Spotlight on New Orleans
From $1,759* pp | 5 Days • 6 Meals *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.
Step into a soulful city abound with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and an incomparable soundtrack.
- Enjoy an elegant dinner at the Court of Two Sisters, one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants.
- Indulge in a taste of a New Orleans favourite – beignets at Café Du Monde.
- Journey through Louisiana’s swamp country on a narrated cruise.
An Adventure in Culture
Get to know the “birthplace of jazz” during your extended stay in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Discover its unique flavours during a cooking class featuring the popular dishes of the city, as well as a dinner at the famous Court of Two Sisters. Head out to the swamp to enjoy a cruise tour of the bayous to learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem. Learn the secrets of the city’s famous French Quarter on a walking tour featuring St. Louis Cathedral and the French Marketplace. Come to know its music, when taking in a spirited jazz revue at Irvin Mayfeild’s Jazz Play house. You will be taken on a delightful discovery through the sights, sounds and tastes of the eclectic city of New Orleans.
Day 1. New Orleans, Louisiana – Tour Begins
Step into a cultural melting pot in the “Jazz Capital of the World” – New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and an incomparable soundtrack.
Get to know the city’s famous French Quarter on a walking tour featuring the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks. Continue on to the bustling French Marketplace where you’ll explore Pirates Alley, the Cabildo, the Presbytere and the Pontalba. Stop to taste a true New Orleans favourite – beignets at Café Du Monde. Tonight, roll up your sleeves and prepare to discover how to cook New Orleans-style! During a unique cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, your chef will indulge you in everything that Louisiana cuisine has to offer. Following dinner, discover why New Orleans is known as the “Birthplace of Jazz” when you take in a spirited jazz revue at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse.
Day 3. French Quarter
Set out on a drive along New Orleans’ historic Esplanade Avenue. Then, journey through Louisiana’s swamp on a cruise* narrated by your captain. Learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem while keeping an eye out for wildlife including bald eagles, herons, turtles and alligators! Return to New Orleans and spend the remainder of the day at leisure to discover this great city your way.
Day 4. New Orleans
This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of New Orleans 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 as well as Tulane and Loyola, two world-famous universities. Return to the French Quarter this afternoon. Tonight, enjoy an elegant dinner at the Court of Two Sisters, one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants.
Meals as per itinerary
Activities as stated
Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Comprehensive travel insurance
Items of a personal nature – laundry, telephone, room service
Tips and gratuities
- Louisiana is 16 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
- The highest point on this tour is approximately 600 feet above sea level.
- The currency in the United States is the United States Dollar.
- For electricity, the United States uses 120 Volts.
- Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
May 9 – May 13. $1,759
May 16 – May 20. SOLD OUT
Sep 5 – Sep 9. $1,759
Sep 12 – Sep 16. $1,759
Oct 3 – Oct 7. $1,759
Oct 24 – Oct 28. $1,759
Nov 7 – Nov 11. $1,759
Nov 21 – Nov 25. $1,759
Nov 28 – Dec 2. $1,759
Dec 12 – Dec 16. $1,759
Jan 9 – Jan 13. $1,759
Jan 16 – Jan 20. $1,759
Feb 6 – Feb 10. $1,759
Feb 20 – Feb 24. $1,759
Mar 6 – Mar 10. $1,759
Mar 27 – Mar 31. $1,759
Apr 2 – Apr 6. $1,879
Apr 9 – Apr 13. $1,759
Apr 23 – Apr 27. $1,759