New Orleans & Cajun Country
March 24, 2021 thru March 30, 2021
It’s jazz, cotton, sugar cane, iron-laced balconies and stately plantation homes. It’s glittering steamboats, trudging barges, and mammoth cargo ships on that big, muddy river. It’s bayous, crawfish etoufee, and sweet southern drawl. It’s New Orleans and delightful Dixie – AND it’s all ours!
Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to New Orleans included.
7 days, 6 nights
Activity Level 3
12 meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners) included
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Roundtrip livery service included!
Tour Director, Driver & Local Guide tips included
- Cajun Country Swamp Tour
- Tabasco Factory Tour
- Rosedown Plantation
- Natchez tour
- Louisiana State House
- Baton Rouge
- New Orleans city tour
- French Quarter walking tour
- Roundtrip air transportation to New Orleans*
- Motorcoach transportation & all transfers
- Pick-up/livery service
- 6 nights lodging
- 12 meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners) included
- Admissions and tours as described
- Services of a tour director
- Baggage handling
- Motorcoach refreshments
- All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
- Tour director, driver & local guide tips
Day 1 - Fly to New Orleans
We fly to New Orleans then cross the Mississippi River into Acadiana where the Cajuns live, and we check in for one night in Houma in the Louisiana Bayou Country. (D)
Day 2 - Cajun Country
We see bayous, take a swamp tour and drive the back roads of Cajun Country. At Avery Island, we tour the Tabasco Factory and the Jungle Gardens, which features azaleas, “gators” and nesting snowy egrets. We stay one night in Lafayette in Cajun Country. Special dinner tonight! (B,D)
Day 3 - St. Martinsville & Natchez
This morning in St. Martinville we stand under the Evangeline Oak on the bank of Bayou Teche and visit Evangeline’s Monument which honors the town’s ties to the Acadian experience. We drive to Rosedown Plantation, famous for its live-oak avenue, lovely gardens and original antique furnishings. Then we continue to Natchez, Mississippi, home to over 300 antebellum homes, where we stay for two nights. (B,D)
Day 4 - Natchez
Today we enjoy a guided tour of Natchez with its magnificent mansions, open especially for the Natchez Pilgrimage. We enjoy a special lunch at the famous Carriage House, enjoying Southern fare in 19th century surrounds. In the afternoon there is free time to relax or to further explore this lovely town in the Heart of Dixie. (B,L)
Day 5 - Baton Rouge
We drive through historic St. Francisville, then reach Baton Rouge, the Louisiana state capital. Here we tour the State Capitol Building where Huey Long was assassinated. We continue to New Orleans and check into our hotel for two nights in the French Quarter. (B,D)
Day 6 - New Orleans
A complete New Orleans city tour takes us beyond the French Quarter to the many facets of this cosmopolitan city. A walking tour of the French Quarter is a special treat. Our Farewell Dinner tonight is at The Court of Two Sisters, a New Orleans landmark. (B,D)
Day 6 - New Orleans
Depending on our flights, there may be time to see one more attraction. Now that we have seen the best that Dixie has to offer, it’s time to return home with all our wonderful memories. (B)
Itinerary subject to change
Baton Rouge currently has the tallest State Capitol building in the country!
That gator smile...
A mature alligator has 80 teeth at a time but can go through as many as 3,000 in its lifetime.
$2,592 per person
$2,970 per person
Roundtrip air transportation to New Orleans*
Motorcoach transportation & all transfers
6 nights lodging
12 meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners) included
Admissions and tours as described
Services of a tour director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
Tour director, driver & local guide tips
We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.
We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:
ADULT GROUP CHOICE
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$187 covers trip costs from $2,001 to $3,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.
Contact us to purchase. If you have questions about coverage, please review the policy or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888.574.7026 or email email@example.com. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. RWF
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
The Activity Level for this tour is Moderate.
Expectations: Expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing stops or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening. There may be some changes in altitude or temperatures.
Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.
You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have an airline frequent flyer number, or a Global Entry or TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.
If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.
Do not forget to bring your passport to show at the airport. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.
We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security
measures. Attached find a list regarding commonly asked about items as well as an update. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.
CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES
On American Airlines our airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a $30 fee per checked in bag by the Airlines upon checking in for the flight.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.
For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
Temperatures in Louisiana and Mississippi are usually mild in the mid-70's to 80's during the day, down into the 50's at night. It can sometiems be humid with spring storms. We advise you bring a rain jacket, gloves and hat just in case of inclement weather and to wear layers for comfort. Shoes should be comfortable and sturdy for walking tours. There are no dress codes at the places we visit on this tour.
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