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New Orleans and Lafayette for Mardi Gras

New Orleans and Lafayette for Mardi Gras

Avoid the chaos of Mardi Gras in New Orleans and experience the festivities in Lafayette, the heart and soul of Cajun country. We visit New Orelans after the Mardi Gras celebrations take place, seeing the best of this unique city with time to explore at your own pace. Enroute sightseeing includes Nashville, Memphis, and more!

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New Orleans is one of those few special places that defies comparison; there's truly no place like it, especially around Mardi Gras. Bursting with music, history, architectural beauty, and the best Cajun food there is, you'll fall in love with New Orleans. Mardi Gras celebrations await us in Lafayette, where we have special access to a VIP area that features covered seating and a great view of the bandstand. We've timed everything to experience all the fun, while avoiding the chaos of New Orleans on Mardi Gras itself.

 

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Day One

Travel to Cincinnati, Ohio for the night.

Day Two

A scenic drive through Kentucky and Tennessee brings us to Memphis, the Birthplace of the Blues.

Day Three

Visit Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, before continuing to Louisiana. We stay in Baton Rouge for the night.

Day Four

Lafayette is the heart and soul of Cajun country, and homes to a grand Mardi Gras celebration. The event is known for being both full of revelry and family-friendly. Enjoy the day from our VIP area, featuring covered seating with prime parade viewing. Sample some king cake and other Louisiana specialties, and be sure to catch some beads while watching the parades, floats, and music.

Day Five

Visit nearby Avery Island today, home to the one and only Tabasco hot sauce. All Tabasco in the world is made right here, and a tour of the factory and greenhouse will show us how it's done. Then, visit Jungle Gardens, a semi-tropical garden that stretches along the bayou. This afternoon, we travel to our home for the next three nights, New Orleans. "The Big Easy" is vibrant and fascinating, with its spectacular French Quarter, historic buildings, and bustling waterfront. The loud, busy atmosphere of yesterday's Mardi Gras festivities will hae now given way to a calmer, more relaxed vibe for exploring the city. A fun night of delicious local food with live music and dancing awaits at our favourite Cajun restaurant.

Days Six and Seven

Spend two days exploring New Orleans, beginning with a guided tour. Then, spend the rest of your time as you wish! Explore the French Quarter, wander the Riverwalk, do some shopping, take a swamp tour, cruise aboard an historic paddlewheeler, or experiece the incredible World War II Museum. Your tour director will help with all the details and the coach will offer shuttles to some of the most popular attractions.

Day Eight

Travel the short distance to Mobile, Alabama, home to the original Mardi Gras tradition. Visit the Mardi Gras Carnival Museum, which brings the local Mardi Gras tradition to life, while enjoying the lovely downtown. We travel to Birmingham, Alabama for the night.

Day Nine

Arrive in Nashville in time to enjoy a full afternoon of sightseeing, including a guided city tour and time to explore downtown. Live music pours out of every door along Broadway, with atmosphere you won't find anywhere else. We stay at the elegant Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville.

Day Ten

This morning we take a guided tour of Studio B, the famed studio where Elvis recorded more than 200 times. Still used today by Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, and others, this is hallowed ground for any country music fan. Then, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, showcasing country music from its roots to today. We spend the night in Cincinnati.

Day Eleven

Cross the border and return home.

Price Includes

  • Luxury motor coach transportation

  • 10 nights accommodation

  • 10 breakfasts

  • 1 dinner

  • Guided tours of New Orleans and Nashville

  • Access to VIP area for Lafayette Mardi Gras celebrations

  • Admissions to Graceland, Jungle Gardens, Mardi Gras Carnival Museum, Country Music Hall of Fame

  • Tour of Tabasco Factory

  • Guided tour of Studio B

 

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Acton Tim Hortons Acton, 318 Queen Street, Tim Hortons
Ajax Super 8 Motel Ajax, 210 Westney Road South, Super 8 Motel
Super 8 Motel
Alliston Tim Hortons Alliston, 157A Young St Industrial Pkwy, Tim's
@ Hwy 89
Ancaster Tim Hortons Ancaster, 1180 Hwy # 2, Tim Hortons
Arthur Tim Hortons Arthur, 8008 Wellington Rd 109, Tim Horton's
(Wellington County 109 & Hwy 6)
Aurora McDonalds Aurora, 2 Allaura Blvd, McDonald's
Aylmer Tim Hortons Aylmer, 374 John St N @ Hwy 73, Tim Hortons
Barrie Quality Inn Barrie, 55 Hart Drive, Quality Inn
(formerly the Travelodge)
Beamsville Tim Hortons Beamsville, 5005 South Service Road,Tim Hortons
(Ontario St @ QEW)
Blenheim Tim Hortons Blenheim, 79 Talbot Street W, Tim Hortons
Bolton Tim Hortons Bolton, 20 Queen Street N, Tim Hortons
(@ King Street)
Bowmanville Best Western Bowmanville, 160 Liberty St S, Best Western
(401 at Liberty Street exit)
Bradford Country Style Bradford, 396 Holland St W, Country Style
(near Melbourne Dr)
Brampton Tim Hortons Brampton, 202 County Court Blvd, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 10
Brantford Comfort Inn Brantford, 58 King George Rd, Comfort Inn
Burlington Holiday Inn Burlington, 3063 S Service Road, Holiday Inn Hotel
& Conference Centre
Caledonia Tim Hortons Caledonia, 360 Argyle St S, Tim Hortons
across from Zehrs at Celtic Drive
Cambridge Hotel Cambridge, 700 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge Hotel
Chatham Comfort Inn Chatham 1100 Richmond Street Comfort Inn
Chatsworth Six & Ten Mart Chatsworth, 86 Garafraxa St, Six & Ten Minimart
Chesley Post Office Chesley Post Office, 120 First Ave S
Clifford Village Variety Clifford, 19 Elora St, N, Village Variety,
@ Hwy 9
Clinton Tim Hortons Clinton, 300 Ontario St S, Hwy 8, Tim Hortons
Hwy 8
Cobourg, SURCHARGE Cobourg, 121 Densmore Road, Comfort Inn SURCHARGE
SURCHARGE
Collingwood Tim Hortons Collingwood, 281 First St, Tim Hortons
Delhi Tim Hortons Delhi, 526 James St, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 3
Dundas Freshii Dundas, 101 Osler Drive, Freshii
University Plaza
Durham Tim Hortons Durham, 317 Garafraxa St S, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 6
Elmira Tim Hortons Elmira, 305 Arthur St S, Tim Hortons
Exeter Tim Hortons Exeter, 153 Main St N, Tim Hortons
Fergus Tim Hortons Fergus, 850 Tower St S, Tim Hortons
Forest Tim Hortons Forest, 80 King St E, Tim Hortons
Fort Erie McDonalds Fort Erie, 325 Garrison Road, McDonalds
Georgetown Tim Hortons Georgetown, 320 Guelph Street, Tim Horton's
across from Canadian Tire
Goderich Zehrs Goderich, 35400 Huron Road, Hwy 8, Zehrs
Grand Bend Tim Hortons Grand Bend, 39 Ontario St, Tim Hortons
Grimsby Gateway Niagara Grimsby, 424 S Service Rd, Gateway Niagara
Information Centre
Guelph - McDonalds MD Guelph, 372 Stone Road West, McDonalds
across from Stone Road Mall
Guelph McDonalds Guelph, 372 Stone Road West, McDonalds
across from Stone Road Mall
Guelph-Tim Hortons Guelph, 386 Speedvale Ave E, Tim Hortons
@ Stevenson
Hamilton Sheraton Hotel Hamilton, 116 King St W, Sheraton Hotel
Hanover Tim Hortons Hanover, 224 7th Avenue Tim Hortons
Hanover Mall in plaza with Food Basics
Harriston LCBO Harriston, 2 Queen St South, LCBO
Hepworth Tim Hortons Hepworth, 456 Bruce Street, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 6
Ingersoll Tim Hortons Ingersoll, 10 Samnah Cres Tim Hortons
Exit 216 off 401
Innisfil Sandycove Acres Innisfil, 2 Weeping Willow Dr The Wheel Sandycove
'The Wheel' Sandycove Acres
Jarvis Tim Hortons Jarvis, 2120 Main St N, Tim Horton's
Keswick Food Basics Keswick, 199 Simcoe Avenue, Food Basics
corner of Metro & Simcoe
Kincardine Tim Hortons Kincardine, 814 Durham St, Tim Hortons
Sobeys Plaza Hwy 21
Kitchener Homer Watson Kitchener, 2410 Homer Watson Blvd, McDonalds
Listowel Tim Hortons Listowel, 836 Wallace Ave N, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 23
London Ramada Inn London, 817 Exeter Rd, Ramada Inn
Front Entrance
Lucknow Marys Family Rest Lucknow, 763 Campbell Street, Mary's Family Rest.
@ Hwy 86
Markdale Macs Markdale, 50 Toronto Street N, Mac's
@ Hwy 10
Markham McDonalds Markham (Unionville) McDonald's 5225 Hwy 7
@ McCowan Rd
Meaford Tim Hortons Meaford, 291 Sykes St S, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 26
Midland Tim Hortons Midland, Hwy 93 Penetanguishine Rd,Tim Hortons
(Huronia Mall)
Mildmay Macs Store Mildmay, 5 Elora St, Mac's Store
Hwy 9 across from the Shell Station
Milton Tim Hortons/Wendys Milton, 80 Market Drive, Tim Hortons/Wendy's
Milverton Mini Mart Milverton, 5 Main St S, Mini Mart
Mississauga Hilton Mississauga, 6750 Mississauga Rd, Hilton
Mississauga Sandman Mississauga Sandman, 5400 Dixie Rd,
Sandman Signature Hotel
Mississauga Tim Hortons Mississauga, 1375 Southdown Rd, Tim Hortons
South of QEW at Truscott Rd
Mitchell Tim Hortons Mitchell, 235 Ontario St, Tim Hortons
Mount Forest Tim Hortons Mount Forest 319 Main St South, Tim Hortons
Hwy 89 at Hwy 6
New Hamburg Tim Hortons New Hamburg, 374 Hamilton Road, Tim Hortons
Newmarket Tim Hortons Newmarket, 17725 Yonge Street, Tim Hortons
North of Davis Opposite CDN Tire
Niagara Falls Tim Hortons Niagara Falls, 3930 Montrose Road, Tim Hortons
Thorold Stone Rd at QEW
Oakville McDonalds Oakville, 375 Iroquois Shore Road, McDonalds
N of QEW, E off Trafalgar
Orangeville Tim Hortons Orangeville, 100-5th Ave, Tim Hortons
N of Hwy 9 off Hwy 10
Orillia Quality Inn Orillia, 201 Woodside Drive, Quality Inn
Oshawa BW Plus Durham Oshawa, 559 Bloor Street West, Best Western Plus
Best Western Plus Durham Hotel
Owen Sound Quality Inn Owen Sound, 950 6th Street East, Quality INN
Peterborough, SURCHARGE Peterborough 1209 Lansdowne St W, Comfort Inn
SURCHARGE
Pickering Tim Hortons Pickering, 742 Kingston Road, Tim Hortons
(E of Whites Road North of 401)
Port Colborne Tim Hortons Port Colborne, 197 Main Street East, Tim Hortons
(Hwy 3 & Regional Road 140)
Port Dover Tim Hortons Port Dover, 1 St. Andrew Street, Tim Hortons
Port Elgin Tim Hortons Port Elgin, 618 Gustavus Road, Tim Hortons
(Hwy 21)
Port Perry Tim Hortons Port Perry, 1889 Scugog Street, Tim Hortons
Reeces Corners LCBO Reeces Corners, 4475 London Line, LCBO
(East side of the LCBO plaza)
Richmond Hill Tim Hortons Richmond Hill, 9184 Yonge St, Tim Hortons
(South of 16th Ave @ Spruce St)
Ridgetown Daniels Service Ridgetown, 21180 Victoria Road, Daniels Service
(Ridgetown Exit off 401)
Sarnia Pt.Edward Comfort Sarnia (Pt. Edward) 815 Mara Street, Comfort Inn
Seaforth Tim Hortons Seaforth, 54 Goderich Street East, Tim Hortons
Shelburne Tim Hortons Shelburne, 802 Main Street East, Tim Hortons
Simcoe Travelodge Simcoe, 385 Queensway W Travelodge
Southampton Tim Hortons Southampton, 142 Emerald Street, Tim Hortons
St Catharines Best Wester St Catharines, 2 North Service Road, Best Western
(Lake St At QEW)
St Marys Tim Hortons St Mary's, 201 Queen St E Tim Hortons
St Thomas Tim Hortons St Thomas, 995 Talbot Steet East @ 1st, Tim Horton
Stayner Tim Hortons Stayner, 201 Main St, Tim Hortons
Hwy 26 and Airport Rd
Stoney Creek Burger King Stoney Creek, 210 Centennial Pkwy N, Burger King
Stouffville McDonalds Stouffville, 28 Sandiford Drive, McDonalds
(Main St At Sandale)
Stratford Queens Inn Stratford, 161 Ontario Street, Queens Inn
(at Waterloo St)
Strathroy Tim Hortons Strathroy, 28630 Centre Road, Tim Hortons
TBA TBA
Thornbury Tim Hortons Thornbury, 48 Arthur Steet West, Tim Hortons
Tillsonburg Tim Hortons Tillsonburg, 560 Broadway Street, Tim Hortons
(near North St)
Toronto Airport Delta Toronto, 655 Dixon Road, Delta Hotels by Marriott
(formerly International Plaza)
Toronto Tim Hortons Toronto 4 Lebovic Ave @ Eglinton E, Tim Hortons
(E of Pharmacy)
Toronto York Mills Toronto, 10 York Mills Road, York Mills Centre
(northeast corner Yonge & York Mills)
Toronto, Etobicoke Toronto, 3300 Bloor St W, Bloor/Islington Place
(entrance on Aberfolyle Cres)
Toronto, Scarborough Toronto,1755 Brimley Rd, Real Canadian Superstore
Brimley & Progress
Tottenham Tecumseth Tottenham, 1A Varga Court, Tecumseth Pines Club
1 Tecumseth Pines Drive (SEE NOTES)
Tottenham Tim Hortons Tottenham, 130 Queen Street North Tim Hortons
(#10)
Uxbridge Coffee Time Uxbridge 25 Brock St & Toronto St Coffee Time
Walkerton Tim Hortons Walkerton, 10 MacNab Street ,Tim Hortons
Wasaga Beach Tim Hortons Wasaga Beach 1271 Mosley st @ River Rd Tim Hortons
Waterdown Tim Hortons Waterdown 255 Dundas St E, Waterdown Shopping Ctr
corner of Dundas & Hamilton St N
Waterloo Tim Hortons Waterloo, Tim Hortons, 94 Bridgeport Rd E @ Weber
*no parking available*
Welland A & W Restaurant Welland, 806 Niagara St, A & W Rest. (Seaway Mall)
Whitby Tim Hortons Whitby, 1 Paisley Court off Brock St N, Tim Horton
off of 401
Wiarton Tim Hortons Wiarton, 445 Berford St, Tim Hortons
Wingham Tim Hortons Wingham, 33 Josephine St (Hwy 4 and Hwy 86) Tim's
Woodbridge McDonalds Woodbridge, 4535 Hwy 7 McDonalds
at Pine Valley
Woodstock Quality Inn MD Woodstock, 580 Bruin Blvd, Quality Inn
Lower Parking Lot

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