2022 Louisiana Plantations & Quilts

7 DAY TOUR FEATURING NEW ORLEANS, BATON ROUGE, & NOTTOWAY PLANTATION
May 14 - 20, 2022

Tour Begins and Ends in New Orleans, Louisiana

$2,150 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$700 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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This Trip Includes

6 NIGHTS
Hotel accommodations, including porterage

9 MEALS
American breakfast (B) daily; 1 Lunch (L), 2 dinners (D)

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Guided sightseeing with your Tour Manager as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; visits, admissions and special features are shown in bold.

DEPARTURE TRANSFER
Return transportation to Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)

PROFESSIONAL TOUR MANAGER
Full time throughout the trip

Tour Highlights

  • Full-time Tour Manager
  • Welcome Meeting
  • New Orleans Panoramic City Tour
  • French Quarter Walking Tour
  • Mardis Gras World Admission
  • Avery Island Nature Preserve
  • Tabasco Factory Tour
  • Jungle Gardens Driving Tour
  • Martin Accordions Factory Tour
  • Old State Capitol Tour
  • LSU Rural Life Museum
  • Nottoway Plantation
  • Houmas House Plantation Guided Tour
  • Oak Alley Plantation
  • Laura Plantation
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Souvenir Shopping Bag
  • Baggage Handling
  • 9 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners

Hand Selected Hotels

New Orleans
Cambria Hotel Warehouse District
Lafayette
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Baton Rouge
Hilton Capitol Downtown
White Castle
Nottoway Plantation Resort

Tap your feet to zydeco rhythms as you savor traditional Cajun dishes and learn how accordions and Tabasco Sauce are made. Explore colorful New Orleans and the gracious antebellum plantations, stopping in quilt shops, of course.

Day 1

Arrive New Orleans – Tour Begins

Arrive in New Orleans and settle in before greeting your Tour Manager and fellow craft enthusiasts at this evening’s Welcome Meeting. B

Day 2

New Orleans

After breakfast (included daily), join a New Orleans City Tour, followed by free time before a guided walking tour of the French Quarter, the city’s most historic neighborhood. Look behind the scenes at Mardi Gras traditions during a guided tour of Mardi Gras World. Maybe you’ll choose one of the French Quarter’s famous restaurants this evening. B

Day 3

New Orleans – Avery Island – Lafayette

With our sights set on Cajun Country, we say goodbye to New Orleans and depart for Avery Island in the heart of Cajun Country . After your Tabasco Factory Guided Tour, shop at the Tabasco Country Store and take a Jungle Gardens Scenic Driving Tour through lush subtopical landscapes of moss-draped trees. Tongiht, savor a delicious dinner at our favorite water-side restaurant.  B, D

Day 4

Lafayette – Baton Rouge

Learn how accordions create the sweet sounds of zydeco at a Martin Accordions Demo and Factory Tour. Next, depart for Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital city, to experience its rich history on our tour of the opulent Old State Capitol building, now a museum.  Relax at out historic downtown hotel just steps away from the mighty Mississippi River.   B

Day 5

Baton Rouge – White Castle

After a tour of the LSU Rural Life Museum and their quilt collection, you’ll stop at Cottage Creations, a tiny quilt shop in a hand-built wooden cottage. Browse boutiques at Cajun Village before lunch (and the Coffee House’s famous beignets). Relax at a Mint Julep Reception in Nottoway Plantation, the South’s largest antebellum mansion and your home for two nights. B

Day 6

White Castle

Today’s Plantation Parade starts with a guided tour of Houmas House, known as The Sugar Palace, with lunch at Café Burnside included. The Laura Plantation Guided Tour has been called the country’s best history tour for its well-documented portrayal of four generations of one Creole family. After your guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation (you may recognize its oft-photographed tree-lined drive), there’s time to explore the gardens. Back at Nottoway, share memories with new friends at our Farewell Dinner. B, L ,D

Day 7

White Castle – Slidell – New Orleans – Tour Ends

After some final shopping for fabrics at All Stitched Up, we’ll stop for lunch and a shipping center in downtown Slidell before saying goodbye at the airport. B

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