There is so much to do in New Orleans, from the city’s Creole and Cajun cuisine, riverboat cruises up and down the Mississippi River, to simply enjoying the jazz that is inherent to the region. Take a lazy ride down the Mississippi in an authentic paddlewheel riverboat for a Creole buffet, and enjoy a meal at the renowned Commander's Palace! Your New Orleans adventure culminates during your class at the New Orleans School of Cooking, where you'll learn the basics of food, folklore and Louisiana cooking!
You have four fantastic options for accommodations around the grand city of New Orleans, each offering a unique experience. Enhance your visit with a stay at the St. James Hotel, a charming boutique hotel situated in the Banks Arcade, a landmark building from the 19th century. You'll be treated to beautifully restored guestrooms featuring handsome West Indies decor, personalized service, and amenities designed for the utmost in comfort and convenience. And the location is not too shabby, either, putting you smack dab in the middle of the Central Business District, giving you easy access to top shops, renowned restaurants, and entertainment galore. Or step into timeless hospitality at the elegant Windsor Court Hotel, where you'll find that luxury is in the details. From the hotel's essential amenities to its superb art collection of paintings and sculptures dating back to the 17th century, to its impressive collection of awards, the Windsor Court Hotel is one of New Orleans' treasures. Laissez le bon temps rouler (Let the good times roll) at the fully restored and completely renovated Hyatt French Quarter New Orleans. Renowned as one of the landmark hotels of the French Quarter, this stately hotel is located adjacent to famed Bourbon Street within walking distance of the city’s most popular attractions. Or experience one of the most unique New Orleans hotels in the French Quarter, the Maison Dupuy. Located only two blocks from the heart of Bourbon Street in the city’s geographical center, this upscale New Orleans hotel beckons you to relax and escape the hustle of modern life. As one of a small handful of hotels set inside the city’s historic Vieux Carré district, this French Quarter hotel offers guests a distinct mixture of history and luxury unlike any other.
Savor two Southern dinners! Since the 1880s, Commander's Palace has been a New Orleans landmark known for the award winning quality of its food and many commodious dining rooms. Modern New Orleans cooking meets haute Creole in the kitchen, which prepares succulent cuisine with the flavor of distinctive Louisiana. You'll also step aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen and cruise into the night as you enjoy a lavish Creole buffet.
The entertaining classes at the New Orleans School of Cooking are held in a renovated molasses warehouse, built in the early 1800s in the heart of the French Quarter. The popular lunch classes include generous samplings of the demonstrated items as well as recipes, coffee, iced tea and beer.
Your trip for two includes:
• Round trip Economy Class air
• 5 days/4 nights accommodations at Either the St. James Hotel, the Windsor Court Hotel, the Hyatt French Quarter New Orleans, or the Maison Dupuy Hotel
• All room-related taxes
• (1) $200 Commander's Palace Gift Card
• Dinner Jazz Cruise, including a lavish Creole buffet
• 3-hour class at the New Orleans School of Cooking
• Free concierge reservation service