Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 26 miles, approximately 4 hours total. Walking approximately 8 blocks and standing during field trip; city street and uneven sidewalks.
At the hotel, choose what you like from the extensive breakfast buffet.
We’ll take a field trip via motorcoach with expert on-board commentary for an overview of the city. We’ll make stops at highlights such as Lake Pontchartrain, Bayou St. John, City Park with its magnificent oak trees and Sculpture Garden, and one of the famed and mysterious above-ground cemeteries where the departed — from pirates to voodoo queens — are interred.
At a local restaurant, we will order from a select menu with beverage choices of coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
We’ll continue our field trip with our local expert and ride down famous St. Charles Avenue, under beautiful old oak trees. We’ll then go on a walking field trip in the aptly named Garden District, one of the loveliest neighborhoods in the country. It was laid out in 1832 for incoming, well-to-do Americans who were not interested in mingling with native New Orleanians. The feeling was mutual! Grand houses were built on large lots.
At a local restaurant, we will order from a select menu with beverage choices of coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase
At leisure. If you haven’t done so already, use your voucher for Fritzel’s, or take a walk through the Quarter and watch the people parade, where tourists can be more exotic than natives.