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New Orleans

Students are often struck by the European flavor of New Orleans evident in its stunning architecture, its Creole food and its famous jazz music. With a reputation as America’s most interesting city, New Orleans offers students a unique blend of cultures. Whether they are walking the French Quarter’s cobblestone streets, touring the historic Garden District with its plantations of the Old South, or visiting its world- class museums and galleries of the New South, New Orleans provides students with cultural enrichment at every turn.

Highlights

  • Superdome

  • Jackson Square

  • The Presbytere

  • Audubon Park Zoo

  • Lake Pontchartrain

  • Tulane University

  • Loyola University

  • St Louis Cathedral

  • Chalmette Park & Cemetery

Sample Itinerary

Day:1
02:00 PM
Arrival in New Orleans. Join your Tour Guide at your hotel.
Day:1
02:30 PM
Guided tour of New Orleans. Tour to include: Lake Pontchartrain, St. Louis Cemetery, Tulane University, Loyola University and the Garden District homes.
Day:1
06:00 PM
Dinner at Hard Rock Café New Orleans.
Day:1
08:00 PM
Enjoy an evening of milk and beignets at Café du Monde.
Day:2
08:00 AM
Hampton style breakfast at your hotel.
Day:2
10:00 AM
Visit The Laura Plantation, a Creole plantation. Your tour will cover the institution, practice and effects of slavery as it happened to the inhabitants of this plantation and in Louisiana, from the beginnings of the colony and into the 20th Century.
Day:2
12:30 PM
Lunch at your expense with time for shopping and browsing in the French Quarter.
Day:2
01:30 PM
Visit The National World War II Museum of New Orleans. Your admission ticket includes the 4D presentation of "Beyond All Boundaries".
Day:2
04:30 PM
Tour of Mardi Gras World, the largest float building firm in the world.
Day:2
06:00 PM
Dinner at Pierre Maspero's. Of all the historic sites in New Orleans, none have witnessed more drama than the old exchange coffee house known as The Original Pierre Maspero’s Slave Exchange.
Day:2
08:00 PM
Enjoy a Haunted History Ghost Walk Tour.
Day:3
07:30 AM
Hampton style breakfast at your hotel and checkout.
Day:3
08:30 AM
Depart for Cajun Country.
Day:3
11:00 AM
Arrival in Lafayette. Join your Tour Guide at the Visitors' Center.
Day:3
11:45 AM
Time for lunch at your expense.
Day:3
12:30 PM
Visit Avery Island with admission to Jungle Garden, where a step-on guide will join you. Your guide will give you a history of the Gardens and stop with you at The Lagoon, The Buddha and Bird City.
Day:3
01:30 PM
Tour of the Tabasco Pepper Sauce Factory.
Day:3
02:30 PM
Visit Shadows on the Teche, a southern sugar cane plantation.
Day:3
04:00 PM
Tour of St. Martinville, the setting for Longfellow's poem "Evangeline."
Day:3
06:30 PM
Dinner at Mulates, the world's most famous Cajun restaurant.
Day:3
08:30 PM
Enjoy an evening of listening and dancing to lively Cajun Music.
Day:4
07:30 AM
Breakfast at your hotel and check out.
Day:4
09:00 AM
Admission to Acadian Village, a re-creation of Acadian society during the 19th century.
Day:4
11:00 AM
Enjoy a swamp boat tour of the Atchafalaya Basin.
Day:4
01:00 PM
Time for lunch at your expense.
Day:4
02:00 PM
Depart for home.

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