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Private tour guide Stephen

Stephen G.

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

"Madame Lily Devalier always asked 'Where are you?'

in a way that insinuated that there were only two places on earth one could be: New Orleans and somewhere ridiculous. "
― Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Madame Devalier can certainly be forgiven. My first arrival in New Orleans, more than 30 years ago, was memorable for two reasons: It was the day I made my home here, and the day I fell in love with this unfathomable city. There is much here to love: The agreeable climate, the teeming gardens, the ornate streetscapes, and above all, the most hospitable people in the world. In this "Paris of the South", the rich, fragrant essences of hospitality, authenticity and celebration infuse the very air, and inform every aspect of our lives, even in the face of adversity and loss.

Over the course of my long career in the hotel industry, my life's work has rewarded me with countless opportunities to welcome you, the intrepid and curious pilgrim, to the Creole City and to what my favorite singer/songwriter, Mr. John Boutte, intones as the "Eternal Now". It is, by any measure, a labor of love.

In my estimation, the difference between a tourist and an honored guest is the right host. It's an enormously satisfying role for me, and I hope you will think of me not only as your host, but as your faithful guide and friend.

This great city has much more to offer than space permits here, so check out my tour links. Want more? I am always happy to prepare a custom itinerary, based on your tastes and interests.

If you've read this far and you're still with me, say "Hi". I'm sure we'll pass a good time!

A Recent Review of this guide

Stephen was a wonderful guide for our tour of New Orleans and vicinity. We were a party of four with very little familiarity of the area. We were pleased with his knowledge, personality and helpfulness. Really a great day!
Tzina Richman

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Credentials

Licensed tour guide, City of New Orleans, License #17LTG-04231
Independent Hospitality Consultant, Occupational License #105017892
Member, Tour Guides Association of Greater New Orleans

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Private tour guide Stephen

Baroness, Saint, Serial Monarch: The,...

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An effervescent French Quarter perambulation. An itinerant happy hour.,...

250 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 hours

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Private tour guide Stephen

My Ninth Ward

She's a free spirit. She's on the wrong side of the tracks. She has,...

250 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

3 hours

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Bywater by Bicycle - Bike Tour

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Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace my Inner Hipster

330 USD per tour

(max 3 people)

3 hours

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From the cradle of jazz to the park we,...

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Brought to you by HUMAN power: Treme, Esplande Ridge, Midcity, City,...

280 USD per tour

(max 3 people)

3 hours

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A Tale of Three Cities - City Driving,...

Did you know New Orleans isn't one city, but three? Ride the "Beautiful,...

250 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 hours

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Houmas House and Gardens - Darrow, LA

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Experience the crown jewel of Louisiana's legendary River Road

449 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

5 hours

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Urban Edens of New Orleans

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Parks & Squares of the Queen City of the South

335 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

4 hours

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Climb Aboard the Welcome Wagon!

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Start your New Orleans adventure at the airport or train station!

120 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

2 hours

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Whitney Plantation

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Giving a voice and respect to the slaves, who lived, worked, and died,...

422 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

5 hours

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