Student Itineraries

 The A B C's Of New Orleans
(Student Itinerary-3 Days-2 Nights)

 

Day One:

AM - After breakfast this morning you will tour the Musee Conti Wax Museum, which will orient the
group to the culture and mystique of New Orleans. This is a perfect prelude to a Walking Tour of
the Vieux Carre (old city).

Lunch - For lunch you may want to try, Bubba Gump, Crazy Lobster, Deanie's Seafood, Hard
Rock Café, House of Blues, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Café, or Oceana Restaurant, just to
name a few. After lunch the group can tour the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, one of the
top Aquariums in the United States, located on the banks of the Mississippi. The Aquarium is also
home to the Entergy IMAX Theatre. Later, hop aboard the Riverfront Streetcar that will take you
to the French Market & Flea Market where the kids can shop ‘til they drop before heading back to
the hotel.

Evening - This evening you may want to have a "Pizza Party" around the pool or go out to one of the
many restaurants New Orleans has to offer. You may also want to take in some traditional Dixieland
Jazz this evening at Palm Court Jazz Café, Preservation Hall, aboard a Riverboat, or the new Lil'
Gem Saloon. Or take in a unique culture only found in New Orleans at the Golden Feather
Restaurant Gallery. Enjoy a meal as well as a presentation on the history of the Mardi Gras Indians
and the Treme neighborhood.

Day Two:

AM -This morning's breakfast will be at an open-air café where you can enjoy a traditional New
Orleans treat! Café Au Lait (or Chocolate Milk!) and Beignets, a French Doughnut (without the
hole!). After breakfast, travel across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, which is the world's longest
bridge over a body of water. Upon crossing Lake Pontchartrain to the New Orleans Northshore, you
can participate in many hands-on and interactive activities, which appeal to the student traveler, such
as Insta-gator Alligator Farm & Hatchery. Contact the Louisiana Northshore CVB for more
information (www.louisiananorthshore.com, 800-634-9443).

Lunch - You may want to try some Cajun delicacies at a local eatery or you can order a box lunch
and picnic along the bayou. This afternoon, board a flat boat and travel through the swamps
and bayous where you will see wildlife such as Alligators, Egrets, Nutria, Water Snakes and more.
Head back to New Orleans in time to freshen up and get ready to experience Dinner and Dancing at a
Cajun music restaurant. Dancers will teach your group how to do the "Two Step" to a live Cajun
Band and dine on Cajun and Creole specialties. Or check out Mid City Lanes Rock ‘N Bowl for a fun
evening of competition, food and music.

Day Three:


AM - After breakfast this morning, hop aboard the streetcar for a ride down Historic St. Charles
Avenue to the Audubon Zoo, rated one of the top 5 zoo's in the country. The Audubon Zoo is the
home of the rare white alligator. Enjoy lunch right in the Zoo at one of their food outlets or nearby
restaurants.

This afternoon, take a tour of Mardi Gras World. Here you will see where Mardi Gras is made! Tour
Carnival dens where artists and sculptors build and design floats for the annual event. You can even
take a picture with a giant King Kong, try on costumes and view a video on the history of this unique
event. For groups you can arrange private mask making or mini float building interactive activities.
Evening - Tonight before heading home, your group may want to take in some last minute shopping
at the new Outlet Collection at Riverwalk and enjoy an array of restaurants and unique shops.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

Airboat Tours
Cooking Schools
Haunted History Tours
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Dinner Jazz Cruises
Louisiana State Museums - Cabildo & Presbytere
Music Educational Workshops
National World War II Museum
Plantation Tours


For more information or assistance, please contact:

Thu Tran
Tourism Sales Manager
800-748-8695 ext. 5053
ttran@neworleanscvb.com