AALHE 2023 Conference Excursions

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Monday, June 5th  

New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery
$60 per person (limited to 10 seats)

Join us for a three-hour bus tour to see the most important New Orleans sights and learn about the city’s Creole heritage. Beat the heat aboard a comfortable air-conditioned minibus as a guide takes you through the famous French Quarter and beyond, to parts of the city that many visitors miss. Admire Garden District mansions, learn about the city’s distinctive burial practices at the St. Louis Cemetery No 3, and see the canal breached by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. Gratuity is included. Boarding starts at 1:30pm.  Tour is 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Wednesday, June 7th 

Option 1: Riverboat City of New Orleans
$45 per person (limited to 20 seats)

Experience a spirit of adventure aboard the newest vessel to the French Quarter riverfront, the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS as she takes you on a journey down the mighty Mississippi.  See captivating views of the French Quarter fade into the distance as the joyful tunes of traditional jazz carries you down the river.  Stroll the multiple decks, explore the beautiful, refinished interiors and savor the leisurely two-hour cruise that will give you panoramic views of the Mississippi River and the many unique sites along the way, with live narration. Drinks are not included.   Boarding starts at 6:00pm.  Cruise is 7:00pm-9:00pm.

Option 2: New Orleans Ghosts & Haunts Nighttime Bus Tour
$55 per person (limited to 28 seats)

Climb aboard our comfortable, air-conditioned two-hour ghost bus and escape into the darkness with your licensed guide as we take a ride to some of the most haunted locations outside of the French Quarter. Cross one of the most notorious streets in the French Quarter, once referred to as “the port of missing men.” Hear stories of murder, betrayal, and some of our scariest urban legends. Each bus ghost tour is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the city’s supernatural stories, artfully shared with you by our professional storytellers. Are the legends real? You decide! Visit the location of one of the city’s most haunted grounds. Take a stroll through haunted graveyards. Learn why New Orleans really is the most haunted city in America! Gratuity is included. Boarding starts at 5:30pm.  Tour is 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Option 3: New Orleans Haunted Pub Crawl
$32 per person (limited to 28 seats)

Relax while taking a two-hour ghostly walking stroll in the French Quarter and still have fun while uncovering the haunted secrets of the city's most haunted pubs and bars. You'll enjoy the finest drinks in the most haunted bars and the most engaging ghost stories that New Orleans has to offer. Comfy shoes are a must!  Drinks not included. Gratuity is included.  Meet in the lobby at 7pm.  Stroll is 8:00pm-10:00pm.