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New Orleans and Cajun Country

New Orleans and Cajun Country

$2135 / per person
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Enjoy the beautiful springtime in New Orleans and travel to the land of the Louisiana swamp Cajuns.

Dates

March 25-31, 2020

7 Days

Pricing

$2,135/person

$2,600/person

Highlights

13 Meals

Houma’s House Plantation

New Orleans History Tour

Court of Two Sisters

WWII Museum

French Quarter

French Market

Avery Island

Petroleum Museum & Exposition

Tobasco Factory

Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Gator Farm

Swamp Tour

Ardoyne Plantation

Graceland

Moderate Activity Level

Reservation Info

Reservations recommended by Jan. 27, 2020 to avoid utilization deadlines. Please call the office after Jan. 27 to check availability. Special cancellation policies ñ inquire at time of booking.

Departure Info

Departing from: Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, Pontoon Beach, South County, Festus, Perryville, Cape Girardeau, Marion, Mt Vernon, Nashville, Fairview Heights, Evansville

  • Included
    Accommodations
    Double Occupancy Rooms and Meals as Indicated
    Luggage Handling and Transfers
    Modern Motor Coach
    Professional Tour Guide
    Sightseeing and Admissions
    Tips and Taxes (for services rendered)

Tour Plan

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Day 1 | Mississippi

We head south and overnight in Ridgeland, Mississippi. (D)

2

Day 2 | Louisiana

We depart this morning for Houma, Louisiana where we meet our local guide for a buffet lunch at Cafe Burnside at Houmaís House Plantation. After lunch, we will tour the Plantation and Gardens. Experience the southern splendor of ìThe Sugar Palaceî when you step into 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork. This afternoon we will enter the Creole world of Louisiana at Laura Plantation. Your tour transports you into Louisianaís Creole culture. We will check in our hotel, our home for the next 4 nights in Houma, Louisiana.  (B,L)

3

Day 3 | New Orleans

Following breakfast, we depart for New Orleans for a history tour of the city. The tour will include the Garden District and St Charles Avenue. Along the street car route are two of the most prestigious colleges, Tulane University and Loyola University. After our tour we will have a Jazz Brunch Buffet at the Court of Two Sisters, located in the French Quarterís largest historical courtyard. This afternoon we will visit the WW11 Museum, dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum. We will have free time at the Historic French Market which encompasses six blocks on the riverside of the Lower French Quarter. This evening we have dinner at Mulateís Cajun Restaurant with live dance music. (B,L,D)

4

Day 4 | Avery Island-Jefferson Island

This morning, we will visit the International Petroleum Museum & Exposition. Then to Avery Island, to tour the home of the world famous Tabasco Pepper Sauce. Avery Island is a mysteriously beautiful place where the pepper fields grow, the factory hums, and the Mcllhennys and their employees continue to live and work much as they have for generations. We will also visit the exotic Rip Van Winkle Gardens on Jefferson Island ñ as seen in Southern Living Magazine. Tonight we will have dinner at the home of Cajun Camp Cooking, Landryís Restaurant.  (B,D)

5

Day 5 | Gator Farm-Swamp Tour

Today, we have a guided tour of how Louisiana alligators are born and raised and learn about the century old art of alligator hunting from real life hunters. We will enjoy a Creole buffet lunch under the party pavilion while taking in the views of the bayou. After lunch we will board a boat and travel through the waterways, you will learn about the Louisiana Wetlands, the inhabitants of the swamp, particularly the life and habits of the American alligator. This afternoon we will also visit the Ardoyne Plantation which is listed on the National Register of historic places as possibly the largest and most elaborate example of Rural Victorian Gothic Architecture in the state of Louisiana. (B,L)

6

Day 6 | Mississippi

After breakfast we travel north for our overnight in Horn Lake. (B,D)

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Day 7 | Graceland - Return Home

Top off your tour this morning with an unforgettable journey through the most famous rock 'n' roll residence in the world, Graceland. After our visit, we will return home. (B)