Keep the holiday spirit alive this month as you join in the fun and revelry around celebrations focused on the beginning of Catholic lent (Carnival), a celebration of feasting (Mardi Gras translates as Fat Tuesday) and love (Valentine’s Day). Join us and soak up all the fun and festivities!
The lively city of New Orleans is especially vibrant in the month of February in the run-up to all the festivities around the highly anticipated Mardi Gras Parade, typically taking place at the end of the month. Learn more about the city’s history, architecture, and cuisine on this tour around the French Quarter where you’ll sneak a peek into some of the beautiful Creole courtyards and walk past some familiar movie locations. Other sights include Jackson Square, Café du Monde, Bourbon Street and Pirate’s Alley so you get a real feel of the New Orleans “magic”.
Walking Tour of the Eiffel Tower
Did you know that the Eiffel Tower was once yellow and its radical design so disliked by 300 prominent Parisian artists and intellectuals that they took out a manifesto in the Le Temps newspaper on Valentine’s Day in 1887? For a novel Valentine’s Day “date”, join in on this lively tour with our expert tour guide who will unveil all her secrets while you get a personal close-up view of the Iron Lady and feel like you’re right there in the City of Love.
If you’ve always dreamed of attending the famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, now you can with our local Brazil guide who’ll share all about how the celebration started in Brazil in 1723 and its evolution into the “biggest show on earth”. Be immersed in the colors, music, and energy, via beautifully filmed videos of this spectacular event celebrating the beginning of Catholic Lent involving more than two million people on the streets every day during the five-day celebration.
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