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New Orleans & Cajun Country

February 14 – 19, 2023

frSightseeing Highlights

♠ New Orleans City Tour                            

♠ Walking Tour of the French Quarter

♠ Pre-Mardi Gras Parades with Seating

♠ National WWII Museum and Movie

♠ Bayou Airboat Ride

    ♠ Baton Rouge Capitols

     ♠ Martin Accordions Company

     ♠ Tabasco’s Avery Island

     ♠ Vermilionville

     ♠ Nottoway Plantation

Tour Price Includes:

♠ Roundtrip Airfare

♠ Round Trip Airport

♠ Deluxe Motorcoach
♠ Professional Tour
   Director

♠ Local Experts

♠ Luggage Handling

♠ Meals: 5 Breakfasts &

               2 Dinners

Itinerary

Day 1: Tuesday, 2/14 – We begin the tour by flying into New Orleans; the birthplace of Jazz, where European, Caribbean, African and Hispanic cultures blend together for variety and intrigue. The food, architecture, music, and traditions are so unique and they demand to be experienced and enjoyed. Staying at the Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter (3 nights) will place you near the center of New Orleans nightlife. Enjoy a welcome dinner, where you meet your fellow travelers in one of the country’s be culinary locations. (D) 

Day 2: Wednesday, 2/15 – Today we take the New Orleans city tour, with a  highly acclaimed local guide, who will bring life to the points of interest and reveal city secrets. The city tour will include a walking tour of the French Quarter, Bourbon Street; and your exploration will also include observing various exhibits in the National WWII Museum. The evening is yours and you’ll have a chance to explore the vibrant nightlife of New
Orleans. (B)

Day 3: Thursday, 2/16 – Start your morning off gliding through the bayou on an airboat. Get an up-close look at the wildlife in the swampland with your local guide. We then return to the hotel, giving you time to explore the tastes and sounds of the city on your own. During your evening, you will have time to
enjoy one of the Pre-Mardi Gras Parades from reserved grandstand seats. (B)

Day 4: Friday, 2/17 – Heading Northeast, we will first stop at Nottoway Plantation, the largest existing antebellum plantation home in the south. This home first built in 1859, is known for its beautiful
architecture and oak draped lawns overlooking the Mississippi River. Continuing north along the river, we will explore the old and new capitol buildings in Baton Rouge. We then continue to Lafayette (2 nights). (B)

Day 5: Saturday 2/18 – Lafayette is considered the center of Acadian, the area of Cajun and Creole
culture in Louisiana and the United States. Begin the day exploring Vermilionville, a living history
museum and folklife park that promotes and propagates the cultural resources of the Acadian, Native American, and Creole people – from 1765 to 1890. Then see unique handmade accordions and enjoy a musical performance at the Martin Accordions Company. We end the night enjoying Cajun food and dancing at a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 6: Sunday, 2/19 – Begin the morning at Avery Island, the home of  Tabasco Sauce. This is a chance
to see how the famous hot sauce is made on their private island. We then return to the New Orleans
Airport and depart for home. (B)

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