Genevieve LoganUnited States
Nita was such a delight! As we toured some of the more interesting sites of New Orleans, we were entertained by the many stories Nita had to share about her life as a musician in NOLA. She knows quite a lot about the history and culture of music. If you are interested in music, she is the guide for you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Goodness, Many thanks... xoxoo
Steve ClarkUnited States
Nita id the best, great combination of fun and knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve and Terri, was great meeting you both. Thank you for coming to Buffas. Steve, practice that trumpet so you can play with us next time. It will come back... xoxo nita
Yukari KaneUnited States
Nita was fabulous, and I can't recommend her enough. The tour is focused on a specific part of the New Orleans culture (New Orleans puts the "fun" in funerals), but it's an integral one, and you will come out understanding so much more of what this city is about. I really felt like I got a true insider's view, and I've never enjoyed a cemetery tour more than I did when I was with her. She is very easy to be with too. Next time, I'd love to do a music tour with her because she's a jazz musician too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Thanks Yukari, it was great to meet you... thanks so much for the review... hope you are well .... xo nita
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Shelley...
Lisa Nicole HackbornUnited States
The moment we met Nita we knew we were in for a treat. This was exactly the tour I was hoping for: intimate, engaging, informative, unscripted, behind the scenes, with a passionate local who loves what she does and knows and cares deeply about the culture, history, peoples and future of New Orleans. Any suggestion she makes, be sure to take her up on it. I will surely tour with Nita again. She is a richly fascinating woman in her own right. This intimate walking tour is well worth the money.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all!!!!
Dennis SeveranceAnn Arbor, MI, United States
Nita met us at our hotel and provided insights into the city of New Orleans as we negotiated our "cemetery tour". We had a delightful and informative stroll though the French Quarter and we concluded a full tour of a downtown cemetery with a classic afternoon thunder storm. We got drenched, but the dampness of our clothing did not dampen her or our enthusiasm for the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Dennis! So happy yall had fun in New Orleans. Come back and see us soon. Not much rain in October and the weather is delightful.. xo nita
Edith JohnsonUnited States
We had a ball with Nita! She took us from St. Louis Cathedral through the Quarter over to Saint Louis Cemetery with some amazing stops along the way. She is a well of information, obscure facts, and belly laughs. We were astounded by how much we learned in a condensed period of time. It was the best tour I've ever been on. Authentic and edifying and just SO fun!! I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is the real deal. Thank you, Nita!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow.. Thank you so much Edith... see you soon... xoxo nita
Joseph WallaceUnited States
Nita is an excellent tour guide, highly informed with an engaging personality and limitless patience. She deserves the highest score, 5 stars. Nita is a New Orleans insider. Everywhere we went she knew and welcomed other people. She is also a professional musician who plays the drums with Traditional Jazz Band "Some Like It Hot". We attended a performance which was the best we have ever heard. Most importantly she loves "Naw Lins" and you will too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well Hey Joe, Thanks so much for the lovely review. We are in the throes of Carnival, getting crazy down here, so many people in town, parades, parties.... whew! I have to rest up for Tuesday - Mardi Gras Day! So nice meeting you and your family. Best regards to all and Happy Mardi Gras.... wear your beads on Tuesday... ha ha.... xo nita
Amanda TolbardUnited States
Nita was great! She was friendly and very knowledgeable. She is obviously a local as she is easily given access inside places/businesses to show her clients. She covered all topics on the tour and answered all our questions. She also gave us suggestions for places to visit while in New Orleans. Great start to our NOLA experience - can't say enough good things about Nita!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My goodness, thank you so much Amanda. Hope yall had a great time... xo nita
Sara SladojeUnited States
Nita was a wonderful guide! Our group loved her warm, engaging manner and her excellent knowledge of the history and culture of New Orleans. Her tour was unique and we highly recommend it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you Sara... party on xo nita
Debbie PearsonUnited States
It was a pleasure having Nita as my tour guide. My tour experience was like being taken around town by your best friend who is so proud and knowledgeable about New Orleans's culture & history. I really had a very enjoyable tour and highly recommend to anyone. The few extra bucks for the "private & personal" tour is work every penny plus some. Thanks Nita. You were the best !!
Vicki HimesUnited States
Nita is a total riot. She communicates in a wonderful funny way on subjects that are a tad bit off color to midwestern, bible belt, blue law bigots. A fun, fun tour by a very talented lady.
Lisa LindsleyUnited States
Nita made the tour so interesting and fun, she played some music, told us tales and pulled us in with her storytelling, plus she was extremely knowledgeable abot New Orleans and it's history. The day we were on the tour, it rained and yet we didn't mind because she was so very compelling and even made the rain fun and interesting.
Noemi B.United Kingdom
She's a force of nature, she's great! She made me feel the real spirit of New Orleans. Next time we will book with her again for sure ;)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Goodness, just saw this, was so nice meeting you and hope you all enjoyed your stay in New Orleans.... xo nita
Deirdre BrownUnited States
Nita was so much fun and so informative. She knew all the locals and was so spontaneous that our tour kept getting. Better as different opportunities presented themselves. She Made us feel so comfortable and was just terrific. Probably the highlight of our trip so far! Amazing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Deirdre, hope y'all had a great time in New Orleans and that you enjoyed the Backstreet….…. xoxo nita
Christine EkmanUnited States
If you are looking for an authentic native tour who knows EVERYONE, Nita is your guide. We had a wonderful time.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Nita's tour. It added a great deal more understanding, depth and enjoyment then otherwise would have been the case to New Orleans visit. We both highly recommend Nita as a guide to any one. Thank you so much, Nita. David & Cathy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey David and Cathy, Was a real pleasure to meet you and hope you are enjoying your stay in New Orleans. Have fun on the rest of your adventures. I am very jealous of all your traveling.. David, hope you enjoyed Backstreet Cultural Museum and don't forget to tune into WWOZ radio for great New Orleans Jazz… xoxo nita
Carlo GuardascioneUnited States
Nita was very knowledgeable and fun. We had a blast with her in our limo. Which is a truly fabulous way to tour New Orleans. I recommend it and her, highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carlo and friends, great to meet all of you and thank you for the stars… xo nita
Elizabeth MercierUnited States
Great day - saw EVERYTHING - Nita was very informative - lots of fun! Very highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beth, really enjoyed meeting you ladies… xo nita I owe you a tour of the GD, so next time you are in town let me know and we can figure out a time that will work for you. I feel bad that you had to work and could not go with the rest of the group. xoxo nita
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Andre', Thanks so much for the 5 stars! Really enjoyed meeting you guys and hope you all had a great time at Disney and on your other travels. Thanks for coming to see us in New Orleans.. Nita
Suzanne SilagiUnited States
This is our third time using 'Tours by Locals' & it's the best so far! We LOVED Nita, she was a hoot and a half! I had taken a cemetery tour before, but she had more detailed information. The best thing is that she knows the history of New Orleans and truly paints a picture of the city in it's origins. You can tell she not only knows New Orleans, but she LOVES it! And she wants you to love it and enjoy it!I wish we could have caught her playing the drums at a sunday brunch, but there's just so much to do!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Suzanne, Wow… you are the best, thanks so much.. great meeting you guys, y'all were a hoot and a half too. Next time you all are in New Orleans come to Buffas Jazz Brunch on Sundays, 11am-2pm, you will love the band… we aren't the best band in the city but we are the most fun..again, many thanks for the review, I really appreciate it..xoxo nita
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Samantha and everyone, really enjoyed meeting you all and hope yall had a great time in New Orleans. Come back and see us soon.. xo nita