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San Antonio & New Orleans - 2017

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8 Days | All Airfare Included

Experience the cultural splendor and unique attractions in two of America's most colorful cities.

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : San Antonio
Unpack and settle in for a comfortable three-night stay. Our accommodations are at the Drury Plaza San Antonio River Walk. Tonight, become acquainted with your fellow travelers and prepare for our great adventure together.


Day 2 : Tour the City
A local guide joins us to explore San Antonio. We view the Spanish Governor's Palace, lovely San Fernando Cathedral and Mission San Jose, the best preserved and restored of all the Texas missions. We also visit downtown's authentic Mexican marketplace, El Mercado. Interact with working artists or sample local cuisine at family-owned restaurants in the largest Mexican market north of the Rio Grande. Watch handicraft demonstrations and browse in the colorful shops and art galleries. Later we board a flatboat for a delightful excursion along the Paseo del Rio canal. Gain a unique perspective of the River Walk while the captain entertains us with fascinating stories of San Antonio's past. This evening we dine along the charming River Walk at Biga on the Banks. B,D


Day 3 : The Alamo
History comes to life as we view Alamo: The Price of Freedom at the IMAX Theatre. Be transported back to 1836 as the 13-day siege of the rise and fall of the Alamo is presented on the big screen. Afterwards, we visit the famous landmark and stroll its beautifully landscaped grounds. There is free time this afternoon to enjoy all there is to offer. Look in one of the many shops in La Villita, one of San Antonio's oldest neighborhoods, or dine in any of the delicious restaurants along the River Walk. B


Day 4 : Boomtown Museum
Enjoy a delicious included breakfast before departing San Antonio for Lake Charles, Louisiana. En route we stop at the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum to learn about discovering oil in the area and the famous “Lucas Gusher.” Later, we check into our accommodations for two nights in Lake Charles. B


Day 5 : Lake Charles
Our morning begins as a guide joins us to travel the Creole Nature Trail. Journey into one of America’s “Last Great Wildernesses,” as we pass by marshland, beaches, and spot exotic animals. We then make our way to the Cameron Prairie Visitor Center before trekking along the Pintail Wildlife Drive & Boardwalk for close-up views of interesting wildlife habitats. Our delicious lunch is at the Seafood Palace, before getting festive at the Mardi Gras Museum and learning about one of the celebration’s oldest traditions at a fascinating King Cake Demonstration. L


Day 6 : Nottoway Plantation
This morning we enjoy a visit to Avery Island where we learn and see first hand the only production of Tabasco in the world. Afterwards, elegant days of yesteryear are revealed during our visit to Nottoway Plantation, the South’s largest remaining Antebellum mansion. One of the few to survive the Civil War, this 64-room, three-story, palatial mansion was completed in 1859 and has been fully restored to its original grandeur. We enjoy a delicious included lunch at Randolph Hall on the plantation grounds. Our accommodations for the next three nights are in New Orleans. L


Day 7 : New Orleans School of Cooking
An expert local guide joins us this morning for a fascinating city tour as we discover the Cajun and Creole charm of New Orleans. After our tour we discover the basics of Louisiana cuisine at The New Orleans School of Cooking. Located in a renovated warehouse in the French Quarter, we learn from expert Creole and Cajun chefs about the cooking style and folklore famous to the area. After lunch, we head down the mighty Mississippi on the Steamboat Natchez river cruise, complete with live narration and music. L


Day 8 : Jazz Brunch/WWII Museum
We depart our hotel by private carriage for a special Jazz Brunch at the world-renowned Court of Two Sisters. Dine on a wide selection of sumptuous local dishes while listening to the lively sounds of a strolling Jazz trio. Afternoon finds us visiting the National WWII Museum. See the exhibits and artifacts that serve as a tribute to the thousands of Americans who contributed to our country’s cause during World War II. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a special Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner. BR,D


Day 9 : Fly Home
We bid a fond farewell and return home with memories to share. 


B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; BR - Brunch; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes 
All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
$100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour


8 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Dinner along San Antonio's River Walk at Biga on the Banks
• Plantation-style lunch at Nottoway's Randolph Hall
• Jazz brunch at Court of Two Sisters


All Accommodations Featuring
3 nights at the Drury Plaza San Antonio River Walk
 2 nights in Lake Charles
3 nights in at the Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans


Attractions & Highlights
• San Antonio city tour
• River Walk flatboat excursion
• IMAX movie Alamo: The Price of Freedom
• The Alamo guided tour
• Avery Island Tobasco tour
• Nottoway Plantation guided tour
• New Orleans city tour
• New Orleans School of Cooking
Steamboat Natchez river cruise
• Private carriage ride of the French Quarter
• National WWII Museum
• Victory Theater: Beyond All Boundaries
• Leisure time in New Orleans

Tour Pricing

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Guaranteed Airport Departure Cities

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TSA'S SECURE FLIGHT PROGRAM

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Birmingham

Arizona

Phoenix

Arkansas

Little Rock, Fayetteville

California

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Colorado

Denver

Connecticut

Hartford

District of Columbia

Washington D.C.

Florida

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Georgia

Atlanta

Idaho

Boise

Illinois

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Indiana

Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend

Iowa

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Kansas

Wichita

Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Maryland

Baltimore

Massachusetts

Boston

Michigan

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Minnesota

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Nevada

Las Vegas

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Newark

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Washington

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West Virginia

Charleston

Wisconsin

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AIRFARE, TAXES, & FUEL SURCHARGES INCLUDED

Tour prices are guaranteed and include airfare, federal taxes, airport security charges, airline segment fees, airport passenger facility charges and fuel surcharges, if applicable. International airfare also includes applicable airport fees and taxes assessed by individual countries. Airline luggage fees are an additional charge and are payable directly to the airlines at check in.

AIRLINE SEATING

Seat assignments are controlled by the airline. We will no longer solicit requests and seating cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations

AWARD MILES

PLease be advised that some commercial airlines offer reduced award miles to travelers booked on a group reservation. Holiday Vacations is happy to submit your frequent flyer number to the airlines, but makes no guarantee that full mileage will be awarded.

AIRPORT DEPARTURE CITIES

Departue cities are subject to change due to limited or discontined airline service. The availablility of airline seats may be limited from each departure city. Holiday Vacations reserves the right to provide ground transportation to or from a larger or alternate airport.

DEPARTURE FROM CITIES NOT LISTED

You may request a departure from a city not listed. Holiday's air department will determine the feasibility of your request and advise you of any additional cost, if applicable.

LAND ONLY PRICE

You may request a land only price. If the tour is purchased as land only, it will be your responsibility to meet the group at the arrival airport at the time designated by Holiday Vacations. If you prefer, you can join the tour at the first night's hotel. Taxi or other airport transfer costs are not included for independant arrival or departure.

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