The best tour guides are funny, know a lot of local trivia, and don’t fall into open manholes. Follow backwards walkers in awe with today’s Groupon from Southern Style Tours. Choose from the following options:
- For $16, you get a Bourbon 101 walking tour for one (a $30 value).
- For $30, you get a Bourbon 101 walking tour for two (a $60 value).
- For $22, you get a city tour by mini bus for one (a $45 value).
- For $40, you a city tour by mini bus for two (a $90 value).<p>
The guides of Southern Style Tours are dedicated to introducing guests to the complex, fascinating history of New Orleans, and lead jaunts around the city to fill visitors with knowledge of local history, culture, and culinary delights. After tucking in the sun, guides shepherd sightseers on the Bourbon 101 walking route, past the famed street’s brightly lit, beautiful shop and restaurant façades. Tours begin at the Bourbon House, and exploring taste buds and ears revel in Bourbon Street’s range of fare and street music as feet carry them to the first stop at ACME Oyster House, then past Jazz Park, through The Famous Door bar, and into Old Absinthe House before expeditions end at Pat O’Briens. During the walk, guides point out landmarks and divulge insider tips on Bourbon Street manners, and tour takers demonstrate their ordering etiquette and hand-washing acumen during several tour breaks near eatery and restroom clusters.
Air-conditioned mini buses carry day-trippers on morning and afternoon trips through the French Quarter during Southern Style’s city tours. Routes wind past celebrity houses and famed tool sheds as expert guides give an overview of New Orleans’ history and lead a stretch that winds through a city cemetery. Trekkers also observe the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, and find inspiration by witnessing rebuilding efforts led in part by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s initiative. Southern Style Tours launches urban expeditions seven days a week, and Bourbon 101 tours run daily from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. or when the mayor flicks the lights on and off. City Tours depart twice per day, from 9 a.m. until noon and 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., with pickup times beginning 30 minutes before each jaunt.