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Vivid New Orleans

Vivid New Orleans

Take it Easy in the Big Easy

Vivid New Orleans

  • New Orleans, LA

  • National WWII Museum, Mardi Gras World, Swamp Tour, and more!

  • February 29-March 7 OR March 22-29, 8 Days, 11 Meals

 

Who 'dat? Put a little color and flavor in your Spring with a slice of N'Awlins!

Day 1

Ramp up the excitement with new friends as you journey through Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas, where the group will stop for the evening.

Day 2

The adventure continues as the coach reaches the historic Astor Crowne Plaza, a 4-diamond hotel, right where the action is...in the French Quarter.

B

Day 3

NEW ORLEANS CITY TOUR: A local step-on guide highlights the history of the city, shares a bit of Mardi Gras information, and discusses the still-visible effects of Hurricane Katrina.

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: Explore interactive exhibits that tell the emotional story of the war that changed the world at this attraction ranked #1 in NOLA by Trip Advisor.

COURT OF TWO SISTERS: Passengers loved this famous restaurant so much in 2018, it's back by popular demand.

B, D

Day 4

SWAMP TOUR: Alligators anyone? See the bayou from a custom built swamp boat and listen to the captain tell you about the critters and plant life that create this unique ecosystem.

CAFE DU MONDE/FRENCH MARKETS: Don't let anyone tell you that a hot, sugared beignet from this famed cafe is "just a doughnut"...because it's so much more. The shops at the French Markets are a great place for a quick bite and souvenirs.

MARDI GRAS WORLD: See where the spectacular floats of Mardi Gras are created while learning the history of this time-honored tradition.

NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF COOKING: Join one of the area's well-known chefs for dinner, laughter, and a bit of the city's rich culinary history.

B, D

Day 5

LAFAYETTE CEMETERY TOUR: When the city is below sea level, the burial sites have to be above ground. Get a glimpse of this fascinating part of New Orleans culture.

OAK ALLEY PLANTATION: Explore the home and walk the grounds of the most photographed plantation in the south.

B, L, D

Day 6

CITY SIGHTSEEING NEW ORLEANS HOP-ON/HOP-OFF TROLLEY: Dive into New Orleans however you want! With 18 different stops and an included walking tour, you'll discover more of the Crescent City than ever before.

B

Day 7

It is time to say goodbye to the Big Easy and begin the journey home, stopping tonight in Arkansas.

B

Day 8

The journey comes to an end but the memories of good food, good times, and good friends will live on forever.

B

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

DEPOSIT: $50 per person at time of reservation; final payment due January/February, 2020.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS: Comfort Inn & Suites, Blytheville, AR (2 nights); Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans, LA (5 nights).

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS: Professional tour director, motorcoach transportation, accommodations, luggage handling, admissions, and 11 meals, including 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 3 dinners.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Optional, but highly recommended.

 

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 Dutch Mill Park & Ride
46 Collins Ct, Hwy 51 & Broadway, 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
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Feb 29 2020 $1,499.00
Mar 22 2020 $1,499.00

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