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New Orleans is the best city to visit for fun, culture, food & music. It's why we call it the Big Easy.

New Orleans Experience

Take a spring fling to the Big Easy, New Orleans! The French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carré - or the "Quarter" to locals, sits on a crescent in the Mississippi River on some of the highest ground in New Orleans. Not only is this the city’s cultural hub, but is a community where residents take time to reminisce with neighbors about times gone by and to welcome visitors in the streets. Intimate and unique, New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood has exerted a spell over writers and artists since the time of Mark Twain, Lafcadio Hern and John James Audubon.

 

5 day / 4 night New Orleans Experience – March 21-25, 2022

Hotel: Wyndham French Quarter

Includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from BWI and motorcoach transfers to/from Delaware Beaches to BWI

  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation in New Orleans (as indicated on itinerary)!

  • Accommodations for four nights in the French Quarter!

  • Meals! Eight, including four full breakfasts, one lunch, and three dinners!

  • Tours & Attractions! New Orleans School of Cooking, tour of New Orleans, Mardi Gras World Museum, National World War II Museum (including 4D film), Natchez Steamboat dinner / jazz cruise, Laura Plantation, Louisiana Swamp Boat tour, live New Orleans Jazz show at Fritzel’s European Jazz Pub, and free time to explore the French Quarter!

  • Host / Hostess! Your own local guide while in New Orleans!

  • Taxes, meal gratuities, and baggage handling!

 

 

Deposit: $250 per person non-refundable. Deposit is transferable to future tour.

Final payment: 90 days prior to departure; December 21, 2021

 

CANCELLATION CHARGES

Cancellations of confirmed bookings and transfers to new travel dates both result in penalties and fees assessed by travel suppliers. If you need to transfer or cancel for any reason prior to tour departure, the following cancellation fees will be assessed on your land or cruise product. Air is 100% nonrefundable once paid in full. If canceled prior to being paid in full, the following cancellation fees will also apply to air.

 

  • More than 60 days prior to departure: a nonrefundable deposit will be retained.

  • 60 - 31 days prior to departure: 50% of land price

  • 30 - 1 day prior to departure: 75% of land

  • Day of departure and after: 100% of land

 

Travel Protection: Travel Protection is available and recommended. Please call our office for more information 302-803-6400

 

Payment may be made by charging to clients’ Mastercard, Visa, American Express, or Discover (card imprint and signature required) or by sending a check or money order. All land rates are guaranteed upon deposit. Payment may also be made online at https://grandviewtours.com/make-credit-card-payment

 

Itinerary is subject to change.

March 21, 2022

Depart Delaware Beach area for BWI and then fly to New Orleans via Southwest Airlines

Arrive New Orleans airport. Meet our local representative in the baggage claim area and be escorted to the awaiting motorcoach.

Wyndham French Quarter (504) 529-7211 124 Royal Street

The French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carré - or the “Quarter” to locals, sits on a crescent in the Mississippi River on some of the highest ground in New Orleans. Not only is this the city’s cultural hub, but is a community where residents take time to reminisce with neighbors about times gone by and to welcome visitors in the streets. Intimate and unique, New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood has exerted a spell over writers and artists since the time of Mark Twain, Lafcadio Hern and John James Audubon.

Dinner tonight at the New Orleans School of Cooking (Chef prepares 4 Louisiana dishes – dinner served at the end of class) (walking distance – approximately 5 “French Quarter” short blocks).

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March 22, 2022

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Full breakfast included at hotel.
8:30 a.m. Comprehensive city tour (your coach - we'll walk approximately 2 "French Quarter" short blocks to get to the coach).
11:00 a.m. Admission included to Mardi Gras World.
12:00 p.m. Free time for shopping with lunch on own.
3:00 p.m. Admission included to the National World War II Museum (including 4D film).
6:00 p.m. Boarding begins for Natchez Steamboat.
7:00 p.m. Natchez Steamboat dinner / jazz cruise on the Mississippi River

B, D

March 23, 2022

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Full breakfast included at hotel.
8:30 a.m. Depart hotel via motorcoach for Laura Plantation (your coach - we'll walk approximately 2 "French Quarter" short blocks to get to the coach).
9:30 a.m. Admission included to Laura Plantation. You are invited to enjoy a cultural tour experience unlike anywhere else in the United States. Here, on the banks of the Mississippi River, in the middle of New Orleans Plantation Country, at one historic farm, surrounded by fields of sugarcane, you will find the difference that exemplifies Creole Louisiana.

We'll take a guided tour of the newly restored Big House, its raised basement and galleries, men's and women's parlors, service rooms, and common rooms; a guided tour of the 200-year-old sugar plantation homestead with a visit into the 3 gardens: Jardin Francais, the kitchen potager, and BananaLand grove; and a guided tour of one of our slave cabins, built in 1840, where the ancient west-African tales of Compare Lapin, better known in English as "Br'er Rabbit", were recorded.

12:30 p.m. Lunch included at Frenier Landing.
2:00 p.m. Louisiana Swamp Boat Tour. See the Cajuns of the Bayou living and surviving in harmony with the swamps. Here, the waterways are their highways. From the relaxed comfort of our covered Swamp Tour Boat, we will drift slowly past a 2000 year old Indian Burial Mound, a Cajun cemetery and Fishing village! You may see the wildlife that made the Barataria Swamps the Crown Jewel of the Louisiana Purchase. Here, birds, snakes, turtles, fur animals, and Gators are the king of the swamp and easily spotted in Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Return to hotel to freshen up.

Free evening to enjoy the French Quarter with dinner on own.

B, L

March 24, 2022

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Full breakfast included at hotel.
Free day in the French Quarter with lunch on own.
5:30 p.m. Dinner included at the Court of Two Sisters Restaurant (walking distance - approximately 5 "French Quarter" short blocks).
8:00 p.m. Live New Orleans Jazz show at Fritzel's European Jazz Pub (walking distance - approximately 3 "French Quarter" short blocks).

B, D

March 25, 2022

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Full breakfast included at hotel.
Free morning to enjoy the French Quarter with lunch on own.
11:00 a.m. Bags out (outside door).
12:00 p.m. To New Orleans airport.
1:00 p.m. Arrive New Orleans airport.
4:55 p.m. Depart New Orleans for Baltimore via Southwest Airlines
8:15 p.m. Arrive Baltimore airport. Motorcoach transfer back to the Delaware beaches (Flight & arrival times subject to change.)

Itinerary subject to change.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
G & E Hockers Bethany G & E Super Market (At Salt Pond)
Cedar Neck & Fred Hudson Rd, Bethany Beach
Home Depot Home Depot Parking Lot
17832 Coastal Hwy Lewes DE

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