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Louisiana
Signature City New Orleans: An Unforgettable City Of Mystery and Intrigue
Get to know the real New Orleans through excursions to historic landmarks, artists’ haunts and jazz venues. Plus, sample authentic cuisine at the New Orleans School of Cooking!
Rating (4.96)
Program No. 2856RJ
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6 days
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1,499
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4.96 Average
Pamela
(5)
New Orleans is a great city to visit as you are able to walk to many sights. I went in November and the weather was great. This was my first Roadscholar trip but it will not be my last. The lectures were informative and very interesting. The group I was with were so friendly and interesting. I would love to hear from them, pamrandazzo@yahoo.com. Already thinking of my next trip!
Jocelyn
(5)
My Road Scholar experience to New Orleans, La. was wonderful. You should try just one trip to a place that you have longed to go thru Road Scholar. JMWhite
Anne
(5)
New Orleans was our first adventure with Road Scholar. We will definitely be booking many more trips with them ! Great accommodations, wonderful tour director, and fun and interesting excursions delighted beyond belief. Not to mention the food -- amazing choices for dining and experiencing the fabulous cuisine of New Orleans. Don't miss this tour !!!!!!
Cheryl
(5)
New Orleans is a vibrant and welcoming city that has much to offer. Music on every corner, amazing food in every restaurant, and a love of life all are a part of this wonderful place. Road Scholar gave me a well- rounded look at a place I have always wanted to visit.
Janet
(5)
The restaurants chosen for this tour were all outstanding. The service and presentation was impressive and the tastes were varied and delicious.
Sheila
(5)
The New Orleans trip was outstanding. I think it's difficult to understand the devastation caused by Katrina and the remarkable resillience of New Orleanians without having been to the exhibit at the Presbytera. The World War II Museum is not to be missed. The guides were great. The food was great. It was a splendid experience.
Kathleen
(5)
I just finished the Signature City of New Orleans, an unforgettable City of Mystery and Intrigue program. My first experience with Road Scholar....it was absolutely fantastic. Wonderful variety of places seen, outstanding speakers, guides and leaders who had wit and humor to make it a fun leaning experience. Plus food that was exceptional. KR Las Vegas
Kathleen
(5)
I had a great time, with fun people, great food and wonderful lectures and guided tours.
Mary
(5)
Road Scholar is a well-oiled machine! Knowledgeable instructors, thoughtful scheduling, interesting destinations, great food and lodgings, and all the work is done for the participant. Affordable prices make it all doable. Highly recommended.
Thomas
(5)
This tour was fun, educational and a wonderful way to tour a new city.
Melody
(5)
What a great way to see the best of New Orleans. We have experienced travel with other tour groups, however Road Scholar tours are still our company of choice. Keep up the good work and thank you once again for a great experience
Susanne
(5)
Our trip to New Orleans with Road Scholar was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We were immersed in the city's unique culture, history, food, music and architecture. A fascinating city and an exceptional program.
Julie
(5)
My friend, who was a first time Road Scholar, and I thoroughly enjoyed the program. The expert speakers were so knowledgeable and entertaining. Our hotel was very comfortable and conveniently located right in the French Quarter so we could easily walk to many sights. There was a nice balance of scheduled activities and free time with several vouchers we could use at jazz clubs, museums and even for beignets. Neither of us had been to New Orleans before and this was an excellent way to learn about the unique history, music, architecture, food, people and atmosphere of the city. My friend said she would definitely go on another Road Scholar program.
Anne
(5)
Very interesting, enjoyable and well-organized tour that exceeded my expectations. I appreciated being introduced to the many layers of New Orleans-history, culture, food, music, architecture and literature-rather than just the Bourbon Street experience! Well done Road Scholar!
Maurice
(5)
This program provides an excellent overview of New Orleans history, architecture, society and culinary offerings. Be prepared to eat often and well!
Carol
(5)
If you want to know the history of New Orleans, enjoy the cuisine, and get to know the French Quarter, take this program!!
Linda
This reviewer did not give a star rating.
Claire was great I enjoyed the trip. Thank you
Carol
(5)
We just completed our first Road Scholar trip to New Orleans "Signature City" tour. It was exceptional in every way including value. If you want an unforgettable experience we would highly recommend this tour. We will definitely be taking another tour with Road Scholar.
Hal
(5)
We had an outstanding time in New Orleans with Road Scholar. The hotel accommodations were excellent – comfortable and well situated. All of the restaurants were very good. Our group leader, Clare, was friendly and informative, and all of the guest speakers/guides were top-notch. We particularly enjoyed the explanations of New Orleans culture, the architecture lecture and tour, the jazz performance by the best clarinetist I have ever heard, and the World War II Museum. I have written up a travelogue webpage of our experience: http://www.posix.com/NewOrleans17/
Sandy
(4)
The perfect program for first time visitors to New Orleans!
Susan
(5)
Excellent program. I'd always wanted to see New Orleans and enjoyed the wonderful variety of information and sites in this program. Harriet Robin and Anne Leonhard were terrific! The restaurants were amazing. Hotel Monteleone was top notch.
Frank
(5)
New Orleans definitely beats to a different drummer as the saying goes. The New Orleans Road Scholar adventure was fun, informational and well worth the trip. Claire, Harriett and Anne were outstanding leaders who are excellent speakers and knowledgeable of the area. Highly highly recommend this trip especially staying in the French Quarters at Hotel Monteleone.
Cynthia
(5)
This is an excellent program with just the right mix of lectures and activities, with plenty of free time to explore on your own. There is almost no overlap with the Mardi Gras program, so you can do both! (I did.) The restaurants included are all outstanding. The hotel is very upscale and comfortable. This program is well worth the cost and is lots of fun!
Susan
(5)
Best trip ever! If you love music, fun and good food in a unique and exciting city, this trip is for you.
Arthur
(5)
I wanted to visit and experience the birthplace of jazz. But I learned so much more. I now have a much better understanding of how the history of New Orleans has shaped the city's music, its architecture, its food, and its culture. And I think I gained 10 pounds in the process.
Joyce
(5)
The Tour of New Orleans was absolutely wonderful! So interesting, so much fun and everything was first class! Our tour guide Claire was enthusiastic and involved and so hospitable. I will definitely use Road Scholar again!
Grace
(5)
I think everyone would enjoy this program. You are in the French Quarter at an elegant hotel walking distance from the best restaurants and points of interest, the staff is world class and it is a bargain.
Belinda
(5)
A very worthwhile trip.
Laura
(5)
What a truly magnificent trip. I learned far more about New Orleans than I could have anticipated. The instructors were fabulous. The food and hotel were first class. I would highly recommend this program to all travelers.
Mel
(5)
We've been on 5 Road Scholar programs and the New Orleans program is one of the best. The program based at the Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter is worth the additional cost because of its excellent accommodations, food and outstanding location.
Betty
(5)
This session introduced me and my husband to so many new things about New Orleans. We had been there three times, for fun and for business conventions, but this visit opened our eyes to so much more; and the food was outstanding.
Penny
(5)
I always enjoy Road Scholar trips. Besides being fun and informative they handle all the logistics which is the part of travel I hate.
George
(5)
This is a delightful week.
Barbara
(5)
As this was my first experience with Road Scholar, I was not sure if my expectation would be met. This tour met and exceeded all of my expectations. This turned about to be a wonderful mother/daughter trip and my 26 year old daughter, did not feel out of place or unwelcome. In fact we thoroughly enjoyed everyone we meet.
Ashley
(5)
This was a wonderful program and something I can check off my bucket-list. I have always wanted to go to New Orleans and this way a great way to learn about and explore the city. I would definitely take another Road Scholar trip to New Orleans.
Dan
(5)
This program was a superb "hose down" about a city of fascinating reputation--history, music, culture, food. I was at the limit of my physical ability to keep up (20+ year old broken back), but I managed; so if you have a severe impediment, be prepared to adjust; you won't get lost if you lag a block or so behind. It was worth every effort.
Mel
(5)
A trip to New Orleans was a "bucket list" trip that did not disappoint. Everything planned for us was well-organized, expertly presented, wonderfully cultural. We loved it!
Sallie
(5)
The speakers, food and activities were top notch.
Judith
(5)
Our visit to New Orleans was one of our favorite trips with Road Scholar ever! Joyce did an outstanding job of taking care of us.
Anita
(5)
What a great week of jazz, great food, and the history and culture of New Orleans...couldn't be better!
Karen
(5)
Unique rotation schedule for small group dining at night includes walking or taxiing to a different restaurant every night. Plenty of opportunities to hear all sorts of jazz at many different venues. Amount of walking you do is up to you.
Kenn
(4)
Delicious cusine, Inovative jazz music, an opportunity to explore the city of New Orleans, accomodations in the center of The French Quarter, and wonderful traveling companions.
Judith
(5)
New Orleans is more interesting and complex than I had ever imagined. The Road Scholar trip brought it all together for me in a wonderful and enriching experience.
Dawn
(5)
This was my first Road Scholar tour, travelling singly, and it was fabulous! New Orleans is a magical place, so much more than just Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras. Our group leader, Clare, was a real peach. The instructors were intensely New Orleans, experts in their fields, and delightfully entertaining. Accommodations were grand, the food was heavenly, and the music was pure New Orleans Jazz. I made wonderful new friends, because everyone in the very diverse group was interesting. Being with a large group was not a problem, we were all having such fun. I recommend this trip. I loved the city so much, I know I will need to come back to NOLA, and will have so much more to learn!
Barbara
(5)
Great trip, lots to learn, see, good food, music, thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
Mary
(5)
This was my first Road Scholar program and my first visit to New Orleans. The City of Mystery and Intrigue was educational and fun. From the group leader, to the instructors, to the accommodations, and the food; everything was upscale. I loved this tour of New Orleans and look forward to another tour with Road Scholar. You meet the best and most interesting people on Road Scholar Tours.
Leah
(5)
A great way to get a good taste of New Orleans, no pun intended! Learn about it and experience its unique culture.
Marilyn
(5)
My New Orleans experience was culturally diverse, historically fascinating, architecturally stimulating, musically haunting, and gastronomically fabulous. The guides and presenters were dynamos and we were eager to learn from them. What a week it was!!





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