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New Orleans Streetwalkers Tours FAQ
What is your Cancellation Policy?
We tour if it's raining Luxardo cherries. We tour if gutter punks are heating toddies on the pavement. (That's rain or shine!) If I need to cancel a tour for any reason, I will contact you. If we cannot reschedule your tour before you leave, I will refund your money. Otherwise, I will refund you fully for cancellations made by you at least 24 hours in advance of your tour departure time. Cancellations made by you less than 24 hours in advance of your tour departure time and No-Shows are not refunded.
Should I bring anything along?
Sure, if you like! As this is a walking tour, you should be aware that New Orleans streets and sidewalks are infamous for their holes, cracks and dips and we will also be negotiating stairs. So I recommend wearing comfortable, protective shoes. In addition, it is hot during the summer months. Hats, umbrellas, sunblock, water and light clothing are all wise choices. In the winter months, however, it can be downright cold. Dress warmly, if necessary.
How many people can we have on the tour?
The tour maxes out at 12 guests. You should be aware, however, that the City of New Orleans allows tour companies to take a maximum of 28 guests on French Quarter walking tours. Some companies meet or exceed this number regularly. What the?! I don't. Why in the name of the perfect martini would anyone want to tipple like that?
Is there a minimum required age to take this tour?
Yes. This tour is Adults Only. Everyone must be at least 21 years old--the legal drinking age in Louisiana--or bars will not allow you in.
Am I required to wear a face mask?
The City of New Orleans no longer requires fully vaccinated people to wear a mask while, according to their guidelines, unvaccinated individuals should wear them. That being said, please bring a mask. Businesses may still require you to wear them, regardless, for safety purposes.
What kind of a tour is this?
This is a private food and cocktail walking tour for adults of legal drinking age (21+) that indulges in bars and restaurants in the French Quarter. These establishments are hand-picked by myself to be worthy of your precious vacation time and money by means of either their libations, bartenders, food, ambience, histories, personalities or even a single cocktail or small plate or all of the above.
Are food and drinks included?
No. But my knowledge, expertise, connections and zeal for the simple pleasures of fine food and cocktails, this city, and the unalterable truth that all is right in your world when you are enjoying the above with friends and family in the coolest of establishments is. No food or drinks are included.
How long is the tour?
This tour has no set time limit. Count on a minimum of 4 hours, but I can certainly tailor it's length to fit your evening. For the record, this tour has lasted as long as 8 hours BC (Before Covid). Why? We may dive deep into certain destinations re: their history and their offerings but, also: we linger. We do not rush eating and drinking. (Sacrilege!) Plan on this tour being your night out, but if you'd like me to adapt it as your pre-dinner drinks and appies, your wish is my command.
In addition to the cost of the tour, how much money can we expect to spend?
Cocktails in New Orleans range from an average of $8 to $18 each and small plates the same. So if you are a couple on the tour and you each enjoyed a cocktail and split a small plate, the expense is between $24 to $54 at every destination, plus a tip for your server. If we go to four destinations, that will be an average of between $100 to $200ish per couple. Consider that this is your dinner and entertainment for the evening, if you choose--or please rock on! and I will most certainly have further recommendations for you--and what you will be spending on a night out in this city, anyway.
What will you share with us on the tour?
Any relevant history of the establishment, an introduction to the bartender(s), management or proprietor, if noteworthy and possible, and the recommendation of at least one cocktail and/or small plate that is deserving of your palate and expense. Although I will discuss with you any existing history of a recommended cocktail or plate, this is not a food tour in the sense that the history of New Orleans cuisine will be the focus. It is not. This is a fun, relaxed night out with no agenda other than your entertainment and enjoyment of among the most famous and warranted food and cocktail cities in the world.
How should we dress?
Nicely. Business casual. Collared shirts. Jeans, if wearing, must not be torn (even fashionably!) and no flip flops, sneakers, t-shirts, cut-off shirts or tank tops. This is not to say that we will not be going to a dive. If it's worthy of our attention, we may go there.
Are there substitutions for food lifestyles and allergies on the tour?
New Orleans cuisine is traditionally engineered for maximum mouth-ma-tainment of the carnivorous kind--most especially including seafood!--but vegetarians can be accomodated, as well. It does not, however, play nice with vegan, low salt, gluten-free or kosher lifestyles and diets. Sincere apologies, you may want to reconsider taking this tour if you have any of these concerns.
Are gratuities added to our tabs?
In New Orleans, gratuities are rarely added to checks automatically for couples and small groups. If your group is considered large, however, they may be added. Otherwise, it is customary to tip 15% to 20% of your bill, if you feel the service--of course!--was up to your expectations.
How do I book the tour?
Please contact me via my Contact Me page and I will answer any questions you may have, develop the tour, coordinate our schedules, set a date and time and where to meet. When we're agreed, I will then email you a link from which to book from.
Where does the tour end?
All I can tell you with any certainty is that it will end somewhere in the French Quarter. If you are within walking distance of your accomodations, I am also happy to escort y'all back.
How much does it cost?
$200 (TOTAL), first 1-4 guests, $50 each guest thereafter.