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New Orleans in the French Quarter

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New Orleans in the French Quarter

4 nights at the Courtyard Marriott Bourbon Street (124 Charless St) including tax. Jan 24-28

Jan 24 Group Transfer (price includes transferring all from 1 flight. If you are arriving separately, price may be higher)
Jan 25 Garden District House Walking Tour and Jazz evening cruise with dinner.
Jan 26 /Plantation tour
Jan 27 Court of Two Sisters Brunch 11AM 148VZ/hop on hop off
Jan 28 Transfer
Price in a single $1126; sharing a twin $793 (includes the supplement of $50 after August 1).
Book your own airfare, and let me know what flights and times you booked for a transfer.

Jan 24 Group Transfer.

Jan. 25 Garden District Home Tour United States , New Orleans - LA New Orleans Wander through the beautiful plantation that many years ago used to belong to Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, the founder of New Orleans. This tour invites you to lose yourself in the splendour of the Garden District, a lush yet urban environment that combines the best of nature’s green grace with the elegant designs of this city’s architectural styles. The houses in the Garden District are dazzling examples of Greek revival and Italianate architecture. The inhabitants of the breath-taking homes that line this tasteful quarter are no other than some of the United States’ most famous faces. The charming guide, that will accompany you throughout the duration of the tour, is well-versed in the secrets (and perhaps gossip) of who lives behind which facade. See upfront the glorious private quarters of Anne Rice, an author renowned for her tales of vampire drama; John Goodman, remembered for his roles in Barton Fink and The Big Lebowski; and even Sandra Bullock

Jazz cruise with dinner
Add the icing onto the cake of your trip to New Orleans with this exciting dinner and jazz cruise. And don’t think this is any old cruise, oh no, here you get the chance to hop aboard our very own authentic Steamboat Natchez, New Orleans’ only original Steamboat. Without a shadow of a doubt, there is no better place or time to contemplate the New Orleans’ skyline than from aboard a good old fashioned steamboat. And if the breathtaking views of the city’s skyline aren’t enough to satisfy your senses, you have the option of booking the cruise with a casual buffet-style dinner. What better way can there be to savour the stunning beauty of New Orleans than by nibbling on some savoury delicatessens in the meantime? Don’t think the perks of this trip are limited to the awe-inspiring vantage point or the delicious meal.

Jan 26 Oak Alley Plantation Tour United States New Orleans - LA Stroll down the time tunnel of Oak Alley and be transported back to the Old South. This guided tour of historic former sugar plantation an hour west of New Orleans offers you a glimpse of the high life lived by slave owners and the misery of the slaves’ lives. The most striking aspect of the plantation is the first impression. The walk to the main house is made through a quarter-mile-long driveway completely covered, like a tunnel, by 250-year-old oak trees. As a scene setter, it cannot be beaten. Oak Alley was built in 1839 and belonged to the Roman family until shortly after the Civil War smashed the Southern slave-owning class. As you wander around the immaculately manicured estate and enter the elegant Big House, you will have a sense of just how privileged their lives were. It is hard to believe what unspeakable cruelty the other residents of this plantation suffered. Indeed, over the decades, many who have worked here have encountered ghosts.

Jan 27 New Orleans city sightseeing - Hop on-hop off See all there is to see in the largest city in the state of Louisiana with this practical and fun-filled hop on - hop off bus tour of New Orleans. HIGHLIGHTS: * Best way to move around the city while also getting to see its most important landmarks * Possibility of hopping off the bus at any given stop and joining it again later * Individual commentaries to learn about the city's history Explore the city that sits on the banks of the Mississippi River with this hop on - hop off bus tour, by far the most practical way of sightseeing. Possibly the biggest advantage of the hop on - hop off bus is the fact that you can jump off the bus at any given stop that is more interesting to you to further explore it on foot. Once you're done, all you have to do it wait at the nearest bus station and soon enough another bus will show up for you to continue the tour. Hop off at the Superdome, the world's largest fixed dome structure, or even at the Insectarium, an Asian inspired garden

11AM The Court of Two Sisters Restaurant Brunch

Discover the very stuff the city of New Orleans is made of with this visit to a world-famous live jazz brunch buffet. And this thrilling show doesn’t take place in any old venue; it is located in the largest courtyard in the heart of the exciting French Quarter. Brunch is the ideal meal for any visitor. It gives you the opportunity to go out until late and then not have to worry about waking up early to reach the hotel buffet before closing time. Therefore, this tour invites you, even encourages you, to spend a lazy morning however most pleases you before coming along to the lively streets of the French Quarter. New Orleans is renowned around the globe for being a melting pot of cultures that brought forth a huge variety of styles into the musical world. Influences from sources as varied as Europe, the Caribbean and even Africa blend and come together in this cradle of harmony.

Jan 28 Transfer home Group Transfer (price includes transferring all to 1 flight. If you are departing separately, price may be higher)

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