I have brought visitors from all over the world around our unique city. I love to get folks off the beaten path and into the neighborhoods and give you an insiders look at New Orleans. I am an officially licensed guide through the City. I do walking, driving and combination walking/driving tours. My vehicle is a comfortable Honda Odyssey, licensed and insured with the City of New Orleans.
My basic tour is a walking tour of the Quarter & surrounding neighborhoods. But don't stop there! If you have something specific on your mind or want something unique to I can create custom tours. Perhaps you have just one day, we can see all the highlights. Or perhaps an excursion into City Park to walk through the beautiful Live Oaks, funky art galleries or historical neighborhood tour. What about a Night our for music? a carefully curated evening with the best live local music and drinks. I have a background in the culinary arts and I especially love telling the history of New Orleans from a culinary perspective. I can share with you ideas for other wonderful restaurants to dine at during your stay or take you to get my favorite gumbo.
I have an in depth knowledge of our general history; the French period, Spanish period and the native people that where here before Bienville arrived. I can speak about Mardi Gras and the unique traditions of the Mardi Gras Indians- the African American Mardi Gras. I especially love the flora & fauna of the area, the history of jazz music; including Congo Square, where the slaves played ther drums, bringing these rhythms of Africa to the so called "new world". I can speak about the beautiful architecture and our city's funky streets.
In addition to taking visitors around and showing them the marvels of my beloved city, work closely with the city's artists & musicians. I curate the art at a local eatery and host a live musical event. I am in communication with the chefs, artists, musicians - the movers & shakers of the Crescent City. I will give you a real insiders feel for New Orleans!
A Recent Review of this guide
Cassandra was a perfect guide for us in the French Quarter; her expertise of the history of the region combined with present day anecdotes made our tour very enjoyable. She is engaging and gauges her audience to provide the tour that is the best for fit for the group and is open to all questions. Highly recommend her for anyone visiting New Orleans.
Official Licensed & insured New Orleans Tour Guide
Sightseeing Permit - City of New Orleans
Licensed, inspected & insured touring van: accommodates up to 6 guests CPNC License, SS-140
Bachelors in Communications-Loyola University, New Orleans
Producer of a local show, in this capacity I work with notable New Orleans musicians, authors, chefs & other culture bearers.
Jazz & Heritage Festival stage coordinator.