Get to know the 'birthplace of jazz' during your extended stay in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. TakeÂ some time to experience the city's great music and incredible food on this special departure featuring tickets to the internationally renowned Jazz Fest. Discover its unique flavors during a cooking class featuring the popular dishes of the city, as well as a dinner at the Court of Two Sisters 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.
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2019
- 5 Days
|Day 1||New Orleans||New Orleans, Louisiana - Tour Begins: Step into a cultural melting pot in the 'Jazz Capital of the World:' New Orleans! Experience everything about this soulful city that abounds with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and of course, an incomparable soundtrack. You'll love discovering the city's great music and incredible food on this special departure that features tickets to the internationally renowned Jazz Fest!|
|Day 2||New Orleans||French Quarter: This morning, enjoy a panoramic city tour 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 and two world-famous universities, Tulane and Loyola. This afternoon, it's your choice! Take a walk through history at the National World War II Museum where you'll learn about the American experience in the war -OR- celebrate the festive side of New Orleans at Mardi Gras World! Here, come to know the history of this tradition and tour a working warehouse where artisans create spectacular floats for the famous parades. Tonight, immerse yourself in the flavors of traditional New Orleans during dinner at The Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter. After dinner, discover for yourself why New Orleans is the 'Birthplace of Jazz' during a roaring jazz revue at a local club in the French Quarter.|
|Day 3||French Quarter||French Quarter: Introduce yourself to the city's famous French Quarter on a walking tour that features such sights as 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, head over to Cafe Du Monde for a taste of a true New Orleans favorite - beignets! This afternoon, experience a music lover's dream with your included tickets to the famous New Orleans Jazz Fest, where some of the biggest names in music perform. Spend the remainder of the day celebrating the rhythms and discovering this great city your way.|
|Day 4||New Orleans||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 and keep an eye out for wildlife, from bald eagles to herons, turtles, and alligators! This afternoon take in the sights and sounds of New Orleans' famous Jazz Fest once again (tickets included). Tonight, learn how to cook New Orleans-style! During a cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, your chef will indulge you in everything Louisiana cuisine has to offer.|
|Day 5||New Orleans||New Orleans - Tour Ends: Your tour of this captivating city comes to a close today.|
- Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans New Orleans, United States
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.