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Spotlight on New Orleans Holiday
Step into 'The Big Easy' - a soulful city abounds with rich history and mouth-watering cuisine - all decked out for the holidays. Learn the secrets of the city's famous French Quarter on a walking tour featuring St. Louis Cathedral and the French Marketplace. Discover its unique flavors during a holiday cooking class featuring popular dishes of the city. See trees draped in glistening lights on a train ride through the lit bridges, lagoons and gardens of Celebration in the Oaks. Enjoy lunch and a holiday-themed musical revue by the Victory Belles at the National World War II Museum. Head out to the swamp for a cruise tour of the bayous and learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem. Celebrate the season like a local and toast your travel companions at a traditional rEveillon dinner at The Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter. Enjoy a single-hotel stay in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter amidst jazz, streetcars, and an unmistakable joie de vivre that can only be found in this lively city during the holidays.
Details
Tour OperatorCollette
OfferOffer valid through 3/31/2023
Duration
5 Days
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1New OrleansStep into a cultural melting pot in the 'Jazz Capital of the World,' New Orleans! Experience this soulful city in December, abound with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and of course, an incomparable soundtrack. The city sparkles even brighter with the pageantry of the season when it rolls out the red (and green) carpet!
Day 2French QuarterThis morning, introduce yourself to the city's famous French Quarter on a walking tour that features the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. Dressed in their holiday finery, these are some of the most impressive historic structures in the city. Explore Pirates Alley and the bustling French Marketplace, where you'll stand in awe of a 30-foot tree topped with a fleur-de-lis. Spend the afternoon strolling around the French Quarter and see the dazzling hotel lobbies and antique shops on Royal Street. Take advantage of some free time to explore more and use your included Uber voucher to return to the hotel. Tonight, learn how to cook for the holidays New Orleans-style! During a demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, your chef reveals everything Louisiana cuisine offers. The magic continues at Celebration in the Oaks, a New Orleans tradition, with a train ride that takes you through lit bridges, lagoons and gardens.
Day 3French QuarterSet out on a panoramic city tour with a local guide. Start by seeing the St. Louis Cemetery #3; opened in 1854, it holds some of the most elaborate crypts found in the city's cemeteries. Relax during a drive along the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain. This road eventually leads to St. Charles Avenue, whisking you past gorgeous mansions and two world-famous universities, Tulane and Loyola. Next, enjoy lunch and a holiday-themed musical revue by the Victory Belles at the National World War II Museum. Take a walk through history to learn about the American wartime experience.
Day 4New OrleansDrive along New Orleans' historic Esplanade Avenue. Then, journey through the Louisiana swamp on a cruise* narrated by your captain. Learn about the ecosystem's history and ecology while keeping an eye out for wildlife, from bald eagles to herons, turtles, and alligators. Return to the city and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to discover more of New Orleans your way. Tonight, celebrate the season like a local and toast your travel companions at a traditional reveillon dinner at The Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter.
Day 5New OrleansYour holiday tour of this captivating city comes to a close today.
Dates/Pricing
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DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
December 03, 2023Land Only$1,799.00 (USD)Quote
December 10, 2023Land Only$1,799.00 (USD)Quote
Lodging
Royal Sonesta Hotel - New Orleans, LA, United States
Disclaimer
* NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.
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Spotlight on New Orleans Holiday
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Step into 'The Big Easy' - a soulful city abounds with rich history and mouth-watering cuisine - all decked out for the holidays. Learn the secrets of the city's famous French Quarter on a walking tour featuring St.
 
 
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