“If I could put my finger on it, I’d bottle it and sell it. I came down here originally in 1972 and had never seen anything like it — the climate, the smells. It’s the cradle of music; it just flipped me. Someone suggested that there’s an incomplete part of our chromosomes that gets repaired or found when we hit New Orleans. Some of us just belong here.”

– John Goodman,




New Orleans will celebrate its Tricentennial, in 2018. To honor this important milestone, Tricentennial Tours was created to provide visitors  to our city with passionate, entertaining, and historically accurate experiences. Tricentennial Tours is always interested in creating absolutely unique customized tours to fit any groups’ desires.

NOLA Tricentennial Tours is a tour operator of the New Orleans Tricentennial. Led by an eclectic qualified team, that presents an authentic historical and unforgettable New Orleans experience. Respecting New Orleans’ international flavor and international visitors, we staff multilingual guides. Our customized tour experiences “introduce” and “go deep” about this culturally rich, diverse, interesting and influential 300-year-old city. Tour specialists are “of New Orleans,” and represent diverse backgrounds and bases of academic knowledge that inform, explore and examine all that is New Orleans - a dynamic, complex and resilient city.


Our tour specialists are more than guides. They represent a hand-selected group. All have deep roots in the community. They are published authors of highly regarded books about New Orleans, others with advanced degrees in History or Archaeology, the former director of an award winning radio station, the head of a large publishing house, and a former Mardi Gras Indian Chief. Individual guides provide tours presented in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, and Korean. The tour specialists have participated in a unique training program whereby they have strengthened their knowledge with lectures by leading experts and top personalities in New Orleans music, food, environmental issues, African-American history, the story of Storyville, and more.

A variety of walking and motorcoach tours are outlined on the TOURS page of this website. In addition to learning about New Orleans food, music, architecture, walking the French Quarter,boating the bayou, and creeping around our above ground cemeteries and vampire haunts, we will customize a group tour of just about any New Orleans experience.

We  welcome you to our great and distinctive city and to hosting your tour participants on some of the best tours in New Orleans.


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