6 Days - Departs: ANYTIME FOR GROUPS OF 44

Picture Impressions from our last trip!

Day 1 Lake Charles (Free evening)

Depart at 6:00 am for our trip to Lake Charles. We will stop for coffee in Kingsville, lunch in Houston, arriving at our hotel ( L’Auberge Du Lac Hotel and Casino) in the late afternoon. 

The evening is free for winning big money!

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Day 2 New Orleans. Hotel check in and free evening to explore the French Quarter

Depart Lake Charles at 8 am for our 4 hour drive to the Holiday Inn French Quarter, where we will spend the next three nights. The afternoon is free for exploring Bourbon Street and its many culinary treasures!

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Day 3 Steamboat Natchez River Cruise, Hurricane Katrina Tour, Cemetery Visit.
Depart the hotel at 10:30 am am for a cruise on the Steamboat Natchez  along the Mississippi River. This two-hour cruise takes us from the heart of the French Quarter back to when cotton was king and life was slow and graceful. You will experience New Orleans, one of the world’s most active ports, as it can only be experienced from the river, serenaded by the beautiful music of the steamboats calliope (a musical instrument powered by steam that is atop the steamboat). Next we will visit one of New Orleans famous cemeteries, followed by a tour of areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A local guide will tell you about the history of New Orleans, the French Quarter and the impact Hurricane Katrina had on one of Americas favorite cities. You will also find out why this city was built on that particularly vulnerable location along the Mississippi River. Drive by on levees that breached and tour of still devastated neighborhoods.
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Day 4 Cafe du Monde and visit to Mardis Gras World
Morning departure for coffee and beignets to the famous Cafe du Monde. Beignets were brought to Louisiana by the Acadians and soon became a staple of Louisiana cuisine. In the afternoon we'll visit Mardi Gras World: "As any local will tell you, there are certain essential things to experience in New Orleans.  One is Mardi Gras, the most unique expression of New Orleans culture and spirit. And there’s no Mardi Gras experience like Mardi Gras World. A tour of Mardi Gras World is truly magical.  Because Mardi Gras World is literally the place where Mardi Gras magic is made.  Nowhere else can you watch the artists of Blaine Kern Studios—the world-renowned masters of Carnival sculpture and floatbuilding - at work in their shops, weaving spells of wonder". Free Kings Cake sampling!
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Day 5 Isle of Capri Hotel and Casino in Westlake (free evening for gambling or resting)
Depart New Orleans at 9 am for our 4 hour drive to the Isle of Capri Hotel and Casino in Westlake, LA, arriving in time for lunch. 

Free afternoon for gambling and for enjoying the many hotel amenities. 

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Day 6
After a delicious buffet breakfast we depart for the Valley and arrive back in your park in the late afternoon.
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Price per person: $ 949 (singles please add $ 319)

Includes:
1. First class 57 passenger motor coach
2. First class hotels
3. Coffee and Beignets and the Cafe Du Monde
4. One Breakfast
6. River Cruise and Lunch on Steamboat Natchez
7. Entrance fee to Mardi Gras World (guided tour)
8. Tours as indicated
9. Service of professional tour guide in New Orleans
10. All Taxes

Terms: Please be advised that the itinerary is subject to change without prior notice if circumstances make it necessary. In case of cancellations, refunds can only be given if substitute participants can be found. However, trip cancellation insurance is available here! Thank you for considering to travel with us, we hope to see you soon!!