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Private New Orleans City Tour with Local Expert Guide

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New Orleans, United States
Private New Orleans City Tour with Local Expert Guide

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icon3 to 4 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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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All Nola Detours are Private and provide door-to-door transportation
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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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An awesome guided New Orleans experience!
Dorothy_M
, Jun 2022
Marc Preuss was a top notch guide! He knew the city like the back of his hand, which gave us an experience that felt homegrown and personal. We took two tours with Marc, one that gave us a an in-depth tour of New Orleans, complete with much history and an intimate look at this historical city. Our second tour with Marc was a walking music tour, during which my son and I got to experience at least 5 or 6 different music venues, a great dinner at one of those venues and topped it off with a late night impromptu musician jam session right on bourbon street! Throughout the entire experience, Mark gives you the experience that “he’s got you” so we could freely and safely explore the French quarter! Choose Marc if you want a knowledgeable guide and a great experience!
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Private tour
michelle_E
, Jun 2022
Mark had a wealth of knowledge He gave us a well rounded view of New Orleans. I would recommend him again.
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Best tour Eva!!
kevin_b
, May 2022
Wow! Mark was incredible, this is hands down the best tour in town. Our family had an opportunity to learn about every significant community that makes the history of New Orleans so rich. It really was a build your own tour. From our stops at the Spotted Cat to Sylvain’s we had a truly authentic experience. Marks energy, flexibility, and knowledge of the city that he is a native to made this a tour for the books! Five stars and we would give it more if we could!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Cannot recommend highly enough!
Laura_M
, May 2022
What a wonderful way to learn the city and its history! Mark is extremely generous with his local knowledge and expertise. It was the perfect way to start my visit and understand the many layers of past and present in this uniquely wonderful city.
star-5
Five Star Tour
Jenifer_G
, May 2022
Fantastic tour! Mark even gave some of the tour in German for our German speaker. We had a great time learning about New Orleans and seeing sights both on and off the beaten path. Mark gave us great suggestions for where to eat and wander after the tour too.
star-5
Had a fun time in New Orleans!
June_M
, May 2022
We had a great time! Mark showed us numerous sites and shared many stories and historical facts about this wonderful city. We would definitely recommend this tour to others. Mark is a great tour guide!
star-5
Markus was great, he was...
Sidhartha_K
, Apr 2022
Markus was great, he was very hospitable, knows the area well and took care of us. We were able to hit all the spots and get a good feel for NOLA in a short few hours
star-5
Worth It!!!
Alysson_A
, Apr 2022
I researched different city tours and compared them. The private tour with Mark was more than the small group tours, but WORTH EVERY PENNY! Tour starts in the French Quarters, but then ventures off the beaten path, I got to meet authentic people, visit interesting places, neighborhood restaurants and capture great photos! Best part is Mark's historical and geographical narative that bought this tour to life! I left with a much deeper apprciation of New Orleans! Thank you Mark!
star-5
The only way to go....
Debra_M
, Apr 2022
We had the most amazing tour of New Orleans with Marc as our guide. We saw the city like no other tour could have offered. It's the only way to go and worth every penny. Marc was the best guide I've ever had in my many travels. He picked us up at our hotel, confirmed with us prior. He took us to all the places we wanted to see and then some. Music, food, history. He took us to the gems of the city and stopped to let us explore...quite the adventure. Thank you Marc.
star-5
Great Tour
BK_B
, Mar 2022
Marc was very informative- he tailored the tour to suit our interests. We enjoyed every minute and would highly recommend him.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Mark was Incredible!
Conrad_B
, Mar 2022
Mark was an amazing tour guide and very knowledgeable about New Orleans. He picked my sister and I up from our hotel and dropped us off afterwards. He was on time, friendly, and we left the tour satisfied. Would definitely recommend to a friend! Thanks again, Mark!
star-5
A true GEM
Karen_M
, Mar 2022
Marc is simply the BEST! This was our first trip to NOLA, and we were truly blessed with his insight, and experience as a businessmen, and resident of New Orleans. If you want to see it all, this is the way to experience NOLA. Words cannot express our gratitude!
star-5
The Real New Orleans Tour
Ken_L
, Feb 2022
Marc's tour is beyond description. He showed us the "real" New Orleans and gave us all the history of the city which really helps you to understand the makeup of this fabulous city. Marc will show the beautiful antebellum homes that line St. Charles Ave and the devastation in the 9th Ward left after Katrina, but you will finish your tour with Marc with a tur understanding of New Orleans!!
star-5
Above and Beyond
Adele_D
, Jan 2022
Marc was knowledgable, personable and dependable. Because he is a native of NO, he is familiar with its landmarks, customs and history, both well-know and behind the scenes.. He adapted the tour to our interests and abilities and made great suggestions for locales and food. We had personal mobility issues and he was quick to lend a helping hand when needed. His love and passion for the city is obvious and we would highly recommend him.
star-5
Great Tour! Saved our trip
chris_o
, 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
star-5
Best investment the entire trip!
Angela_S
, 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.
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Private tour- NolaDetours with Marc
Sarah_W
, 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!
star-5
Great Private tour!
Jaime_W
, 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!
star-5
Explore the whole city in a day!
linda_s
, 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!!
star-5
Wonderful Local Immersion
Cecelia_C
, 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

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