Riverboats, jazz, Creole cuisine and Mardi Gras have given "The Big Easy" its flamboyant reputation, and that rich heritage continues today. Let your dinner jazz cruise take you back to a time when life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi! A class at the New Orleans School of Cooking and a tour of one of America's most colorful cities are the finishing touches on your trip to the one and only New Orleans.
Take a step back in time to the 19th century with a stay in the heart of the Central Business District at the St. James Hotel, which puts you within a short walking distance of all the major attractions, including the French Quarter, the Superdome, and all the jazz you could want! For the epitome of personal luxury, the four-star and four-diamond Windsor Court Hotel invites you to relax in its classic elegance. A historic setting, modern amenities and excellent service beckon you to the Hyatt French Quarter New Orleans, which sits adjacent to the famed Bourbon Street. And for a bit of New Orleans charm, the distinct Maison Dupuy Hotel gives you the perfect combination of luxurious relaxation and the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street.
Music is always nearby, supplied by the tolling bells of St. Louis Cathedral, the clanging of streetcars, and the rhythms of Dixieland Jazz. Stop for a café au lait and beignets at a sidewalk café. Your thorough and fascinating introduction to the endless variety that is New Orleans on your city tour includes such highlights as the Superdome, St. Charles Avenue, the French Quarter and Jackson Square.
From Cajun to Creole, and French to fabulous, New Orleans is a city of flavors! As the evening sets in, take a lazy ride down the Mississippi in an authentic paddlewheel riverboat for your dinner jazz cruise. 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
• 4 days/3 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
• Dinner Jazz Cruise, including a lavish Creole buffet
• Gray Line New Orleans-Super City Tour
• 3-hour class at the New Orleans School of Cooking
• Free concierge reservation service