Itinerary - Making the Grade

Making the Grade...........New Orleans Style!!
(3 Day / 3 Night - Student Itinerary)

Day One:

Afternoon - Once in the CrescentCity, make plans to visit the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, which is recognized as one of the nation'sleading aquariums, located on the banks of the Mississippi River in the Historic French Quarter.  It's an underwater adventure featuring over amillion gallons of water and habitats that hold 15,000 aquatic species.  Following a tour of the Aquarium, walk onover to their newest facility, the Audubon Insectarium.

For dinner, you maywant to try Barcadia, Bubba GumpShrimp Company, Crazy Lobster, Huck Finn's Cafe, Hard Rock Café, MargaritavilleCafé, Oceana Restaurant, or Houseof Blues (just to name afew!!).  After dinner, the group can takein a Dixieland Jazz cruiseaboard an authentic steamboat or paddlewheeler, just like in the days goneby.  See and feel the power and historyof the Mississippi River and its influence on New Orleans.

To end your evening,your group can experience a walking ghost tour throughout the streets ofthe historic French Quarter. Afterward, you may want to enjoy a traditional local treat.....Café auLait (or Chocolate Milk!) and Beignets (a French donut, without the hole) atworld famous Café du Monde, anopen-air café located in the heart of the Vieux Carre (French Quarter).  The group may want to watch the beignetmaking through windows at the back of the café!

Day Two:

Startyour day with a City Sightseeing Tourto include our "cities of the dead" - our unique above-ground burialsystem.  After the tour, your group canshop and dine at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk'sunique shops and eateries, all while boasting spectacular views of theMississippi River.

After lunch, you maywant to visit one of our many museums, such as the Mardi Gras World, the National World War II Museum, or any of the Louisiana State Museums located in and around the FrenchQuarter (the Cabildo, the Presbytere,Old U.S. Mint).  The Old US Mint houses a state-of-the-artperformance venue that is perfect for performance groups and always has anaudience! 

Dinner this eveningcan be at Rock ‘N Bowl truly a New Orleans institution, or at one of themany world-famous restaurants that New Orleans has to offer. Typically, theweather is mild so a pizza party around the hotel pool may also be anoption.

Day Three:

Afterbreakfast this morning, venture outside of New Orleans where you will travelthrough the swamps and bayous with a local Cajun guide.  You willsee alligators, egrets, flora, birds and more. You may even get to feed marshmallows to an alligator!!  Your group may choose between a slow flatboat experience or an exhilarating airboat tour! 

Later, your group maywant to enjoy a New Orleans style po-boy on the way to visit one of ourmagnificent plantation homesthat line the Mississippi River, many of which are National HistoricLandmarks.  You can tour one of thesetreasures before heading back into New Orleans. 

Evening - Get ready for afoot stompin' and toe tappin' evening when your group takes in a Cajun music restaurant, such as Mulate's  or Bayou Barn, where you can dine on Cajun cuisine and enjoy alive Cajun band.  Or you can learn how tocook Cajun & Creole food like a professional by attending a cookingdemonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking or the Southern Food &Beverage Museum.  Afterward you can dineon the delicious meal that was prepared right before your eyes.

More Student Friendly Tour Options:

Audubon Zoo
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
City Park
Cooking Schools
French Market & Flea Market
Haunted History Walking Tours of French Quarter
Horse Drawn Carriage Tours
Musical/Educational Workshops
Preservation Hall
Professional Sports
Riverboat Cruises
Streetcar Rides


Thu Tran
Tourism Sales Manager
800-748-8695 ext. 5053