Jennifer SchultzUnited States
Cassandra was an awesome tour guide! We had a great day touring the city! She is interesting and knowledgeable! We highly recommend her tour!!
Dr. Yvonne S. ThorntonUnited States
I had wanted an evening tour of New Orleans and it seemed that none of the ToursbyLocals guides offered such a tour. I was looking for a male guide because I was a bit concerned about being out at night on a tour. However, no male guides offered a Night Out in New Orleans. Enter Cassandra!! She was terrific! What a way to end our visit to New Orleans!! It seems that Cassandra knew all the performers, and therefore, my daughter and I were treated to an array of masterful musicians and vocalists. FABULOUS!
Teri WenzelUnited States
Cassandra was knowledgeable, professional, nice and fun! We had a great time!
Lisa WillisUnited States
Craig StevensUnited States
Excellent tour by Cassandra. We learned a lot about the cities history, culture, different neighborhoods etc. . She was also able to tailor the tour to some of our specific interests--music, civil war sites She was very comfortable doing the tour and really knowledgeable --would certainly recommend
David DobbinsUnited Kingdom
Cassandra was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable without being overwhelming and accommodating. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone. D
Doreen FongUnited States
Cassandra was the perfect guide for our group of 12 and focused on our interests and questions. It was our first time in New Orleans so she started with a good overview of the city, geographics and the impact of Katrina in our hotel lobby. She provided meaningful comments, history and cultural aspects of the area. We had specific foodie interests so she definitely helped with guiding us and explaining foods, cuisine and restaurants. Hire her and you'll have a great time! We'll look her up next time.
David NortonUnited Kingdom
An extremely personable and well-informed companion with an intimate knowledge of New Orleans.
Barbara WeinerUnited States
Cassandra was an excellent guide. She is very knowledgeable about New Orleans history and very personable as well. She answered all of our questions with informative explanations. When I mentioned I was interested in art she made sure to take us to an area with interesting galleries and pointed out her favorites. One of the highlights of our trip!
Caroline BrownUnited States
Cassandra's walking tour of the French Quarter was excellent. Our only regret was that we hadn't booked a longer time with her! She gave a great overview of the history of New Orleans, and included both the traditional sites and some that were off the beaten track. My teenagers loved her. Highly recommend.
Leona WernerUnited States
We wish there were more stars! Cassandra was passionate but not over the top. Her understanding of the city and culture kept us captivated. Thank you.
David WeismanUnited States
We are a family of four - two older adults and two grown children. Cassandra met us at our hotel and we walked the Quarter while she gave a wonderful overview of the history of the city. Lots of detail in response to our questions. She then drove us to the Garden District and again we walked while she pointed out all points of interest. I highly recommend Cassandra. She has a "standard" plan for the tour, but she is willingly adjusts based on your particular interest. You will not get a better guide!
Michael PiotrowiczUnited States
Thank you, Cassandra. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time together. Your hospitality and knowledge were superb, and the love you have for your city shines through. We wish you all the best.
Lee CaswellUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour by a very nice guide. We are a group of 6 guys between the age of 40-55 that had a fun tour by Cassandra over a period of 4 hours. Cassandra was on time at our hotel where she covered a number of facts relating to New Orleans both past and present. Five star service :)
Tammy CrabtreeUnited States
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
Howard KrisherUnited States
Spending an afternoon with Cassandra was a fabulous experience! We saw multiple parts of the city and learned about the customs, traditions, architecture, food, and history of New Orleans. Cassandra was extremely well informed, courteous, and accomodating. This is a great tour and Cassandra is a wonderful guide! I highly recommend this outstanding tour to anyone visiting New Orleans!
Jeff B.United States
Cassandra's "Highlights" tour is a perfect combination of walking and driving that took us all over the city, and gave us a great understanding of its early and recent history. She's very knowledegable, an easy person to spend the day with, and it's hard to imagine it being any better than it was. We'd definitely recommend her, and if you're in New Orleans for multiple days, do this on the first day.
Tom HuntzingerUnited States
Cassandra was wonderful. She is very knowledgeable, clearly knew New Orleans inside and out. She was professional, relaxed and we saw places we would not have seen on our own. We had a great balance of walking and her driving us in her van (very comfortable for the 6 of us, all,adults).
Debra DennisUnited States
Cassandra is a very good guide. Knowledgeable and very passionate about New Orleans. I will hire her again and recommend her highly.
Cassandra really knows her stuff but kept it light and informative. She introduced us to lots of great spots and left us with a list of places for music art and restaurants. We really felt we got to know the real New Orleans not just the tourist areas. Highly recommend her tours
I reached out to Cassandra a few months before my trip to ask for her help to customize a tour that integrated the things I wanted to specifically do: food, music and a general NOLA overview. She did not disappoint! The tour is exactly what I wanted to give me everything I needed. She was knowledgable and very well prepared. Her wealth of knowledge combined with her local recommendations made her the perfect guide. She also helped plan out my other days. I highly recommend Cassandra!
Robin McNeillUnited States
Cassandra's knowledge of New Orleans peppered with interesting stories and folklore was the perfect mix of information. We made our tour of Lafayette Cemetery, the Garden District, Treme, and the French Quarter come alive. What a great tour!
Leo JosephUnited States
Geoff ShafferUnited States
Cassandra was an awesome NOLA tour guide with so much passion for the city, the culture and the people....and she's a walking wealth of knowledge on all things New Orleans.
Elizabeth HawkUnited States
Cassandra, thanks for our walking tour of the Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery. Beth Hawk
Elizabeth HawkUnited States
Cassandra was a terrific guide, very knowledge about the history of New Orleans and the French Quarter. She was very personable and a delight to be around. We enjoyed our tour. Thanks Beth Hawk
Jenni HeubergerUnited States
Cassandra was very welcoming to our family. Three hours was just the right amount of time to see the sights my family was interested in including the French Quarter, Jackson Square, Pirate Alley, Armstrong park, Lafayette cemetery and the Garden District. She put in a good amount of history and had some great photos, maps, and a wonderful book to help orient us in each area. I would highly recommend Cassandra!
John Paul LaBouffUnited States
Cassandra was an exceptional guide. She was knowledgeable and friendly. I emailed her a few days before our tour to tell her a bit about my family and our interests. As a result, she happily made small but important modifications to our tour to make it more personal. At my request, Cassandra took time at the end of our tour to make well thought out music recommendations. We relied on her suggestions and are so happy we did. They made a huge, happy difference in our trip. I strongly recommend Casandra.
Shirley HutchesonUnited States
The Highlights of New Orleans tour with Cassandra was amazing. As a long time resident of the city, Cassandra offered a unique perspective of New Orleans and the French Quarter. Her comprehensive knowledge of local history and architecture was impressive and very interesting. In addition, we stopped for snacks throughout the day and all of the food she introduced us to was wonderful. I had a great time and would highly recommend this tour.
John BerryUnited States
John BerryUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Angie OsborneUnited States
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!!!
Katie HartleyUnited States
fantastic guide! very knowledgeable and friendly - highly recommend.
Anne SeckerUnited States
Our family of four enjoyed an amazing day with Cassandra. She started the day with: I love my job! And it showed throughout the entire tour. The tour was a perfect balance of history, culture and music of New Orleans. We appreciate how Cassandra included our children and made the experience rememberable for all. Cassandra became a member of our family for a day in New Orleans. Thank you!
Susan KraussUnited States
Cassandra is a fantastic tour guide. We loved that she started the tour with history and maps - giving us great context for what we were going to see. She was flexible - tailoring the tour to the sites we wanted to see. She's funny and kind. She really helped us understand the culture of the city and it's people. She gave us great recommendations of places to eat and offered to answer any questions we had during the rest of our trip. Worth every penny. Highly recommended!
Evan J.United States
Cassandra has a thorough knowledge of New Orleans and its history and customs. Her presentation, including illustrative maps, was very informative and easy to understand. We would absolutely recommend Cassandra for your tour of New Orleans.
Nicole SplawnUnited States
Cassandra is very accommodating. We covered many neighborhoods while learning about the history of the city as we went along. It was a good combination of walking and riding. She left us with many pointers for the remainder of our trip, even writing them down for us.
Nicole SplawnUnited States
Go hungry! Cassandra's culinary tour was a great way for us to learn about the NO food scene. She is very knowledgeable and personable. She is a wealth of information when it comes to the city's food, history, music, and more.
Anne TaylorUnited States
Cassandra is genuinely passionate and knowledgeable about New Orleans. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
Shelley OverstreetUnited States
Cassandra was an excellent guide and very passionate about her city of New Orleans. We only had one day in New Orleans and she provided a great overview and historical perspective. My husband and I enjoyed the walking tour of the historical city and touring outlining areas by car. Cassandra gave us some great recommendations for dinner and night music. I highly recommend her tour.
Robert Wodogaza Sr.United States
Cassandra was pleasant, informative and extremely knowledgeable throughout our tour. As first time visitors to NOLA, Cassandra put the perfect tour together for us. I highly recommend her.
Vincent BolesUnited States
informative, client focused and pleasant to be with... couldn't be more pleased.
Gloria StricklinUnited States
We had an architectural and garden district 4 hour tour with Cassandra today (11/2/17) which was delightful-- she is very knowledgeable about NOLA history and is very animated telling the tales. Happy to answer questions as with a small group, different issues arise throughout the tour. She clearly loves NOLA and recommended jazz places as well as a great PO boy place. She is a 5 out of 5-- highly recommended by all 4 of us on the tour!!!!!! Quite enjoyable and informative!
Ellice PappUnited States
Cassandra is delightful and has very broad knowledge of New Orleans. Whether it is history, food, Jazz, local experiences, key sights, shopping, neighborhoods, or museums, to name a few, Cassandra provides deep content in an accessible and conversational manner. Cassandra listens well and customizes the experience, with adjustments along the way to further optimize the personalization. I highly recommend Cassandra and feel very lucky to have booked my tour with her. It was an outstanding experience!
Frank BracciaUnited States
Cassandra was great.....very interesting and accommodating to the needs of our group...Highly recommended to anyone visiting New Orleans
Gabriela HallNew Zealand
Cassandra met us just a few meters from our hotel and gave us a wonderful introduction to New Orleans. It was interesting to learn the geographical and historical background of this vibrant city. Her tour gave us a new prospective and Cassandra gave us lots of tips on where to eat and other places to visit. Her enthusiasm and wonderful way to approach her explanation made the 2.5 hours just fly by far too fast. She is a fantastic tour guide, full of humour and energy. We loved this tour, highly recomend
Doris S.United States
Our group of 6 couldn't have been more pleased with Cassandra. Ours was a 5 hour walking and driving tour. Her vehicle is very comfortable and she gave us an excellent overview of New Orleans and it's history. We saw and learned about the highlights of the city.
Joan GiambussoUnited States
This was our second tour with Cassandra. She really brings the history of NOLA to life and plans a very well-paced, interesting and fun tour. Great suggestions for jazz and food as well.
Frances BertramBrighton, QLD, Australia
Great day with Cassandra, she knows her history and the places for good food along the way
Frances BertramBrighton, QLD, Australia
Cassandra was great, we would recommend her to anyone looking for a fun and informative tour
Ann LupoBuffalo, NEW YORK, United States
As a diverse family of six we can present a challenge to any guide. As veteran visitors to New Orleans looking for more in-depth information we presented an additional challenge. Cassandra did a very professional, competent job! We appreciated her love of the city and the thorough context she created for all we saw. She was savvy, humorous, on time and met the expectations of everyone in the group. Kudos!
Diane MaguireUnited States
Casandra showed us some great places to enjoy the local music. Highly recommend!
Sylinda FallisUnited States
My husband and I contacted Cassandra just a couple of days prior to our departure. She was easy to confirm with and very accommodating. We both loved her and the tour. She customized it to our interests and paced it to our needs. She had a wonderful air-conditioned vehicle and took us on a five hour driving tour of the Garden District, Tulane, Loyola, ate at Willie Mae's (DELICIOUS!), and then a rum factory tour after a short briefing at our hotel when she picked us up. Highest recommendation!
Judy GronerUnited States
Cassandra was very knowledgeable and eager to please. She showed her passion for NOLA in the way she spoke of her city. We walked all around the Garden District, but wish we could have driven around more to get to see other areas as well.
Kerry AspinwallUnited States
This is LONG overdue since I took this tour in May but have just logged back in to Tours By Locals. Cassandra was an amazing guide. I had some unusual circumstances as I was due to meet my Dad in NOLA but his plane was canceled so ended up doing the tour on my own. However, Cassandra felt like an instant friend and was just what I needed on my first night in the city. She knew so many folks on Frenchman street and had great stories to share. You would not be disappointed if you book this tour. Exceptional
Dennis PhillipsUnited States
Cassandra gave us a great tour. She knows the city very, very well and it is clear that she loves New Orleans and is proud of the city and its rich heritage. She is very flexible and makes every effort to not only accommodate specific requests, she is very good at working out specifically what the group might be interested in. We loved every minute of her fabulous tour!
Barbara MillerUnited States
Cassandra's tour style is just what we were looking for--conversational, and responsive.
Suzanne BouldoukianUnited States
Cassandra did an outstanding job. We loved how she sat down with us at the beginning and pulled out a map to help make her history lesson visual. This also was a great spring board to figuring out what interested each of us the most. With this, she adapted her 4 hours tour (which she continued to do throughout). The second thing which struck us was how comfortable we all were with her - immediately. The last, and maybe most important was how knowledgeable she was.
Steve ClarkUnited States
Great insight into the historical cultural development of New Orleans. Impressive knowledge of the Garden District.
Joseph McDonoughUnited States
On time, informed and informative. She knows the geography and culture well.
Jennifer SegalBolinas, CALIFORNIA, United States
Friendly, knowledgeable and resourceful, Cassandra shared her deep knowledge of New Orleans on this terrific culinary tour. I loved that Cassandra visited the historic archives to pull in the historical backdrop to the variety of cuisines we tried. We visited 5 or so French Quarter restaurants spanning Cajun, Creole, and Caribbean flavors, and ended with a fantastic bananas Foster made at our table. Cassandra was a helpful resource for music and restaurant suggestions outside of our time together.
Charles V Welden IIIUnited States
Cassandra was very good. We enjoyed our walk through the French Quarter with Cassandra. She has good knowledge of the history of the area but the great surprise was she studies culinary history which was so interesting to hear. New Orleans food is world famous and learning more about the history of food in New Orleans was a wonderful bonus during our walk.
Steven MartinekUnited States
Well worth the time and investment. Knowing little about New Orleans' history, Cassandra conveyed a wide range of historic and contemporary city issue that brought the city and its development to life. Being in a small group allowed for an easy back and forth that highlighted her knowledge and skill. While this tour is a lot of walking, the quick water break and trolley ride allow for some time off of your feet. Our first time using this service, we'd use it again thanks to this experience.
J A HintonFresno, CA, United States
Cassandra is a wonderful guide, friendly and knowledgeable, who took us on a walking trip through New Orleans cuisine in the French quarter that was absolutely tasty and delightful. It was three hours well spent, learning the culture, history, and foods of New Orleans.
Jennifer CalihanUnited States
Cassandra was very well versed in the history, geography, and culture of New Orleans. AND, she was just so pleasant to be around. Her minivan was cool and comfortable. It was a great way to see the city!
John D.Atlanta, GA, United States
Great communicator. She picked up at airport and we got a great overview of city. Gave some great insights of history of city which helped give us perspective and significance of different sections of city. Very easy communicative style
Robert SpinnaUnited States
Cassandra's culinary tour of the French Quarter was the first thing my family (including kids aged 10-17) did after arriving in New Orleans and is was a great introduction to the city's history and cuisine. Casssandra is friendly and knowledgeable. She took us to nice variety of eateries and everything was delicious! I highly recommend this tour.
Our Family of 4 with 2 kids (10 and 14) really enjoyed the tour with Cassandra. She is very knowledgeable, explains a lot about the history of the city both ancient and recent. The kids just loved her. we definitely recommend her for a Tour in New Orleans. Probably one if not the best Tour we had in the US!
Wanda KeeseUnited States
Superlative tour of the city. The very best way to see the city. Cannot emphasize enough the difference between this tour and other tours we took in NOLA. If you did only one tour this would be the one to choose. We saw EVERY highlight of the city as well as specific things we asked. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!Great for "senior" citizens.
Gary ZientekUnited States
Richard RodriguezUnited States
This was a great tour and a fabulous tour guide. She is very pleasant and exceedingly well versed in the history of New Orleans. She is terrific.
Richard RodriguezUnited States
Great tour guide. Lots of very interesting facts and a pleasure to be with. I highly recommend this tour and most especially the tour guide.
Mary RacinowskiUnited States
Cassandra was a delightful local tour guide. On time, professional, fun and very informed about all sort of things. We felt comfortable and relaxed as she gave the 4 in our party a custom tour. Loved spending time in New Orleans with Cassandra and highly recommend her services.
Highly recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans. A great mixture of information, general city facts, what happened during the hurricane and the impacts still affecting the city. Cassandra is well spoken and easy to interact with.
Tod BeebeUnited States
We had a great tour with Cassandra. She offered a nice combination of showing us the sites with the history behind them, and with lots of suggestions on what to do for the rest of our stay. Highly recommended.
One of the best tours we've ever been on. Cassandra is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about New Orleans. She catered the tour to our interests and questions. When we come back we will be contacting her for another tour - 100% recommend!
Rodolfo T.United States
Great tour with Cassandra!! We enjoyed and learned in a full day tour where we visited French Quarter, Lafayette neighborhood and also a plantation. Cassandra adapted the tour to our needs and interest. We spent a great day in New Orleans!!
Tammy CoxenUnited States
Our music-themed walking tour with Cassandra was awesome. She's really knowledgeable about all things musical in New Orleans. We especially appreciated her ability to adapt on the fly on the tour in response to questions and interests people had. Her music recommendations for Frenchmen St were spot on and enjoyed by all.
John GardnerUnited States
Cassandra was energetic and extremely friendly. By the time the tour was over I wanted to book again with her. Many thanks!!
Kelly F.United States
We were so lucky to find Cassandra in New Orleans! She was prompt, knowledgeable and flexible. It happened to be raining when we took our tour, so Cassandra designed a tour to that made the most out of our time together. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is traveling to New Orleans
Bruce HowardUnited Kingdom
Walter TaliaferroUnited States
Laissez les bons temps rouler!! What a time..Cassandra was/is fantastic..Absolutely the BEST tour guide I've ever had. Walking and van sights were a sight to behold. Cassandra gets to know you and as a result your tour is personalized. Cassandra made a good vacation GREAT! When you go to New Orleans...Cassandra is the first person you should call...She knows all the best blues bars (my favorite). Let the good times roll with Cassandra!!
Bruce HowardUnited Kingdom
Steve BallardUnited States
Cassandra was fantastic! She met us at the ship, right on time. She is very knowledgeable about the city, the history and the geography that have made the city what it is today. She did a great job explaining so much of the culture and customs -it really made the city come alive. We would have never received so much great information and understanding on any other type of tour. I would HIGHLY recommend Cassandra to anyone looking to explore New Orleans. Also her recommendation for dinner was perfect!
Christopher BornUnited States
It was a great tour and wonderful music. Cassandra has a great depth of knowledge about New Orleans and the music scene. I strongly recommend her tour!
Jack HardyUnited States
Excellent tour. We were rushing a bit to stay ahead of a major thunderstorm -- unsuccessfully! -- but Cassandra was very, very good gave us a nice introduction to New Orleans, it's history and geography, before we began and then a block by block, house by house, tour of the French Quarter. Had answers to almost all of our questions -- very knowledgeable and professional. Could not recommend her more highly.
Cassandra is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to NOLA's past and present, culture and food! She is a great storyteller! The tour structure and flow is perfect for the NOLA's first-timers. Cassandra is very flexible with timing/needs/changing weather conditions. I would definitely recommend her to be your tour guide around fabulous NOLA!
Victor RussoUnited States
Cassandra gave us a great tour; she is very knowledgeable and was responsive to our interests - so the tour was customized and highly enjoyable. She has a terrific manner and we hope to book with her again in the near future. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun and informative tour.
Anastasia RandUnited States
Nice guide, extremely knowledgable. Cassandra is your local guide to go to.
Kelly ChurchUnited States
Cassandra was amazing! Her grasp on history, culture and present times of the Crecent City was seamlessly tied together while being friendly flexible and engaging. Like spending the day with a very knowledgable old friend! Thank you for spending your day with us!
Ilya S.United States
We combined French Quarter tour with Culinary tour and had great time. Tour was very entertaining and fulfilling. Our guide did excellent job keeping us entertained and provided great recommendations how to spend our time in this crazy city.
Kathryn HayesUnited States
Annette ClarkUnited States
How in the world can you experience New Orleans Jazz in only 3 hours? Go with Cassandra. She is an amazing guide who is knowledgable regarding jazz and New Orleans history. We toured 3 great clubs and the experience was a memorable one. Her passion for the various genres was very much appreciated by our family. Thanks to Cassandra we will have wonderful memories we can share for years!
Elisse ClarkUnited States
We had a great evening of excellent music in New Orleans with Cassandra! Even though my husband and I had been to NOLA numerous times, and I had worked there, I really wanted to get "off the beaten path" and hear some great music, and unless you have a local "in the know" friend to take you around, how do you know where to go?! We got to a number of clubs in several neighborhoods, and finished off the evening at great place she recommended for zydeco music and dancing, which I loved!
Joan GiambussoUnited States
Cassandra brought the history of New Orleans to life for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our informative tour. Cassandra was also very flexible and customized our tour to suit our interests. She also gave great suggestions for jazz performances and restaurants. I heartily recommend Cassandra for return visitors who want to go beneath the surface of a standard tour, as well as for first time visitors.
excellent, just excellent. She kept a suitable pace for our group (several seniors) and had a ton of information. Knowing the history and events completely changed the trip. We could not be happier!
Louis CarsonUnited States
Great history, music scene venues, Real local flavor Catalyst to music options and enjoyment
Louis CarsonUnited States
Excellent- a real locals viewpoint of NOLA's past and present; tidbits of culture, history, music and food... what makes a cajun or a creole; where the gentry live and Anne Rice's preservation efforts...Morning call vs Cafe du Monde in the war of beignets... bananas, UFI, Tulane, Loyola and Jesuits and Ursuline nuns and bananas foster....allee of live oaks at City park