Beignets, Ghosts and Spirits, New Orleans: 4 Days for two: Hotel + Airfare + Tours

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9167
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$4,500 USD
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Jul 9, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

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Explore Historic Plantations and Eerie Haunts in New Orleans, Louisiana for Four Days & Three Nights at Either the Windsor Court Hotel, the Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, or the Maison Dupuy Hotel with Economy Class Air for Two, Including the Oak Alley Plantation Tour, a Walking Food Tour of the French Quarter and a Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour.

New Orleans is a city that only can be described with a palette of the most vibrant colors, and this is your chance to taste the flavors of the Big Easy! Your tour of the Oak Alley Plantation will mesmerize you with the complex history of this plantation and its historic landscape, followed by a food-filled journey through the lively Vieux Carré (Old Square), where the smells of sweets and spice fill the streets. Not only is New Orleans lively - it's alive with some unexpected (possibly unwanted), and mystifying inhabitants, who you may run into on your nighttime Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour!

For the epitome of personal luxury, the four-star and four-diamond Windsor Court Hotel invites you to relax in its classic elegance. A historic setting, modern amenities and excellent service beckon you to the Hyatt French Quarter New Orleans, which sits adjacent to the famed Bourbon Street. And for a bit of New Orleans charm, the distinct Maison Dupuy Hotel gives you the perfect combination of luxurious relaxation and the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street.

Take a walk through history on your tour of the Oak Alley Plantation, which remains today as a testimonial to a bygone era. Located on the Mississippi River between the historic Louisiana cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation has been called the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road", and is known its simple authenticity and grandeur. At the time Oak Alley was built, the River Region sugar industry was flourishing, and Oak Alley was an agricultural empire, one of multiple stately plantations lining the banks of the Mississippi.

Eat your way through the French Quarter on a food-filled three-hour walking tour! Your expert guide will accompany you on a sensory journey to famous eateries and markets in New Orleans’ oldest quarter and along the river. Due to the custom nature of the tour, you may sample sugar-dusted beignets, gin-infused chocolate or chargrilled oysters. As you wander through the French Quarter, colorful signs for traditional poboys or meat-filled muffulettas may beckon you. Don’t resist! Along the way, learn about New Orleans’ rich and complex culinary history. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a full belly and a better understanding of the fundamental dishes that makes up New Orleans cuisine.

Then put on your walking shoes and prepare yourself for some paranormal activity on your nighttime walking Ghosts and Spirits Tour of the French Quarter! New Orleans is known as "the most haunted city in America", and you'll learn about the history of the colorful characters who have lived, died and chosen to remain in this 300-year old European city. Enter several haunted sites and hear about the stories featured on The History Channel and The Discovery Channel, and listen to ghostly stories about the haunted hotels and the courthouse where the state supreme court is based. You'll even visit a former slave exchange. Each guide has researched these "other spirits" of the Vieux Carre (French Quarter), so no two tours are exactly alike. Take an exciting look at the relics of voodoo ceremonies, a vampire slaying kit, and age old tools of the trade used by mystical inhabitants of the city. Will you see any of the ghosts that occupy the famous Bourbon Orleans Hotel, formerly a theater, Quadroon Ballroom, orphanage, and convent? Staff and guests report regular ghost sightings - maybe you will, too! And be sure to bring your camera... you never know who wants to get your attention or pose for a picture!

Your trip for two includes:
• Round trip Economy Class air
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at Either the Windsor Court Hotel, the Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, or the Maison Dupuy Hotel
• All room-related taxes
• Oak Alley Plantation Tour
• Walking food tour of the French Quarter
• Ghosts & Spirits walking tour
• Free concierge reservation service



Terms and Conditions
Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Airport taxes and carrier-imposed fees are the responsibility of the passenger. Flights may not be upgraded with miles. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Blackout dates: Jan 1-2, Mardi Gras, Apr 2-5, 17-20, Jazz Fest, Jul 2-5, Oct 30-31, Dec 30-31. Tour runs on specific days of the week and at specific times. If tour is not available, it may be substituted with equal or similar experience. Tour does not include alcoholic beverages. A minimum 30-day advance reservation is required. Package originates from the Contiguous U.S. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue.