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). Poboy

Lunch - For lunch you may want to try, Crazy Lobster, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company , Deanie's Seafood, Hard Rock Café, House of Blues Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Café, 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 or Preservation Hall or aboard a Riverboat.

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 N.O. Northshore CVB for more information (www.neworleansnorthshore.com, 800-634-9443).

Lunch - You may want to try some Cajun delicacies at a local eatery or you can pack a bag lunch and picnic along the bayou.

Swamp ToursThis 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 much more.

Head back to New Orleans in time to freshen up and get ready to experience Dinner and Dancing at one of our Cajun music restaurants. Dancers will teach your group how to do the "Two Step" to a live Cajun Band and dine on Cajun and Creole specialties.

Day Three

AM - After breakfast this morning, hop aboard the streetcar for a ride down the 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.

This afternoon, take a tour of Blaine Kern's 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! Jester Float

PM - Upon your return you may want to do some last minute shopping at the Riverwalk Marketplace before heading out of town for home.


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:

Lisa M. Holland
Tourism Sales Manager
Tel: 504-566-5053
Toll Free: 800-748-8695 ext. 5053
Fax: 504-566-5002
Email: lholland@neworleanscvb.com
Website: www.neworleanscvb.com