Guided tour

New Orleans: Drunk History Walking Tour

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New Orleans: Drunk History Walking Tour

Activity provider: Show Me New Orleans Tours
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From US$ 35 US$ 26.25 per person

Drink your way through one of the oldest neighborhoods in the United States! On this tour you’ll discover the rich culture and vibe of New Orleans’ most decadent district while learning about the neighborhood’s dark history from an informative insider.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the dark side of New Orleans in the infamous French Quarter
  • Learn about traditional burial rituals, and why the vaults are above ground
  • Hear what pirates, prostitutes and convicted felons have to do with the founding of New Orleans
  • Investigate reports of vampires and ghosts still roaming the streets
  • Stop at a bar or two and try out new drinks
Full description

Visit historic and cultural landmarks and walk the streets of the Vieux Carre on this 2-hour tour. See the exact place where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803, the famous St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, and many other sites that played a vital role in New Orleans's history.

A New Orleans tour would be incomplete without stories of voodoo, ghosts, and vampires. Find out where the most predictable ghosts and vampires lurk. You’ll also visit the most haunted house in the city.

Your guide will tell you how the practice of voodoo came to New Orleans. Learn about Marie Laveau, the voodoo queen, and visit the property given to her as payment for her magic. You’ll also see locations where voodoo ceremonies were held.

Check out some of the French Quarter’s friendliest and most historic bars. This tour passes dozens of bars at every turn. Feel free to stop in and refill your cup. 

Boozers, history buffs, and paranormal enthusiasts alike are sure to have a blast on the Drunk History of New Orleans walking tour. Rewrite history by putting your own spin on some of New Orleans’ most talked about historical events and haunted locations.

This tour is for all ages (although some locations do not allow children inside). If this is the case, the tour guide will wait outside by the door while the adults go inside to get refills on drinks.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the American Sports Saloon on the sidewalk on the corner of Decatur Street and Gov Nichols Street.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Intoxication
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Please arrive a few minutes before the departure time
  • No refunds will be issued for any reason
  • Guests must check-in before the tour departs and cannot join the tour group at an alternative location
  • Out of respect for guests, tour guides do not use their phones during the tour
  • The supplier reserves the right to refuse service to participants who are intoxicated. No refund will be issued if a guest is asked to leave due to intoxication
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants. In the event of this occurring, you will be contacted in the hour before the tour is scheduled to depart and you will be offered an alternative tour or a full refund
  • The supplier reserves the right to reschedule tours due to inclement weather
  • The supplier is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal items or injuries sustained
  • A fee of $60 will be charged for lost or damaged paranormal equipment
  • Guests are not allowed to video the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 92 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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I went on this tour with my boyfriend. It was his first time in the city and my 5th. Who doesn’t love a tour that involves drinking at cool and historic bars along the way? The guide was informative, friendly and honest. The city is amazing and there is so much to see and learn. We learned about a lot of the buildings and some of the more sinister people that lived there hundreds of years ago. We had a blast! I enjoyed it so much, I’d book it again next time I’m in town.

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April 29, 2022

Not only was our tour just all around amazing, but put guide Cody was awesome! Informative and fun. Would recommend! We also went the opposite way of most other tours going on so it was nice to not be following other large groups around! The American horror story house was awesome.

October 20, 2019

My friends and I had a fun time!

My friends and I had a really fun time! Our guide was great, and the stories were a good mix between scary and interesting and funny. It was pretty much exactly what you would expect - touristy in just the right way. Ashli was also VERY helpful, and helped us switch some of our reservations around without issue when some members of our group were booked on different days.

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March 12, 2018

Product ID: 60032