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Escorted New Orleans

Oct 4, 2021 - Oct 8, 2021

See all of the highlights of the 'Big Easy' on this Escorted New Orleans Tour! Enjoy flights from Hartford Bradley Airport to wonderful New Orleans! This city is know for its vibrant live-music scene and spicy, cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African, and American cultures.

5 Day(s) | 10 Meals


  • Motorcoach transportation to Hartford Bradley Airport
  • Round trip flights to New Orleans
  • Four (4) nights accommodations at the Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans
  • 10 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 boxed lunch, 4 dinners
  • Visits to: Oak Alley Plantation, World War II Museum, Mardi Gras World, New Orleans School of Cooking, Honey Island Swamp Tour, City Tour
  • Transportation & sightseeing by deluxe motorcoach throughout
  • Friendship Tours Escort with you through the tour


Day 1

Depart by motorcoach to Bradley Airport for your flights to New Orleans. Check in at your home for 4 nights, the Hampton Inn & Suites which is centrally located right nearby to the French Quarter. Welcome Dinner at Deanie’s Seafood.

Day 2

After breakfast we will enjoy a wonderful City Tour of New Orleans taking in three centuries of history! Highlights include the world famous French Quarter & historic Jackson Square, view the stately mansions of the world famous exclusive Garden District. You’ll see City Park and get to visit one of the historic cemeteries learning about this unique above ground burial system. Tour will end at the French Market for free time to have lunch on own and shop. Enjoy a special evening at The Original Cajun Restaurant, Mulates. Dine on authentic Cajun cuisine & be entertained by live Cajun music!

Day 3

After breakfast, we head off for Mardi Gras World. Here, you’ll get an overview of the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans before the guides take you through the float den, where the artists work year-round to build spectacular floats and props. You never get this close to the floats while they’re rolling in Mardi Gras parades, and this is certainly the only place to see how these amazing pieces come to life each year. Then we are off to the spectacular Oak Alley Plantation, one of the most famous and photographed plantations. It is a testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south. Enjoy a tour and lunch at this spectacular Plantation. Tonight we will enjoy a cooking class and dinner at the world famous New Orleans School of Cooking.

Day 4

We depart after breakfast for our morning tour of Honey Island Swamp for an authentic swamp tour and bayou cruise. Tour the incredible National WWII Museum which tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Farewell Dinner at the Court of Two Sisters! Don’t forget to try a Mint Julep!

Day 5

After breakfast we transfer to New Orleans Airport for your return flight home!







Payment Policy

$900 per person deposit with reservation. Final payment by June 18, 2021

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to June 18,2021 fee of $200 pp; June 19 - July 30, 2021 fee of $1000 pp; July 30 - August 15, 2021 fee of $1500 pp; no refunds if canceled after August 15, 2021. All cancellation are plus any non-refundable air fees.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage is available through Travel Insured International when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information

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