Dixie in the Spring
March 29 - April 5, 2018 (8 Days)
PRICE PER PERSON:
$2,465 Double occupancy
$3,045 Single occupancy
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Roundtrip airfare ABQ to New Orleans (not including airline baggage & in-flight charges)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
7 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Guided city tours of Natchez and New Orleans
Guided walking tour of the French Quarter
Admission to all listed attractions
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
DEPOSIT: $200 per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: December 29, 2017
None ... Through December 29, 2017
$200 ... December 30, 2017 – February 7, 2018
$1,200 … February 8 – March 26, 2018
100% ... March 26, 2018
It’s jazz, cotton, sugar cane, iron-laced balconies, and great, white plantation homes. It’s glittering steamboats, trudging barges, and mammoth cargo ships on that big, muddy river. It’s bayous, crawfish etoufee, and sweet southern drawl. It’s New Orleans and delightful Dixie – AND it’s all ours!
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
Day 1 D
Day 2 B,D
We see bayous, take a swamp tour, and drive the back roads of Cajun Country. At Avery Island, we tour the Tabasco Factory and the Jungle Gardens, which features azaleas, “gators,” and nesting snowy egrets. One night’s lodging in Lafayette in the heart of Cajun Country. Special dinner tonight!
Day 3 B,D
This morning in St. Martinville, we stand under the Evangeline Oak on the bank of Bayou Teche and visit Evangeline’s Monument. We drive to Rosedown Plantation, famous for its live-oak avenue, lovely gardens, and original antique furnishings. Then we continue to Natchez, MS, home to over 300 antebellum homes, where we lodge two nights.
Day 4 B,L
Today we enjoy a guided tour of Natchez with its magnificent mansions, open especially for the Natchez Pilgrimage. Some may choose to attend Easter morning services at a nearby church. We enjoy a special lunch at the famous Carriage House. In the afternoon, there is free time to relax, or to further explore this lovely town in the Heart of Dixie.
Day 5 B
We drive through historic St. Francisville, then reach Baton Rouge. Here we tour the State Capitol Building where Huey P. Long was assassinated. At the Louisiana State Museum we discover Louisiana’s culture and history. We continue to New Orleans and lodge three nights in the French Quarter.
Day 6 B
A complete New Orleans city tour takes us beyond the French Quarter to the many facets of this cosmopolitan city. A walking tour of the French Quarter is a special treat. This afternoon it is “All ‘board!” as the calliope leads us to the “Natchez” for a narrated cruise on the Mississippi River.
Day 7 B,D
Today we are free to visit museums and shops, to take in the vitality of Jackson Square, to savor coffee and beignets at the Café du Monde, and explore the French Quarter. Dinner tonight is at The Court of Two Sisters, a New Orleans landmark.
Day 8 B
We have seen the best that Dixie has to offer. It’s time to return home with all our wonderful memories.
Itinerary subject to change