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Program #10918RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
Winnie from Vero Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 26
Date attended: 04/09/14 - 04/14/14
As usual, I had great expectations of a RS trip to NOLA and they were exceeded! If I had not been jazz lover before, I would have surely become one. It is impossible not to be happy listening to the music, eating the wonderful food, and being the recipient of wonderful Southern Hospitality right smack-dab in the middle of the French Quarter.

Ron from Edina, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/09/14 - 04/14/14
This was the our first RS program and it was a wonderful way to experience one of the most popular programs. A really good value with excellent accomodations, good food, and great opportunity to hear wonderful music. Morning "classes" with performing musicians were a real highlight of the trip and made it special.

Robert from Ann Arbor, MI Number of programs attended: 31
Date attended: 04/10/13 - 04/15/13
I had previously been on two Mardi Gras elderhostels with the people who run this and who do a terrific job on this also. Organized activities and restaurant meals are top class and there is plenty of time to take in all the performances which you want to enjoy

Sonia from Los Angeles, CA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 04/10/13 - 04/15/13
The food and music were wonderful. A great experience. I would suggest that the activity level be described as "moderate" rather than "easy" because there was a great deal of walking involved between the hotel and the festival site, and from one music venue to another.

Marcia from Santa Monica, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/10/13 - 04/15/13
The French Quarter Music Festival was a remarkable program. The food, the music at the festival (12 stages over three days!) , and the lectures, which included wonderful New Orleans music, were enthralling. We loved every minute of it.

Margaret from Gaithersburg, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/10/13 - 04/15/13
We just finished the New Orleans French Quarter Music Festival trip and it far exceeded our expectations. The hotel and restaurants were first class and upscale. The classroom work with outstanding performers in their own rite couldn't have been better. We would recommend the program without reservation.

Winnie from Vero Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 04/11/12 - 04/16/12
If you love music, food, and friendly people, do not miss this program. I learned so much about music and musicians(jazz, especially) and got an insight into the mind and lifestyle of these talented people who give so much to the rest of us. The food was the best I have ever eaten anywhere. The hotel was ideally located within walking distance of all the events. Barbara and company obtained wonderful rooms for our group. Hospitality of NOLA was warm and welcoming. If you did not love the city and jazz before the trip, you certainly would afterwards. Do not miss this experience!

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5 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 brunches, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
26 Performances


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