|Also included in Tour:
. . . Per Person Prices
. . . $399 Double
. . . $329 Triple, $289 Quad, $629 Single
Option: At the National WWII Museum you can add the Victory Belles Matinee Lunch – A Tribute to the Andrew Sisters – for only $40 per person cost (as available).
Rates vary depending on season and special events. Lower prices are available using hotels outside of The French Quarter
Day 1 – On arrival in New Orleans, LA you enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing with a Walking Tour of the French Quarter, one of America’s oldest and most unique neighborhoods! Follow in the footsteps of historic figures as you stroll along the Mighty Mississippi, through the French Market and Jackson Square. You will see the “Vieux Carre” come to life as your guide explains its secrets and helps you understand its architecture, courtyards, gardens, food, music, and art.
Next, visit the Mardi Gras World where you see the floats and learn the history of this famous event. Created for you by the people who bring Mardi Gras to life every year. Enjoy the colors, the lights, the music, the joie de vivre. It’s all here in one magical place where you can peek behind the curtain and see Mardi Gras in the making.
You then check into a French Quarter Hotel for a two night stay, we use hotels in the Quarter because festive evenings are within walking distance. Tonight you visit the famous Mulate’s Restaurant for dinner & Cajun Dance Lessons. Then after dinner you are on your own to enjoy the Jazz Clubs, the musicians on the street and the party that is New Orleans. (D)
Day 2 – This morning your group will visit the National World War II Museum. From the beaches of Normandy to the sands of Iwo Jima, The National WWII Museum’s exhibits are a blend of personal accounts, artifacts, documents, photographs and original film footage. The stories of the dozens of amphibious landings and the thousands of men and women who made Allied victory in World War II possible, are told through three floors of exhibit space. In addition, special exhibits draw on the Museum’s own collections, as well as relevant traveling exhibits to further illustrate and explore the war that changed the world.
(You have the option here of adding the Victory Belles Matinee Buffet and their tribute to the Andrew Sisters at the National WWII Museum. This is a $40 per person cost (as available).
The afternoon is free to explore the French Quarter on your own. You may want to walk the beautiful gardens of Jackson Square, stop at Café du Monde for a beignet, or browse the many boutique shops along the quarter for souvenirs.
Tonight, enjoy a Cooking Demonstration & Dinner at the New Orleans School of Cooking. It’s entertaining classes and the Louisiana General Store are located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s in the Heart of the French Quarter. Fun is a primary ingredient in our kitchen! Our Creole/Cajun experts teach New Orleans specialties such as Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, and season them with history, trivia and tall tales. It’s a “ga-ron-teed” good time for all. (B,D)
Day 3 – If times allows you can enjoy a leisure morning or add additional sights such a Street Car Ride, Garden District or Cemetery Tour, Swamp Cruise or Plantation Visit. You might want to add another day in New Orleans or combine this two night stay with another nearby destination. (B)