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Program #1475RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Dennis from Encinitas, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
Definitely a great program for 1st time visitors to New Orleans! It is a well rounded program covering a variety of topics. Comfortable lodging and a varied selection of "New Orleans" food all at a very reasonable price make this a highly recommended program.

Denise from Mountlake Terrace, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
Great way to get an introduction to New Orleans for those who have never been there. The lectures were very informative. I highly recommend the Sculpture Garden and New Orleans Museum of Art.

Linda from Chula Vista, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
If you have never been to New Orleans, this is a great get-acquainted sampler. Lots of local food and wonderful sight-seeing.

Rosemary from Burnsville, MN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
I highly recommend this program. It was extremely well-organized, there was a great variety of topics, and the presenters were so knowledgable and passionate about their areas of expertise. I left this exciting and historic city wanting to adopt New Orleans as my home town!!

Loi Dene from Yuma, AZ Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
I learned and experienced so much of New Orleans. I just had no idea about the history, food, climate, culture. I give this program (and I've been to 7!) the highest recommendation.

Betty from Falls Church, VA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/25/14 - 05/30/14
This was a very well-designed program. It gave us an in-depth view of many aspects of New Orleans.

Pauline from Pocatello, ID Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/23/14
I have participated in many, many Road Scholar (Elderhostel) programs and I am finding out that the Signature City ones really top the list. Your will not be disappointed by this one. The only thing better than this particular one would be to go during Mardi Gras. Pauline Havens

Carol from Alexandria, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/25/14 - 05/30/14
This was my first RS trip but definitely won't be my last. The group members were super nice and even though I went solo, I never had to worry about not being included in conversations and free time activities. The lecturers were incredible and Sharon was an amazing leader. I highly recommend this program.

Patrecia from Newport, OR Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 05/25/14 - 05/30/14
Awesome trip, you must try it. New Orleans if a beautiful city, and people are open and friendly. Too much to see and do in one trip, so I am planning my trip back for Mardi Gra Week!!

Gracia from Las Vegas, NV Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/25/14 - 05/30/14
This was our second Road Scholar experience and it surpassed all our expectations. History, cultural understandings, music, food and even the threatened rain held off. Each presenter shared their knowledge in a focused and sometimes humorous manner. Thank you so much. We will be with you again soon.

Jackie from Manasquan, NJ Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/23/14
This was our 4th trip with Road Scholar and they have all been wonderful. We certainly came away with a deep understanding of New Orleans after listening to informative and entertaining speakers and visiting the highlights of the city on this trip. There was a good balance of scheduled activities and free time and the hotel was convenient to the heart of the old town.

Sara from Reston, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/23/14
My first Road Scholar trip and my first visit to New Orleans. Everything about it was fabulous. If you are thinking about this trip, my recommendation would be "Go for it".

Carol from Chicago, IL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 04/20/14 - 04/25/14
A really great trip. The trip was well organized. Our classes were excellent and our tours well done. This trip should be a must.

Rebecca from Tulsa, OK Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/23/14
This program is a wonderful way to see and learn about New Orleans. The tour guide & lecturers, the hotel, food, and every field trip, were all outstanding. We would definitely recommend it, with no reservations.

Dana from Savannah, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
Road Scholar hosted a fabulous trip for our sorority reunion. We needed a venue to reconnect with each other and RS did the trick. Everyone loved all the sights and lectures and especially the people who spent time with us showing us and telling us about NOLA. Our accommodations were just right and we all ate too much because the food was exquisite. It was especially evident that everyone we had contact with loved their city of New Orleans. We probably would have stayed longer.

Ruth from Columbia, SC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
I had heard about Elderhostel and had always wanted to participate "someday." This opportunity exceeded my expectations. I was also pleased to be reacquainted with people that I have known, but had grown distant from over time. This was a really nice way to get connected again.

Sandra from Yellow Springs, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
Excellent program with immersion in New Orleans folklore and history. Lots of fun included!

Norman from Round Rock, TX Number of programs attended: 25
Date attended: 04/13/14 - 04/18/14
Very good program with excellent speakers, but activity level should not be described as "Easy" inasmuch as walking distances up to 6-8 blocks were involved. Parking fee at hotel was higher than the fee that Road Scholar showed in its info. Also, too much "free time".

Beverly from Grass Valley, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 04/13/14 - 04/18/14
New Orleans signature city was my seventh program (third signature city program) and was absolutely the best one yet. The lecturers were outstanding!

William from Garden Grove, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 04/13/14 - 04/18/14
Learned so much about the history and culture of New Orleans that I never knew. The music parts of the program were exceptional. The speakers were the best I've had and the group leader was organized, knowledgeable, caring, concerned and friendly

Nati from Simi Valley, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/23/14 - 03/28/14
Visit New Orleans was in list to see it was a very good experience l wiii be back some day for the Mardigras.

Faina from San Francisco, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 03/16/14 - 03/21/14
Interesting program, a bit weird schedule when 3 days were easy, and most of the walking piled up into Thursday. Great city to visit, good hotel in the area not safe at night. We got weekly menu for food to mark off our choices. If you want to read my full report (space here is limited), or have questions, email to faina22@hotmail.com

Judy from Waite Park, MN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/19/14 - 01/24/14
Wow! Between the lively and informative lectures, guided bus tours, food outings and suggested free time adventures, this is a great way to learn about New Orleans. It is a complex and fascinating city, and this tour gives you the most insight for your time and money! Meeting other team members just adds to the fun.

Jan from Cranford, NJ Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/27/13 - 11/01/13
This was a fabulous Road Scholar program. It was very comprehensive - everything from art, music,architecture, literature and history was covered and well presented.The lecturers were phenomenal very informative and entertaining as well. Highly recommended. You will enjoy New Orleans and learn so much about this wonderful city.


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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
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