Join us as we head south to the beautiful “Crescent City” of New Orleans, Louisiana, situated in a bend of the mighty Mississippi River. We have included a number of fun and entertaining experiences including a city tour and a visit to Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World. Mystical, fascinating and romantic — that’s New Orleans!
Day 1 – MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI – Our adventure begins as we head south through Tennessee and Alabama to our overnight accommodations in Meridian, Mississippi.
Day 2 – NEW ORLEANS CITY TOUR – This morning, we drive directly to the “Crescent City” and meet our local guide for a city tour that will feature modern New Orleans and old sights around the French Quarter. Our city tour will take us by lovely antebellum homes and along St. Charles Avenue past parks, universities, and other famous areas in this beautiful city. Next, we check into our hotel accommodations for the next two nights in New Orleans. This evening will be at your leisure to have dinner on your own and explore this fascinating city.
Day 3 – LEISURE DAY IN NEW ORLEANS – FRENCH QUARTER – This day will be at your leisure in New Orleans to do whatever most appeals to you. You may choose to wander through the French Quarter looking for that perfect bargain, walk down Bourbon Street, admire iron-lace balconies, stop for café au lait and beignets at the Café du Monde or enjoy the music and entertainers at Jackson Square. Overnight same hotel.
Day 4 – BLAINE KERN’S MARDI GRAS WORLD – MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI – This morning, we head to Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World. The artists here create the magical images and figures used on the Mardi Gras parade floats and we’ll see many of the props and giant sculptures on display here. Next, we continue to Meridian, Mississippi, where we overnight.
Day 5 – HOME – This morning we make our way home remembering what fun and excitement we have had on our New Orleans getaway. Meals: 4B