Project Description

Overview

NEW ORLEANS & THE DEEP SOUTH

October 24th – November 5th ,2017     

13 – Day Tour

The Deep South of the USA has a strong draw for many of us, and for good reason! Our travels take us through three of these southern states where we will enjoy local attractions as we immerse ourselves a little further into culture and the undeniable hospitality of the Deep South.

New Orleans is a destination in itself, and is a four night stay featured in this itinerary. A fascinating melting pot of multiple cultures such as European, Caribbean, African, and Acadian Culture, New Orleans is an enthralling medley of culture, food and music.  Creole, Jazz, Blues, & Zydeco music are all words that are synonymous with New Orleans. Without question, this is easily and rightfully named one of the world’s most fascinating cities.

Come with us and experience New Orleans and the Deep South, one of America’s most culturally and historically-rich destinations.

Itinerary Details

Day One Cornwall, ON – Detroit, MI

Day Two Detroit, MI – St Louis, MO

Today we arrive at the Gateway of the West, secured by former President, Thomas Jefferson when he signed the Louisiana Purchase. It will also be our first glimpse of the mighty Mississippi River, a river that will take on life as we follow it to New Orleans.

Day Three St Louis, MO – Memphis, TN

We visit the Historic Old Courthouse this morning for a multimedia presentation about The Scotts, slaves who sued for their freedom and the resulting impact on the future of the slave trade. Enjoy the view of St Louis from the famous Arch.

Day Four Memphis, TN – Vicksburg, MS

Who could guess how a few ducks could make a hotel famous! Peabody ducks that is! Our stay in Memphis near famous Beal Street would not be complete without a visit to Graceland, home of the late Elvis Presley. This afternoon is an easy drive following the route of the Mississippi to Vicksburg MS, where they filmed the movie “The Help”

Day Five Vicksburg, MS – Natchez, MS

We will visit the Civil War Historic Military Park this morning, then have fun in The Duck Commander’s town. We might even enjoy a little “Si-Cology Unfiltered. In our travels this afternoon, we will see fields of cotton and visit Fogmore Cotton Plantation.

Day Six to Nine Natchez, MS – New Orleans, LA

Look forward to a visit today of the most photographed elegant antebellum sugar plantation in the south, Oak Alley. This afternoon we will arrive in New Orleans for a four-night stay in the heart of all the action, right near the French Quarter. Look forward to a Special Welcome Dinner tonight at the Court of Two Sisters Restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter.

New Orleans, LA   Enjoy a morning guided tour of New Orleans, a lunch cruise aboard a paddle steamer, guided swamp tour to see ‘gators up close and so much more. Included activities are peppered throughout our three-day stay, with ample free time to explore The French Quarter, Bourbon Street, and the place coined as Louis Armstrong’ town. Encounter Zydeco and Pooboys, Cajun cooking & gumbo, haunted walks and beignets.

Day Ten New Orleans, LA – Nashville, TN

Look forward to a two night stay in Nashville, TN

Day Eleven Nashville, TN

Enjoy the day at leisure today with tickets to the Grand ‘Ol Opry tonight.

Day Twelve Nashville, TN – Cleveland, OH

Stay in the heart of Cleveland tonight.

Day Thirteen Cleveland, OH – Cornwall, ON

Crossing the US/Canadian border in the Niagara Peninsula today, will mean our last day of travel is in our home province.

Inclusions and Costs

  • Transportation via Deluxe Motorcoach
  • 12 Nights’ Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Dinner at Court of Two Sisters in New Orleans
  • Lunch cruise on the Natchez Steamboat
  • Guided Tours in Vicksburg & New Orleans
  • All fees on Vicksburg Day
  • St Louis Arch
  • Visit Oak Alley Sugarcane Plantation
  • Visit to Frogmore Cotton Plantation
  • Grand Ole Opry Nashville
  • Luggage Handling
  • All Applicable Taxes & Gratuities on Included Meals
  • Cancellation & Trip Interruption Insurance
  • Jolly Tour Director

Cost Per Person

  • Double    $3,145
  • Triple       $2,755
  • Quad        $2,565
  • Single      $4,385

HST Not Applicable

Deposit $650 pp upon registration