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Spotlight on New Orleans with AAA Member Choice Vacations
  Varies pp

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Destinations: United States

Step into “The Big Easy,” a soulful city abound with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and an incomparable soundtrack on this AAA Member Choice Vacations Tour. Plus for a limited time, save 10% when you book USA tours!

 Discover its unique flavors during a cooking class featuring the popular dishes of the city as well as dinner at the Court of Two Sisters. Learn the secrets of the city’s famous French Quarter on a walking tour featuring St. Louis Cathedral and the French Marketplace. Spend time at either the poignant National World War II Museum or the festive Mardi Gras World. Head out to the swamp for a cruise tour of the bayous and learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem. Come to know the city’s music when taking in a spirited jazz revue at a French Quarter jazz club. Enjoy a single-hotel stay in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter amidst jazz, streetcars, and an unmistakable joie de vivre with AAA Member Choice Vacations.

Spotlight on New Orleans is a leisure exploration designed to immerse you into one locale, and show you what life is truly like there. You’ll be able to unpack once and settle in, but you’ll still have access to a Tour Manager and planned excursions to each city’s must-see destinations and hidden secrets only locals are aware of. Alongside planned excursions, built-in downtime in the itinerary allows you to explore your own way.

You can also choose to enjoy New Orleans during the Holiday season on the Spotlight on New Orleans Holiday tour departing in December. See below for further details on this special holiday tour.

Special Offers and Member Benefits:

  • Special OfferNow Through December 31, 2021*
    • Save 10% on USA tours
  • Member Benefits
    • $50 savings per person
    • Private round-trip home to airport sedan service on air-inclusive tours**
  • AAA Vacations® Amenities - Optional Excursion Credit
    • North America, Central America, Cuba, Europe - $50 per person. Excursions must be booked prior to departure.
    • Exotic Destinations - $75 per person
    • Best Price Guarantee
    • 24/7 Member Care

Where You Will Stay:

Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

In the heart of the French Quarter on Bourbon Street, experience New Orleans the way it was meant to when you stay at the The Royal Sonesta Hotel. You are sure to have an authentic experience at this modern and refined hotel that has European style. The hotel is walking distance to the Mississippi Riverfront, the Central Business District and other famous attractions. Sonesta’s Art Collection fills the hotel and guest rooms, creating an exciting atmosphere.

What You Will See: 

  • Explore the National WWII Museum and learn about the American experience in the war -OR- experience Mardi Gras World and come to know the history of this tradition while touring a working warehouse where artisan create spectacular floats for famous parades
  • Journey through Louisiana's swamp country on a narrated cruise
  • Join a local guide for a walking tour of the famous French Quarter
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of New Orleans featuring St. Louis Cemetery opened in 1853
  • Indulge in a taste of New Orleans favorite - beignets at Café de Monde
  • Enjoy dinner at the Court of Two Sisters
  • Learn to cook New Orleans-style at the New Orleans School of Cooking
  • Experience a spirited jazz revue at a jazz club in the French Quarter
  • Soak in the ambiance of the old South with a drive along St. Charles Avenue
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Included With Your Trip

Inclusions:

  • Travel Protection
  • Sedan Service
  • Passport Club

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  • Vacation Protection Insurance
  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Hertz® Rental Car
  • Direct Airport Transfer Service (town car or limousine) 
  • And much more!
Additional Information

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Here is a look at the details of this trip:

At A Glance: Spotlight on New Orleans ~ 5 Days ~ 6 meals ~ Activity Level: 2

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana - Tour Begins

Step into a cultural melting pot in the “Jazz Capital of the World,” New Orleans! Experience this soulful city abound with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and of course, an incomparable soundtrack.

Day 2: 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 romantic 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 and 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. (B,D)

Day 3: French Quarter

Introduce yourself to the city’s famous French Quarter on a walking tour that features such sights as the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. Continue on to the bustling French Marketplace to explore Pirates Alley and view the Pontalba. Head over 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. (B)

Day 4: New Orleans

Set out on a drive along New Orleans’ historic Esplanade Avenue. Then, journey through the Louisiana swamp on a cruise* narrated by your captain. Learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem and keep 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. 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. (B,D)

Day 5: New Orleans - Tour Ends

Your tour of this captivating city comes to a close today.


Spotlight on New Orleans Holiday: Step into “The Big Easy” - a soulful city abound with rich history and mouth-watering cuisine - all decked out for the holidays. Visit the 19th-century Hermann-Grima House to learn about Creole holiday traditions. Learn the secrets of the city’s famous French Quarter on a walking tour featuring St. Louis Cathedral and the French Marketplace. Discover its unique flavors during a holiday cooking class featuring popular dishes of the city. See trees draped in glistening lights on a train ride through the lit bridges, lagoons and gardens of Celebration in the Oaks. Enjoy lunch and a holiday-themed musical revue by the Victory Belles at the National World War II Museum. Head out to the swamp for a cruise tour of the bayous and learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem. Celebrate the season like a local and toast your travel companions at a traditional reveillon dinner at The Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter. Enjoy a single-hotel stay in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter amidst jazz, streetcars, and an unmistakable joie de vivre that can only be found in this lively city during the holidays.

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Departure Dates
Start: January 1, 2022
End: December 31, 2022
Price: Varies pp


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