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Spotlight on New Orleans 2018-2019

5 days with Collette Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 New Orleans, Louisiana - Tour Begins
Step into a cultural melting pot in the “Jazz Capital of the World” – New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and an incomparable soundtrack.

Day 2 French Quarter
This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with a local guide. Begin by seeing St. Louis Cemetery #3 which opened in 1854 and holds some of the most elaborate crypts found in the city’s cemeteries. Then, relax during a drive along the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain. This romantic road eventually leads to St. Charles Avenue, whisking you past gorgeous mansions as well as Tulane and Loyola, two world-famous universities. This afternoon, it’s your choice! Take a walk through history at the National World War II Museum to learn about the American experience in the war. Or, celebrate the festive side of New Orleans at Mardi Gras World; come to know the history of this tradition and tour a working warehouse where artisans create spectacular floats for the famous parades. Tonight, roll up your sleeves and prepare to discover how to cook New Orleans-style! During a cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, your chef will indulge you in everything that Louisiana cuisine has to offer. Following dinner, discover why New Orleans is known as the “Birthplace of Jazz” as you take in a spirited jazz revue at a local French Quarter jazz club. (B,D)

Day 3 French Quarter
Get to know the city’s famous French Quarter on a walking tour featuring the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. Continue on to the bustling French Marketplace where you’ll explore Pirates Alley and the Pontalba. Next, stop to taste a true New Orleans favorite – beignets at Café Du Monde. This afternoon is yours to explore New Orleans independently or you may choose an optional excursion to Oak Alley Plantation to explore the rich history of the Antebellum South. (B)

Day 4 New Orleans
Set out on a drive along New Orleans’ historic Esplanade Avenue. Then, journey through the Louisiana swamp on a cruise* narrated by your captain. Learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem while keeping an eye out for wildlife, including bald eagles, herons, turtles and alligators! Return to New Orleans and spend the remainder of the day at leisure to discover this great city your way. Tonight, enjoy a taste of traditional New Orleans during dinner at The Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter. (B,D)

Day 5 New Orleans - Tour Ends
Your tour of this captivating city comes to a close today. (B)
Map
All This Included
Get to know the “birthplace of jazz” during your extended stay in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Discover its unique flavors during a cooking class featuring the popular dishes of the city, as well as dinner at a French-Creole restaurant. Learn the secrets of the city’s famous French Quarter on a walking tour featuring St. Louis Cathedral and the French Marketplace. Head out to the swamp to enjoy a cruise tour of the bayous to learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem. Spend time at either the poignant National World War II Museum or the festive Mardi Gras World. Come to know the city’s music when taking in a spirited jazz revue at a French Quarter jazz club. You will be taken on a delightful discovery through the sights, sounds and tastes of the eclectic city of New Orleans.
  • 6 meals
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Highlights
  • Take in a spirited jazz revue at a French Quarter jazz club.
  • Soak in the ambiance of the old South with a drive along St. Charles Avenue.
Accommodations
New Orleans, LA: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Pre and Post Add-ons
Pre Night Hotel:
  • Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
Post Night Hotel:
  • Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
Notes
  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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