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Trip Overview

from $2,295 per person with air


  • Air From Most Major U.S. Gateways
  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • 4 Nights Quality Accommodations
  • 8 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, & 2 Dinners
  • Admission to All Included Activities/ Attractions in Itinerary


  • New Orleans City Tour
  • School of Cooking
  • Steamboat Natchez Cruise
  • Dixieland Jazz Band
  • Swamp Tour
  • Houmas House Plantation
  • Mardi Gras World


  • Day 1

    Fly to New Orleans / Steamboat Natchez

    Escape to the sunshine and warmth of the deep south with a visit to New Orleans, the “Big Easy.” Soon you will be immersed in a cultural melting pot that is rich in both history and mouth-watering cuisine. Upon arrival, we’ll enjoy a city tour. Afterwards, check into your hotel for a four-night stay. Tonight, board the Steamboat Natchez for the famous Dixieland Jazz Dinner Cruise.

    Meals: Dinner
    Overnight: Hampton Inn French Quarter - New Orleans, LA

  • Day 2

    New Orleans Tour / School of Cooking

    Our local guide rejoins us for a morning walking tour of the French Quarter. Learn about the culture and history of the city, both past and recent. This afternoon, visit the New Orleans School of Cooking for an introduction to the worlds of Cajun and Creole cooking, as well as the food, music, and “joie de vivre” that are unique to Louisiana. Take time this evening to explore the city on your own. Browse in the French Quarter, see St. Louis Cathedral, or consider cafe au lait and beignets at the Cafe du Monde.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Overnight: Hampton Inn French Quarter - New Orleans, LA

  • Day 3

    Plantation Tour / Swamp Adventure

    Experience the life of a wealthy sugar baron with a visit to Houmas House Plantation. Tour the plantation house and stroll the 38 acres of gardens. After lunch, shoot pictures of moss hanging on gnarled cypress trees as you take a unique journey by boat into a Louisiana bayou. Watch swamp creatures peek out from underbrush and safely come within a few feet of jumping gators. This will be an unforgettable experience. We’ll return to New Orleans for the evening.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Overnight: Hampton Inn French Quarter - New Orleans, LA

  • Day 4

    Mardi Gras World

    This morning we’ll pay a visit to Mardi Gras World, the largest and most respected float builder in the world. Since 1947, this company has created most of the spectacular props and floats seen in the Mardi Gras parades. Many options are available for you in the afternoon. Tonight, we gather for a final night celebration. New Orleans is noted for its fine restaurants and tonight we dine at a famous New Orleans establishment.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight: Hampton Inn French Quarter - New Orleans, LA

  • Day 5

    Travel Home

    Our bags are packed for the journey home but we have the number one attraction in New Orleans waiting for us this morning. The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world. Afterwards, we are off to the New Orleans airport to catch our flight back home.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Overnight: Hampton Inn French Quarter - New Orleans, LA


  • Nights 1 - 4

    Hampton Inn French Quarter - New Orleans, LA

Dates & Prices

Tour cost includes airfare from most major U.S. gateway airports.

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Tour Dates Per Person (Double) Per Person (Single) Availability
March 15 - 19, 2021 $2,295 $2,595 Available
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