New Orleans & the Bayou
8 Days, 7 Nights in the Big Easy
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Experience the vibrant New Orleans culture as you explore the Crescent City. Explore her Acadian and Creole influences with an inspiring 8-day French Louisiana and New Orleans tour. This foodie tour is filled with Tauck Exclusives such as:
- Authentic Cajun “Bal de Maison” house party
- Private demonstration and lunch at the New Orleans School of Cooking
- Environmental insights on a field trip to the Lower 9th Ward with community organizers
- Private jazz experience at Preservation Hall
Pursue your food passion when you dine at world-famous Brennan’s. Then, live like a local at a traditional Cajun dinner in the “Crawfish Capital of the World“. Pretend you are in a fairy tale as you ride along in a horse-drawn carriage through the French Quarter. You’ll want to pinch yourself as your carriage ride continues to the celebrated Arnaud’s Restaurant. You’ll bid adieu to the Big Easy with a Tauck Exclusive farewell jazz reception, followed by dinner at this French Quarter institution. Your ride ends near the National World War II Museum, honoring millions of Americans who fought overseas and on the home front. It is set in the neighborhood where the famous Higgins landing boats were built.
New Orleans Culture
You days will be filled visiting the must-see and must-do Bayou city attractions including Mardi Gras World with a Carnival insider. You’ll also explore the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and immerse yourself in Acadian life at Vermilionville. Then each night, relax in your well-appointed accommodations at the Hotel Monteleone and The Ritz-Carlton – New Orleans.
Visit more iconic destinations on your New Orleans tour.
- Private streetcar tour along Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue with a local guide.
- Check out the Garden District
- National Historic Landmark district
- Reflects the prosperity of their wealthy builders from the 1830s to about 1900s
- Top antiques district
The French-speaking Acadian people were expelled from what would become Canada’s Maritime Provinces in the 1750s and 60s. Many of them settled in what we now know as Louisiana… where they became known as “Cajuns.” Become immersed in their rich Acadian culture firsthand when you leave New Orleans for the heart of French Lousian. Join a private, traditional “Bal de Maison” (house party) porch lunch, complete with great home-cooked Cajun food, songs and storytelling. It’s a culinary experience you won’t want to miss.
Tauck has been providing classic, small-group vacations to travelers for 90 years. This New Orleans culture, history and fine dining vacation is offered in 2015 on the following dates:
March 24th & March 31st
April 14th & April 21st
May 5th & May 19th
Sept. 15th & Sept. 29th
Call us to reserve your space on this fun-filled, Louisiana-lifestyle vacation.
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