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6 Days | 5 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.
America’s most colorful city has been the home of an amazing cast of characters for three centuries, a place of contrasts, conflicts and contradictions where religion and depravity, goodness and immorality, saints and sinners all have coexisted. Get acquainted with the long line of residents who have made New Orleans special. Visit sacred places to hear tales of the faithful, tread in the footsteps of the first free Americans of color, follow the infamous to the scenes of their crimes and walk with ghosts in moonlit cemeteries. Local experts set the scenes in which these players were cast and convey the resilience of a remarkable city.


• Pay visits to the city’s sacred places, including the oldest Jewish house of worship in America outside the original 13 colonies and St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in North America
• As you learn about the "sinners" who have operated in New Orleans’ shadows, visit the Dueling Oaks to see where the city’s many “affaires d’honneur” were settled.
• Spend a day exploring New Orleans’ bizarre and magical side, from a haunted history walk in the French Quarter to a visit to the Tomb of Marie Laveau.

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Walking up to a few blocks at a time, some uneven terrain, stairs in historic buildings.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
2 Performances


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