The Bayou & The Big Easy

The Bayou & The Big Easy

Biloxi, New Orleans, Beauvoir Mansion, French Quarter, Biloxi Shrimping, WWII Museum, Gateway Arch

The Bayou & The Big Easy

  • Biloxi, MS and New Orleans, LA

  • March 18-23, 6 days, 10 meals


Let the warm breezes of the Gulf of Mexico surround you as revel in the mix of southern charm, bayou spirit, and shoreline beauty.

Day 1

Motorcoach your way south to warmer weather, with a stop in Southaven, MS.

Day 2

Let the warm breezes of the Gulf of Mexico surround you as you step out onto the stately second-floor porch of the Biloxi Visitor's Center. Your first stop will enchant you! Biloxi is a mix of southern charm, bayou spirit and shoreline beauty. You'll be eye-level with the beacon of the Biloxi Lighthouse - what a sight!

B, D

Day 3

BILOXI SHRIMPING: The pride and heritage of Biloxi comes alive aboard this unique cruise. You'll catch a spectacular world of sea life from the decks of a real shrimping boat, navigated in the calm waters between Deer Island and the Biloxi shoreline. Once you arrive back to shore, dig into a dockside shrimp boil.
BEAUVOIR MANSION: Next up, a guided city tour and a stop at the Beauvoir Mansion, Jefferson Davis' home and presidential library.
NEW ORLEANS: This afternoon, head to New Orleans where you will have dinner and stay the next two nights right in the spirited French Quarter.

B, D

Day 4

CRESCENT CITY COOKING SCHOOL: For those in search of sage cooking advice or for those who are just plain hungry, Crescent City Cooks delivers the unique culture and cuisine from this Cajun spiced region.
WWII MUSEUM: This #1-rated museum brings history to life with moving personal stories and powerful interactive displays.
FRENCH QUARTER: Spend the rest of your afternoon exploring the French Quarter - the oldest and perhaps the most fun neighborhood in New Orleans! "Laissez les bons temps rouler," or "Let the good times roll!"
CREOLE QUEEN MISSISSIPPI RIVER JAZZ DINNER CRUISE: Enjoy the sounds of a lively jazz band as you enjoy a lavish Creole buffet.

B, L, D

Day 5

It is now time to motorcoach north with the sounds of jazz still humming in your head and a stop for the night just south of St. Louis, MO.


Day 6

GATEWAY ARCH: The 630-foot monument is clad in stainless steel and built in the form of an inverted, weighted catenary arch. The world's tallest arch was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, and officially dedicated to the American people. The rest of the afternoon will be spent traveling back home to Illinois and Wisconsin full of coastal memories and Cajun magic.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

ACCOMMODATIONS: Hampton Inn, Southaven, MS, Hampton Inn, Biloxi, MS, Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans, LA (2 nights), Drury Inn, Arnold, MO


TOUR INCLUSIONS: Professional tour director, motorcoach transportation, accommodations, luggage handling, admissions, 10 meals including 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners


ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 / HEAVY WALKING: Physical stamina required. Stair climbing, longer periods of walking and/or standing may be involved, along with higher elevations and longer days. Participants must be able to keep up with group.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal
3120 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville WI
Madison, WI Shopko South Towne Mall
2101 W. Broadway, Lot "G", Madison WI
Rockford, IL Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton St., Rockford IL
South Beloit, IL Fas Mart/McDonald's ($3 per day)
Hwy 75 and I90, South Beloit IL
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favorites
Mar 18
$1,279.00 Add

Keyword Search

Availability Search

Van Galder Bus Company

A Division of Coach USA

715 S. Pearl St.

Janesville WI 53548

Daily Service to Chicago O'Hare • Midway • Downtown •

Charter Service • 1-800-747-0994

Tour & Travel • 1-800-747-7407