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Welcome to America's most cultured, refined and exciting city!

The cuisine, music, architecture, and life of New Orleans give the city a unique flavor. Come for our festivals – we host the Mardi Gras (the world’s biggest free party), the Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Fest, Essence Music Fest and Voodoo Festival. Stay for the culture and history - we boast more registered historic buildings than any other city in the United States.

Whether you're interested in the rich history of the Antebellum South, or the city’s recent phenomenal rebirth, Custom Tours offer the city's finest excursions designed for guests looking for a more personal, one of a kind experience.

All our guides are fully qualified historians and experienced tour guides. Try us. You’ll never want to go back to large group tours!


New Orleans Highlights - Half Day City Tour

See the striking diversity of New Orleans’ neighborhoods. The reborn Lower Ninth Ward, with its famed ‘Brad Pitt Homes’ and Harry Connick's inspired, volunteer-built ‘Musicians' Village’. The old American Sector, better known today as the “Warehouse/ Arts District”, is trendy and constantly changing. In the Garden District, centuries old oak trees line the avenues that are home to stately Victorian mansions and exquisite gardens. The tour concludes at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, arguably America’s most infamous graveyard and an ancient historic treasure.

Uptown Elegance – The Garden District Walking Tour

Boasting the world’s largest collection of 19th century American Southern Style Mansions, the Garden District of New Orleans deserves special attention. View unique architecture, tree lined streets and manicured gardens, ancient cemeteries, and the homes of some of America’s most famed celebrities, both past and present.

The Best of New Orleans - Full Day City Tour. (Choose from a Po-boy lunch or luncheon at one of the famous Brennan family restaurants )

All the attractions of the Half Day City Tour plus a drive down Esplanade Avenue, home to the wealthy French Creoles such as artist Edgar Degas. You’ll also visit Treme, the neighborhood upon which the hit HBO series is based, and City Park, a magical 1,300-acre outdoor green space that has delighted New Orleanians since 1854. The tour introduces patrons to the cuisine that has made New Orleans famous, and includes a choice of luncheon at one of the famous Brennan family’s restaurants or a quicker repast of Po-boys (the local’s choice!), on Magazine Street.

Foodie Tour

Let us customize private tours of famous New Orleans restaurants in a city that is rich in the history of dining and drinking. Sample famous Creole Cuisines along the way and get behind-the-scenes access to some of our most celebrated historic restaurant like Antoine's (est. 1840) and Tujague's (est. 1856).

The Antebellum South - Plantation Tour - including picnic lunch

Travel back in time as you ride down Historic River Road showcasing “America’s Castles”, the Antebellum plantation homes of the South’s long lost planting elite. Take a rare glimpse into the opulent setting of a bygone era. Sip a mint julep on the porch of Oak Alley Plantation after enjoying your picnic, served on the grounds of the plantation.

  • Private dining
  • With Celebrity chef
  • @ celebrity mansion
  • Pre-cocktail party with 5th and 6th generation New Orleans restauranteurs
  • Wine pairings with meal

New Orleans Brews and Blends – The Cocktail Tour

The country's most interesting and memorable cocktails were originally conceived in the bars and nightclubs of New Orleans. Treat yourself to the classic drinks of the Prohibition era as you listen to traditional jazz. The Cocktail Tour serves as the perfect icebreaker for your group and an introduction to the wonderful possibilities of the city.

New Orleans Voodoo Experience

Make your way through the historic French Quarter to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the final resting place of history’s most revered Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. Visit an authentic Voodoo museum, purchase Voodoo "magic" potions or take part in your very own private voodoo ritual.

New Orleans Paranormal Phantoms - Haunted House and Ghost Tour

New Orleans has always been recognized as America’s most haunted city, with accounts of paranormal activity dating back to the city’s inception in the early 1720s. Stand in the shadows of 18th-century buildings and hear stories of the ghostly guests that reside there.

Vieux Carre Sashay - A French Quarter Walking Tour

Founded in 1718 by famed French Explorer Jean Batiste Le Moyne, the French Quarter (or Vieux Carré) has been home to many notorious inhabitants. From its early beginnings as a French Colony, New Orleans was settled by the prisoners and prostitutes of Paris’s prisons before European Aristocrats, wealthy landed gentry, and infamous Voodoo Queens arrived. The French Quarter has witnessed opulence, decadence, pleasure, and pain for nearly three centuries. Stroll with us through one of the world’s most evocative neighborhoods. Bask in the rich history and delight in the cinematic aesthetic that defines the French Quarter.