Spring flowers in Cajun Country • Baton Rouge, Natchez, and New Orleans

7 Days - Tour Dates: March 8 - 14, 2018 - Guaranteed Departure!
13 Meals Included
Cash Early Booking Discount
SAVE $100 - First 1-10 Clients
SAVE $75 - 11-20 Clients
Single Supplement Discount
First 5 Singles to Book receive 50% off the Single Supplement

Price Per Person:
$2179.00 Double Occupancy
$2619.00 Single Occupancy
$2049.00 Triple Occupancy

Prices include airfare from SAN/LAX. Please call or refer to our catalog for prices from your home city.

  • Round Trip Home Pick-up
  • Round Trip Airfare Including Bag Fee
  • 7-Day First Class Escorted Vacation
  • 13 MEALS: 6 Breakfasts (B), 4 Lunches (L), 3 Dinners (D), incl. a Cajun Dinner with Music, two Mansion Lunches, & a special nostalgic Lunch at the WWII Museum
  • City Tours: Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Natchez, and New Orleans
  • Natchez with two Antebellum Homes
  • Cajun Country with Accordion Factory,  Evangeline Statue & Oak, & Acadian House
  • Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
  • Gator Farm Tour and Swamp Tour
  • National WWII Museum in New Orleans
  • New Orleans Cooking School Dinner
  • Mardi Gras World parade float factory
  • Deluxe Motorcoach with Restroom
  • AFC Tour Manager Deb Howard
  • Baggage Handling, Round Trip Airport Transfers

  • Baton Rouge (3) - Drury Inn & Suites
  • New Orleans (3) - Drury Inn & Suites

Daily Itinerary:
Day 1
Thursday, 3/8/2018 - Fly to New Orleans  
Fly to New Orleans, and then motorcoach on to Baton Rouge, capital of Louisiana. After a Get Acquainted Dinner at a local eatery, check into our hotel. Let the good times roll!

Day 2
Friday, 3/9/2018 - Day Trip to Natchez
Today, travel north to Natchez, Mississippi, one of the most charming towns in the Deep South. The broad, tree-lined boulevards are graced with more than 40 antebellum mansions. Learn about a bygone era pre-Civil War, when cotton was king and Natchez was a great seaport. Enjoy a city tour and visit two restored historic mansions. Relax over lunch with fine southern cooking at the Carriage House Restaurant in Stanton Hall.
Day 3
Saturday, 3/10/2018 - Cajun Country Tour
Drive west to Lafayette and St. Martinsville in the heart of Cajun Country. Visit the Martin Accordion Factory. See the St. Martin de Tours Church and the Evangeline Statue and Oak, marking where the legendary heroine waited for her lover, Gabriel. See the Acadian House at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Park. Dinner is included tonight.
Day 4
Sunday, 3/11/2018 - Baton Rouge to New Orleans
Morning tour of Baton Rouge with the past and present Capitol Buildings, plus the new and old Governor's Mansions. Then, motor south along Great River Road. Marvel at the plantations and shipping activity along the river. Stop at Houmas House for lunch and a tour of this Civil War mansion. Then, arrive in the "Big Easy" - New Orleans - where the old French, Spanish, and Creole splendors are preserved. See the marketplaces, wharves, dueling places, millionaire homes, and dramatic gardens of this historic city. Visit Jackson Square, the Garden District, and Saint Louis Cemetery. Check into your hotel, an historic building near Lafayette Square. Enjoy a free evening tonight.
Day 5
Monday, 3/12/2018 - Day Trip Houma / Swamp Tour / Gator Farm
Today, venture southwest to the city of Houma, steeped in Cajun tradition and culture. The area is famous for food, fishing, music, and hospitality. Begin with a swamp boat tour. See brilliant flora and a variety of birds & reptiles. Then, after lunch, visit a family run Gator Farm. Get up close to these giant monsters and even hold a live baby alligator.
Day 6
Tuesday, 3/13/2018 - WWII Museum / Free Time
This morning, visit the National WWII Museum, which highlights amphibious D-Day invasions from the war.  See several great movies, plus the new exhibit “The Road to Berlin.” Enjoy an included lunch at the Stage Door Canteen with special musical guests. Then, free time back in the French Quarter to explore or shop on your own. Return to your hotel prior to your Farewell Dinner at a famous culinary school.
Day 7
Wednesday, 3/14/2018 - Mardi Gras World / Fly Home
Tour impressive Mardi Gras World, where the best parade floats are built. Next, stop at the French Market for shopping & lunch, before arriving at the airport for your return flight home.

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