June 6-10, 2021
Spotlight on New Orleans
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All non-members must add $60 to the above rates.
Book and deposit an air inclusive package by January 6, 2021 and receive $100 off per person
AAA Members save an additional $50 off per person.
Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 20 passengers.
- Free parking with roundtrip transfers to Philadelphia International Airport
- Roundtrip Airfare – Philadelphia to New Orleans, LA
- Roundtrip transfers – airport/hotel
- 4 night’s hotel accommodations
- Sightseeing as stated in itinerary by luxury coach
- Services of Professional AAA Member Choice Vacations driver/guide
- Meals: 4 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
- Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager
- French Quarter
- New Orleans School of Cooking
- Beignets at Café Du Monde
- Swamp Tour
- Dinner at The Court of Two Sisters
- Jazz Revue
Sunday, June 6, 2021 – Welcome to New Orleans, Louisiana
Motorcoach from Central PA to Philadelphia International Airport for your flight to New Orleans, LA. Step into a cultural melting pot in the “Jazz Capital of the World,” New Orleans! Experience this soulful city abound with rich history, mouthwatering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and of course, an incomparable soundtrack. Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
Monday, June 7, 2021 – French Quarter
This morning enjoy a panoramic city tour with a local guide. Start by seeing St. Louis Cemetery #3; opened in 1854. It holds some of the most elaborate crypts found in the city’s cemeteries. Relax during a drive along the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain. This road eventually leads to St. Charles Avenue, whisking you past gorgeous mansions and two world-famous universities, Tulane and Loyola. This afternoon, it’s your choice! Take a walk-through history at the National World War II Museum and learn about the American experience in the war -OR- celebrate the festive side of New Orleans at Mardi Gras World. Come to know the history of this tradition while touring a working warehouse where artisans create spectacular floats for the famous parades. Tonight, learn how to cook New Orleans-style! During a cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, your chef will indulge you in everything Louisiana cuisine has to offer. Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans (Breakfast, Dinner)
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 – French Quarter
It’s your choice! Introduce yourself to the city’s famous French Quarter on a walking tour that features such sights as the majestic St. Louis Cathedral and the bustling French Marketplace, where you’ll explore Pirates Alley and view the Pontalba -OR- explore the exhibitions and galleries at the Historic New Orleans Collection followed by a visit to the Bevolo Gaslight Museum and Workshop. Then, head to Café Du Monde for a taste of a true New Orleans favorite – beignets! This afternoon, explore more of New Orleans on your own, or you may choose an optional excursion to Oak Alley Plantation to explore the rich history of the Antebellum South. Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans (Breakfast)
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 – New Orleans
Set out on a drive along New Orleans’ historic Esplanade Avenue. Journey through the Louisiana swamp on a cruise* narrated by your captain. Learn about the ecosystem’s history and ecology while keeping an eye out for wildlife, from bald eagles to herons, turtles and alligators. Return to the city and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to discover more of New Orleans your way. You may opt to take a riverboat cruise on the mighty Mississippi. Tonight, immerse yourself in the flavors of traditional New Orleans during dinner at The Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter. After dinner, discover for yourself why New Orleans is the “Birthplace of Jazz” during a roaring jazz revue at a local club in the French Quarter. Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans (Breakfast, Dinner)
*In cases of severe inclement weather, entrance to the Cabildo and Presbytere museums will be substituted in place of the swamp tour.
Thursday, June 10, 2021 – Return to Philadelphia
Your tour comes to a close today. Transfer to the airport after breakfast for your flight back to Philadelphia (Breakfast)
Tour Activity Level: 3
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.
U.S. State Department and destination specific travel regulations at time of brochure printing require the following documents for your travel. A government issued photo ID is required for airport security. Travel regulations and state compliance requirements are subject to, and have been known to change. For the most current requirements, which due to potential changes may be other that in listed here, please consult with your travel agent.
Deposit of $500 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by March 24, 2021.
Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100
Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus...
From January 6-April 6, 2021-$500 per person, plus additional suppliers fees
From April 7-May 21, 2021-30% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
From May 22-June 5, 2021-50% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
After June 5, 2021-NON-REFUNDABLE
*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment.
For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.
Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airline(s) 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flights may contain code share agreements.
Temperatures in New Orleans in June average in the 80s with rain possible. Pack for a variety of temperatures. Casual clothes that can be layered work best and comfortable walking shoes.
One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees are not included in the price of the trip. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.
For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.
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