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MOBILE, ALABAMA

America's First Mardi Gras: Three Centuries of Pageantry in Mobile

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Program #14269RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
Celebrate Mardi Gras in Mobile, where the fun and frolic began in 1703! Experience the history, customs, pageantry, and excitement of “Fat Tuesday” as you enjoy a full day of festivities featuring colorful parades on Mardi Gras morning, afternoon, and evening.


Highlights

• Explore the Mardi Gras Museum showcasing gowns, trains and crowns of Mardi Gras Kings and Queens and see the reigning King and royal court arrive during Monday’s beautiful Floral Parade.
• Discover Mobile’s rich cultural history and experience sacred architecture as you visit two regionally important Cathedrals.
• Enjoy marching bands, mounted parade units, and floats created by “krewes” such as the Order of Athena, Knights of Revelry, Comic Cowboys and Order of Myths.

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Walking up to one mile.

Coordinated by University of South Alabama.


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

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