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New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour

Take a walk through the French Quarter's famous bars and restaurants and discover the history of the city's celebrated cocktails. Tour includes interesting and fun stories of New Orleans famous "spirits". It's history...with a twist!

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Come along and raise your Spirits on this interesting, fun, narrated walking tour through the French Quarter's. See it's famous bars and restaurants. Learn part of New Orleans' history with stories about her famous "spirits".


  • Narrated 2.5 hour walking tour

  • Knowledgeable, interactive and entertaining guides

  • 3 Classic cocktails, including taxes and service gratuities

  • Live Craft Cocktail Demonstration

  • Includes behind the scenes at the city's oldest restaurant

  • Fun way to learn history

  • Must be 21+ years of age to participate

  • Get ideas on where you might like to dine or have drinks

  • Recommended by the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau

From the Sazerac and Pimm's Cup to the Hurricane and Hand Grenade, you'll enjoy a view of New Orleans through its history of fine dining and drinking.

Hear classic stories of the unique concoctions made famous in New Orleans and the characters that brought them to life, including Southern Comfort, created by M.W. Heron in a French Quarter bar in 1874.

Go behind the scenes at the oldest restaurant in the city and visit it's wine cellar and private dining rooms.

There’s nothing like soul-stirring jazz to raise your spirits. Your tour ends on a high note at Fritzel's, not your typical dive bar. This jazz pub features the who’s who of New Orleans jazz, drawing jazz aficionados from around the world.

Get your eTickets today! Take the New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour on your first day in New Orleans to find out the places you might want to wine and dine.

You must be 21 years of age or older to take this tour.


New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour

Operating Times:

Departs at 4:00pm. Check calendar for operating days. Closed New Years Day, Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before tour departure. Allow for extra time due to heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the French Quarter.

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2.5 hours

Booth Location:

Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office located at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River in the French Quarter.

Nearest Intersection:

Toulouse St. and Decatur St.


Pay parking is available but walking to the Gray Line Ticket Office is encouraged to help ease traffic congestion in the French Quarter.

Age Requirements:

Due to the nature of this tour, children are not permitted to attend. Must be 21+ to participate.


Refunds are issued only for cancellations made at least 4 hours prior to the scheduled tour departure time.

One complimentary cocktail (Natchez Punch) is offered at the beginning of the tour. Drinks are not included in the tour but can be purchased along the tour route.
This is a walking tour on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes! During warmer months, it is recommended that you wear lightly colored clothing; caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested.

Guarantee Note: Due to the limited reserved seating and factors beyond the control of the operator, this product does not fall under the Trusted Tours and Attractions Guarantee program.