Type Land Only
Departure Date Friday, April 16th, 2021
Return Date Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
Final Payment Date
Sunday, February 28th, 2021
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Morning flight to New Orleans, LA, Air fare is not included.
Arrival transfer can be arranged to travel between the airport and the hotel or you may prefer to use Uber. Check-in for 3 nights at the 4 star Wyndham Hotel In the heart of New Orleans in the French quarter.
Meet your tour escort who will assist you throughout the tour. Afternoon walking tour with local guide to see all the landmarks of the French Quarter. A visit to Degas House Museum is included ( Creole impressionist tour for 2 hours). Degas lived there in 1872 with his maternal relatives, the Musson Family. Painting classes are available if you wish to take one as you are staying in New Orleans (optional). Welcome dinner at a local restaurant with the opportunity to meet your travel companions.
Morning sightseeing of New Orleans using transportation day pass. With the help of your escort and the local guide you will ride busses and street car to go and visit the Garden District and the cemetery. Afternoon free time for painting or sketching in scenic spots
Depart after breakfast for a full day excursion to Vacherie where you will visit the OAK ALLEY PLANTATION a magnificent and imposing property of Greek revival architecture. Time to visit, have lunch on your own and find inspiration to paint or sketch views of the plantation, some beautiful scenery or historical costumes.
Departure after breakfast to go to Baton Rouge, 82 miles away from New Orleans. Your local guide will show you the Capital of Louisiana for a couple of hours before you continue to c where you will have a food tour and a fun experience of Cajun cuisine. Continue to spend the afternoon at the LARC Acadian Village which offers interesting sceneries for painting and intend to keep alive the old traditions and history of the old days. Check-in at your hotel in Lafayette for 2 nights.
Guided city tour of Lafayette in the morning.
Afternoon visit to Vermilionville just 3 miles away. The site is an historic and folklife park recreating the life of Acadians, Creoles and Americans who lived between 1765 and 1890. Costumed artisans, cooking school, dance lessons, boat tours are available and you will easily find a spot to sketch or paint for a while.
Leaving Lafayette in the morning you will return to the airport for your evening flight driving through the typical scenery of the Bayous. Ten miles outside Lafayette is the Tabasco factory and a short visit will precede a little hike in the Jungle Gardens with a short stop to sketch or photograph the splendors of nature. Then you will proceed to the Atchafalaya Swamp for a boat tour and some time to enjoy the view of ancient Mossy cypress trees and the alligators of the Atchafalaya Basin.
Return to New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport (MCO) around 6:00 PM. Evening flight schedule depends on air schedule at the time of the trip
During the period of Covid 19 recovery, domestic travel is the best you can dream about.
This is a very specific tour for a small group of artists who love to have plenty of time to sketch, paint, take photos without being rushed. In New Orleans and along the Louisiana Bayous artists and poets will be enchanted.
Hotels will be finalized 45 days prior to departure. Depending on the final size of the group quality hotels or B & B will be confirmed
● 5 nights hotel accommodation, double occupancy
● Full breakfast daily at hotel
● 1 welcome dinner at local restaurant
● 1 Cajun food tour at lunch time
● Sightseeing as per day by day itinerary
● Atchafalaya Swamp airboat tour
● Entrance fees to:
○ Degas House
○ Oak Alley Plantation,
○ Avery Island Tabasco factory
○ Jungle Gardens self-tour
○ LARC Acadian Village
● Local guide for city tours in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette
● Deluxe motorcoach at disposal for 3 days, starting day 4
Note that some activities may be changed or rescheduled at a different time in the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances.
• Flight to New Orleans and return
• Arrival transfer in New Orleans between airport and hotel
• Single room supplement + $415.-
• Gratuities to your guides and driver
• 3% merchant fee on all amounts paid by credit card
• Beverages with meals
• Optional travel insurance in case of trip cancellation
• Additional excursions or activities not mentioned in the itinerary
• Cost of personal items: wifi, phone, drinks, laundry, etc…
Package Price from $1625
Single room supplement + $415
Per person sharing a double room for a group of minimum of 12 participants
|This trip does not include the trans-atlantic air ticket. Please contact Celestial Voyagers before booking your flights. We can advise you on the best schedule and fare you may want.
Should you get your ticket on your own please send us a copy of your flight schedule. Should you buy your ticket with Celestial Voyagers we will waive the ticketing fee.
CelestialVoyagers Terms and Conditions relate to specific contracts with various suppliers.
The policies and regulations below must be strictly enforced.
Celestial Voyagers Terms and Conditions are flexible due to the unforeseen circumstances of the Coronavirus pandemic. We expect travel conditions to Louisiana to be normal but we cannot guarantee any possible development of the pandemic.
The policies and regulations below will apply.
● $225 Deposit to reserve your spot is fully refundable until March 1, 2021
● Balance $1400 to be paid in full by February 28, 2021
● All payments are fully refundable until February 28, 2021
● For cancellation after February 28, 2021 payments are transferable to another participant. A $150 transfer fee will apply. In case no replacement is possible cancellation penalty will be 100%
We highly recommend to protect yourself with a trip cancellation insurance. All changes and cancellations must be provided in writing.
We advise all travelers to purchase travel insurance in case of any unforeseen circumstances and if you are no longer able to travel. We offer the following insurance policies through Allianz Travel Insurance: Basic, Classic, and Classic with cancel anytime. Prices vary with age and amount insured.
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Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint.
● Driver’s licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor
Vehicles (or equivalent)
● U.S. passport
● U.S. passport card