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Cassandra S.

New Orleans, LA, United States

I am 28 year resident of New Orleans. I love to share the history, beautiful sights, culture and the stories of the Crescent City.

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

Cassandra was our guide . She was very knowledgeable of the history of New Orleans. I highly recommend her for your tour of New Orleans! Tammy Crabtree
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Credentials

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.

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Private tour guide Cassandra

Highlights of New Orleans, Walking &,...

French Quarter, Garden District, St. Charles Ave. & Historic Bayou,...

600 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Private tour guide Cassandra

French Quarter, New Orleans Walking Tour

stroll the streets of the French Quarter & Congo Square in Treme

250 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours

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Private tour guide Cassandra

New Orleans Music - A Night Out!

Experience the real deal music in the birthplace of Jazz

300 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Private tour guide Cassandra

Bayou St. John, Esplanade & City Park,...

Scenic bayou, historic homes & ancient oaks

300 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Hurricane Katrina

Understanding the effects, rebuilding & New Orleans today.

300 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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