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New Orleans

Combine all of life’s best ingredients (food, music, art and pure joy), put them on a slow simmer and you have New Orleans!  With our world-class faculty, go behind the scenes to experience the beating heart of New Orleans and discover for yourself why this city is one-of-a-kind. “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” Let the good times roll! Learn about New Orleans in our travel guide.

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New Orleans Tours

Join exciting New Orleans tours with Road Scholar, where you can enjoy diverse food, music, art, and more. Our world-class guides will bring you behind the scenes to experience the beating heart of New Orleans, known for its rich history, vibrant experiences, and mouth-watering cuisine. On our New Orleans guided tours, you will be able to visit must-see attractions like the World War II Museum and the French Quarter. “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” Let the good times roll! Learn about New Orleans in our travel guide.


Best Places on New Orleans Excursions

Our New Orleans adventure tours are second to none, bringing you to iconic landmarks, venues with fascinating artists, musicians, writers, and scholars, and districts like the French Quarter and Garden District. Here are some of the best places our senior tours in New Orleans will take you:

  • French Quarter: Perhaps one of the most remarkable areas of New Orleans is the French Quarter, which is a historic neighborhood known for its unique architecture, lively atmosphere, and iconic Bourbon Street. Areas in the French Quarter worth visiting are Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathedral. At Road Scholar, we visit amazing cities across the globe, but New Orleans is perhaps one of our favorites in North America
  • Garden District: What makes our New Orleans tours one of our most popular learning programs is exploring unique areas like the Garden District, a picturesque neighborhood known for its beautiful antebellum mansions, oak-lined streets, and Southern charm.
  • National World War II Museum: The Crescent City is home to the National World War II Museum, where visitors can unpack the impact this war had on the world, with educational exhibits exploring topics ranging from the Holocaust to war heroes.
  • Mardi Gras: Perhaps one of the most famous events New Orleans is known for is Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), a lively festival combining religious and secular traditions that wraps up the Carnival season. Some of our New Orleans guided tours allow you to experience Mardi Gras firsthand, learning about myths and misconceptions and the history behind this world-famous celebration.
  • Steamboat Natchez tours: Depending on your New Orleans tours, you may have time to schedule an exciting ride on the historic paddlewheeler Natchez, a steamboat that brings you up and down the Mississippi River. During your ride, you can learn about the city’s maritime history while taking in the sights and sounds from a unique vantage point.
  • Haunted tours: New Orleans is known for its prevalence of ghost stories and paranormal legends. Guided tours can walk you through some of the city’s most haunting locations, such as the LaLaurie Mansion in the French Quarter, known for its dark history with Madame Delphine LaLaurie, or St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the oldest cemetery in the city that’s the final resting place of the Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau.


Embark on New Orleans Excursions with Road Scholar

New Orleans tours are some of our first-timer favorites, and for good reason. As you embark on one of our New Orleans excursions, you can learn about its rich history while enjoying lively music, mouth-watering cuisine, and exciting stories. Browse our experiential learning programs for more invigorating excursions, like our senior tours in New Orleans.