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New Orleans, Louisiana

"Big Times n' Beignets in The Big easy"!

Package includes:
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • 8 Nights Hotel Accommodations with 4 nights at Hampton   Inn & Suites Convention Center, New Orleans.
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • Jazz Luncheon Cruise aboard the Natchez on Mississippi River.
  • 3 Dinners, including dinner at New Orleans School of Cooking.
  • Guided tour of New Orleans, includes French Quarter
  • Houmas House Plantation & Garden tour
  • Riverwalk & Jackson Brewery
  • National World War II Museum
  • Harrah's Casino
  • Luggage handling in New Orleans
  •  All taxes and meal gratuities
Itinerary

Day 1 - A morning departure has you heading for you first overnight's lodging. After check in enjoy
dinner on your own in the local area. (Please pack an overnight bag.)

Day 2 - After breakfast, check out and continue to your next overnight stop. Dinner is on your own this
evening lodging has been arranged for the group. (Please pack an overnight bag.)

Day 3 - After breakfast, check out and depart for the Cajun Country of New Orleans, also known as the “Big
Easy.” Upon arrival, you will check into your motel. This evening you will enjoy a delicious dinner at one of New Orleans’ popular restaurants.

Day 4 - Enjoy breakfast, then depart on a guided tour of New Orleans and its historic sites. You will also
enjoy a visit to the National World War II Museum which focuses on the contribution made by the U.S. to victory by the Allies in WW II and the Battle of Normandy in particular. The museum's main
section focuses on the War in the Pacific and the War against Germany. There is also a special area on the Normandy Invasion and on Higgins Industries of New Orleans that designed and built the amphibious landing craft. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the area at your own pace. Dinner will be at one of the popular restaurants in New Orleans this evening.

Day 5 - Following breakfast, enjoy a tour of the Houmas House Plantation & Gardens —  “The Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road.” Sugarcane was farmed here on tens of thousands of acres, and it became the largest producer of sugar in the country.  The mansion and grounds have been thoroughly restored and enhanced to reflect the opulent lifestyle and grandeur of the successful sugar barons who once lived her. Guides in period dress offer an entertaining glimpse into the resplendent world of southern plantation life through Houmas House. Spend the afternoon exploring some of New Orleans’ attractions on your own. Enjoy some shopping and lunch on your own in the French Quarter, New Orleans’ most popular neighborhood and one of the best preserved historical neighborhoods in America. The French Quarter features a strong, lasting Spanish and French influence and is home the best-known party street in New Orleans … Bourbon Street. This evening enjoy a cooking demonstration and dinner at the New Orleans School of Cooking.

Day 6 - After breakfast, depart for Harrah’s Casino where you can spend a few hours trying your luck at the slots and other games of chance. Afterwards, you will enjoy a spectacular luncheon cruise aboard the Natchez on the mighty Mississippi River. Dinner is on your own this evening.

Day 7 - Enjoy breakfast, then check out and travel to your overnight stop for check-in (Please pack an overnight
bag.) Dinner is on your own this evening.

Day 8 - Enjoy breakfast, then check out and depart for your last overnight lodging. Dinner is on your own in the local area. (Please pack an overnight bag.)

Day 9 - Enjoy a continental breakfast, then check out and prepare for your departure home with
lasting memories of your journey into the deep South, Cajun Country of New Orleans.