Destination USA - New Orleans

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New Orleans Discovery

  • 4 days
  • 2 people

Soak up the scene and "Laissez les bons temps rouler" in a one-of-a-kind adventure through bustling New Orleans. A city known for its rich history, extraordinary architecture, and diverse arts scene, NOLA bewitches with plenty of unforgettable sights and sounds.

Trip summary

Soak up the scene and "Laissez les bons temps rouler" in a one-of-a-kind adventure through bustling New Orleans. A city known for its rich history, extraordinary architecture, and diverse arts scene, NOLA bewitches with plenty of unforgettable sights and sounds.

Your big adventure through The Big Easy begins with a walking tour through some of the city's iconic sights, accompanied by a personal historian guide. Wander through the legendary French Quarter before paying tribute at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the city's oldest above ground cemetery and final resting place for some of NOLA's most famous and infamous. Experience the sounds of New Orleans with front row seats to a mesmerizing Jazz concert at the acclaimed Preservation Hall. Put your culinary skills to the test in a shared cooking class tucked away in the French Quarter, crafting flavorful dishes seasoned with that legendary Creole soul. The tasty treats continue on a spirit-themed walking tour, introducing you to the Gothic lore and legends the linger through the city, all while you enjoy some frightfully decadent libations along the way. Next, explore Louisiana's signature bayous and ecosystems on a private swamp airboat tour, navigating the murky waters that mask curious creatures from beneath as you get up-close to unique flora and fauna. Unwind with a leisurely morning before learning the history of one of the world’s most famous parties - Mardi Gras. Marvel at the vibrant costumes and witness the construction of floats while learning the cultural roots behind the parade. Finally, treat your palate to gourmet delights with a reservation at a James Beard accredited restaurant, honoring the very best culinary establishments.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

DAY 1

NEW ORLEANS

Here we Go!

  • MSY Airport Transfer with Meet & Greet- Private
  • French Quarter & St. Louis #1 Cemetery Walking Tour (2 hrs) - Private
  • “Big Shot” Tickets

Hotel Monteleone

Traditional King Room

DAY 2

NEW ORLEANS

City Streets and Tasty Treats

  • New Orleans Cooking Class (with Lunch, 3 hrs) - Shared
  • Spirits and Spirits Walking Tour (2.5 hrs) - Private

Hotel Monteleone

Traditional King Room

DAY 3

NEW ORLEANS

Call of the Wild

  • Swamp Airboat Tour (4 hrs) - Private
  • At Leisure

Hotel Monteleone

Traditional King Room

DAY 4

NEW ORLEANS

Safe Travels!

  • MSY Airport Transfer - Private

Depart

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Pricing information

Pricing is valid until Nov 3, 2020, and do note that we don't begin confirming your services until a deposit has been paid. Availability can change quickly, and so tweaks to your pricing may occur in the event that we are unable to secure any of the included items once the itinerary is finalized.

Type People Trip price/person Insurance Total price
Double 2 $2,197.00 USD -- $4,394.00 USD
2 $4,394.00 USD $419.62 $4,813.62 USD

What’s included

  • A fully customized itinerary based on your interests and schedule
  • 24/7 in-destination support from our local office
  • All accommodation stays, tours and transfers for scheduled activities are covered, unless otherwise listed in the itinerary
  • A private driver for tours and transfers (in some countries our local private guides also act as your driver - your Destination Expert will discuss with you if applicable)
  • Local private guides or shared tours that take you through your itinerary highlights and experiences, your final itinerary will confirm the type of tour
  • A greeting at the airport or at your accommodation from one of our representatives – your expert will confirm your meet and greet location with you
  • One suitcase and one carry-on per person for trip transfers

What’s not included

  • Your international airfare – please do let your expert know if you’d like to receive pricing from our Air Team
  • Travel insurance, which we offer and can be purchased after you’ve booked your tour
  • Visas (unless noted)
  • Tips for services and experiences
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), unless specified in the itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges, and where applicable, baggage not included in your fare
  • Personal charges such as laundry, phone calls, SIM cards or room service
  • Early check-in or late check-out from hotels (unless otherwise specified)
  • Additional sightseeing, activities and experiences outside of your itinerary
  • Optional enhancements like room or flight upgrades, or local camera or video fees
  • Passport fees, immunization costs, and local departure taxes (when applicable)

Your trip details

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Add travel insurance to your trip

Policy Holders: 2 Adults

 Basic Medical  Post Departure Plan with Waiver*
RECOMMENDED
 Deluxe Plan
$80.00 USD $175.76 USD $419.62 USD
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Trip cancellation
travel credit
up to 100% of trip cost
Trip interruption $1,000
$1,000
up to 150% of trip cost
Medical expense coverage $25,000
$25,000
$50,000
Baggage protection $1,000 loss or damage
$250 baggage delay
$1,000 loss or damage
$250 baggage delay
$2,500 loss or damage
$250 baggage delay
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The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travel Insurance is underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (formerly known as Stonewall Insurance Company), 1314 Douglas Street, Suite 1400, Omaha, NE 68102; NAIC #22276. 

Accommodations

Hotel Monteleone

NEW ORLEANS

Hotel Monteleone

The Montelone Hotel is a historic landmark hotel with a prestigious address. Located at the foot of Royal Street, in the French Quarter, The Montelone Hotel is steps away from fabulous antique stores, quaint New Orleans restaurants and must-see attractions including Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, the French Market, and the Riverwalk, where you can watch the steamboats along the Mississippi River. This historic New Orleans landmark boasts 570 luxurious guest rooms, including 55 luxury suites and literary author suites.

The famous Carousel Bar & Lounge in the Hotel Monteleone is a classic New Orleans hot spot for visitors and locals alike. Decorated as a bright circus-clad Merry-Go-Round, The Carousel Bar is the city’s only revolving bar.

Hotel details