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Natchez, New Orleans and Cajun Country

Natchez, New Orleans and Cajun Country

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Enjoy the beautiful springtime in Natchez and New Orleans and travel to the land of the Louisiana swamp Cajuns.

Dates

This tour is not running in 2019. If you are interested in this location for 2020, let us know!

7 Days

Highlights

16 Meals

Natchez Pilgrimage Tour

Magnolia Hall Dinner

Southern Exposure

Oak Alley Plantation

Laura: A Creole Plantation

New Orleans

Mardi Gras World

Court of Two Sisters

Steamboat Natchez

Wedell-Williams Aviation/

cypress Sawmill Museum

Avery Island

Tabasco Factory

Jungle Gardens

Greenwood Gator Farm

Twelve Oak Plantation

Swamp tour

Jean Lafitte National Historic Park

E.D. White Historic Site

Laurel Valley Village

sugar Plantation

Donner-Peltier Distillery

Moderate Activity Level

Reservation Info

Reservations recommended by Jan. 28, 2019 to avoid utilization deadlines. Please call the office after Jan. 28 to check availability. Special cancellation policies. Inquire at time of booking.

Departure Info

Departing from: Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, Pontoon Beach, South County, Festus, Perryville, Cape Girardeau

Tour Plan

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Day 1 | Memphis

We head south and overnight in the south side of Memphis.
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Day 2 | Natchez

This morning’s travel takes us to Natchez, Mississippi. After we check into our hotel, our step-on guide will take us back in time to the Civil War Era. Our tour ends at the Magnolia Mansion. This evening we’ll experience Natchez cooking in the grand Magnolia Hall and Southern Exposure entertainment. (B,D)
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Day 3 | Vacherie

After breakfast we continue south to Oak Alley Plantation, famous for its alley of 28 oak trees which form a pathway from the Mississippi River to the front door of the “Big House”. You will enjoy a lunch featuring both Creole and Cajun dishes. We will take a guided tour of the “Big House.” This afternoon we will visit Laura: A Creole Plantation. We will check in our hotel our home for the next 4 nights in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Cajun meal. (B,L,D)
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Day 4 | New Orleans

We depart this morning for New Orleans for the day. We begin our day by seeing where Mardi Gras is made, we will tour Mardi Gras World. Our lunch will be at the Court of Two Sisters – the largest historical dining courtyard in the French Quarter. After lunch enjoy a narrated driving tour through New Orleans. After your city tour you will have time to explore Jackson Square and the French Market. We will board the Steamboat Natchez for a live Dinner Jazz Cruise down the mighty Mississippi River. (B,L,D)
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Day 5 | Patterson – Avery Island

Today we visit the Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum. Then to Avery Island, to tour the home of the world famous Tabasco Pepper Sauce. Next experience the natural beauty and tranquility of Jungle Gardens, a 170-acre semitropical garden and bird sanctuary. We will visit the Greenwood Gator Farm. Dinner this evening will be at Spahr’s Restaurant. (B,D)
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Day 6 | Jefferson Parish

Today all aboard for a fascinating Swamp Tour! Enjoy lunch at Trudy’s Restaurant, famous for their southern fried chicken and homemade desserts. This afternoon we will visit the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center. As we travel up the bayou we will visit the E.D. White Historic Site. We will travel back in time to Laurel Valley Village Sugar Plantation. A stop will be made at the Donner-Peltier Distillery, where they make rum, vodka and whiskey from all Louisiana products. Enjoy dinner tonight at Twelve Oaks Plantation. (B,L,D)
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Day 7 | Little Rock

Today we enjoy the scenic drive north into the “Natural State,” as we head to Little Rock. After we check into our hotel we will go to dinner at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, a unique facility that combines a great buffet dinner with professional theatre. (B,D)
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Day 8 | Return Home

Today we make our way home. What a time we had in the Bayou Country! (B)
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