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New Orleans Southern Hospitality

Tour Description
Itinerary

Enjoy a fun-filled frolic in New Orleans, complete with the sights, sounds, & tastes of Jazz Country, Swamp Country, the French Quarter, & more. Indulge in Big Easy favorites like Court of Two Sisters, New Orleans School of Cooking, & Landyrs Lake Pontchartrain. Explore the unique magic of a bayou swamp tour, an old time paddlewheeler on the Mississippi, and Bourbon Street icons like Pat O'Briens. You'll see history up close at the National WW2 Museum, stop en route for guided local touring in Atlanta, plus see Mardi Gras come alive at Mardi Gras World, even a stop at the Chatanooga Choo-Choo!

Included

  • Transportation via deluxe motorcoach with Seniortours escort to host “all-day happy hour” complimentary cocktails, soft-drinks, snacks, fun & games!
  • All taxes and gratuities for hotel and restaurant personnel.
  • 18 meals! Tasty breakfasts & dinners daily, featuring a Mississippi Riverboat dinner with jazz, dinner at the elegant French Quarter Court of the Two Sisters, plus a cooking demonstration at the New Orleans Cooking School!
  • Enjoy 4 nights at in the heart of downtown New Orleans, just steps from the shops, jazz, and fun of the French Quarter, the lucky action of Harrah’s Casino, and the excitement of Magazine Street. Your charming hotel artfully blends old world charm with modern comforts— premium pillow-top beds, coffee makers, laundry facilities, lobby cocktail lounge, spa, and pool.
  • Plenty of leisure time to explore the many sights, tastes, and sounds of the French Quarter, plus— Experience New Orleans by day and by night, on a driving city tour aboard your deluxe motorcoach with your own local guide, plus an evening Bourbon St. stroll featuring unforgettable live jazz entertainment and signature New Orleans cocktails—including the (in)famous Hurricane at Pat O’Brien’s!
  • Atlanta touring with expert local guide!
  • The famous Chattanooga Choo-Choo!
  • Cancel for any reason up to 45 days before departure and receive 100% refund.

Itinerary

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, S=Show

Days 1& 2: We depart from your location, and the party begins! Your Seniortours escort rides with you to host fun, games, cocktails, snacks and entertainment! Today’s ride takes us through the Shenandoah Valley, with overnight lodgings in quaint Southwestern Virginia. After breakfast, more fun, games, and good times on board the motorcoach as we continue southward into the suburbs of Atlanta. B, 2D

Day 3: After breakfast, we’ll enjoy a city tour of exciting Atlanta with our own expert step-on guide. Atlanta’s rich history dates back to 1836, when the city became a major rail hub for the southern US. We’ll see this dynamic city’s highlights, including posh Buckhead, home to titans of industry & celebrities, downtown Atlanta and the streets that Martin Luther King walked during the Civil Rights Movement, the Olympic Village area that hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics, & the CNN Center. We’ll enjoy a lunch at one of Atlanta’s favorite local spots. Later, we’ll continue southward. Tonight’s destination is Atmore, Alabama, on the banks of the Mississippi. B, L

Day 4: After breakfast, we’ll depart for New Orleans, our home for the next 4 nights. When we arrive, we’ll explore Mardi Gras World, since 1947 the only place where Mardi Gras is celebrated all year round. Our centrally-located hotel provides easy access to the French Quarter, Harrah’s Casino, and the Riverwalk...plus, some of the city’s best restaurants literally just steps away. Tonight we’ll learn how to make dinner, Louisiana style, at the New Orleans School of Cooking, where we’ll dine on freshly prepared local favorites made right in front of us by a master chef! Upon our return, Harrah’s Casino awaits nearby, if you’re feeling lucky! B,D

Day 5: After breakfast, we’ll tour “N’Awlins” with our own local expert guide on our motorcoach, taking in all the hot spots of this unique city, including the Garden District, N.O. City Park, Warehouse District, & more. We’ll learn about and visit one of the city’s distinctive above-ground cemeteries. After our tour, we’ll have ample free time to explore Bourbon Street on our own. Tonight, we dine in the French Quarter at The Court of Two Sisters, one of NOLA’s finest and most popular restaurants. After dinner, we’ll enjoy a walking tour of the French Quarter, strolling down Bourbon Street for live entertainment and cocktails (including a complimentary “Hurricane” coupon for Pat O’Briens)— Love that Dixieland Jazz!! We’ll top off the evening the traditional way with café au lait coffee and beignets at Café du Monde. B,D

Day 6: Today we’ll see 2 sides of the NOLA area by water. First, we’ll take a short ride outside the city into the hauntingly beautiful swamplands for a calm-water boat ride on the Louisiana Bayous. We’ll return to the city after, where we’ll board the famous Creole Queen paddlewheeler for a special luncheon cruise on the Mighty Mississippi, narrated by a costumed re-enactor. Highlights of the tour include the founding of the city by the LeMoyne brothers, the expansion of the city into the “French Quarters” of the Treme & Marigny, Louisiana Purchase, and the Battle of New Orleans. A one-hour shore excursion features a guided tour and talk by National Park Rangers. Tonight, strike it rich at Harrah’s, enjoy dinner in the Quarter, or relax at the hotel. B, L

Day 7: A sweet southern morning leisurely breakfast, then we’ll tour the National WW II Museum, dedicated to The Greatest Generation. We'll also enjoy the award-winning show, Beyond All Boundaries, at the museum’s state-of-the-art New Victory Theatre. Another sit-down seafood (or steak) dinner will be ours to enjoy at Landry’s on the shores of picturesque Lake Pontchartrain. B, D

Day 8: Bye, N’Awlins! Tonight finds us in Ft. Payne, AL. B, D

Day 9: The "good times" continue, with Bingo, fun, games, refreshments, & entertainment on board the coach! After breakfast we ride northward to Chattanooga, TN, its famous “Choo-choo” and its restored home listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1909! We'll ride through lovely scenery into Roanoke, VA. B, D

Day 10: More fun laughter and friendship, as we continue our journey homeward, filled with fond memories of great times. B