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Adventures Afloat: Louisiana by Riverboat: Jazz, Plantations & Local Lore

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7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Embrace the essence of Southern culture during a learning adventure that leads through the Mississippi River, cities and plantations of Louisiana! Spend three nights reveling in the music and festivity of New Orleans before boarding the world’s largest authentic steam-powered paddlewheel riverboat, American Queen, for an exploration of local plantations, historic towns and the capital city of Baton Rouge.


• In New Orleans, explore the architecture of the Garden District, take in live jazz performances, and walk through the French Quarter.
• Walk through the history of the beautifully preserved homes and grounds of Oak Alley, Laura and Evergreen Plantations.
• Learn about the life and work of John James Audubon during a field trip to his home in St. Francisville.

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Walking up to one-half mile over flat terrain; getting on/off buses or vans.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival New Orleans, 2 nights; embark American Queen (ports of call include Vacherie-Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge); disembark New Orleans, departure.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences
7 Performances


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