7 Days - Tour Dates: October 22 - 28, 2023 SOLD OUT!
Day 1 - Sunday, 10/22/2023 - Fly to New Orleans
Arrive in New Orleans, meet your Tour Manager, and head to the French Quarter for a three night stay. Tonight be sure to enjoy the “The Quarter” filled with fabulous restaurants and jazz clubs.
Day 2 - Monday, 10/23/2023 - French Quarter / Cruise
This morning enjoy a French Quarter walking tour featuring the St. Louis Cathedral with adjoining Cabildo and rectory, Bourbon Street, Pirates Alley, and the French Marketplace. Next visit famous Café du Monde to enjoy café au lait and beignets. Later board the Steamboat Natchez for a relaxing Mississippi River Cruise. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the Court of Two Sisters, one of the French Quarter’s most famous restaurants. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 3 - Tuesday, 10/24/2023 - New Orleans
Enjoy a New Orleans city tour. Visit the Garden District featuring one of the best preserved collections of historic southern mansions in the United States. Visit Longue Vue Gardens & House, a National Historic Landmark. The ever-changing gardens provide an inspiring destination year-round to learn about native plants and flowers. Also stop to view an Above Ground Cemetery, both historic & hauntingly beautiful. This afternoon an optional excursion is available to Oak Alley Plantation, one of the state’s most visited antebellum homes. This evening enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers at the famous New Orleans School of Cooking. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 4 - Wednesday, 10/25/2023 - Baton Rouge / Natchez
Travel to the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge. Stop at the new State Capitol Building to view the Art Deco architecture and hear stories about the state’s most famous politician Huey Long. Then visit the Louisiana State Museum featuring thematic exhibits on the diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry, and culture. Later motorcoach into Mississippi and arrive in Natchez, a beautiful town that captures the charm and elegance of the historic south. Tonight enjoy a southern experience with an antebellum mansion dinner and tour in the Natchez area. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 5 - Thursday, 10/26/2023 - Cajun Country
This morning enjoy a Natchez area tour to learn about the area’s pre-Civil War history. Then visit another beautiful Natchez antebellum mansion. Later cross into Louisiana to explore fascinating Cajun Country, founded in the 18th century by French-speaking exiles from Canada. Today, the region features a unique blend of French, Creole, and Caribbean influences. This afternoon enjoy an eerie Bayou Cruise, a true Louisiana experience. - Breakfast
Day 6 - Friday, 10/27/2023 - Cajun Country
Today discover Cajun Country. First visit the Jean Lafitte Cultural Center to learn about the life of the famous pirate and unlikely patriot, and about the area’s Acadian heritage and the natural resources of Louisiana’s Mississippi Delta region. Later visit Martin Accordions, the famous shop that has been building hand-made accordions for Cajun & Zydeco musicians from around the world for over 30 years. Enjoy a shop tour and demonstration to learn more about Cajun culture & music. Then travel to Avery Island for a Tabasco Factory tour, home the world-famous Louisiana hot sauce. Tonight enjoy your Farewell Dinner. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 7 - Saturday, 10/28/2023 - Return Home
Today depart Lafayette and transfer to the New Orleans Airport for your flight home. - Breakfast
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