Get to know the 'birthplace of jazz' during your extended stay in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Discover its unique flavors during a cooking class featuring the popular dishes of the city, as well as dinner at a French-Creole restaurant. Learn the secrets of the city's famous French Quarter on a walking tour featuring St. Louis Cathedral and the French Marketplace, and your choice of either the Cabildo or Presbytere museums. 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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- 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! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and an incomparable soundtrack. Take some time to experience the city's great music and incredible food on this special departure featuring tickets to the internationally renowned Jazz Fest.|
|Day 2||New Orleans||French Quarter: 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 recognizable landmarks. Continue on to the bustling French Marketplace where you'll explore Pirates Alley and the Pontalba. Then the choice is yours! Perhaps you'll enjoy exploring the Cabildo, a Spanish Colonial building that houses the Louisiana State Museum and extensive exhibits on the Battle of New Orleans. Or, perhaps will choose to spend time at the Presbytere strolling through exhibits that feature the history of Mardi Gras and Louisiana hurricanes including Katrina. Next, stop to taste a true New Orleans favorite - beignets at Cafe 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 a local French Quarter jazz club.|
|Day 3||New Orleans||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! This afternoon, experience a music lover's dream with included tickets to New Orleans' famous 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: 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. Following your city tour the choice is once again yours! Take a walk through history at the National World War II Museum to learn about the American experience in the war. Or, you may prefer to celebrate the festive side of New Orleans at Mardi Gras World; come to know this unique tradition and tour a working warehouse where artisans create spectacular floats for the famous parades. This afternoon, you will once again take in the sights and sounds of New Orleans' famous Jazz Fest with included tickets. Tonight, enjoy a taste of New Orleans during dinner at one of the French-Creole restaurants the city is known for.|
|Day 5||New Orleans||New Orleans - Tour Ends: Your tour of this captivating city comes to a close today.|
- Bourbon Orleans Hotel 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.