New Orleans, Back to the Bayou

Southern Plantations, the French Quarter and the Mighty Mississippi

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Southwestern Ontario to Middletown, OH

Come and join our motor coach this morning as we depart our area and travel to the border where we cross into the United States, en route to our destination this evening in Middletown, Ohio.

Day 2 Birmingham, AL

Making our way down through the Blue Grass State of Kentucky and into Tennessee we will be arriving into the warmer temperatures of Birmingham, Alabama for this evening. (B)

Day 3 New Orleans, LA

Arriving at our hotel in this incredible city of New Orleans, you have some time to freshen up and catch your breath. To celebrate our arrival in New Orleans, dinner this evening as a group will be a perfect way to start off our southern experience. (B,D)

Day 4 New Orleans, LA

This morning following breakfast at your hotel, you will be enjoying a guided city tour of this extraordinary area, known as “The Birthplace of Jazz”! This afternoon we visit Mardi Gras World, the largest float designing and building facility in the world. Our guide will give us a tour, which includes a short video, Mardi Gras history and customs, and a taste of King Cake. (B)

Day 5 New Orleans, LA

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, followed by time to explore the city on your own. Take in the Riverwalk Market Place, with over 140 specialty shops, enjoy lunch. Here’s your chance to experience a French Quarter Walking Tour, Jackson Square, a visit to St. Louis Cathedral or simply enjoy your day of leisure at our downtown hotel. (B)

Day 6 New Orleans, LA

Following breakfast at your hotel, your day starts off with a historical tour of a true “southern plantation” at the Oak Alley Plantation. A Southern Style lunch will be included before our afternoon adventure aboard a Swamp Tour to experience the wildlife of Cane River. Returning to New Orleans late afternoon, the evening will be free for you to enjoy as you wish on your final evening in this spectacular city. (B,L)

Day 7 Natchez, MS

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, before we head towards Natchez and the Frogmore Cotton Plantation. This afternoon we will learn of the contrast of a working cotton plantation from 1790 through today. Experience slave culture, sharecropping and modern technology. Also offered is a rare antique steam gin and high-tech modern gin, along with 19 antebellum outbuildings of which 8 are furnished and visited during the tour. Guests may also try their hand at picking cotton during the tour! Time to freshen up at our hotel prior to an included Dinner. (B,D)

Day 8 Memphis, TN

After breakfast in our hotel, we depart this incredible southern area of Mississippi, travelling north to Memphis. Upon arrival, you will have time to enjoy a visit to “Elvis’s – Graceland Mansion”, which is always a popular stop when visiting Memphis. (B)

Day 9 Indianapolis, IN

Departing for Indianapolis after breakfast this morning, we find ourselves easing our way back into the northern part of the States, en route back to Ontario. A farewell Dinner is included this evening. (B,D)

Day 10 Home

Breakfast in your hotel this morning will start our day off, as we prepare to make our way back to the border, stopping at Duty Free before crossing and then returning to our joining points. (B)