NEW ORLEANS, LA
Experience New Orleans in style.
Join us for this stateside trip to the Big Easy, and enjoy the classy side of New Orleans, away from the crowds of Bourbon Street. Our tour takes place during Twelfth Night, January 6th, (also know as King's Day), the official kick off to the Mardi Gras season! This is a great time to be in New Orleans, as the crowds haven't gathered yet, you can catch a second line parade and dine at the best restaurants, and take in the culture of the city at a more leisurely pace. Relax at the stylish and historic Henry Howard Hotel in the Garden District and take your coffee on the porch in the mornings.
This itinerary takes you through the many neighborhoods of New Orleans, and dips your toe into the French Quarter for a few must sees. Dance at some of the hottest jazz clubs, sip cocktails at bars and restaurants, frequented by locals, and get your hands dirty at a cooking class in the Marigny.
There's an energy in the air in New Orleans that just can't be denied, so let's head down south and live a little!
Spend 4 nights at the boutique property, The Henry Howard Hotel, surrounded by historic homes in the Garden District. Just steps to the St. Charles Streetcar, this location offers a quiet retreat in New Orleans away from the crowds, but with easy access to the French Quarter, Magazine Street, and The Marigny.
Accommodations include a queen room with en-suite bath in this 18 room historic hotel, decorated with an eclectic mix of Mid-century modern and antique furnishings, and also features a chic, jewel box of a bar in their parlor and wrought iron balconies that span the width of the house, designed by New Orleans famed architect, Henry Howard.
DAY 1 ARRIVAL DINNER PARTY IN NOLA
Tonight, experience a traditional boucherie dinner at Cochon, then onto the hottest little jazz clubs down in The Marigny.
Hop the St. Louis Street Car to the French Quarter for a food crawl to try a few specialties of New Orleans. Think muffaletta, southern sweets, fried crab claws, and grilled oysters, and of course cocktails including an absinthe concoction. Free time to explore on your own. Dinner tonight at The Mosquito Supper Club.
Today we head out of town a bit to Algiers Point, for a hands-on southern cooking class in the afternoon. Tonight, cocktails on the porch at The Chloe followed by dinner.
Enjoy the morning and afternoon to yourself and explore, or join us on a ride to the outskirts of town to visit a few of the favorite but hidden spots for true Louisiana no-frills cuisine. We're heading to Willie Mae's for their famous fried chicken, a po boy at an unassuming dive bar, (first recommended to us years ago by Philly food critic, Craig Laban who has called New Orleans home in the past), and an oyster specialty so delicious it has been known to save marriages! Wash it all down with a cold local brew of Abita or Dixie beer. Dinner at ????
Walking tour of the Garden District. Catch a glimpse of celebrity's homes, haunted mansions, and learn about the architecture of this neighborhood unique to the United States. We'll wrap up our last day in New Orleans with two NOLA traditions; Afternoon brunch, and for dinner, a shrimp boil and cabaret show at a hidden venue. Optional (and included): Visit to a haunted museum and seance room.
New Orleans, April, 2023
3 Night Tour Rate
$2,299.00 per person, double occupancy
Included in price:
3 Nights Accommodation at the historic
Henry Howard Hotel.
Double Room, Queen size bed, air conditioning, en- suite private bath, TV, Wi-Fi.
Breakfast of coffee and pastries daily at the hotel.
3 Lunches & 3 Dinners.
Drinks included with all meals.
Private transportation throughout the tour.
All entrance fees and tours.
All taxes and gratuities.
Transportation to hotel upon arrival in New Orleans.(Flights arrive at many different times, so please meet at the hotel the first day)
Additional cocktails outside of organized meals or those included in outlined food tours.