Without guided tours, tourists would wander through side streets without direction and accidentally snap photos of counterfeit Grand Canyons. Find your way to legitimate landmarks with this Groupon to Southern Style Tours. Choose from the following options:
- For $16, you get a two-hour Bourbon Street walking tour for one (a $30 value).
- For $30, you get a two-hour Bourbon Street walking tour for two (a $60 value).
- For $22, you get a three-hour city tour by minibus for one (up to a $45 value).
- For $39, you get a three-hour city tour by minibus for two (up to a $90 value).
Southern Style Tours guides are filled with knowledge of local history, culture, and culinary delights on jaunts around the city. Starting at the Acme Oyster House, the Bourbon Street walking tour ferries groups of four or more down the legendary thoroughfare, where they can admire the French Quarter’s Spanish-style architecture backlit against the strip’s fluorescent grandeur. Upbeat street musicians bridge the gap between each of the tour’s landmark sites, which include Galatoire’s, The Famous Door, and Desire Oyster Bar, where Ellen DeGeneres worked before realizing her dream of becoming half-human, half-television. Rounding out the tour are a lesson in absinthe—a potent spirit crafted with herbs—and a trip to Pat O’Brien’s, where expert mixologists concoct one-of-a-kind cocktails.
During the three-hour city tour, air-conditioned minibuses carry day-trippers past celebrity houses and famed toolsheds as expert guides give an overview of New Orleans's history, pausing for a spooky detour that winds through one of the Saint Louis Cemeteries and its gothic aboveground tombs. Trekkers also observe the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward and find inspiration by witnessing rebuilding efforts.
The walking-tour options are now valid towards bus tours, as the walking tours have been discontinued.