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Premium Tours and Transportation’s passion is providing visitors the very best experiences that New Orleans has to offer. Comprised of a locally based management team with more than 20 years of experience in hospitality and tourism, and a team of drivers with more than 60 years of combined professional driving experience, we know New Orleans inside and out. As local New Orleanians we spend a lot of time enjoying everything that the city has to offer. At Premium Tours and Transportation we work hard to curate only the best tours in town, the experiences we as locals enjoy.

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Peter Van Dusen

Peter started his tourism career at Johnson & Wales University, where he majored in Travel and Tourism Management. Upon graduation he immediately moved to New Orleans, a city that he had visited many times and grown to love. His first job was at a luxury French Quarter hotel, where he intended on following a management track, but quickly found a home at the hotel’s Concierge desk, where he has worked since 2009. 

Patrick Healey 

Patrick moved to New Orleans in 2007 to work in real estate development, focusing on rebuilding damaged homes throughout Greater New Orleans. As is known to happen, New Orleans quickly became home. After seven years of sales and customer service, moving into crafting tour experiences for New Orleans visitors seemed like a natural transition. Showcasing the city and everything it has to offer had become a passion.

Dave Wagner

From the land of Lincoln, Dave received his Master’s in Tourism from Western Illinois University.  After graduation, Dave packed up and headed to the Beer Capitol of the West, Denver, CO. to continue his career in tourism. Arriving in New Orleans in 2014 Dave has been enjoying everything NOLA has to offer and then some!

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Shawn Fassbender
Tour Director

A New Orleans native, Shawn is a licensed tour guide and beer aficionado! He is passionate about showing off the best that New Orleans has to offer and has been in the tourism industry since 2010.

James Joesph
Tour Guide

James AKA Jimmy has been a professional driver in New Orleans for over 50 years! He knows the city better then anyone and has a story for almost every block!! A father of 8 Jimmy has seen it all and loves to talk about his experiences!

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