New Orleans LGBTQ+ Fall Tour

November 1-5, 2018

Experience the rich history, culture and food on this 4-night New Orleans tour package. From the minute you arrive you will be immersed in the history surrounding this unique city. Savor the Cajun and Creole cuisine, hear about the gay history, tour an antebellum plantation and visit a museum where Mardi Gras floats are built.

Itinerary

November 1, 2018
Arrive in New Orleans and check into the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel located on the corner of Bourbon Street and Canal Street in the French Quarter.  Meet your fellow travelers at a welcome reception with an open bar hor d’oeuvres.    

November 2, 2018
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before boarding the transportation for a tour of Houmas House Plantation.    Arrive and feast on a  Cajun lunch followed by a tour of the plantation home.  The tour of House Plantation and Gardens is so much more than just a tour of a grand antebellum estate. Experience the southern splendor of "The Sugar Palace" when you step into 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork. Enjoy 38 lush acres of gardens, ponds and a majestic live oak alley.  Have some free time to wander the immaculate gardens and grounds.

November 3, 2018
Start the day with breakfast at the hotel.   Your morning is free to explore or sleep in from your evening activities.   Your afternoon tour will begin with a Gay Walking Tour in the French Quarter.   The two hour interactive exploration of New Orleans’ rich gay history and current LGBT community include the origins of Southern Decadence, the evolution of Gay Carnnival, the homes and watering holes of Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote, the gay connection to the JFK assassination, the tragic Upstairs Lounge fire, and much, much more. Hop on the transportation and depart for Mardi Gras World.  You know this is going to be a fun tour as soon as you arrive. Colorful Mardi Gras props, like a gigantic jovial jester, fiercely realistic alligators, and a gorgeously exciting Marilyn Monroe with skirt flying greet one and all to this amazing fantasy factory. You will even view the most awesome floats ever built for carnival.  

November 4, 2018
Farewell brunch at the world famous Court of Two Sisters Restaurant.  The historic Court of Two Sisters restaurant is located in the heart of the French Quarter. It is known for its large, picturesque dining courtyard, daily Jazz Brunch and romantic Creole dinner. Experience the ambiance of the largest outdoor dining courtyard in the French Quarter with flowering plants and flowing fountains. Enjoy a romantic Creole-style Dinner surrounded by softly glittering glass lights. 

November 5, 2018
Before you depart New Orleans enjoy the breakfast at the hotel.

Inclusions

  • Four nights hotel accommodations 
  • Transportation where needed
  • 3 Breakfast
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Brunch
  • Welcome Reception
  • Houmas House Plantation 
  • Mardi Gras World Tour
  • All taxes and gratuties

Cost

  • $1019.00 USD -  per person, double occupancy 

Add on Round-Trip Airport Transfer

  • Luxury Sedan Round-Trip Airport Transfer - $240.00 (1-3 pax)
  • Airport shuttle Round-Trip Airport Transfer - $46.00 per person