Louisiana Plantations & Quilts

Featuring the Antebellum Plantations & Quilts of Louisiana
May 9 - 15, 2020

Tour Begins and Ends in New Orleans, Louisiana

$1,845 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$700 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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Arrival & Departure Details

Day 1

Tour begins in New Orleans, Louisiana. Arrive at your leisure, hotel check in is 4:00 PM. Our Welcome meeting is scheduled for 7:30 PM.

Day 7

Tour ends in New Orleans, Louisiana. Return transportation to Louis Armstrong International Airport is included.

Tour Highlights

  • Full-time Tour Manager
  • Six Nights Accommodations
  • Welcome Meeting
  • New Orleans City Tour
  • French Quarter Walking Tour
  • Admission to Mardis Gras World
  • Avery Island
  • Tabasco Factory Tour
  • Jungle Gardens Driving Tour
  • Martin Accordions Factory Tour
  • Vermilionville Historic Village
  • LSU Rural Life Museum
  • Nottoway Plantation
  • Houmas House Guided Tour & Lunch
  • Oak Alley & Laura Plantations
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Souvenir Shopping Bag
  • Baggage Handling
  • Nine Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners

Accommodations

Day 1 – 2: Cambria Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Day 3: DoubleTree Hotel, Lafayette, Louisiana

Day 4: Hilton Capitol Downtown, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Day 5 – 6: Nottoway Plantation, White Castle, Louisiana

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

New Orleans

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. Tap your feet to live zydeco music at tonight’s included Cajun Dinner in Lafayette.  B, D

Day 4

Lafayette – Baton Rouge

Learn how accordions create the sweet sounds of zydeco at a Martin Accordions Demo and Factory Tour. Then see traditional crafts demonstrated in the restored homes of Vermilionville Historic Village, a living history museum of Acadian, Native American and Creole cultures. Later, depart for Baton Rouge, stopping at The Quilt Corner to browse and shop their high quality brights, bold, batiks, primitives and novelty fabrics.   B

Day 5

Baton Rouge

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

Baton Rouge

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

Baton Rouge – Slidell – New Orleans

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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