Pleasanton Chamber Travel



Chamber Travel in 2017

 

Gardens & Mansions

Featuring New Orleans & Cajun Country

 7 Days

April 2, 2017

 Regular Rate: $2350 pp double

Save $100 per person if you make your final payment with a check*

 

Highlights
•3 Nights in the French Quarter
•French Quarter Walking Tour
•Steamboat Natchez Cruise
•Café du Monde
•Court of Two Sisters Dinner
•New Orleans School of Cooking
•New Orleans City Tour
•Longue Vue Gardens & House
•Baton Rouge
•Natchez Area Tour
•Dinner at Antebellum Mansion
•Antebellum Mansion Visits (2)
•Bayou Cruise
•Vermillionville
•Jean Lafitte Cultural Center
•Avery Island - Tabasco Factory
 

Inclusions
•Roundtrip Airfare - OAKLAND AIRPORT
•10 Meals: 6-Breakfasts & 4-Dinners
•Professional Tour Director
•Motorcoach Transportation
•Admissions per Itinerary
•Sightseeing per Itinerary
•Baggage Handling
•Hotel Transfers

 

Gardens & Mansions Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive New Orleans

Today arrive in New Orleans for a three night stay in the exciting French Quarter. Tonight be sure to enjoy the “The Quarter” filled with fabulous restaurants and jazz clubs.Overnight: New Orleans

Day 2: New Orleans - French Quarter

This morning enjoy a French Quarter Walking Tour featuring the St. Louis Cathedral with adjoining Cabildo and rectory, Bourbon Street, Pirates Alley and the French Marketplace. Next visit the famous Café du Monde to enjoy café au lait and beignets. Later board the Steamboat Natchez for a relaxing cruise on the Mississippi River. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the Court of Two Sisters, one of the French Quarter’s most famous restaurants. Meals: (B,D) Overnight: New Orleans

Day 3: New Orleans

Today enjoy a New Orleans City Tour. Visit the Garden District which features one of the best preserved collections of historic southern mansions in the United States. Visit the Longue Vue Gardens & House, a National Historic Landmark. The ever-changing gardens provide an inspiring destination year-round to learn about native plants and flowers. Also learn about some of the aftermath from Hurricane Katrina. This afternoon an optional excursion will be available to the Oak Alley Plantation, one of the state’s most visited antebellum homes. This evening enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers at the famous New Orleans School of CookingMeals: (B,D) Overnight: New Orleans

Day 4: New Orleans - Baton Rouge - Natchez

This morning travel to the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge. Stop at the New State Capitol Building to view the Art Deco architecture and hear stories about the state’s most famous politician Huey Long. Then visit the Louisiana State Museum featuring thematic exhibits on the diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry and culture. Later motorcoach into Mississippi and arrive in Natchez, a beautiful town that captures the charm and elegance of the historic south with its Antebellum Mansions. Tonight enjoy a southern experience with an Antebellum Mansion Dinner and Tour the Natchez area. Meals: (B,D) Overnight: Natchez

Day 5: Natchez - Lafayette, Louisiana

This morning enjoy a Natchez Area Tour to learn about the area’s amazing pre-Civil War history. Then visit another beautiful Natchez Antebellum Mansion. Later cross into Louisiana to explore fascinating Cajun Country, founded in the 18th century by French-speaking exiles from Canada. Today, the region features a unique blend of French, Creole and Caribbean influences. This afternoon enjoy an eerie Bayou Cruise, a true Louisiana experience. Meal: (B) Overnight: Lafayette

Day 6: Lafayette - Vermillionville - Avery Island

Today discover Cajun country. First visit the Jean Lafitte Cultural Center to learn about the life of the famous pirate and unlikely patriot. Later visit Vermillionville, an entire bayou town which has been restored to depict the authentic vision of Cajun & Creole Society in South Louisiana during the 18th & 19th centuries. Buildings include homes, blacksmith shop, general store and a chapel surrounded by 10 acres of gardens and woodlands. Then travel to Avery Island for a Tabasco Factory Tour, home the world-famous Louisiana hot sauce. Tonight enjoy a fun-filled evening for your Farewell Dinner, hosted at Pont Breaux’s, famous for its Cajun cuisine and sounds. Meals: (B,D) Overnight: Lafayette

Day 7: Lafayette - New Orleans - Home

Today depart Lafayette and head to New Orleans for your flight home filled with wonderful memories of your Gardens & Mansions TourMeal: (B)

Accommodations:

6 Nights First Class Hotels

•3 Nights - Maison Dupuy or Wyndham French Quarter, New Orleans

•1 Night - Hotel Vue, Natchez, Mississippi

•2 Nights - Doubletree Lafayette, Lafayette

 

*Booking Discount detail

Make your Final Payment by check prior to the Final Payment Due Date (January 18, 2017) 

 

Click here for Gardens and Mansions Brochure

Click here for Gardens and Mansions Reservation Form

 

Direct questions to Kate D'Or, 925-846-5858 ext. 203 or kate@pleasanton.org


 


 

 

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featuring an optional Madrid extension

 

November 1 - 9, 2017

The price of $3,049 per person, double occupancy is an early bird special if you

reserve your spot with a deposit by April 29, 2017. The price increases by $100 per person ($3,149) after this date.

Click here for Brochure and reservation form

 Direct Questions to Kate D'Or, 925-846-5858 ext. 203 or kate@pleasanton.org

 

 


 

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$2,999 per person, double occupancy

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