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Iconic Mardi Gras New Orleans

6 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 New Orleans
Arrive at any time.

Welcome to the Big Easy! Spend some time checking out the early Mardi Gras festivities before joining the group for a welcome meeting and optional dinner.

Day 2 New Orleans
Enjoy an orientation walk of New Orleans before free time to enjoy the festivities. Join the locals in the evening and celebrate the Bacchus Parade, taking in elaborately decorated floats, intricate costumes, and an amazing local vibe. (B)

Day 3 New Orleans
Get out and explore New Orleans on the second biggest day of festivities during Mardi Gras. Check out a parade or opt to spend the day wandering Bourbon Street. Enjoy the revelry and music wafting through the packed Mardi Gras streets. (B)

Day 4 New Orleans
Get ready for a jam-packed day of Fat Tuesday celebrations. Opt to check out the Zulu or Rex Parades before an exciting G Adventures Purple Party in the afternoon.

Mardi Gras in French translates to 'Fat Tuesday' and traditionally represented the last day of eating rich, fatty, indulgent food before fasting during Lent. Today, Fat Tuesday is also the culmination of Mardi Gras celebrations and events. Enjoy the pulse of the city and join locals and visitors celebrating throughout the streets! As the clock strikes midnight, prepare for the city to shut down with the official start of Lent. (B)

Day 5 New Orleans
Enjoy a free day for optional activities in and around New Orleans. Opt to take a cooking class, go on a ghost tour, or get lost in the city. Later, grab a coffee and try a beignet at the famous Café du Monde. (B)

Day 6 New Orleans
Depart at any time. (B)
All This Included
Mardi Gras in New Orleans is, hands down, one of the most colourfully mind-blowing festivals in the entire world. This limited-edition itinerary in the Big Easy is a quick (and indulgent) six days for all the senses. From your centrally located hotel, you're a quick walk from the French Quarter, where all the action takes place. This includes watching a parade in the company of G Adventures revellers, the absolutely thrilling sounds (and sights) of Bourbon Street, coffee and beignets at the iconic Café du Monde, and time in some of America's most beautiful neighbourhoods. Don't let another year go by without getting to this iconic event.
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: New Orleans Your Foodie Moment: Café du Monde Visit, New Orleans
  • New Orleans orientation walk
  • Bacchus Parade Grand Stand ticket
  • G Adventures purple costume party along Bourbon Street
  • Coffee and beignets at Café du Monde
  • Mardi Gras festivities
  • Experience Mardi Gras with other G Adventures travellers
  • Chief Experience Officers and G Adventures staff available to offer assistance and support.
  • Centrally located hotel (5 nts)
  • 5 breakfasts.
  • Transportation: Streetcar, walking.
  • Celebrate at the Bacchus Parade and take in the local vibe
  • Wander Bourbon Street
  • Enjoy a G Adventures Purple Party on Fat Tuesday
  • Savour a snack at the famous Café du Monde
Centrally located hotel (5 nts)
New Orleans, United States: The Troubadour Hotel New Orleans (or similar)
  • Small group experience; The G staff to traveller ratio of a small group, but it's a G party! The more the merrier.
  • Light walking, few climbs more challenging than a flight of stairs. Easy does it.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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