New Orleans Music & Culture
- Enjoy a city tour of New Orleans
- Participate in a music clinic at Loyola University
- Visit the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Site
- Explore Canal Street at Jackson Square and the French Market
- Explore Louisiana‘s back country on a Swamp Tour
- Go behind the scenes at Mardi Gras World
- Enjoy a Steamboat Diner and Dance cruise on the Mississippi
- Work with a New Orleans volunteer organization
- Visit an authentic antebellum southern plantation
- Head out on a Ghost Tours of the French Quarter
- Shop at Riverwalk Marketplace
There’s a reason new Orleans is referred to as The Big Easy. Come enjoy the tasty local cuisine and laid back culture of New Orleans with Evolve.
Evolve New Orleans focuses on the city’s unique Creole/French foundation, its modern recovery and lasting effects from Hurricane Katrina, the swamp lands and wild ecology that surrounds the low-lying city, and of course, the live music and exquisite food.
All Evolve Tours itineraries are completely customizable for your groups desires and needs.
Day 1 - Travel to New Orleans
We kick off our trip with a City tour: French Quarter, historic Jackson Square and New Orleans historic cemetery. Learn about the unique above ground burial system along the way! We will also follow the path of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world.
Day 2 - New Orleans Music
Participate in a music or alternative clinic. Enjoy a cemetery Voodoo Tour to learn more about New Orleans’ unique history. We will also go to the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park which explores the development and progression of jazz in New Orleans.
Day 3 - Volunteer & Mardi Gras
Spend the morning doing meaningful volunteer work in New Orleans. Next, we’ll explore Louisiana‘s back country on a Swamp Tour and then go behind the scenes at Mardi Gras World to see the largest fleet of spectacular fiber-optic carnival floats. You’ll get to try on Mardi Gras costumes and eat King Cake! In the evening, we’ll be taking a steamboat cruise on the Mississippi to end our day.
Day 4 - Final Day New Orleans
Visit Oak Valley Plantation today for a guided tour plantation. We will learn how plantations were the economic and social centers of the south and will tour slave quarters. We will have lunch at Riverwalk Marketplace before departing home after a great trip to New Orleans!
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to New Orleans depending on departure city
BusPrivate coach bus for duration of tour, equipped with A/C, T.V & DVD players, on-board washroom
HotelCentrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Daily breakfasts and dinners included in tour. Meals at locally owned and delicious restaurants.
The Superdome earned its name for a reason: it is the largest enclosed arena in the world.
Places You’ll Visit
Learn the French history of New Orleans.
St. Charles Avenue streetcar
The oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world.
Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960.
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
Learn the cultural history of the people and places that helped shape the development and progression of jazz in New Orleans.
Enjoy a Steamboat Dinner and Dance cruise on the Mississippi.
Oak Alley Plantation
Learn how plantations were the economic
and social centers of the south and see slave quarters.
Choose from a variety of delicious Cajun and American cuisine from gumbo, jambalaya, muffelatas, crawdads, and poorboys at the food court.