Our Standard Tours
Please contact us if you would like something different!
Full New Orleans Experience Walking Tour
Starting at $30 pp 3 hrs. Price does not incl. food/beverage/cover cost.
Join me on a tour that goes above and beyond the traditional tours in which you are spit facts at as a tourist rather than conversed with as a person interested in New Orleans’ profound history and culture. We explore the entirety of the French Quarter, Marigny and the Treme. Enjoy my city’s personality as much as the locals do! We make customizable stops for classic cocktails, music, art galleries, the historic St. Louis cemetery, muffalettas, a Pimm’s cup from the Napoleon House and more!
Culinary Adventure on Foot
Culinary Adventure on Foot
Starting at $30 pp 2½ hrs. Price does not incl. food/beverage/cover cost.
As a former, long-term manager of a Creole restaurant right off of Bourbon Street, I take pride in my knowledge of New Orleans’ unique food traditions. Experience pralines, gumbo, muffalettas, bananas foster, and more as you learn the history and stories behind each meal. There is always a backstory in this city, especially in the food industry! Walk with me and learn personal anecdotes about some of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants and chefs as you walk past famous landmarks such as the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Not only is our culinary culture explored, but also the breathtaking architecture of the buildings among us. Most importantly you will learn the differences between Creole and Cajun cuisine!
Classic New Orleans Cocktail Walking Tour
Starting at $25 pp 2½ hrs. Price does not incl. food/beverage/cover cost.
On this on-foot tour, I’ll introduce you to some of the French Quarters’ oldest dining institutions and bars. Don’t settle for average. With my upbringing in this city and in the restaurant business I have learned what places are worth paying a visit: places like the Napoleon House, Tujaque’s, Arnaud’s, Pat O’Briens, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, and more. Enjoy historic drinks such as the Sazerac and Ramos Gin Fizz. You will learn the culture behind each building and each drink you consume!
Driving Tours – These can be customized for you!
AUTHENTIC SWAMP and LOUISIANA Wildlife Excursion (includes Cajun lunch)
Starting at $125 pp includes 1 hour airboat ride
A once in a lifetime opportunity: to experience what it’s like to be gliding across some of Louisiana’s most secluded swamps on a high-speed airboat. Get up close and personal with our wildlife, specifically our alligators. Our airboat driver grew up in the swamps and will inform you of the history of the land which is barely covered by traditional tours. End it with an authentic Cajun lunch at Spars in Des Allemands, LA.
HIDDEN NEW ORLEANS Neighborhood Tour.
Starting at $25 per hour incl. 2 people from 2 hr to 6 hr
I drive you around our most historic neighborhoods and make stops at local favorites as well as my own discoveries in each neighborhood that tell a unique story about the city and its history. You experience the REAL New Orleans: the authentic and genuine stories you never hear. Go back home with comfort in knowing you dove deep and with respect in each and every aspect of New Orleans’ way of living.
DOWN AND OUT Marigny / Bywater Arts Tour
Starting at $25 an hr for 2 people. 2 – 3 hour tour
One thing about this city no one forgets is the various styles of architecture: this diverse, hip area full of colorful shotgun houses and corner stores will make you never want to leave. We walk through cemeteries and visit old churches, check out local murals, notorious street art, as well as the famous Banksy painting off of Rampart Street. This is a very interactive tour with lots of intrigue in one the nation’s fastest growing neighborhoods.
ZIG ZAG MY NOLA tour
Starting at $75 pp, min. 2 passengers, up to 6 hours
It’s a part of all the tours Nola Detours offers. It’s the complete New Orleans tour. You’re hanging out experiencing the city. We do music, shop, explore the history, walk inside the kitchens, the cemeteries, and go backstage. You are in it LIVE IT SEE IT.
FUNKY NOLA SHOPPING – Get off the map and get outside the city.
Starting at $50 for 2 passengers, avg. 1.5 hours
Experience how New Orleans natives shop! I drive you to the vintage New Orleans shopping streets. Forget typical tourist shops; our city has amazing fashion. Go off the beaten path to places like in the Marigny district, famous Magazine street, or hidden gems in the French Quarter. We go over the history of each area visited to make your day more memorable.
BACKSTAGE MUSIC STOPS
Starting at $25 an hour per 2 people. Price does not incl. food/beverage/cover cost.
I lead you to the greatest music scenes in town where the sound and the people are the REAL New Orleans. Visit places such as the Candlelight lounge in the historic Treme neighborhood, the world famous Tipitina’s, and more. Come meet the musicians, locals, and live in the moment of our eccentric music scene.
THE NEW ORLEANS BACKATOWN Katrina tour of the 7th, 8th, 9th ward neighborhoods.
Starting at $45 for 2 people, 2 hour tour incl. Museum
What most tours don’t show you is these wards of New Orleans. Drive into the original working class neighborhoods of New Orleans Backatown. There is so much to explore in these industrial areas with lots of colorful graffiti and local character. We go across the shiplock channel bridge to Katrina ground zero where the levees broke.
AN EVENING DRIVE through New Orleans *the lights shine and the gas lamps flicker
Starting at $35 for 2 riders w/ restaurant drop-off
Drive along the most fabulous streets with personality and much more at night as the street building facades are so beautifully lit. Drive the Grande homes of St Charles Ave, Nashville Ave, the Quarter, the shops on Royal street and of course Magazine street.
3 FOR 1 pick Breweries, Classic Cocktail bars or Wine bars or all 3.
Starting at $30 an hr 2 passengers, 3 hour minimum. Price does not incl. food/beverage cost.
3 local beers from 3 different Breweries, a glass of wine from 3 different Wine bars or 3 original cocktails from different classic New Orleans bars to be experienced in 3 different historic neighborhoods all with uniquely different charm and history.
HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS NEIGHBORHOOD DINE AROUND
Starting at $30 pp, avg. 3 hr, excl. of food/drink payment
We drive and explore and sample local food throughout many great areas all with unique New Orleans charm and flavor. Restaurants are quaint and uniquely local. Another great way to explore the history architecture of the city.
Regular airport drop off and drop off with small 1-3 hr tour before airport Tour (especially to make use of time when late air departure.) Restaurant pick up and drop off *Reservations and special treatment set up Drive to a great swamp or plantation tour.
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
Our 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!
Marc 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!
Marc 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!
If 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.
Wonderful 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!