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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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Program #13229RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
“Mardi Gras” (Fat Tuesday) merges religious and secular in an unrivaled expression of joie de vivre that concludes Carnival season. The one-and-only New Orleans Mardi Gras is a must see experience at the heart of the Crescent City’s vibrant culture, where families watch parades on the same corner for years. Experience the inimitable mix of royal ritual, bead throws, mask fantasies, and joyful excitement as the collective soul of the city rises to reaffirm its tremendous appetite for living life to the fullest.


Highlights

• Learn from experts about the unique history of Carnival in New Orleans and its many krewes from Bacchus to Rex to Zulu.
• Watch spectacular parades from a privileged vantage point right in front of your hotel and see the differences in each krewe’s floats, costumes, and themes.
• Learn how kings and queens of Carnival are chosen, what the unique Mardi Gras Indians are all about, and for an extra dose of fun bring your own mask/costume.

Program Notes

Private parade seating just for Road Scholar all five nights.

Activity Notes

Walking a few blocks a day.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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4.8
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