NEW ORLEANS PRE MARDI GRAS Monday February 5- Friday February 9 2018 $1599 per person (double occupancy), $1559 per person (triple occupancy), $1519 per person (quad occupancy), $1979 (single occupancy) includes Roundtrip Motorcoach to BWI, Roundtrip airfare from Baltimore to New Orleans, 5 days , 4 nights accommodations in French Quarter, 7 Meals (4 Full Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners, New Orleans School of Cooking, comprehensive city tour of New Orleans, Mardi Gras World Museum, National World War II Museum (including 4D film), Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise, Louisiana Swamp Boat tour, and reserved parade bleacher seating for four parades in New Orleans, Local Guide while in New Orleans, Taxes, meal gratuities, and baggage handling.
Deposit is $150 per person with balance due by January 1,2018
Day 1 – Monday, February 5, 2018
Depart Greencastle, Hagerstown and Frederick by motorcoach for BWI airport for New Orleans.
8:20 a.m. Depart Baltimore for New Orleans via Southwest Airlines flight 1470.
10:15 a.m. Arrive New Orleans airport. Meet our local representative (Michael DeVidts) in the baggage claim area and be escorted to the awaiting 30 passenger motorcoach.
11:00 a.m. Comprehensive city tour, to include lunch stop on own.
2:00 p.m. Admission included to Mardi Gras World Museum (King Cake and refreshments served).
4:30 p.m. Check-in: Four Points Sheraton (504) 524-7611 541 Bourbon Street
6:00 p.m. New Orleans School of Cooking (Chef prepares 3 Louisiana dishes – dinner served at the end of class) (walking distance – approximately 4 “French Quarter” short blocks).
Day 2 – Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Full breakfast included at hotel.
9:15 a.m. Depart for National World War II Museum (by coach).
9:30 a.m. Admission included to the National World War II Museum (including 4D film).
Free afternoon for shopping, sightseeing, etc. with lunch on own.
5:30 p.m. Dinner included at the Court of Two Sisters Restaurant (walking distance – approximately 3 “French Quarter” short blocks).
Day 3 – Wednesday, February 7, 2018
7:00- 9:00 a.m. Full breakfast included at hotel.
Free day for shopping, sightseeing, etc. with lunch and dinner on own.
6:30 p.m. Reserved parade bleacher seating for the Krewe of Druids Parade.
Day 4 – Thursday, February 8, 2018
Full breakfast included at hotel.
11:30 a.m. Steamboat Natchez Mississippi River Harbor Cruise with lunch included (walking distance – approximately 5 “French Quarter” short blocks).
Remainder of day free for shopping, sightseeing, etc. with dinner on own.
5:45 p.m. Reserved parade bleacher seating for the Krewes of Babylon, Muses, and Chaos Parades.
Day 5 – Friday, February 9, 2018
7:00 -9:00 a.m. Full breakfast included at hotel.
10:30 a.m. Depart for Swamp Boat Tour
1:00 p.m. Louisiana Swamp Boat Tour (by coach). See the Cajuns of the Bayou living and surviving in harmony with the swamps. Here, the waterways are their highways. From the relaxed comfort of our covered Swamp Tour Boat, we will drift slowly past a 2000 year old Indian Burial Mound, a Cajun cemetery and Fishing village! You may see the wildlife that made the Barataria Swamps the Crown Jewel of the Louisiana Purchase. Here, birds, snakes, turtles, fur animals, and Gators are the king of the swamp and easily spotted in Spring, Summer, and Fall.
Depart New Orleans airport for Baltimore.
Arrive Baltimore airport. and motorcoach will return to Frederick, Hagerstown and Greencastle.