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 luxury 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, I produce a live local show. It is formatted like a late night talk show all with a distinctive New Orleans flavor. The show happens once a month at Cafe Istanbul. We have several guests on each month which puts me in communication with the chefs, authors, musicians - the movers & shakers of the Crescent City. If you happen to be in New Orleans while the show is on, be sure to check it out. It will give you a real insiders feel for New Orleans!
A Recent Review of this guide
Loved our night out listening to music with Cassandra!! This was our favorite experience so far on our trip!!! Such a personable - local experience. Cassandra navigated the music options in a way that made it so easy to simply enjoy the evening =) Thank you!!!
Official City tour guide license.
Licensed and insured luxury touring van: accommodates up to six guests.
Loyola University, New Orleans. Bachelors degree.
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.