Featuring the Best of the Crescent City and the Bayou
- 4 nights at the Sheraton Hotel, right on Canal Street, on the edge of the French Quarter
- Experience the National World War II Museum including a luncheon show at the BB Canteen
- Fantastic dining experiences including beignets at Café du Monde, breakfast at Brennan’s, dinner at the Court of Two Sisters, and a dinner class at the New Orleans School of Cooking
- Historic walking tour of the French Quarter
- Enjoy a daytrip to Houma to tour an oyster factory, gator farm and plantation
Welcome to New Orleans! Rest well in your centrally located hotel located at the foot of Canal Street with the Riverwalk and French Quarter only steps away. This city is all about the food. Start it off right with dinner at the famous Court of Two Sisters! Sheraton Hotel – 4 nights (D)
Start the day with beignets and Café au lait at famed Café du Monde. The National WWII Museum has grown into a massive, worldclass facility covering four square blocks. To fuel you through your visit, take a midday break in BB’s Stage Door Canteen for lunch with The Vic-Tones, a dynamic male vocal trio who don’t just sing, but celebrate the music of the 1940s – swing, big band, Latin and you know there will be jazz! You’ll also visit the museum’s unique 4D theatre for its acclaimed production, Beyond All Boundaries. (CB,L)
Take a walking tour of the famous French Quarter, ending with free time on Jackson Square. In the afternoon, explore the city past the Quarter with a drive through downtown, the Garden District and beyond. Tonight, learn the secrets of classic Creole cuisine with a dinner class at the New Orleans School of Cooking. (FB,D)
Take an excursion to Houma, located deep in the bayous of Cajun Country. Visit Motavitit Seafood, the largest oyster processor in the United States, and historic Ardoyne, a rare Gothic Victorian plantation, where you’re greeted by descendants of the original owners. Lunch is served at Greenwood Gator Farm, where you’ll tour its breeding operation, and then see gators in the wild on a guided swamp tour before heading back to New Orleans. Have you worked up a thirst? A stroll down Bourbon Street to Pat O’Brien’s – home of the Hurricane – should cure that! (FB,L)
Breakfast at Brennan’s is a true New Orleans tradition. Where else will you get a dessert of flaming Bananas Foster following the morning meal? Return to your home state in the early afternoon. (FB)
Featuring Tioga Pass and Bodie State Historical Park
Each spring the baseball fans in our midst make a pilgrimage to Arizona, where the “Boys of Summer” get ready for the season. We’ll catch a game every afternoon or evening, a total of 5 games in all. Generally, the Giants are the first priority and the A’s second. The schedules for the Cactus League in Spring Training are not finalized and announced until sometime in November/December, and those registered will be sent the schedule just as soon as it is finalized.
Each departure features Sunday Brunch at the Wrigley Mansion, and a dinner at Rustler’s Roost (a Sports Leisure tradition). The centrally located Marriott Hotel we call home provides a great buffet breakfast each morning. Tickets for the games are almost always located in the shade. You’ll see how important this tiny feature is once we get to Arizona and you see thousands of people unwilling to take their seats for the game because they are in the sun!
By registering early, you secure your space, guarantee your tickets and save a few dollars. We only purchase a few tickets over the number of people reserved when they become available, so those who wait risk getting shut out. Plus, this tour has sold out the last two years (hence the second departure this season). This is a “bucket list” item for many, and lots of fans repeat this trip on a regular basis. See you in Arizona!
Featuring covered, reserved seating for the Grand Floral Parade
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