NOLA's ABCs: Aerial Views, Bayous and Classic Jazz

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Let the Soulful Sounds of Jazz Carry You From the Skies to the Swamps in New Orleans, Louisiana for Four Days & Three Nights at Either the St. James Hotel, the Windsor Court Hotel, the Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, or the Maison Dupuy Hotel for Two, Including Tickets to a Show at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, a Thirty-Minute Flight and Aerial Tour Over New Orleans, and a Ninety-Minute Bayou Tour Via Airboat (Land Only)

Always, forever, the New Orleans music is its beating heart, and the musical notes of jazz, brass, R&B, soul and many mixes fill the air along with night?blooming jasmine and other fabulous tropical fragrances. Walk down Frenchmen Street, the main artery of the Marigny neighborhood adjacent to the French Quarter and take in the vibrant blocks of cafes, music clubs and restaurants including Snug Harbor, where you'll spend one evening enjoying dinner and an intimate jazz performance. Explore the rest of the city and the region, from cemeteries to streetcar rides, even seaplanes and swamplands - speaking of which, you'll get to experience both!

To get a true taste of New Orleans' flair for jazz, take luxury transportation to experience one of the city's best kept secrets with an incredible night at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro. For over 30 years, Snug Harbor has provided the best in live jazz seven nights a week, accompanied by excellent regional cooking. Located in a renovated 1800's storefront set in the Faubourg Marigny, just outside the French Quarter, Snug Harbor is the place to savor Southern favorites, such as shrimp remoulade, fried oysters, fried fish, shrimp and even a classic burger or steak with a Cajun twist. After dinner you'll join one of New Orleans' very own jazz musicians, quite possibly Ellis Marsalis, Terrance Blanchard or Charmaine Neville, who perform regularly, for a very intimate jazz performance.

The next day you will be transferred via luxury transportation mid-morning and brought over to the seaplane base just 20 minutes south of New Orleans in Belle Chasse. Then hold on tight for the experience of a lifetime as you tour the city from a seaplane and enjoy the phenomenal aerial views of the Crescent City, before landing in the bayous of the Lafitte Swamps! Once in the swamps you can either begin a high-speed airboat adventure or a more leisurely boat ride - you may see gators! Wind down with an authentic Cajun meal at one of the local restaurants famous for its incredible Louisiana cuisine.

You have four fantastic options for accommodations around the grand city of New Orleans, each offering a unique experience. Enhance your visit with a stay at the St. James Hotel, a charming boutique hotel situated in the Banks Arcade, a landmark building from the 19th century. You'll be treated to beautifully restored guestrooms featuring handsome West Indies decor, personalized service, and amenities designed for the utmost in comfort and convenience. And the location is not too shabby, either, putting you smack dab in the middle of the Central Business District, giving you easy access to top shops, renowned restaurants, and entertainment galore. Or step into timeless hospitality at the elegant Windsor Court Hotel, where you'll find that luxury is in the details. From the hotel's essential amenities to its superb art collection of paintings and sculptures dating back to the 17th century, to its impressive collection of awards, the Windsor Court Hotel is one of New Orleans' treasures. Laissez le bon temps rouler (Let the good times roll) at the fully restored and completely renovated Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans. Renowned as one of the landmark hotels of the French Quarter, this stately hotel is located adjacent to famed Bourbon Street within walking distance of the city's most popular attractions. Or experience one of the most unique New Orleans hotels in the French Quarter, the Maison Dupuy. Located only two blocks from the heart of Bourbon Street in the city's geographical center, this upscale New Orleans hotel beckons you to relax and escape the hustle of modern life. As one of a small handful of hotels set inside the city's historic Vieux Carré district, this French Quarter hotel offers guests a distinct mixture of history and luxury unlike any other.

Your getaway for two includes:
? 4 days/3 nights accommodations at Either the St. James Hotel, the Windsor Court Hotel, the Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, or the Maison Dupuy Hotel
? All room-related taxes
? Luxury roundtrip transfers from your hotel to Snug Harbor
? Tickets to a jazz show at Snug Harbor
? Luxury roundtrip transfers from your hotel to the sea plane base
? A thirty-minute sea plane flight and tour
? A ninety-minute bayou tour on an air boat
? Cajun lunch after the bayou tour
? Free concierge reservation service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Blackout dates: Mardi Gras, Jazz Festival, President's Weekend, Mar 1-10, Apr 6-9, 11-14 July 2-8, Halloween week, Dec 30-Jan 3. Tours run on specific days of the week, at specific times and is contingent on the current weather conditions. Cajun lunch allotment is $20 per person. If Cajun lunch and tax exceeds $20 per person, guest will be responsible for the overage. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue.