Louisiana Tour April 5- 23,2020

Come to " the Big Easy"

This will be a one of a kind tour for those that have been with us to New Orleans and Biloxi, this will be very different

As well you will be in The Big Easy for Easter where the parades are fantastic

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 Louisiana is calling

                    FEED YOUR SOUL

                                                                                                                                           

A tour of sun-fun-adventure-many firsts- Amazing parades 

Louisiana Cities you will staying in and touring during this great vacation 

New Orleans -Baton Rouge-Lafayette--Shreveport

4 nights in new Orleans (Easter Weekend) 2-night Baton Rouge

3-nights in Lafayette, 2-nights in Shreveport as well as 2-nights in Memphis steps from the heart of it all the famous Beale street where it all happens.

  

This tour will take you on a journey like no other.

Your tour will take you through: CAJUN- CREOLE- BAYOU BEAUTY- SWAMPS- PLANTATIONS- LOUISIANA CULINARY- INCREDIBLE MUSIC.

When you think of visiting Louisiana, the first city that comes to  mind is probably New Orleans. But, it isn’t the only great city in the state, we will take you on a journey of New Orleans that will leave you wanting to see and experience so much more of this state. We will fill that for you as  your journey continues to Baton Rouge, Layfette and Shreveport,  Breaux Bridge "Crawfish Capitol of the World".

During our 4 days(Thursday-Sunday)  in New Orleans

Easter Parades 2020

you will be there we guarantee this will be something you will never forget and will always appreciate that you were part of this event.

For New Orleanians, Easter is a special time with more parades

Easter Parade. it wouldn't be a celebration in New Orleans without a parade. Therefore, Easter gets its fair number of parades dedicated to different issues and topics, such as The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade, Chris Owens French Quarter Parade and the Gay Easter Parade.


The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade kicks off the Easter Sunday’s lineup of parades. It starts from Antoine’s Restaurant early in the morning at 9:45 a.m. and arrives at St. Louis Cathedral at 11 a.m. for the Mass. Fancy-dressed men and women leisurely drive across the French Quarter in old convertibles and mule-drawn carriages, handing out Easter treats.

Chris Owens is a French Quarter entertainer who has led an Easter parade through its streets for over 35 years. Crowds and costumes may remind you of Mardi Gras. Royal and Bourbon streets are filled with floats, the Krewes, and other joyful and colourful groups. The parade usually starts at 1 p.m. when The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade is over.

So much for you to see and you will be busy taking it all in  as well we have included a sightseeing cruise with lunch aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez.

As well we have included The Mardi Gras Museum: Mardi Gras World tour will give you an insider’s view of how Mardi Gras is made, it is one of the best tours in New Orleans we think so anyway.

The tour allows you to see firsthand what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life year after year. an operating workshop that has created breathtaking floats for Mardi Gras and other parades around the world since 1947. You will wind through massive studios, where artists and architects build Mardi Gras floats from the ground up.

This New Orleans tour is an experience you’ll want to document. There are so many photo opportunities in front of floats, with props, or wearing a traditional Mardi Gras costume, so we will remind you to bring your camera, and your appetite, too: every tour comes with a slice of King Cake .

As well we will take on the New Orleans' Garden District tour is the epitome of Southern charm. Plantation-style mansions, which are among the most impressive in the city, feature wrap-around porches, verandas, and manicured gardens where there’s always something blooming.


 You must make time  for at visit to the famous Cafe Du Monde for the best Beignets. You will have  time to see the famous Bourbon Street

 a historic street in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans. Extending thirteen blocks from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue, it has it all and them more, music, shops, history, gifts, architecture, bars, restaurants of any all price ranges from Emerald Lagasse to a Pizza and of course all the famous seafood from crawfish and more, if you can think it you will see it here.

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is a historic structure at the corner of Bourbon Street and St. Philip Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, built as a house in the 1770sit is one of the oldest surviving structures in New Orleans a must to see. 

New Orleans is one of America's most unique cities, with a vibe you simply can't find anywhere else. Known the world over for jazz music, Cajun cuisine, and outrageous Mardi Gras celebrations, the city is a melting pot of cultures. As well you will take in a Garden District Tour, No trip to New Orleans is complete without a walk round the elegant and historic Garden District. Known as the "American" section of town, it was built in the 1800's to rival the architectural splendor of the French Quarter. As well as get this history of the above ground cemeteries.

On the Monday when we must say good buy to New Orleans  we will travel old Mississippi River Road, visiting 2 Louisiana’s most famous plantations, enjoying a brunch at one of them, The scenery and landscape of the countryside of this fascinating state will keep you intrigued at every turn, seeing the canopy of 300-year-old oak trees is sights you will never forget.

Louisiana's plantations offer a fascinating look at lifestyles of the past. Many of the state's amazing antebellum mansions remain intact, and are meticulously maintained and furnished with beautiful period pieces, from the sugarcane times to the shift to cotton.

We arrive this evening in Baton Rouge for a 2 night stay at the amazing L'Auberge Resort Casino-BATON ROUGE HOTEL STEEPED IN LUXURY

IT'S HARD TO NOT LOSE YOURSELF in this SPLENDOR.  While in Baton Rouge we will tour of the Old Louisiana State Capitol  and Tour USS Kidd Battleship, Military History Lives on. It is one of only four Fletcher-class destroyers still in existence which are preserved as museums, and the only known destroyer in the world preserved in her World War II configuration.



Throughout this trip you will hear some of the best music from "The Blues", Jazz, Zydeco, Dixieland, and Soul. Music of Louisiana is divided into two regions:

Rural South Creole Zydeco and Cajun.

New Orleans North: Dixieland, Jazz and The Blues

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Leaving Baton Rouge we will head to Lafayette for a 3 night stay.

While here we have several tours and awesome events planned or you.

  •    Rip Van Winkle Mansion, Jefferson Island- Rip Van Winkle, we have a guided tour of the Joseph Jefferson Home, a grand architectural masterpiece.
  • Swamp Tour with Air Boat option or conventional  swamp boat (information to be made when you book)  
  • Tabasco Factory tour 
  • Avery Island tour
  • Distillery Tour and Tasting
  • Vermillion Ville,  a living history museum and folklife park that promotes  the cultural resources of the Acadian, Native American, and Creole people . The park sits on a 23-acre site on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion with 19 attractions, including seven restored original homes with more than 13 local artisans that provide demonstrations on a variety of essential crafts. 
  • Included is Cajun  dance lessons ( which will be helpful at our evening meal
  •  Tour MARTIN CAJUN ACCORDIONS, provide the sweet, rich sound that Cajun and Zydeco is known for. Tour with a live band sure to get you toe tapping.
  • Private Supper and entertainment at Randol's



Leaving Layfette we will head up the Shreveport  for a 2-night stay in Luxury in the heart of Shreveport-Bossier Margaritaville Resort Casino on the banks of the Red River. 

At your front door you will have The Louisiana Boardwalk Outlet Shopping Centre. You will have so much to take in and do. 

See link below to see the Mall.  You will be able to wind along the board.


This  is the perfect setting for you to relax and enjoy the all the comfort a resort has to offer,  we want you to miss Louisiana as we depart starting our journey north, we are sure you will want to return some time in the future- we always do!



Travel Summary: 

On our travels to Louisiana we stay our first night Sioux Falls

Day 2 we arrive at Kansas City for  a 1 night stay

Day 3 we arrive in Memphis for a 2-night stay steps away from the famous Beale Street 

Day 5, we arrive In New Orleans for 4 nights

Day 9 we arrive in Baton Rouge for 2 nights

Day 11 we are in Lafayette for 3 nights

Day 14 We are in Shreveport for 2 nights

Day 16 we arrive in Joplin Mo for 1 night 

Day 17 we arrive in Council Bluffs for 1 night stay

Day 18 we arrive at Dakota Magic Hotel & Casino for our last evening  Anytyme Travel will hosting a supper. 


Summary: Tours / Events

Easter Parades

Harbor Jazz Cruise with Lunch

Mardi Gras Museum

Garden District Tour

Cemetery Tour

Houmas House Plantation - The Crown Jewel

San Francisco Plantation

Avery Island tour

Tabasco Factory tour

Rip Van Winkle Mansion,

Jefferson Island- Rip Van Winkle

Joseph Jefferson Home

Swamp Tours (Air Boat Option)

Distillery Tour and Tasting

Supper at Randol's with entertainment

Tour of the Old Louisiana State Capitol

Tour USS Kidd Battleship

Cajun Dance lesson ( fun for all)

VermillionVille


Summary of included Meals ---23

11 Full Breakfasts

2 Lunches

2 Dinners

7 Evening Socials with appetizers & beverages

1 Farewell Supper & Drinks

New lower rate:

$3995 double

$ 5590 solo


A deposit of $ 300.00 is required to guarantee your seat.

Balance if due in full March 1,2020.

If you wish to pay with a credit card we will add 3% surcharge for credit card fees.

 Early booking discount $75 if booked by December  1,2019

only 1 discount per trip available.

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Lots of wildlife from alligators to egrets


If you like Great Food-- Great Music--Amazing Tours- Excitement

This is the trip for you

Visit Outlet Mall

Resort  L'Auberge

Resort Margaritaville

Old State Capital in Baton Rouge

This beautiful historical building will entertain you for sure as we tours it with "a twist" ??


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