1475
Louisiana

New Orleans at a Slower Pace: A City of History, Culture and Celebration

Discover artistry and heritage in New Orleans as you explore the city’s historic districts, learn about Cajun cooking and attend a performance at the Jazz National Park Museum.
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Program No. 1475RJ
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Arthur
(5)

With its French and Spanish origins, New Orleans is unlike any other U.S. city. A fun and educational place to visit. Go.

Joseph
(5)

this program in New Orleans was one of the most interesting and informative of the ten programs that I have experienced with Road Scholar.

Beverly
(5)

Mary Lynn, Your leadership, enthusiasm and organization made this one of the best Road Scholar trips we have taken. Thank you again! Jeff and Bev

Nan
(5)

An EXCELLENT experience awaits you!!!

Jeanette
(5)

If you are looking for a warmer place to visit in winter with tons of history and things to do and see check this program out. The WW2 museum was a hit with the fellas and I enjoyed it too. A great value. Do not count calories this week!!

Carol
(5)

I love the food and music of NOLA so I returned with Road Scholar to enjoy the city again and RS did not disappoint. The local presenters are top drawer in their area of expertise, our leader was so very helpful in every way, and RS took us to the best places for food and music ,along with history and other interesting points about the city. The also provided enough free time so I could get to Preservation Hall! The cooking school at the end was awesome and a perfect way to conclude a really fun trip.

Robin
(5)

What a great trip!!!! Mary Lynn was a terrific leader who cared about the welfare and safety of everyone in the group. She brought in knowledgeable instructors to teach us about the history, architecture, music, food and even Mardi Gras. I enjoyed each and every field trip even during the COLD spell the southeast was going through. I saw a lot of the city and met some great people in our group and met a lot of people during my own wanderings in the French Quarter. We ate great food, and bonded over being travelers together on a shared adventure. Road Scholar never lets me down and I can't wait to plan my next great adventure...thanks for the opportunity to make a bucket list dream come true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Colin
(5)

A must tour for anyone interested in an understanding of the New Orleans and Cajun/Creole cultures.

Kathie
(5)

Excellent tour! We covered everything... history, literature, architecture, food, music, the local sites and sounds, the landscape and the climate! Guides were outstanding! Accommodations were excellent! A fun time had by all!

Mary
(5)

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to New Orleans. I developed a new appreciation for New Orleans and the importance the city has played in the development of our United States and why we need to preserve its treasures and land.

Elizabeth
(5)

This program was everything we hoped it would be! We learned so much about so many aspects of New Orleans. Highly recommend this Road Scholar experience!

Charles
(5)

The pace was perfect for a 90-plus year old World War II veteran, and the highlight was the visit to the World War II Museum.

Thomas
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This was a fun trip with a fun group of people. The group leader was very good and kept us busy most of the time. The food was excellent but after all, it was N.O. A beautiful city with lots to do. The WW2 museum was outstanding but could have been a little longer. This was a great trip.

Marilyn
(5)

This is the perfect program for someone wishing to experience all of the amenities New Orleans has to offer.

Barbara
(5)

Very enjoyable, great instructors, excursions and organization especially for those of us with some walking limitations. This was our first Road Scholar trip and definitely not our last.

Maria
(5)

This program is an interesting, engaging, and entertaining overview of the history, music, and food of New Orleans.

Pemala
(5)

I learned so much about New Orleans! The instructors and group leader were wonderful. There was also a lot of flexibility on pace. There was enough free time so that those who wanted to could rest, and enough to see and do for those who did not want to rest.

Dick
(5)

If you want a true history lesson, and view the location, Road Scholar is the way to go.

Patricia
(5)

This was an excellent program with a wonderful group leader.

Cheryl
(5)

This particular workshop more than met my expectations. Mary Lynn is an incredible caring and sincere tour leader. The educational segments gave me a better understanding of the culture and history of New Orleans.

Joyce
(5)

My first Road Scholar trip was a wonderful experience. I feel like I have gained an in-depth understanding of New Orleans. It was also great fun. This will not be my last RS trip!!!

Marilyn
(5)

I highly recommend Road Scholar. I am a world traveler using many tour groups, and I was extremely pleased with my experience.

Madeline
(5)

Good show! Even if you've been to New Orleans before, you'll learn something new and see more. Always a fun place to go.

Gail
(5)

The program was just right for an 80 y.o. couple who are moderately active and enjoy learning and experiencing a variety of activities that we did not have to plan.

Carolyn
(5)

We enjoyed this program quite a bit. Left New Orleans with a new appreciation for the history and culture of the area!

Cheryl
(5)

Very informative program about multiple areas of interest in New Orleans. Well organized. Hotel was very accommodating and staff very supportive. Great presenters. Fantastic restaurants to experience the cuisine of New Orleans. Mary Lynn, Group Leader, was very helpful in suggesting extra activities or making reservations for us. I would highly recommend this program if you want a slower pace but that still keeps you moving, that covers multiple bases of New Orleans, and is a fun program.

Ernie
(5)

The trip to New Orleans gave me I much greater value of the opportunities that was available there. The history of New Orleans has made it a much more interesting vacation place than I expected.

Diana
(5)

New Orleans was my 6th Road Scholar program, and it exceeded my expectations as many of them do. Mary Lynn and all the presenters are proud of their city, and it shows! There is an amazing depth to New Orleans history and culture, and I feel I have now touched the surface.

Pamela
(5)

This is a wonderful introduction to New Orleans. It offers varied activities and highlights many tourist attractions and much more. There is wonderful and varied food choices. The group leader Mary Lynn is amazing in every way. There is also enough free time to pursue things you find an interest in. My 2 sisters and I found it to be an amazing sister’s trip.

Alice
(5)

Road Scholar introduced me to a New Orleans that I would not have experienced by myself. The Garden District tour, an entrepreneur restaurant owner, a gem of a bookstore, the resilience of the residents after Katrina, and the wonderful music all added to a fabulous time in "The Big Easy".

John
(5)

The RS New Orleans is a 5 star program in an interesting city

Fay
(5)

This was an amazing program. Extremely well designed and delivered. Quite a number of experts really added to the depth of understanding about history, architecture, Jazz history, an experience of jazz and other aspects of New Orleans including Mardi Gras. The group leader was superb and kept us well organized on track and did it with grace and warm welcoming lightness. I highly recommend this program for a real great in-depth look at New Orleans. wouhighly

Penny
(5)

I didn’t know what to expect as this was my first trip with RS. I enjoyed it for the most part however I was terribly disappointed in the Holiday Inn. My first room was infested with ants, including the bed. I had to move myself to a different room, no help from staff. On my last night the toilet from above ( 2nd room) leaked fecal water into my bathroom and ruined some of my toiletries. I was moved again, this time by staff. I left for home early the following morning. I received a small reimbursement check from Holiday Inn. It was very stressful.

Road Scholar
Penny, we will be reaching out to you for further discussion about the situation regarding the hotel. This sort of thing is very uncommon for us and this hotel is known for taking very good care of our participants. We apologize for your trouble and hope that you will give us another try.
John
(5)

Dreaming about visiting New Orleans? This trip is definitely the ticket!

Mary
(5)

New Orleans is a fascinating city and this tour pays homage to this factor along with history, multiculturalism, great music and food. What is there not to like!

Marie
(5)

Loved this program! It was my first Road Scholar trip and I was pleased by the presenters, tour guides and people who attended. I traveled alone and was greeted warmly by all. The experience was informative and fun! I cant wait to take another Road Scholar trip.

Sylvia
(5)

New Orleans is a great city to visit. Lots of history and old building to see. Jazz all the time that you want to listen. Loved this trip

DeWitt
(5)

This was my first Road Scholar program but it will not be my last! Excellent presenters, well organized, highly informative, and everyone was very friendly and helpful. It was a real bargain.

Victor
(5)

Great program which I would recommend to anyone considering coming to New Orleans

Rita
(5)

THIS TOUR OF NEW ORLEANS WAS VERY THOROUGH FOR THOSE WHO NEVER WENT TO NEW ORLEANS. A MUCH BETTER PERSPECTIVE AND HISTORICAL TOUR OF THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY THAT WE HAD NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE ROADS SCHOLAR. THANK YOU: THW MILLERS FROM FENTON, MI AND GOLD CANYON, AZ.

Leslie
(5)

What a gem of a program. On this, my first visit to this city, I was thrilled to discover the kaleidoscope that is New Orleans.

Diana
(5)

This was my first Road Scholar trip. I celebrated my 64th birthday in New Orleans with people I had just meant. The trip exceeded my expectations. I traveled solo but had several new friends by the end of the trip. There were two people that needed the assistance of a wheelchair and they were accommodated. I have no cartilage in my knees and I did well with the walking tours. The food went from good to great. I learned so much about the history and culture of New Orleans that I may go again .

Jacqueline
(5)

This was the perfect trip for those visiting New Orleans for the first time. Every aspect of the city was covered with both interesting lectures and "field trips". If you have wanted to visit this fun and fascinating city,this is the program for you!

Nancy
(5)

Do not miss this New Orleans program! You will learn a lot, laugh a lot, and leave with a very pleasant understanding of the history and culture. This program is especially suited for those of us who may not be able to see New Orleans at a rapid pace but who still want to see the important and historic places and savor the many flavors of a most interesting city. Highly recommend for those with an enthusiasm for life, music, architecture, and great food.

Fred
(5)

The program was great and website accurately outlines what we saw and experienced. We truly had a wonderful time!

Dianne
(5)

The trip was fantastic. This was my first experience with Road Scholar and definitely will not be my last. The program was both informative and entertaining.






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