Guided tour

New Orleans: French Quarter Cocktail Experience

New Orleans: French Quarter Cocktail Experience

From US$ 89 per person

Experience the cocktail culture of New Orleans on a fun, small group tasting tour of the historic French Quarter. Avoid the usual tourist traps and visit a mix of famous spots and historic haunts.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Explore the bar scene of New Orleans beyond Bourbon Street
  • Try one of the city’s most famous drinks, like classic cocktail, such as Sazarec
  • Drink like a local in the picturesque French Quarter
  • Choose between a shared group or private tour
  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by the world’s largest travel B Corp accredited company
Full description

Begin the tour at the iconic, Jackson Square, where the best and most historic bars of The French Quarter are all within a stone’s throw. While Bourbon Street has its place in New Orleans nightlife, go beyond the tourist trail, and discover what really makes New Orleans cocktail culture unique. For our first stop, we will travel back to the 1700s and visit a bar that used to entertain some of the most eccentric characters in New Orleans history. Here, we will taste a famous drink of the city and learn how it has influenced New Orleans's drinking culture today. In a town bearing witness to many hangovers and a place where it’s socially acceptable to drink at any time of day, it’s no surprise New Orleans has a wide range of delicious dessert-like cocktails. On this tour, we will visit one of your guide’s favorite bars and taste a drink so good you’ll forget there’s alcohol in it. Next up, we will sample the ‘official cocktail of New Orleans’: the Sazerac. One of the first cocktails ever invented, it’s definitely tasty enough to stand the test of time. We will also touch upon the topic of how medicine influenced Sazerac and other cocktails, too. Also on this tour, we will taste another classic New Orleans invention, while exploring some of the oldest bars and restaurants in the French Quarter. We’ll also peek into some of the courtyard oases, stunning hidden features that make these buildings special, giving well-known customers a classy room to drink in, hidden away from plain sight. We will also visit one of the class establishments in New Orleans to try one of the city’s most esteemed drinks. You’ll learn why this drink is original and exclusive to New Orleans and can witness your expert bartender making it. After your first sip, you’ll truly understand why New Orleans has been called, “the cradle of civilized drinking.” To conclude the tour, your guide will be happy to suggest even more great local creations so you can continue your tour of the extensive New Orleans cocktail trail.

  • English-speaking local guide
  • 4-5 Drink Stops with 5 different cocktails samples (Cocktail portions vary throughout the tour)
  • Walkthrough the picturesque French Quarter
  • Discover New Orleans's unique cocktail culture
  • Tips on what else to see, do, and eat during your stay
  • Additional drinks
  • Tips/gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet next to the Andrew Jackson statue on Jackson Square, 700 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You must be at least 21 years old to take part in the tour
  • This tour features a couple of cocktails that include dairy products, such as eggs and/or milk
  •  Discounts are available for vegans or people who are lactose-intolerant. Your guide can help with recommendations to purchase your own drinks during the tour.
  • We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour. Drink inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day
  • Travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination.
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4 /5

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Enjoyed the tour. There were only 2 of us. Liked hearing about history of the places we visited.

September 24, 2018

Overall it was a good time. There was no snack as stated in the description.

June 11, 2021

Product ID: 160142