Five days in New Orleans of Fun, Food and a Fantastic New Year’s Eve Party! Let the Good Times Roll!
Speak to our travel experts. They have spent a lot of time exploring our destinations. Their first-hand knowledge is the basis for organizing your perfect trip.
Stay 4 nights at the Astor Crowne Plaza Luxury Hotel, corner of Bourbon and Canal streets right in the French Quarter! Enjoy exciting tours of the Oak Alley Plantation and choice of the World War II Museum with a Pontoon Boat Bayou Tour or New Orleans School of Cooking with Mardi Gras World! You’ll enjoy great food, a fantastic New Year’s Eve Party and free time to enjoy the sites, sounds and flavours of this great city!
- Oak Alley Plantation Tour
- Oak Alley Plantation Cajun Buffet Lunch
- World War II Museum with Pontoon Bayou Boat Swamp Tour
OR New Orleans School of Cooking with Lunch & Mardi Gras World
- New Year’s Eve Party with Live Band in the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel
- New Year’s Eve dinner with two cocktails or wine and champagne at midnight
- Professional Local Guides on tour days
- New Year’s Day Brunch
- New Year’s Day Free to Explore the French Quarter or Optional Activities
- Farewell Dinner at the Historic Arnaud’s Restaurant
Day 1 – December 30, 2019 Arrive New Orleans
Airport transfers to the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel for the next four nights! A voucher is included tonight so you can enjoy a light dinner on your own.
Hotel: Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel (D)
Day 2 – December 31, 2019 Plantation Tour and Gala New Year’s Eve Celebration!
Depart New Orleans for Oak Alley Plantation. A powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south, Oak Alley invites visitors to explore all facets of her plantation past. The Slavery at Oak Alley and Civil War exhibits, Sugarcane Theater and Big House offer an experience as compelling as the plantation’s 25 historic acres and 300 year old alley of oaks. Enjoy a Southern Cajun/Creole buffet lunch in the plantations 19th century cottage. Experience a wonderful selection of traditional Cajun and Creole dishes. Not to worry – you’ll be back in plenty of time to relax and dress up for your New Year’s Eve Gala! A cocktail reception gets the evening rolling, followed by a scrumptious holiday dinner and an evening of music and dancing! You will be carried joyously into the New Year!
Hotel: Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel (B,L,D)
Day 3 – January 1, 2020 New Year’s Day
Start the year off with a leisurely New Year’s Day Brunch served until 11:00 AM! Today is yours to explore ‘the big easy’! There’s so much to do on your own; The French Quarter is a wonderful walk; take in Jackson Square and the street artists, the Historic French Market, walk down Bourbon Street, along the way don’t forget to look into the beautiful court yards like Pat O’Brian’s famous for their Hurricane cocktail! If you prefer, perhaps take an optional Hop-On-Hop-Off tour and choose any of 18 stops to visit for as long as you like! Dining is a passionate art form in New Orleans. Its restaurants and chefs are world-renowned and award-winning, so this evening dinner is on your own, your choice from fine dining to casual. New Orleans is also known as the birthplace of jazz, and it’s around every corner so explore, dine and enjoy!
Hotel: Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel (Brunch)
Day 4 – January 2, 2020 Choice of Tours
Enjoy a delightful breakfast before heading off to your choice of one of two tour options:
Option 1: National WWII Museum & Pontoon Bayou Swamp Tour – telling the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learned plus the Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience places visitors aboard the most successful submarine in World War II for its fifth and final war patrol on October 25, 1944. Guests relive the last epic battle of the USS Tang and feel a deeper appreciation for the bravery and sacrifice of those who served in the intense, confined world of underwater warfare. Following the museum is an Pontoon Bayou Swamp tour – seeing ancient cypress trees, birds, snakes, alligators and other wildlife!
Option 2: New Orleans School of Cooking chef’s demonstration with lunch, plus a tour of Mardi Gras World! Watch, learn & eat! Sit back and enjoy watching New Orleans skilled, entertaining chefs as they prepare you a classic Cajun / Creole meal, while learning about the vibrant history of New Orleans cuisine! Following lunch you’re off to visit to Mardi Gras World. Learn the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, see the ‘float den’, where artists work year-round to build spectacular floats and props. You never get this close to the floats while they’re rolling in Mardi Gras parades, and this is certainly the only place to see how these amazing pieces come to life each year. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at one of New Orleans finest – Arnaud’s Restaurant!
Hotel: Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel (B,D)
Day 5 – January 3, 2020 New Orleans to Home
Following breakfast you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B)
(Per person in USD)
|December 30, 2019||$1855 USD||$2540 USD|
- Land Only arrangements as listed
- Airport transfers in New Orleans
- 4 Nights at the Astor Crown Plaza Luxury Hotel
- 8 meals including Gala New Year’s Eve Party
- Sightseeing as listed by deluxe motorcoach
- All Gratuities for Guides & Drivers
- Baggage Handling
- Taxes for included items
Tour Does Not Include:
- Airline baggage fees
- Transfers from departure city
- Meals not listed in the itinerary
- Items of a personal nature, gifts etc.