Join us as we take on the sights and sounds of the Big Easy!
September 11-14, 2017 $1275.00 per person double
Fly with us from BWI to the bustling city of New Orleans. After checking into the Hampton Inn Convention Center, meet your guide and discover the history and legends of the mysterious neighborhood of the French Quarter in New Orleans. On this walking tour, follow your guide as you saunter down the sidewalks of Royal Street, Bourbon Street and other quaint streets named after European saints and sinners. That evening, enjoy the casual buffet style of dining while taking in the breathtaking views of the city and listening to live jazz aboard the Natchez Steamboat.
On day two, explore the city of New Orleans and travel through three centuries of New Orleans culture and history with your knowledgeable guide.
After lunch in the French Quarter, tour the National WWII Museum that features a rich collection of artifacts that bring history to life. Named by USA Today as the #1 Best Place to Learn U.S. Military History, and was designated by Congress as Americas official museum about World War II. Tonight,
learn the basics of Louisiana cooking for your future Cajun meals at the New Orleans School of Cooking and enjoy the dinner you prepared!
On the next day take a guided swamp tour on the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour and then on to Oak Alley Plantation where a Cajun lunch buffet is included with the tour of the plantation and grounds. The evening is free to enjoy at your leisure, with dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in New Orleans. On departure day, you will have some free time downtown for lunch before heading to the airport.
Activity Level: Moderate with a lot of walking. If you decide to spend free time downtown it will require a lot more walking on uneven surfaces.
Monday, Sept 11
Flight WN 1877 from BWI to MSY - Depart 8:05am - Arrive 9:45am - Nonstop
Check into the Hampton Inn Convention Center
Meet your local guide for a walking tour of the French Quarter. This evening, you will enjoy a dinner jazz cruise aboard the Natchez Steamboat. Enjoy a casual buffet dinner listening to live jazz.
Tuesday, Sept 12
Enjoy breakfast, then depart on a guided tour of New Orleans and its historic sites. Three centuries of the city and its culture will be highlighted, including the French Quarter, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral and the exotic French Market. In the afternoon, you will visit the World War II Museum. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the area at your own pace. This evening you will enjoy a cooking demonstration and dinner at the New Orleans School of Cooking.B, D
Wednesday, Sept 13
Following breakfast, you will depart on the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour. This guided swamp tour includes the future of the natural wetlands, swamp and bayous. Bring your camera to capture shots of alligators, egrets, white-tailed deer, mink and nutria in their natural habitat. Afterwards, you will arrive at the Oak Alley Plantation to enjoy a Cajun buffet lunch and a tour of the plantation and grounds with time to visit the gift shop. The evening is free to enjoy at your leisure, with dinner on your own in New Orleans.B, L
Thursday, Sept 14
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and check out of hotel. Enjoy some time on your own before we leave for the airport later in the afternoon. (The hotel will hold the luggage until departure)
Flight WN551 from MSY to BWI - Depart 5:50pm - Arrive 9:25pm nonstop
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
$1275.00 per person double occupancy
$1475.00 per person single occupancy
Eyre Tour & Travel encourages the purchase of Travel Insured's Group Deluxe Travel Protection Plan for $93.00 per person (due at final payment)
Round trip airfare from BWI to New Orleans
Motorcoach transportation in New Orleans
3 Nights accommodations
3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
French Quarter walking tour
New Orleans city tour
New Orleans School of Cooking
World War II Museum admission
Dinner Jazz Cruise