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Rue Bourbon

Rue Bourbon Want to explore the shadier side of New Orleans? Try our Lewd Spirits tour – a boozy trip through past ladies of ill repute, the ‘gentlemen’ that were involved with them and the iconic bars that locals actually go to. For example, Bourbon Street today can be a

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Battle of New Orleans

Battle of New Orleans Unique NOLA Tours geeks out over history, culture and all things New Orleans. The miracle of the Battle of New Orleans still intrigues us today. If you are interested in how it went down and how it still reverberates today, consider joining on our Local’s History stroll

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A Plague Upon Our House

A Plague Upon Our House Unique NOLA Tours geeks out over history, culture and all things New Orleans. Even the intense stuff. In the early days, every summer we would be beset with Yellow Fever. This was one of many pestilences to arrive at our port city throughout history. If

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Patriots or Martyrs?

Patriots or Martyrs? Unique NOLA Tours geeks out over history, culture and all things New Orleans. We don’t make things up in our tours because, well, the reality is way weirder than anything the other guides make up. Our Local’s Guide to the French Quarter is a must-do intro to

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Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success Unique Nola tours welcomes everyone, but back in the day, the Creoles did not love the new Americans coming into port. After the Louisiana Purchase, back here in Paris in the Swamps, where gentlemen planters and rich commodities brokers are walking the streets a whole bunch

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The Louisiana Bargain

The Louisiana Bargain Unique Nola Tours always enjoys a nice bargain. For example, our Local’s Guide to the French Quarter always rolls with small groups along the music and history filled “Rues” of the Old Quarter.   The French Quarter was the city back in the day. In the 1790s,

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Prohibition and New Orleans

Prohibition and New Orleans We at Unique NOLA Tours want to report on a very sad chapter in New Orleans’ life. No, not the Great Fire of 1788; but the tragedy known as Prohibition. Make sure to see our expert take on a spirit-filled journey into these naughty times on

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Voodoo and Marie Laveau

Voodoo and Marie Laveau Of the many, many facets of New Orleans culture that is barely known, let alone understood, is the presence of Voodoo. It is exceedingly difficult to lay out exactly what Voodoo is because there are innumerable varieties and practices. Even practitioners attempt to “correct” other versions

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Jesuits, Rum, and New Orleans

Jesuits, Rum, and New Orleans Unique NOLA Tours loves to tell stories not often told. Very early in our city’s history, a group of priests really got the colony rolling. Right off Canal Street, where the Roosevelt Hotel sits today, was the edge of an enormous sugar plantation. It was the purview of

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