Monday through Saturday, October 14-19
$525 per person / double occupancy
Day 1: Depart your groups location in a spacious, video and restroom equipped motor coach as you set off for exciting New Orleans! This evening you will settle into a comfortable enroute hotel for a good night's rest.
Day 2: After enjoying a continental breakfast, you'll arrive in New Orleans. Today you will enjoy a visit to the Destrehan Plantation, listed on the national register of historic places. Discover what it's like to live in another time as you are guided through the lovingly restored main house and its exhibits by a friendly and entertaining costumed guide. Wander among the other authentic buildings on the plantation grounds, see the plantations daily demonstration, or browse through authentic gifts in the Destrehan Plantation's gift shop. This evening, you will dine at a local New Orleans restaurant. Then you'll check into your New Orleans area hotel for a 3-night stay.
Day 3: After a continental breakfast, you'll enjoy a full day visit to the National World War II Museum. You will take in a cinematic experience on their 120 feet wide screen. It is a jaw-dropping experience in 4D, a technique that engages all audience's senses with digital effects, life-sized animation, as well as film and sound. This evening, you will enjoy dinner with entertainment.
Day 4: After a continental breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of New Orleans and learn about the past and present of what makes this unique city a treasure. Later, you will go on a relaxing Riverboat Cruise on the Mississippi River. Wind down as you set sail and explore the Mississippi River. This evening you will dine at a local restaurant.
Day 5: After a continental breakfast, you will depart for Mardi Gras World. Learn about the history of Mardi Gras, watch artists at work and enjoy a slice of the famous king cake! Next you will head to Riverwalk, which features over 75 retailers and restaurants on the majestic Mississippi River. This evening, relax at your enroute hotel.
Day 6: Today after enjoying continental breakfast, you depart for home... a time to chat with your friends about all the fun things you've done, the great sights you have seen, and where your next group trip will take you!