New Orleans – 72 hours in style
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Day 1: New Orleans for 3 nights
Meet & greet private transfer from airport to hotel
Accommodation at Hotel Monteleone****
This charming, historic hotel is located 1 block from famous Bourbon Street. Criollo restaurant, the Carousel Bar, and a heated rooftop swimming pool are featured on-site.
Guests can work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center or enjoy a massage at the full-service spa. There is a business center along with a gift shop.
A fridge and single-serve coffee machine are included in all rooms. The rooms have earth tones and high ceilings and provide a safe. The marble and granite bathrooms offer plush robes.
Monteleone Hotel is located in the heart of the French Quarter.
3 hour private French Quarter walking tour
We will begin our adventure in Jackson Square and spend our time exploring the History and Architecture of the French Quarter, New Orleans Oldest neighborhood. We will cover Saint Louis Cathedral, Ursuline Convent, Cafe du Monde, French Market, U. S. Mint and Royal Street.
3 hour private guided afternoon tour of the Garden District and cemetery
We will start our tour on the infamous Neutral Ground on Canal street where the Americans and Creoles clashed in the early 1800’s. We will take the oldest street car line still operating in the United States down St. Charles through mansions and talk about how the Garden District became the most wealthy neighborhood in the South. We will walk to Lafayette Cemetery that inspired Anne Rice’s Interview with A Vampire and talk about Catholic and Voodoo traditions that influenced so much of our early culture and beliefs. Then we cruise Magazine street to get a local bite and drink before taking the streetcar back downriver.
Have a pre-dinner cocktail at Galatoire’s 33, the new classic on the street, or a legendary Hurricane on the always-lively patio at Pat O’Brien’s.
Dinner reservation at Brennan’s Restaurant
Founded in 1956, Brennan’s Restaurant is a New Orleans institution. Known as much for its picturesque patio, flowering magnolias and verdant courtyard greenery as for its French and Creole cuisine.
Full-Day private guided tour to Bayou & Plantation
Start your morning by heading to a plantation for a chance to see a beautiful estate, but more importantly, to peek into some very sad history.
Visit the Oak Alley Plantation and its beautiful tunnel of 300-year-old oak trees that line the path to the house.
Oak Alley does an excellent job covering both the glamorous and horrible parts of plantation life, including stories, documents, and displays covering the lives of not only the wealthy family who owned the plantation but also the people enslaved there.
Time for lunch to be paid locally
Rest of the afternoon in the bayou: home to cypress swamps, interesting wildlife, and a fragile ecosystem. With your private airboat and captain, you will enjoy a fun experience. Your guide, a local Cajun man who was born and raised on the bayou will explain the ecosystem and make you discover the wildlife.
Have a romantic dinner at Commander’s Palace: they have served delicious food for the past 130 years.
Once you’ve eaten, head to Tipitina’s, or the Maple Leaf Bar, or to Frenchmen Street, paying special attention to the Spotted Cat and d.b.a. for more local music and of course Preservation Hall, legendary club where all the biggest names in jazz have played.
Morning at leisure
3 hour private guided tour of Algiers Point
This is the second oldest district in the city after the French Quarter and “New Orleans Best Kept Secret »
Your guide will share with you the history and anecdotes and take you on an architectural tour of this pretty quiet village accessible by the Canal Street ferry. You will have the opportunity to cross the legendary Mississippi River.
A jazz dinner at Arnaud’s, one of the oldest restaurants in town
Classic upscale restaurant & lounge featuring Creole cuisine, cocktails & Dixieland jazz since 1918.
Or if you prefer we can plan a
Cajun cooking class followed by dinner with a local chef in Algiers Point.
Private transfer from hotel to New Orleans airport
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