New Orleans

Food, music, and history!

You will fall in love with New Orleans. From beignets to alligators- the history, beauty, jazz and excitement of New Orlenas will have you students dancing in the streets!

Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World

Peek behind the curtain and see Mardi Gras in the making. Since 1947, Blaine Kern Studios has been as much a part of Carnival as the parades New Orleans loves. Blaine Kern Studios creates most of those parades, from concept through completion. They are the world’s leading makers of floats, sculpture and props.

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Swamp Boat Tour of the Bayou

Cruise through the famous Manchac Swamp where you will learn about the Louisiana Wetlands and the inhabitants of the swamp, particularly the life and habits of the American alligator. You may even come within a few feet of jumping gators!

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The French Market

The French Market contains six historic blocks of unique shops and restaurants, a Flea Market, and a recently renovated Farmers Market, all along the Mississippi River!

Steamboat Cruise along the Mississippi River

Enjoy dinner, jazz and breathtaking views of New Orleans while cruising along the Mississippi River.

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Destrehan Plantation

This majestic antebellum home watches over the banks of the great Mississippi River, just minutes from New Orleans. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Destrehan Plantation was established in 1787 and remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi River Valley.

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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Experience an underwater world that is home to 15,000 fascinating sea life creatures in a state-of-the-art facility located on the Mississippi River. At the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, you can observe and interact with the sea life, shop in the gift shop, or eat at their on-site café.

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Café du Monde

Enjoy fresh beignets and hot dark roasted coffee the traditional way at The French Markets Café Du Monde.  This New Orlean's coffee stand was established in 1862 and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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New Orleans

All-Inclusive performance trip with workshop

Day One

  • Arrive in New Orleans, LA!
  • Meet your Green Light tour manager
  • Visit the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
  • Lunch/shopping in the Riverwalk Marketplace
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner at Landry’s Seafood Restaurant 
  • Dessert of beignets at the famous Café Du Monde

Day Two

  • Continental breakfast at hotel
  • Full ensemble clinic at Loyola University
  • Lunch at Loyola
  • Experience the interactive WWII Museum
  • Visit Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World
  • Dinner at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
  • Ghost tour of New Orleans

Day Three

  • Continental breakfast at hotel
  • Guided Tour of New Orleans
  • Free time for shopping and lunch in the historic French Market
  • Perform for the public in the amphitheater at Washington Artillery Park
  • Dinner and dancing at Mulate’s Cajun Restaurant

Day Four

  • Continental breakfast at hotel
  • Cajun Pride swamp boat tour of the bayou
  • Picnic lunch on the bayou
  • Depart for home