New Orleans Trip – Group Travel | Atlas Obscura Trips
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Shifting Tides: Art in New Orleans

from $2,440 USD per person for 5 days, 4 nights
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  • 12 People Maximum
  • Moderate Activity Level
  • Urban Exploration
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Trip Overview

The Crescent City has long been a seedbed for creativity and culture—but now, perhaps more than ever, New Orleans is in the midst of a renaissance. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the devastating floods that followed, the city found an opportunity to reinvent itself, bolstering its rich cultural traditions, restoring historic landmarks, and creating new space for existing voices. From the centuries-old city squares in the French Quarter to the burgeoning artist communities of the Lower Ninth Ward, we’ll traverse the city with one foot rooted firmly in its history and the other in what’s just beginning to take shape. We’ll spend most of our time weaving through residential neighborhoods, where most of the city’s artists, creators, and community builders can be found busy at work. We’ll immerse ourselves in New Orleans music, history, and cuisine—learning about this vibrant, ever-changing culture from the people who breathe life into it each day.

  • Conversations with artists
  • Live, local music
  • Tour of The Music Box Village
  • Dinner in an elegant courtyard


Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Trip Leader

Cassandra Snyder
Cassandra Snyder is the founder, owner, and lead guide of Soul of NOLA. A 30-year resident of New Orleans, Cassandra is passionate about sharing her city with travelers and providing them with an insider’s access to one- of-a-kind cultural experiences. During her time here, she has studied New Orleans’ history and cuisine, volunteered at a historic home in the French Quarter, and worked in the city’s hotels. For four years, she also produced The Goodnight Show, New Orleans’ late-night talk show, working closely with some of the city's best musical talent, authors, filmmakers, and activists.

Additional Info

Pricing & Single Accommodations

The total cost of this trip is $2,440. For those traveling by themselves, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional cost of $350. Please contact us to request a single room.

Arrival & Departure

Our trip begins with a welcome dinner in New Orleans on Day 1. We recommend you arrive in New Orleans by 2 p.m. so that you can settle into the hotel before meeting up with the group for dinner. Our trip concludes in the afternoon on Day 5. If you plan to leave New Orleans directly after our trip, we recommend departing that evening. If you'd like to extend your trip, we’re happy to provide suggestions for things to do and see in the city on your own.

Activity Level

Travelers should feel comfortable walking two to four miles over the course of each day, climbing stairs, and remaining on their feet for long periods of time.

  • All transportation during the trip. Travel within New Orleans will be by foot and in a comfortable 14-passenger van with a professional driver.
  • Daily breakfasts, two lunches, a farewell brunch, and two dinners during your trip.
  • Four nights of accommodations at the Hotel Provincial.
  • An experienced guide to accompany you throughout the trip, as well as special local guests.
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events.
  • A great group of fellow Atlas Obscura fans, excited to explore all that New Orleans has to offer!
  • Transportation to and from New Orleans.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages.
  • Applying for an American visa, if applicable.
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Trip FAQ

Throughout this trip, we'll interact with artists and musicians who are an important part of New Orleans' cultural heritage and creative voice. All artists and musicians will be compensated fairly for their time, which helps them continue to contribute to the city's rich cultural landscape.

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