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​Explore New Orleans

Society members in New Orleans are pleased to host several sightseeing options for Symposium attendees on Saturday and Sunday.

Join other Symposium attendees, speakers, guests and families and explore New Orleans with several exciting options!

All tours are booked with Gray Line Tours. Society members receive an automatic 10% discount on tour prices. Check out the great options for Saturday and Sunday!

Saturday, September 7

Steamboat Natchez Harbor Jazz Cruise - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Your two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter shows you why the city was founded on the beautiful crescent of the lower Mississippi River. Let us show you New Orleans, one of the world's most active ports, as it can best be seen from the river aboard New Orleans' only authentic Steamboat…The Steamboat NATCHEZ.
Cost: $43.25 adults/$21.50 children 6-12/$10.50 children 2-5


 

Super City Tour - 12:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Travel Through Three Centuries of history, legends and romance as you encounter “The City That Care Forgot!” Absorb the sights & sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, home of the Cabildo and Presbytere Museums. Travel through historic neighborhoods such as Treme & Faubourg Marigny. Visit one of our historic cemeteries, referred to as “Cities of the Dead,” and learn about this unique above ground burial system.
Cost: $39.50 adult/$15 children 6-12

 

 

 

Oak Alley Plantation - 12:00 - 5 p.m.


Feel the gentle breeze of Southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to the glory of the Old South!
You'll experience a bygone era in one of the South’s most beautiful settings-Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839. Marvel at the unbelievable quarter-mile long alley of 28 magnificent Oak trees, each over 250 years old, and view the Majestic Cypress Trees in Louisiana’s swamps bordering the Mississippi River.
Cost: $60.25 adult/$33 children 6/12

 

 

 

Ghosts and Spirits Tour - 7-9:30 p.m.


New Orleans has been referred to as “The most haunted city in America.” After this nighttime walking tour of the French Quarter, we’ll let you be the judge! With its colorful history and unique traditions, it is no wonder so many New Orleans homes and taverns have been investigated by paranormal investigators. You'll visit several haunted sites and hear about the stories featured on The History Channel and The Discovery Channel.
Cost: $24.25 adults/$15 children 6-12

 

 

 

Sunday, September 8


 

Swamp & Bayou Tour - 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


After a short motorcoach ride across the Mississippi River, take a fascinating boat trip into the Louisiana Swamps & Bayous.
Experience the timeless beauty of South Louisiana in a custom built swamp boat. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and bayous and the Cajun “joie de vivre.”
Discover how the seafood from our bountiful waters provides a wide assortment of delectable local dishes! Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Some wildlife are more numerous during the warmer months of the year.
Cost: $46 adults/$28 children 6/12

 

Cemetery & Voodoo Tour - 9-11 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Walk through St. Louis Cemetery #1, the site of the classic movie Easy Rider, as your professional licensed guide recounts the background of the famous and infamous people who are buried there. Visit the renowned tomb of Marie Laveau - the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans - and discover how she was able to be in two places at once. Listen to the evolution of the Voodoo religion - which is still practiced today - and learn the role it played in the development of the Crescent City.
Cost: $24.25 adults/$15 children 6-12

 

 

Jazz Brunch Cruise - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Welcome aboard the most unique blend of "real New Orleans". Combine a two hour cruise on the iconic Steamboat NATCHEZ with traditional live jazz by some of the most talented musicians of the genre- The Steamboat Stompers. For the crowning achievement, add a delicious casual New Orleans Brunch. Brunch is a staple in New Orleans life – a time to enjoy food, music, and refreshing beverages with friends and family. Whether a visitor or local, you can "pass a good time" at the Steamboat NATCHEZ  with our Jazz Brunch.
Cost: $47.75adults / $24.75 children 6-12 / $18.25children 2-5


 

Super City Tour - 12:00-2:15 p.m.

Travel Through Three Centuries of history, legends and romance as you encounter “The City That Care Forgot!” Absorb the sights & sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, home of the Cabildo and Presbytere Museums. Travel through historic neighborhoods such as Treme & Faubourg Marigny. Visit one of our historic cemeteries, referred to as “Cities of the Dead,” and learn about this unique above ground burial system.
Cost: $39.50 adults/$15 children 6/12

 


 

See you in New Orleans!

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