The Ultimate Comback City
NEW ORLEANS IS SERIOURSLY HIP & COOL
Surely, you want to experience the excitement of the city and you can in a trip that combines all of the elements that makes up New Orlean’s DNA:
…Easy Living…the music,the food , more diversity than any other US city
…The architecture with its distinctive ironwork
…The history… with all its struggles and drama
…Katrina…the hurricane that destroyed much of the city but not forever
WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT OUR NEW ORLEANS TOUR?
…Unique features:the colorful history of the Mardi Gras Indians as part of Back Street Museum, projected historic museum house of an architect; see the latest up and coming neighborhood, Bywater, funky, historic with possible stop at an artist’s studio.
…Limited walking relying on small van to see more
New Orleans arrival. Transfer on your own to our hotel. Afteroon activities depend on your arrival time. We start with history and French Quarter Walking Tour. If time allows, visit to BackStret Mardi Gras Indian Museum.
Evening: Visit to Mayfield Jazz Club with small plates for dinner perhaps sliders and chocolate cake before jazz.
GARDEN DISTRICT WALKING TOUR WITH A DIFFERENCE
The engaging tour operator offers more…everyone gets to use their own folding seat. He also offers bottles of water, a wrap if you are cold, umbrellas if it rains. His command of the history of the area is impressive filled with anecdotes and debunking myths.
Lunch at Commander’s Palace with printed menus, place cards and flowers on the table sets the ambiance for the 3 hour plus feast. There are 25 cent martinis and a sample size sazerac, New Orleans favorite cocktail. Delicious food and impeccable service, of course.
Late afternoon: you might want to visit Tom Hank’s inspired World War 11 Museum on your own or shopping at upscale Canal Street mall.
Breakfast at Café du Monde with its famed beignets and café au lait
Cooking demo and lunch if scheduled (not every day)
Afternoon Tasting Tour: amazing gumbo at Antoine’s ; shrimp remoulade at Arnaud’s plus a visit to their small Mardi Gras Museum and other tastes plus best gelato.
Dinner at Revolution, top restaurant in the Sonesta Plaza hotel, fabulous food.
Half day visit to 2 historic plantations: Oak Alley & Laura with its fascinating history of Creole family. Lunch at one of plantations.
Afternoon: Bayou cruise.
Leave for home
Costs: $1885 4 nights at Royal Sonesta Hotel, single occupancy (no single supplement), tours mentioned day 2, 3, 4. jazz at Royal Sonesta, group dinner at our hotel.
Not included: airfare, airport transfers, breakfast, lunch, 3 dinners, coffee stops, wine or alcoholic beverages. Preservation Hall, personal expenses.