New Orleans & Jewels of the South 2016

New Orleans & Jewels of the South

April 20-1

Day 1 – Wednesday, April 20 – A morning departure will start this exciting tour to New Orleans.  Travels today will take you to Mount Laurel, New Jersey where a get acquainted dinner included this evening.

Day 2 – Thursday, April 21Breakfast is included at your hotel before departing for Johnson City, Tennessee.  Dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant.

Day 3 – Friday, April 22 – After an included breakfast enjoy a visit to the Biltmore House & Museum in Asheville, North Carolina.  Next, continue on to the Atlanta, Georgia where dinner is included at Pitty Patty’s Porch before checking into the Drury Inn.

Day 4 – Saturday, April 23Breakfast is included at your hotel.  Today, travel into Alabama, where you will visit Bellingrath Gardens, located in Theodore, Alabama.  On your self-guided walking tour, you will enjoy the 2004 Top Public Rose Garden in the U.S., as awarded by the All-America Rose Selections, experience the Bayou Boardwalk, marvel at Mirror Lake, behold the Great Lawn, view the Asian-American Gardens, stroll through the Butterfly Garden, observe formal garden terraces and more!  This afternoon, depart for the Wingate Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi where dinner is included this evening.

Day 5 – Sunday, April 24Breakfast is included at your hotel.  This morning you visit the Nodaway Plantation located in White Castle, Louisiana.   Nodaway Plantation is the South’s largest remaining Antabellum Mansion.  Enjoy a tour of the Mansion before departing for New Orleans, where upon arrival you will check into your French Quarter hotel before an included dinner at Mulate’s Cajun Restaurant.

Day 6 – Monday, April 25Breakfast is included at your hotel. This morning, enjoy a guided city tour to included St. Louis Cemetery and St. Charles Street.  After lunch, visit to the World War II Museum the only museum in the United States that addresses all of the amphibious invasions or “D-Days” of World War II, honoring the more than 16 million Americans who took part in this global conflict. This evening, enjoy a dinner cruise on the Mississippi River.

Day 7 – Tuesday, April 26Breakfast is included at your hotel. This morning enjoy a walking tour of the French Quarter.  Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon exploring the French Quarter at your leisure.   

Day 8 – Wednesday, April 27 – After an included breakfast depart for Gibson, Louisiana where you will depart on a Cajun Man Swamp Cruise and experience the timeless beauty in a custom built all weather swamp boat.  Next, you’ll visit Oak Alley Plantation where you’ll feel the gentle breeze of Southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to the glory of the Old South!  Dinner is included this evening at the New Orleans School of Cooking.

Day 9 – Thursday, April 28 – Enjoy a dixieland brunch at the Court of Two Sisters before bidding farewell to New Orleans.  Your hotel, this evening is the Drury Inn, located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Day 10 – Friday, April 29Breakfast is included at your hotel. This morning, depart for your hotel the Drury Inn, located in Middletown, Ohio.  Dinner is included at a local restaurant this evening.

Day 11 – Saturday, April 30 – After an included breakfast, depart for the Holiday Inn in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania where a farewell dinner is included this evening.

Day 12 – Sunday, May 1Breakfast is included at your hotel before departing for home with wonderful memories of your tour.

Cost Per Person:          Single          Double       Triple

                                        $4,557          $3,452       $3,159

Book by Feb. 20:        $4,329.15     $3,279.40  $3,001.05

Your Tour Includes:  Roundtrip motorcoach transportation, 11 nights, 20 meals, attractions as highlighted in the itinerary, luggage handling for one suitcase per person, hotel taxes, taxes and gratuities on the included meals, the services of a Cyr Northstar Tour Director and tour planning services.

Payment & Reservations: A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm reservations and is due at the time of booking.  Final payment is due by March 3, 2016.
Departure Locations:  Old Town, Bangor, Newport, Pittsfield, Waterville, Augusta, Lewiston, South Portland, Biddeford, Wells, Portsmouth and Seabrook.