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Private New Orleans City Tour with Local Expert Guide

New Orleans, United States

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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore New Orleans through the eyes of a local on this hyper-authentic tour of the Crescent City. From the Bywater to Bayou Saint John, get off the beaten track and discover parts of New Orleans privy to local knowledge. Get insights into the city’s rich culture and history along the way, plus insider travel tips to enhance your trip.
  • New Orleans city sightseeing tour
  • Go beyond the French Quarter and explore different parts of the city
  • A local guide leads your tour—see the city through a local lens
  • Ideal for travelers who get off the beaten track
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Air-conditioned vehicle
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Omni Royal Orleans , 621 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

This activity will end right where it started.Personal Preference
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Nola Detours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Great Tour! Saved our trip
, Sep 2021
We had a great time while with Mark. Several other options had cancelled on us last minute and Mark come thru and saved the day with a great tour of New Orleans that he customized to our liking. He picked just the right tour to show what New Orleans is all about and showed us some of the local attractions the big tours never would have. Picked us up and dropped us off as he said he would. Even offered a stop that had nothing to do with the tour, but helped us out. Great tour, tour with Mark if you are wanting to see the REAL New Orleans
Best investment the entire trip!
, Aug 2021
Wow, Marc is terrific! He customized the tour to our interests. Our group was traveling with an infant and opted for the air conditioned tour of the city by car. We saw and learned more in the four hours spent with him than we would have had we limited ourselves to self guided or walking tours.
Private tour- NolaDetours with Marc
, Jul 2021
Marc was fantastic! We loved our tour! We learned things and visited areas we never would have on our own. He was flexible, easygoing and generous with his time. He expertly honed in on and indulged our interests His love of the city is obvious and was infectious. My teenage boys were super captivated, we all agreed Marc was was one of the best tour guides we’ve ever had. Strongly recommend!
Great Private tour!
, Jul 2021
I was really excited to take this tour and Marc did not disappoint! As a solo traveler, I really appreciated that he didn’t charge extra just because I was solo. Marc was such a nice person so I (female, 30s) never felt uncomfortable being alone with him on our 3 hour tour. I have been to New Orleans several times but, I saw so much and leaned so much about the truly authentic parts of the city where the people who work in the French Quarter live and where the locals go to eat and drink. The private driving tour was a really great, safe way to see neighborhoods that I had not previously been to. Mark was very knowledgeable about New Orleans and gave a lot of details about the history of these less traveled neighborhoods as well as the more current state of affairs. Will definitely book another tour when I come back in November!
Explore the whole city in a day!
, May 2021
Mark was amazing! His knowledge of the city, the history, the neighborhoods is incredible. We had a great day and would highly recommend Mark and his tour!!
Wonderful Local Immersion
, Jan 2021
Amazing tour with Marc. Not at all touristy but like an insider guide from a local friend. Feel like I know the city & it’s neighborhoods much better, and wonderful start to exploring on your own
The Best Tour Ever!!!
, Jul 2020
We did our private New Orleans tour with Mark yesterday and it was the BEST tour we have ever had or done with a guide! We have traveled all around the world and had many wonderful adventures, however this was the best tour we have ever been on BY FAR! Mark took us to off the beaten path places... to get beignets, stopped by churches for photo ops, and brought a cornacopia of knowledge of all there is to see and do in New Orleans. If you want to see what NOLA has to offer and get insight from a true local this is the tour to take!
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