This is the one that's fun! Expect a few laughs, a few chills, and a little morbidity. A walking tour of no more than 15 guests. We’ll get to know each other at the top of the tour--where everybody is from, what other tours they’ve been on, interests, and such. Your host will customize a walk to include everyone’s interests, ghostly, morbid, or historical. Once underway, we will walk about 1.25 miles (2 km) along the sidewalks of the French Quarter. It won’t be like a death march -- there will be plenty of stopping as we share the stories of the homes, businesses, galleries, and alleyways along the way. Along this walk your host will share legends of ghosts, werewolves, vampires, Voodoo, witchcraft, pirates, serial killers, and whatever else comes to mind. We always sneak in some history, architecture, and such -- you won't even know it happened. There will be a bar break halfway through the tour, and a family friendly option too. We will end up back or near where we started. www.brianthetourguide.com
I’m Brian, and the French Quarter is my home. I’m a natural born storyteller and know the real New Orleans -- its history, its folklore, and its legends. I share the stories that have been passed down over hundreds of years the way our bartenders and grandparents told them to us. I’m passionate about sharing my city with others in a lighthearted and 'drunk history' sort of spirit. I had a midlife crisis and instead of buying a sports car or Harley, I quit my real job and became a full-time tour guide and raconteur. I now focus on recruiting and teaching others to follow their passions and share our city. We now have several hosts that are high-energy, funny, and charismatic speakers. Point is: expect to be entertained as well as informed. Click below to see profiles and reviews.
Most likely, we'll visit notable locations such as Pirate's Alley, St Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, Muriel's, the Old Ursuline Convent, the LaLarie Mansion, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, and Madame John’s Legacy. Even the Andrew Jackson Hotel where we meet is haunted AF. Additionally, there will be many moments we might just stop and share a random fact -- That's called a lagniappe (lan-yap) in New Orleans. . .A little something extra.
You're in New Orleans, and we highly recommend making some poor life choices while you're here -- we're not judging. But please avoid getting too 'lit' prior to this or any tour...maybe just a buzz. :-)