New Orleans & Cajun Country

New Orleans & Cajun Country

March 20th-26th, 2022    7 days
Booking Discount- save $400/couple  $200/person when you make your final payment by check prior to final payment date.
Day 1:  Arrive New Orleans.  Today arrive in New Orleans for a three night stay in the exciting French Quarter.  Tonight be sure to enjoy the “The Quarter” filled with fabulous restaurants and jazz clubs.  Overnight:  New Orleans    
Day 2:  New Orleans-French Quarter.  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 the famous Cafe du Monde to enjoy cafe 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.  Overnight:  New Orleans  (B,D)
Day 3:  New Orleans City Tour.  Today enjoy a New Orleans City Tour.  Visit the Garden District which features one of the best preserved collections of historic southern mansions in the United States.  Visit the 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 which are both historic and hauntingly beautiful.  This afternoon an optional excursion will be available to the 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.  Overnight:  New Orleans  (B,D)
Day 4:  New Orleans-Baton Rouge-Natchez.  This morning 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, motor coach into Mississippi and arrive in Natchez, a beautiful town that captures the charm and elegance of the historic south with its Antebellum Mansions.  Tonight enjoy a southern experience with an Antebellum Mansion Dinner & Tour in the Natchez area.  Overnight:  Natchez  (B,D)
Day 5:  Natchez-Lafayette, Louisiana.  Enjoy a Natchez Area Tour to learn about the area’s amazing pre-Civil War history.  Then, visit another beautiful Natchez Antebellum Mansion.  Later, cross into Louisiana to explore fascination Cajun Country, founded in the 18th century by French, Creole and Caribbean influences.  This afternoon enjoy an eerie Bayou Cruise, at true Louisiana experience!  Overnight:  Lafayette  (B)
Day 6:  Cajun Country Touring.  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 and 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 Tabasco Factory Tour, home of the world-famous Louisiana hot sauce!  Tonight, enjoy a fun-filled Farewell Dinner at Pont Breaux’s, famous for it’s Cajun cuisine & sounds.  Overnight:  Lafayette  (B,D)
Day 7:  Lafayette-New Orleans-Home.  Today depart Lafayette and transfer to the New Orleans Airport for your flight home.  (B)
Highlights
  •  3 Nights in the French Quarter
  • French Quarter Tour
  • Steamboat Natchez Cruise
  • Cafe du Monde
  • Court of Two Sisters Dinner
  • New Orleans School of Cooking
  • New Orleans City Tour
  • Longue Vue Gardens & House
  • Garden District
  • Baton Rouge
  • Natchex Area Tour
  • Dinner at an Antebellum Mansion
  • Two Antebellum Mansions
  • Bayou Cruise
  • Martin Accordions 
  • Jean Lafitte Cultural Center
  • Tabasco Factory, Avery Island
  • Pont Breaux’s Dinner
Inclusions
  •  Roundtrip airfare-Omaha
  • Roundtrip transfers-Omaha with minimum of 25 passengers
  • 10 meals: 6 Breakfasts & 4 dinners
  • Professional Tour Director 
  • Motor coach Transportation
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Admission per itinerary
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Baggage Handling at hotels
Tour Rates:
Booking Discount:  $3025 /person double
Regular Rate:  $3225 / person double
Single supplement +$725
No Risk Deposit Assurance Plan-  Deposits and Travel Protection Plan payments made for this tour before December 31st, 2022 are fully refundable until 180 days prior to departure.
After September 21st, 2021 payments made and Travel Protection Plan are refunded in the form of a Future Travel Credit with Premier Travel.  Cancellations within 75 days of departure are subject to Premier Travel’s cancellation penalties.
Amount due with registration:  $300/person deposit + $285/person Travel Protection Plan (if you choose to purchase the insurance)

 

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