This is THE BATON ROUGE TOUR to take - we have enjoyed sharing Baton Rouge with thousands of guests as tour guides in this city for 11 years! Time travel with us in our air-conditioned mini bus into the abundant history and culture of the most vibrant state in America. You’ll hear about the Passion, Politics, Drama & Adventure while seeing Stately Mansions, Plantations, Homes of former politicians, Historic Civil War Sites and our famous mini “Cities of the Dead.” Experience historic neighborhoods, such as Catfish Town, Beauregard Town, Spanish Town, and Roseland Terrace, while enjoying the beauty of the downtown area and the mighty Mississippi. We actually stop and welcome you to get off to take photos! We make several stops for photos and site immersion. Your tour ticket cost includes roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel (limited areas- call us to discuss), and a two-hour guided, narrated city tour. Leave the driving and the traffic fighting to us! Ride in comfort, listen and enjoy as we explore some of the richness of Baton Rouge together.
Our tours are perfect for any age group and any "fitness level." Guests must be able to walk from the pick up location to the bus, and from the any location stops back to the bus without assistance. Though our tours are open to all age, some may find the content and concepts contained in our narrative are geared more toward adults, however. For larger groups with more children (reserved groups of more than 6), we can accommodate a different narrative for a younger audience, with a minimum of 24 hours advanced notice.
Your meeting/pick up location is your hotel, or other agreed upon location. Please call the phone number in your confirmation email to arrange accordingly. We pickup under or nearby the awning located outside of your hotel's main entry door. Unless you are notified of us coming in another vehicle, please look for the small black bus/van. If you are needing to be picked up at your hotel, please indicate your hotel name and its address in “The Delivery Address” section in the box which will appear at checkout. Otherwise, you can meet us at : 298 River Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801 (under the green information gazebo).
Yourself, any guests or family members in your party, a camera (or smart phone/tablet with a camera), a desire to learn while having a good time, and a sense of humor.
We will call you to arrange a pick up time, but typically we need you to be ready 20 minutes or less before the tour start time.
If you are joining us at the Information/Transportation Gazebo on South River Road, there is metered parking along River Road, up North Blvd. and within walking distance. We also recommend parking in one of the two the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino's free covered garages located either behind the casino, or next door to USS Kidd Museum. The cost of any parking is not included in the tour admission cost and will not be reimbursed by Red Stick Adventures. We also do not have the ability to "validate" any parking vouchers/coupons you may receive.
Only bottle drinks with a cap are allowed. No fountain drinks, covered/uncovered coffee cups, open cups/glasses are allowed. No food, candy, gum, mints or other snacks are allowed for sanitation purposes and for the comfort of our other guests. Thank you for respecting this policy.
Unfortunately, we are not handicap accessible. Unfortunately, our buses are not handicap-lift equipped and for insurance reasons, our drivers are not able to offer assistance. * A printed tour is available for any hearing impaired guests who may join us on our tour. Strollers and walkers are not permitted, unless they can fit directly in front of you in your seat area only. Due to space limitations, and for the comfort of all of our guests, strollers are typically not permitted on the tours. Child-carrier backpacks, slings, and front-packs are allowed and highly recommended.
**Please note ------>All pricing reflects all applicable fees and taxes (subject to change)<----- ** Tours operate rain or shine, unless there is threat of dangerous weather to life and equipment. Please be aware of weather changes and come prepared for rapidly changing weather. Tours cancelled by Red Stick Adventures: Tours may be rescheduled or cancelled due to demand, road closures, museum closure, mechanical failure or extreme weather. In the event that tours are cancelled by Red Stick Adventures, you will receive a full refund. We apologize in advance if this occurs. There is a no refund policy except for tours cancelled prior to 24 hours before the tour time starts. Tours cancelled by guests/purchasers(s): Tours may be cancelled by the guest/ticket purchaser(s) up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled tour, and purchaser will receive a refund. Tours cancelled by guest/purchaser anytime after the 24 hour refund window, are non-refundable, no exceptions. Same day tours are non-refundable. In the rare event that a passenger's behavior, or their children's behavior, causes the driver to have to stop the tour and have that guest and/or child leave the bus, or be escorted off by law enforcement, no refund will be issued for any party involved in said event. In the unfortunate event that a passenger's physical health deteriorates during the tour, causing a need to have the tour stop to have the passenger seek medical assistance, or the passenger chooses to prematurely end the tour due to health concerns, no refund will be issued.
Red Stick Adventures tours operate rain or shine, unless there is closure due to an extreme weather event (such as torrential storms, tropical storms, hurricanes, or in the extreme rare event- snow) or closures of most of our accessible areas due to circumstances beyond our control (such as parades, or festivals) or acts of nature/god. On rainy days, we suggest wearing water-resistant shoes, bringing an extra pair of socks, wearing a poncho or raincoat, and/or carrying an umbrella. Since this tour operates primarily inside of a bus, weather should not be a hindrance of this tour.
Susan was wonderful. We will definitely be back!
Red Stick Adventures is a great way to learn about the history and progress of Baton Rouge. Susan, our guide was knowledgeable about facts and getting around town. She gave plenty of opportunities to take photos or get out of the bus for a better view.
Outstanding guide . Funny and knowledgeable. Great experience.
The tour gave us a great overview of BR and tips on things we would like to go back and see more. The two hour trip was relaxing, funny and informative. The guide was very knowledgeable.