April 15, 2023 - April 21, 2023
New Orleans Plantations
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Your package includes deluxe transportation and accommodations, all listed tour fees, and 5 meals.
Imagine being able to explore some of Louisiana’s most famous and historic plantation homes along the Great Mississippi River and learn about their stories, secrets, and of course, cuisine. Enjoy Cajun and Creole food as rich and vibrant as a bayou sunset. Feel the wind in your hair on a thrilling airboat swamp tour, Southern BBQ & Jazz on a Riverboat.
Smell the beautiful spring flowers in the Southern Gardens. And, lest we forget, the lure of “N’awlins” with its diverse cultures and music plus Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, and The French Quarter. “Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler” (lay-ZAY-lay bon tah ru-Lay) Let the good times roll!
Our travel day will be filled with excitement as we anticipate this beautiful spring tour to visit the historic, magnificent Plantations of New Orleans. Our destination today will be Horn Lake MS
Excitement builds as we continue south this morning. Following lunch and a short picture stop at the Mississippi State Capitol Building in Jackson, Mississippi, we will reach our destination of New Orleans and check into our hotel for four nights.
This morning a step-on guide will board our coach for a narrated tour of the City of New Orleans. We will see the above-ground cemetery, St. Charles Street, Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral, and the French Quarter, among other things. After this most interesting and informative tour, we make our way to New Orleans’ World War II Museum. This museum will captive you with an awe-inspiring collection of artifacts and educational snippets documenting first-hand experiences of civilians and soldiers. More than just a typical history lesson, you will be transported through a looking glass to a tumultuous time of war in American culture. As soon as we leave here, get ready for your free afternoon to check out New Orleans on your own. There is plenty to discover!
Today is the day we have been waiting for. We will board our coach to begin an incredible journey into New Orleans Plantation Country to tour the most majestic plantations along the River Road and hear the stories of Louisiana’s dazzling culture.
Our first stop this morning will be an exhilarating ride on an Airboat. Experience the Louisiana Swamps and Wildlife like never before.
The high-speed airboats require only inches of water to run in, so they can get up close to the swamp dwellers. Our next stop will be the Oak Alley Plantation, one of the world’s most photographed plantations with its alley of 300-year-old oak trees and Civil War History. We will have time to visit their Slave and Civil War Exhibits and a guided tour of the plantation house. We have included lunch here at the Oak Alley Plantation, so be ready for some mouth-watering Cajun food. Our last stop for today is the Laura Plantation, a Creole Plantation with tours based on Laura Locoul's detailed memoirs of life in Creole Louisiana in 1805 and the interaction between the slaves and her family. We return to New Orleans and the remainder of the evening is free.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Our first experience on this exciting day will be at Destrehan Plantation, established in 1787 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places; Destrehan Plantation remains the oldest documented plantation home in the Lower Mississippi Valley. From here, we make our way to our next plantation, Houmas House Plantation, called “The Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road.” During the 19th century, Houmas House farmed sugarcane on tens of thousands of acres and became the country's largest sugar producer. We have included lunch here, so you can take time to relax and experience the south the way it was meant to be. We have a surprise for you when we return to New Orleans this evening. A one-of-a-kind New Orleans experience, a Jazz dinner cruise on the Steamboat NATCHEZ!
We must leave the history and charm of New Orleans behind as we begin our journey back home. We will cross over the Mississippi River and travel through the Arkansas Delta on our way to Little Rock, Arkansas, for the last night of our tour.
We have a short travel day that will go by quickly as we say “so long” to our new friends and reminisce over the fabulous things we have seen and enjoyed as we made some memories together.