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5 Day Spotlight on New Orleans

Collette City Break starting in New Orleans and finishing in New Orleans

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 5 Day Spotlight on New Orleans. Get to know the 'birthplace of jazz' during your extended stay in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Discover its unique flavors during a cooking class featuring the popular dishes of the city, as well as dinner at a French-Creole...read more
Overview
Operator: Collette
Type: City Break (Premium)
Style: Spotlights
Duration: 5 Days
From: New Orleans to New Orleans
Tour Code: COL80
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: USA
Our Price From:
$ 1,871
Per Person ($AU)
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New Orleans, Louisiana - Tour Begins
Step into a cultural melting pot in the "Jazz Capital of the World" – New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and an incomparable soundtrack. Stay: The Bourbon Orleans (4 Nights)
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French Quarter
Get to know the city's famous French Quarter on a walking tour featuring the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. Continue on to the bustling French Marketplace where you'll explore Pirates Alley and the Pontalba. Then the choice is yours! Perhaps you'll enjoy exploring the Cabildo, a Spanish Colonial building that houses the Louisiana State Museum and extensive exhibits on the Battle of New Orleans. Or, you may choose to spend time at the Presbytere strolling through exhibits that feature the history of Mardi Gras and Louisiana hurricanes including Katrina. Next, stop to taste a true New Orleans favorite – beignets at Café Du Monde. Tonight, roll up your sleeves and prepare to discover how to cook New Orleans-style! During a unique cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, your chef will indulge you in everything that Louisiana cuisine has to offer. Following dinner, discover why New Orleans is known as the "Birthplace of Jazz" when you take in a spirited jazz revue at a local French Quarter jazz club. (B/D)
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French Quarter
Set out on a drive along New Orleans' historic Esplanade Avenue. Then, journey through Louisiana's swamp on a cruise narrated by your captain. Learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem while keeping an eye out for wildlife including bald eagles, herons, turtles and alligators! Return to New Orleans and spend the remainder of the day at leisure to discover this great city your way. (B)
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New Orleans
This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of New Orleans with a local guide. Begin by seeing St. Louis Cemetery #3 which opened in 1854 and holds some of the most elaborate crypts found in the city's cemeteries. Then, relax during a drive along the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain. This romantic road eventually leads to St. Charles Avenue, whisking you past gorgeous mansions as well as Tulane and Loyola, two world-famous universities. This afternoon, the choice is once again yours! Take a walk through history at the National World War II Museum to learn about the American experience in the war. Or, you may prefer to celebrate the festive side of New Orleans at Mardi Gras World; come to know the history of this unique tradition and tour a working warehouse where artisans create spectacular floats for the famous parades. Tonight, enjoy a taste of New Orleans during dinner at one of the French-Creole restaurants the city is known for. (B/D)
5
New Orleans - Tour Ends
Your tour of this captivating city comes to a close today. (B)
1
New Orleans, Louisiana - Tour Begins
Step into a cultural melting pot in the "Jazz Capital of the World" – New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and an incomparable soundtrack. Stay: Royal Sonesta Hotel (4 Nights)
2
French Quarter
This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with a local guide. Begin by seeing St. Louis Cemetery #3 which opened in 1854 and holds some of the most elaborate crypts found in the city's cemeteries. Then, relax during a drive along the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain. This romantic road eventually leads to St. Charles Avenue, whisking you past gorgeous mansions as well as Tulane and Loyola, two world-famous universities. This afternoon, it's your choice! Take a walk through history at the National World War II Museum to learn about the American experience in the war. Or, celebrate the festive side of New Orleans at Mardi Gras World; come to know the history of this tradition and tour a working warehouse where artisans create spectacular floats for the famous parades. Tonight, roll up your sleeves and prepare to discover how to cook New Orleans-style! During a cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, your chef will indulge you in everything that Louisiana cuisine has to offer. Following dinner, discover why New Orleans is known as the "Birthplace of Jazz" as you take in a spirited jazz revue at a local French Quarter jazz club. (B/D)
3
French Quarter
Get to know the city's famous French Quarter on a walking tour featuring the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. Continue on to the bustling French Marketplace where you'll explore Pirates Alley and the Pontalba. Next, stop to taste a true New Orleans favorite – beignets at Café Du Monde. This afternoon is yours to explore New Orleans independently or you may choose an optional excursion to Oak Alley Plantation to explore the rich history of the Antebellum South. (B)
4
New Orleans
Set out on a drive along New Orleans' historic Esplanade Avenue. Then, journey through the Louisiana swamp on a cruise narrated by your captain. Learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem while keeping an eye out for wildlife, including bald eagles, herons, turtles and alligators! Return to New Orleans and spend the remainder of the day at leisure to discover this great city your way. Tonight, enjoy a taste of traditional New Orleans during dinner at The Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter. (B/D)
5
New Orleans - Tour Ends
Your tour of this captivating city comes to a close today. (B)
Collette Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
Journey Highlights
  • Take in a spirited jazz revue at a local French Quarter jazz club.
  • Soak in the ambiance of the old south with a drive along St. Charles Avenue.
  • Choose to explore the National WWII Museum or Mardi Gras World.
Trip Inclusions
Trip Inclusions
  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • Strategically located hotels (4 stars and above)
  • The services of a professional tour manager
  • Expert local guides who provide insider knowledge
  • Attraction & museum entrance fees with preferential access
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Breakfast every day and over 50% of dinners
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Wi-Fi available on tour
Activity Level
Activity Level
  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
Arrival & Departure
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is New Orleans Intl Airport (MSY) Airport, please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is New Orleans Intl Airport (MSY) Airport, please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Trip Notes
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Private Airport Transfers
Private Airport Transfers
  • Chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.

 

Journey Highlights
Journey Highlights
  • Take in a spirited jazz revue at a French Quarter jazz club.
  • Soak in the ambiance of the old South with a drive along St. Charles Avenue.
Trip Inclusions
Trip Inclusions
  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • Strategically located hotels (4 stars and above)
  • The services of a professional tour manager
  • Expert local guides who provide insider knowledge
  • Attraction & museum entrance fees with preferential access
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Breakfast every day and over 50% of dinners
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Wi-Fi available on tour
Activity Level
Activity Level
  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
Arrival & Departure
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is New Orleans Intl Airport (MSY) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport , Australia (SYD) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Private Airport Transfers
Private Airport Transfers
  • Chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.
Trip Notes
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Optional Activities
The optional activities below can be pre-booked & included in your trip quote.

Haunted Tales of the French Quarter

Location: New Orleans, LA. Cost: $120.
Set out for a spirited evening in the French Quarter! Your evening opens with dinner at a classic New Orleans restaurant where you will come to know the flavors of contemporary Creole cuisine. Then it is time to take to the streets for a nighttime walking...read more

The Mississippi of Yesteryear & the Steamboat Natchez

Location: New Orleans, LA. Cost: $100.
Spend an afternoon immersed in the traditional side of New Orleans. Savor lunch featuring Creole cuisine at a charming French Quarter waterfront restaurant. Then embark on a leisurely cruise aboard the traditional Steamboat Natchez, iconic in New Orleans....read more

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