Welcome to The Big Easy
Take the afternoon to rest and reset because at 8 o'clock the fun begins! We're head to Preservation Hall. Preservation Hall was established in 1961 and is a historic musical venue and home of New Orleans Jazz. The band plays (5) 1 hour long sets every night in front of visitors. This is truly a local and cultural experience.
New Orleans Black Heritage Tour
Well start the day off at Lil Dizzy's Cafe, Home of the Gumbo Queen (if we're lucky..we'll meet her!). Afterwards we'll enjoy a guided tour of the French Quarter, Treme, Congo Sqaure and other influential Afro-Creole neighborhoods learning about the arrival of the first enslaved West Africans in New Orleans.
Po' Boys, Alligators, The Whitney Platnation
See the beasts of the Southern Louisiana Bayou in a full-day tour from New Orleans! Explore the lush wetlands and see one of the area's historic plantation homes, Whitney Plation. The Whitney Plantation is the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery, outside of NOLA. Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork and restored buildings and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors to Whitney will gain a unique perspective on the lives of Louisiana's enslaved people. This unique combination tour will show us the main attractions of Louisiana in one trip!
Second Line Parade
In New Orleans, culture also comes bubbling up from the streets and one of the most unique local expressions of this sort of culture is the second line parade. Second line is a historical tradition in brass band parades in NOLA. They are the descendants of the city’s famous jazz funerals.. There are dozens of different second line parades put on throughout the year, usually on Sunday afternoons, and held in the French Quarter and neighborhoods all across the city.
All good things must come to end, it's time to go home.
TOTAL TRIP PRICE: $1,490
- Airport transfers on the group arrival and departure days
- All ground transportation to group activities
- Double occupancy accommodations
- Daily Breakfasts + 3 Lunch +1 Dinner
- Entry into the Whitney Plantation
- Entry into Preservation Hall
- Welcome Packet (digital)
- Unlimited Email Support
- Private Facebook Group
- Optional Payment Plan
What's Not Included
- Flights and fees
- Meals outside of meals included in the itinerary
- Personal expenses and gratuties
- Additional activities not specified in the above itineary
- Travel and Medical Insurance (recommended)