After years working for a tour company in New Orleans, Ozzie Laporte’s dream was to start his own tour company. In 2004, he made his dream a reality and bought a few passenger vans from his former employer. Unfortunately, in 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept through the city of New Orleans. The storm left nothing but destruction in its path.
Oz didn’t let the hurricane dampen his dreams of creating a successful business. With this determination, he created a team of dedicated, licensed New Orleans native tour guides. He built Celebration Tours to show visitors the best the city has to offer. The city and private tours give guests an in-depth background on each site they visit. Oz and the gang don’t just take visitors from landmark to landmark, they educate visitors on the rich history, delicious cuisine, intricate architecture and diverse culture.
Since 2005, Celebration Tours has taken over 100,000 happy guests on tours all over the city. Our goal is to show visitors not only Bourbon Street, but also the hidden jewels of the city. It is the unique sites that make New Orleans unlike any other city in the United States.
How do we differ from the other city tour companies? We use 14 seater passenger vans so we can take you down historic cobblestone streets which are otherwise inaccessible. Having smaller groups allows us to make each tour personal! Being from New Orleans, we pride ourselves in the rich, multicultural history. We have a passion for sharing our knowledge and experience with our customers.
We want you to fall in love with the colorful city we call home!