AZALEAS, PLANTATIONS, & CAJUNS
Spring flowers in Cajun Country • Baton Rouge, Natchez, and New Orleans

7 Days - Tour Dates: March 12 - 18, 2020
13 Meals Included

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Activity Level:

Activity Level 3: Active walking daily, some hiking, uneven terrain, hills, and steps. Less rest options available. Active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, and significant travel times possible.

Price Per Person:

$2329.00 Double Occupancy
$2259.00 Triple Occupancy
$2729.00 Single Occupancy

Cash Early Booking Discount
SAVE $100 - First 1-10 Clients
SAVE $75 - 11-20 Clients
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Single Supplement Discount
First 5 Singles to Book receive 50% off the Single Supplement

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

Tour Highlights:

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Round Trip Home Pick-up
  • Round Trip Airfare
  • 7 Day First Class Escorted Vacation
  • 13 MEALS: All 6 Breakfasts (B), 4 Lunches (L), 3 Dinners (D), incl. a Cajun Dinner with music, plus two mansion lunches
  • 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
  • Mardi Gras World parade float factory
  • Gator Farm tour and swamp tour
  • National WWII Museum in New Orleans
  • Deluxe Motorcoach with Restroom
  • AFC Tour Manager Deb Howard
  • Baggage Handling, RT Airport Transfers

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1 - Thursday, 3/12/2020 - Fly to New Orleans  
Fly to New Orleans, and then motorcoach on to Baton Rouge, capital of Louisiana. After your Get Acquainted Dinner at a local eatery, check into your hotel. Let the good times roll! - Dinner
Day 2 - Friday, 3/13/2020 - 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. - Breakfast - Lunch
Day 3 - Saturday, 3/14/2020 - Cajun Country Tour
Drive west to Lafayette and St. Martinsville in the heart of Cajun Country. 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. Visit the Martin Accordion Factory.  Dinner is included tonight. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 4 - Sunday, 3/15/2020 - 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. This afternoon, tour impressive Mardi Gras World, where the best parade floats are built. Check into your hotel, a historic building near Lafayette Square. Enjoy a free evening tonight. - Breakfast - Lunch
Day 5 - Monday, 3/16/2020 - City Tour / Free Time
Enjoy a city tour of New Orleans. 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. The balance of the day is free time, perhaps in the French Quarter to explore or shop on your own. - Breakfast - Lunch
Day 6 - Tuesday, 3/17/2020 - 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, visit a family run Gator Farm. Get up close to these giant monsters and even hold a live baby alligator. Return to your hotel prior to your Farewell Dinner. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 7 - Wednesday, 3/18/2020 - WWII Museum / Fly Home
This morning, visit the National WWII Museum, which highlights amphibious D-Day invasions from the war.  See several great movies, plus the  exhibit “The Road to Berlin.” Stop for lunch on your own, before arriving at the airport for your return flight home. - Breakfast

Additional Tour Information:

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