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  • Exploring St. Louis' Gateway Arch

  • Touring Elvis Presley's Graceland

  • Exploring with a Cajun Swamp Tour

  • National World War II Museum

  • Viewing artisan quilts at the National Quilt Museum

  • Dining experience at the New Orleans School of Cooking

  • History of New Orleans with a guided tour

  • Viewing beautiful Mardi Gras floats

  • Laurel, Mississippi - site of HGTV "Home Town" fame


This tour offers departure points in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Indiana.  Depending on your pick-up point selection, the tour duration will be from 9 to 10 days.  The price will vary accordingly.  The “Base Tour”, or core, will begin on the day the last group of travelers join the tour, and end on the first day they begin to leave.  “Additions”, like a "Gathering" or "Post" core night, to that base tour will allow all travelers the convenience of departing from as close to home as possible.



Iowa or Minnesota Departure

with 'Post Night'

March 18-27

Indiana or Chicago Area

Departures (Base Tour)

March 18-26

Double Occupancy



Single Occupancy



Triple/Quad Occupancy





  • Luxury motorcoach transportation

  • Lodging as listed on itinerary

  • Luggage handling for one (1) suitcase per person, if available

  • Tickets/admissions to listed attractions (Unless listed as "Optional" or "On your own")

  • Gratuities for local guides

  • Meals as listed on itinerary

  • Guidance of a professional tour manager


Activity Level - 4

Moderately challenging - Fast pace, some strenuous activities, walking on varied terrain and up to 2 miles at a time

March 18

* Take advantage of convenient departure options in INDIANA, ILLINOIS, IOWA, or MINNESOTA as we make our way to St. Louis, MO
* We’ll enjoy time at the Saint Louis Gateway Arch
* Our overnight stay is at the Drury Inn & Suites
* Enjoy dinner on your own this evening! The Drury Inn offers a ‘Kickback’ with food and beverages, or a fun location a short walk away is Ballpark Village with a variety of restaurants from which to choose

March 19

* Upon arriving in Memphis, TN, we’ll tour Graceland, one-time home to Elvis Presley.
* Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening to explore Memphis and enjoy dinner on your own
* Tonight, our overnight is at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Memphis-Beale Street in the heart of the Memphis entertainment district


March 20

* Bonjour (Good day)! Welcome to New Orleans, where we will be staying four nights at the AC Hotel by Marriott New Orleans French Quarter conveniently located close to the preferred mode of transportation while in New Orleans - streetcars!
* A unique experience awaits you at the New Orleans School of Cooking!

B, D

March 21

* We start our day with a guided New Orleans City tour, which will provide you with a great overview from which to start planning your free time explorations
* A behind-the-scenes tour at Mardi Gras World, where colorful Mardi Gras floats are created
* New Orleans has so much to offer! Enjoy the rest of theevening to explore and dine on your own in "The Big Easy"


March 22

* A Native Cajun Captain will accompany us on our Swamp Tour explorations with alligators!
* Visit the National World War II Museum (formerly known as the D-Day Museum)
* Tonight, we’ll make our way down Bourbon Street for a dinner together

B, D

March 23

* Free day in New Orleans


March 24

* Arriving in Laurel, Mississippi - Ben & Erin Napier’s "HomeTown" (HGTV fame) - we’ll be met by a step-on guide. Together, we’ll explore downtown Laurel.
* Visit the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.
* Our overnight will be at the Drury Inn & Suites in Meridian. We’ll arrive in time for the ‘kickback’. You may choose to make the kickback your evening meal or enjoy one of the nearby restaurants


March 25

* Travel to "The Quilt City" - Paducah, KY
* Visit the National Quilt Museum
* Tonight, at our dinner together, we’ll have the opportunity to share some of our tour adventures prior to turning in at the Drury Inn & Suites, Paducah

B, D

March 26

* As we start our journey home, sit back, relax and enjoy the passing views while sharing your trip highlights with your fellow travel mates
* Travelers departing the tour in INDIANA and ILLINOIS welcome back to your departure locations
* Travelers continuing on to Iowa and Minnesota enjoy a relaxing overnight in the Chicagoland area at the DoubleTree in Alsip, IL


March 27

* Travelers departing the tour in IOWA and MINNESOTA welcome back to your departure locations!


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
IA-Coralville (Post) McDonald's Restaurant - 2794 Comerce Dr
with Post (Base Tour) Night
IA-Decorah (Post) Legacy Tour & Travel office - 703 Dudley St
with Post (Base Tour) Night
IA-Newton (Post) Hawkeye Stages - 300 E 17th St S
with Post (Base Tour) Night
IA-Waterloo (Post) Hawkeye Stages - 3315 Titan Trail
with Post (Base Tour) Night
IL-Alsip DoubleTree Hotel - 5000 W 127th St
IL-Chicago Area At Home PickUp - for those that qualify
IL-Rockford WalMart Super Center - 7219 Walton St
IN-Metro Chicago Home PickUp - Lake,Porter,LaPorte counties
IN-Mishawaka Legacy T&T office - 620 W Edison Rd
MN-Byron (Post) City Hall (next to LT&T) - 680 Byron Main Ct NE
with Post (Base Tour) Night

Please select the number of passengers that will be travelling

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