tree is fantastic! you've heard on the energizer bunny....Tree is the Energizer Man! Honestly folks, if you want to learn something about the local history, stories, and be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tim L
Simi Valley, California

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tree is fantastic! you've heard on the energizer bunny....Tree is the Energizer Man! Honestly folks, if you want to learn something about the local history, stories, and be entertained, give Racontours a call. Recommend the lunch at Commanders Palace...awesome!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Tree is the name of the owner/operator/"Chef" of Racontours, and he's very knowledgeable about the city, culture and even the minutiae of all-things New Orleans. My friend and I did the Garden District tour, which will have you navigating about a four-block area, includes a stop in one of the cemeteries and ends with a FABULOUS lunch at Commander's Palace.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Do yourself a favor and don't miss this tour while you are in New Orleans ! This was the best day of our entire trip. Tree is a fantastic guide- interesting ,informative, and funny. Lunch was out of this world with the best service ever ! Be sure to tour the restaurant after lunch. Entire day was outstanding !

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Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Tree was our story teller and guide on our walking tour around the Garden District Tour followed by superb gourmet lunch at the iconic Commander's Palace, followed by a tour of that establishment, including the kitchens and wine cellar. Tree was fascinating, funny, insightful, and enormously knowledgeable about the true stories behind the places he was showing us. A +++

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Eaton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Tree is an amazing historian. We took the Garden District tour with lunch at Commander's Palace. Tree is a fountain of information and terrific story teller. He is able to bring back the history to tell the story from the beginning of settling the area to present times. He further is an expert in restaurant business and revels in teaching... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Tree is so knowledgeable and shared his wealth of information in a very interesting way - best history lesson I've had in a long time! Appreciated Tree bring portable stools and cold bottle of water for everyone - nice touches!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We had the most informative tour of New Orleans with our tour guide named Tree. He loves to learn history and has a flair for the dramatic as he tells you the little known facts about NOLA. Tell him what you are interested in and he will create a tour centering around your interests. Would definitely use him again when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Tree knows a ton about New Orleans and his passion for sharing it is obvious. He taught us a ton about the history of the city and regaled us with stories and insights that few tour guides could match. He was also an outstanding host, offering us gifts, ice cold water, portable chairs, and "lagniappe." This was well worth doing... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

It's taken me a few months to write this review. But not because I don't have wonderful things to say! By far, the most personalized, knowledgeable, entertaining tour I have ever taken! PLEASE do yourself a favor and book this tour! I'm a California girl born and bred, and Tree truly made this a Southern experience I will never forget!... More 

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Huntington Station, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Tree is an absolutely AMAZING tour guide, and the lunch at Commander’s Palace is a fantastic experience. I can’t recommend enough. Trust me, if you take this tour, by the end of the tour you will be a Tree-hugger. Tree is so very passionate about the history and culture of New Orleans, and he’s very passionate about getting it right.... More 

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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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