NOLA DeTours’ Promise to You:

Something different, flexible, creative, yet true to history… NOLA Detours strives to show what the city’s all about with small walking and driving tours that stray from typical tourist spots. You deserve authentic yet affordable experiences. I’m a lifelong resident of New Orleans and was raised in the French Quarter hospitality industry. I take pride in the city being one of the most interesting places in the world. The various tours are tailored to show you New Orleans as personally and as locally as it gets! I strive in customizing each tour to tailor your needs to make the most genuine New Orleans experience possible.

To our German speaking friends: ich spreche Deutsch!

Please note:
You will be picked up in front of your hotel by either a sedan or a passenger van, depending upon your needs. Most tours will run rain or shine and are subject to a 3 day cancellation notice.

Full New Orleans Experience Walking Tours

Backstage Music Stops or Blood on Every Brick More Info

Street Food & Cocktails Adventure on Foot

Experience New Orleans food traditions like a local! More Info

Historic Cocktail, Culinary & Kitchen Adventure

Visit the French Quarters’ oldest speakeasy's and bars. More Info

Driving Tours – These can be customized!

Art Galleries, Uptown, The Irish Channel, and More! More Info

Visit a Plantation or the Bayous of Barataria

Both tours offer unique Historical Settings
and Airboat rides in the Bayou!
More Info

We also offer the services listed below, please contact us for further details:

  • Airport transportation
  • Restaurant Destination excursions
  • Chauffeur services
  • Plantation drive outs
  • Music concert guide
  • Local festival guide
  • Business courier
  • Ticket arrangements
  • City itineraries
  • Fishing and hunting excursions
  • Restaurant Reservations
  • Restaurant and classic cocktail dine arounds
  • In-house catering

hansensOur group of seven really enjoyed our tour last weekend with NOLA DeTours!!! We told Marc what we were interested in seeing and he tailored the tour to our interests and allowed us time to actually experience the stops that we wanted to linger at. Reuben, our driver was great and his first hand knowledge of the 9th ward impacted by Hurricane Katrina invaluable. Marc was informative and accommodating for what we wanted to experience on the tour. I would recommended a tour with NOLA DeTours!

Karen Nichols

jazz festMarc is amazing! We were in town for 4 days of Jazz Fest and he drove us to and from the fest each day. Every ride was different as he took us on back roads and showed us areas we never knew about. He seemed to have a story for every turn we took and pointed out amazing architecture and gardens. Marc is so friendly and knowledgeable–he truly made our stay so much more fun and interesting. If you go to NOLA, call Marc!

Jo Wagner

fq_1Marc was the absolute best Nola tour. We were able to see parts of Nola we didn’t think we had the time to see. He took us to the real parts of Nola and was very knowledgeable of every part. He’s a true native of the area and treated us like family who came to visit and wanted to know more about the town. I grew a deeper appreciation for New Orleans, and the people thanks to Marc. Will recommend to everyone I know and Marc will be getting a call from me whenever I’m in town!

Donnell Culver

fq_1If you want to really see New Orleans, call Mark!!!! We went during the Jazz Fest and Mark gave us the tour of the town! He knew so much about the area and he made it fun. Do yourself a favor and let this man show you the town…you will learn so much about the history, music, food and its people.

Gregory Sealy

courtyardWonderful experience! Marc’s tours gave us the perfect flexibility to spend as much time (or as little) as we wanted in each area we visited. He tailored each day to our interests, and his insights and stories added richness that only a local native can offer. Marc is a gem. You will not be disappointed!

Lynn Pool


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