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Weekend Itinerary New Orleans

Long Weekend Options

Each of our weekend getaways can easily include the below options (depending on availability and region)  !

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Private Car

Private car service to Detroit, Grand Rapids or MBS airports.

Flying out of Grand Rapids or MBS adds $400 to $500 to the flight and $60-80 for parking.  Why not just take a private car to Detroit and back ?

Flight Options

Luxury and Deluxe option: direct flights and near perfect times to check-in and out of your hotels.

Sample only for New Orleans:

Depart  - Travel time: 3hr 5min

Leaves Friday, Oct 20, 2017 3:40 PM Detroit-Metro-Wayne Co (DTW)
Arrives Friday, Oct 20, 2017 5:10 PM New Orleans (MSY)

Return - Travel time: 3hr 6min

Leaves Monday, 11:00 AM New Orleans (MSY)
Arrives Monday, 2:34 PM Detroit-Metro-Wayne Co (DTW)

Hotel Options

Luxury and Deluxe option: direct flights to your 5 star & 4-star hotels.

Sample for New Orleans only.

The Windsor Court Hotel

The #1 Best New Orleans Hotels - US News

The Windsor Court Hotel is beloved by New Orleans travelers for a variety of reasons. There's the view of the Mississippi River as seen from the higher-up balconies or bay windows, and the kind and courteous staff members that go above and beyond in customer service, according to visitors. Not to mention the delicious and refined Southern eats served in The Grill Room.

Plus there are other nice features to consider, like Polo Club Lounge's live contemporary jazz performances every Saturday night, or the housekeeping staff's twice-daily room cleaning. Rooms come equipped with a blend of English and French decor, Italian marble baths, minibars and complimentary Wi-Fi access. You'll also find a full-service spa, fitness center and rooftop pool at this NOLA favorite. Windsor Court is located on Gravier Street, within walking distance of some of the city's top sites like the National World War II Museum.

New Orleans Hotels

The Windsor Court Hotel is beloved by New Orleans travelers for a variety of reasons. There's the view of the Mississippi River as seen from the higher-up balconies or bay windows, and the kind and courteous staff members that go above and beyond in customer service, according to visitors. Not to mention the delicious and refined Southern eats served in The Grill Room.

Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans - Our hotel is ideally located on the edge of the French Quarter, providing easy access to attractions such as the beautiful Jackson Square, Bourbon Street and the historic Saenger Theater. Business travelers will appreciate our close proximity to the Business District.

Hotel Mazarin - A luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of the quarter. This elegant hotel decorated in a luxe French style is a 1-minute walk from Bourbon Street and a 10-minute walk from the French Quarter Visitor Center in Jackson Square. Complimentary perks include breakfast and a welcome cocktail. There are 2 bars, including an upscale wine bar serving snacks.

Bourbon Orleans HotelThis classic hotel with a grand chandelier-accented lobby is a 2-minute walk from St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square Park. Traditionally furnished rooms overlook a courtyard or the French Quarter. Split-level suites add separate living areas; some include 4-poster beds, plantation-style shutters and private wrought-iron balconies. Room service is available.

Things to Do

A sample for New Orleans only.

(Luxury and Deluxe option - has everything below included)

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Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Cruise

 All aboard the iconic Paddlewheeler Creole Queen and cruise down the Mississippi River seeing New Orleans from a unique perspective. The Creole Queen is a modern Paddlewheeler dating back to 1983 - but she\'d easily suit the New Orleans of 100 years ago!

At 24 feet in diameter, she\'ll take you down the river passing the French Quarter, the Port of New Orleans and Jean Lafitte National Park.

Listen to the fascinating commentary and tours as you enjoy this cruise hop off when it docks into Chalmette Battlefield to explore this historic place on a one hour excursion and guided tour by National Park Rangers, before catching the cruise back.

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Oak Alley Plantation Louisiana

Set on the banks of the Mississippi River this majestic location is an impressive twenty-five acres of history and romance, triumph and tragedy. On this tour you\'ll enjoy the spectacular scenery and learn about the sugar industry boom when the Plantation was founded and how Oak Alley stands as testament to the old South\'s golden age.

Things to see:

- 300 year old oak trees &  Formal gardens

- Historic houses of plantation farmers

- Greek Revival architecture of Oak Alley Plantation House

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New Orleans Audubon Aquarium

Visit the New Orleans Aquarium, one of the best aquariums in the United States. Go under water and discover the underwater sea creatures and their habitats in the wide range of fascinating exhibits and displays on show. Get involved and stick your hands in the stingray pools, see the Louisiana white alligators, learn about what lives in the Gulf of Mexico - and more.

Don't miss a 20-minute nature documentary at the Entergy Big Screen Theatre where you\'ll be taken on a journey underwater with one of two films; Great White Shark 3D and Galapagos: Nature\'s Wonderland.

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New Orleans Audubon Zoo

 Considered one of the best zoos in the country, Audubon Zoo is definitely worth a visit - especially with the family! Set inside the Audubon National Institute, by the Mississippi River, the zoo is 58 acres and is home to over 2,000 animals from gorillas, to tigers and even Asian elephants!

The zoo was founded on a site dating back to the early 20th century and some buildings are especially art nouveau in style. One of the most impressive features of this diverse zoo is the Swamp exhibit which is home to some of Louisiana\'s most native creatures from raccoons, to otters, black bears and alligators…

St. Louis #1 Cemetery Tour

Choose one out of five tours on offer by French Quarter Phantoms and explore the spooky side of New Orleans.

St Louis #1 Cemetery is the oldest, active, City of the Dead with a spooky beauty that can\'t help but entice you in. Walk around this historic cemetery and see the tombs and graves of New Orleans\' dead, including the notorious VooDoo Queen Marie Laveau and other historic New Orleans characters. St Louis #1 Cemetery is also believed to be the most haunted cemetery in Louisiana so if you\'re brave enough, join in to see if you can see anything paranormal…  Total Tour Time: 2 hours (on foot).

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Adventures in New Orleans Bus Tour

See the sites of New Orleans aboard a bus and take in the sights from the comfort of your seat. Adventures in New Orleans will take you on a ride to remember as you travers the city passing all the top attractions and landmarks, including the French Quarter, Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, the Botanical Gardens - and much more!

Your guide will share with you the city\'s secrets and reveal the real New Orleans history and culture. Note: Please call for schedule and reservations. NOTE:  2, 3, 5 day New Orleans Passes only

Things to see:

French Quarter, Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, Bourbon Street, French Market, Saint Louis Cemetery, Lake Pontchartrain, Saint Charles Avenue, Audubon Park, Lafayette Square

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Cooking Demonstration Class

Learn to cook the best New Orleans food from the pros! At the New Orleans School of Cooking you can watch the chefs in action and learn from the best as you sit in on a free cooking demonstration class of some of the typical Louisiana dishes and the local\'s most-loved.

From Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, to Corn & Crab Bisque, or even Crawfish Etouffe and Chicken Creole - there\'s something to suite all palettes! It\'s a great way to learn the local flavours and delicacies of New Orleans cuisine.

Cooking Demonstrations:

- Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, Corn & Crab Bisque & Crawfish Etouffe, Chicken Creole & and much more!

Your New Orleans Power Pass is valid to use at the 2pm cooking class only.

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Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.