Doctor Gumbo Tours

The Cure for the Common Tour

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"New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin." - Mark Twain

"Everything in New Orleans is a good idea." - Bob Dylan

"In America, there might be better gastronomic destinations than New Orleans, but there is no place more uniquely wonderful." - Anthony Bourdain

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About Doctor Gumbo Tours

Ever been on a boring tour? Dylan O’Donnell, aka Doctor Gumbo, has too. Which is why Doctor Gumbo Tours are designed to be informative, engaging and most importantly: fun! A New Orleans native and former tour operator in Rome, Italy, his mission is to deliver the cure for the common tour.

What does that mean for you?

It means a passionate tour guide, fun facts you’ll actually remember, sites off the beaten path, local knowledge with world perspective, and a tour experience that’s more like a mobile social event than a flavorless death march from one old pile of bricks to the next. This is not your grandmother’s tour (unless your grandmother likes Jack Kerouac). These are Doctor Gumbo Tours…the cure for the common tour!

Recently featured on Hilton Travel and US News & World Report!

What are people saying about Doctor Gumbo?

"This tour was one of the best food tours I have done in years. Our guide, Lindsay, was amazing. she was tons of fun, full of information on the different New Orleans cooking styles and had great recommendations for other stops we should make on our own!"

– Alex C. on TripAdvisor

"We were a group of 8 ranging in age from teen to senior. Our tour guide was Lindsay and she was fabulous. She gave us so much history about New Orleans including heritage, culture and food. The food tastings were all yummy. Can’t say enough good things about this tour!"

– Mary P. on TripAdvisor

"This tour was so much fun!! You get to spend plenty of time at each place learning about Nola history and the history of cocktails and alcohol in a very laid back and fun environment. Hunter was our guide, and he was fabulous. Very full of energy and so much fun walking around his city with him."

– Rebecca W. on TripAdvisor

"We did the tour with Dr. Gumbo and he was very entertaining and had a great sense of humor. He was so knowledgeable about New Orleans and seemed to know everything about its history. I learned a lot."

– Tamara C. on Yelp

"We we lucky enough to get a private food tour with Ben. First off, the food was all fantastic! You hit all the highlights of New Orleans cuisine, Beignets, Pralines, Mufaletta, Poboy, and Seafood Gumbo along with some other phenomenal dishes. We had a great time! This tour was a highlight of our trip."

– briwrigh on TripAdvisor

"We couldn't have asked for a better tour or tour guide! Our guide Nate was not only fun but also very informative! The food and beverages along the way were some of the best we had ever had while visiting the city!"

– preid1909 on TripAdvisor