New Orleans: Big Fun in the Big Easy
- 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Trip Cost: $585 per person and includes motorcoach from the Senior Center, 6 days, 5 nights, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners and site seeing. Full payment is due before April 19, 2023.
Day 1: Depart from the Senior Center and this evening, settle into a comfortable en route hotel for a good night’s rest.
Day 2: Today, you will arrive in New Orleans and will enjoy a visit to the National World War II Museum. You will take in a cinematic experience on their 120 feet wide screen. It is a jaw-dropping experience in 4-D, a technique that engages all the audience’s senses with digital effects, life sized animation, as well as film and sound. This evening, you will dine at a local New Orleans restaurant. Then, you’ll check into your New Orleans area hotel for a three night stay.
Day 3: You’ll journey beyond the city limits of New Orleans and discover the Destrehan Plantation, listed on the National Register of Hstoric Places. Discover what it is like to live in another time as you are guided through the lovingly restored main house and its exhibits by a firnedly and entertaining costumed guide. Wander among the other authentic buildling on the plantation grounds, see the plantations daily demonstrations, or browse through authentic gifts in the Destrehan Plantation’s Gift Shop. Then, depart for New Orleans. Enjoy free time in the French Quarter. Do some shopping, stop to hear great music in the French Quarter – or just see the sights. This evening, you will enjoy dinner with entertainment.
Day 4: Enjoy a Guided Tour of New Orleans and learn about the past and present of what make this unique city a treasure. Next, you will head to Riverwalk, which features over 75 retailers and restaurants. Later, you will go on a relaxing Riverboat Cruise on the Mississippi River. Wind down as you set sail and explore the Mississippi River. This evening, you will Dine at a local restaurant.
Day 5: Today, you’ll depart for Mardi Gras World. Learn about the history of Mardi Gras, watch artists at work and enjoy a slice of the famous King Cake! Then depart for the French Market District. Since 1791, the French Market has served and entertained millions of visitors in the French Quarter. This evening, relax at your en route hotel.
Day 6: Depart for home…a time to chat with your friends about all the fun things you’ve done, the great sights you have seen, and where your next group trip will take you.