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New Orleans


  • Explore St. Louis' Gateway Arch

  • Tour Elvis Presley's Graceland

  • Visit iconic New Orleans sites such as Jackson Square and Bourbon Street

  • Savor a unique dining experience at the New Orleans School of Cooking

  • Discover New Orleans with a guided tour

  • View beautiful Mardi Gras floats and make your own Mardi Gras mask

  • Partake in a Cajun Swamp Tour

  • Explore the National World War II Museum

  • Visit Laurel, MS, HGTV's "Home Town" site


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 & Minnesota

Departures with Post Night

March 19-28

Indiana & Chicago Area


March 19-27

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

Good mobility is needed. There will be prolonged standing, stairs, energetic activities and walking distances up to two miles over varied landscapes.

March 19

* 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 or similar.
* Enjoy dinner on your own! Ballpark Village, just a short walk away, offers a variety of restaurants to choose from.

March 20

* Upon arriving in Memphis, TN, we’ll tour Graceland, onetime home of Elvis Presley.
* Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening to explore Memphis and enjoy dinner on your own
* Our overnight is at the Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis or similar accommodations.


March 21

* Bonjour (Good day)! Welcome to New Orleans! Our lodging for the next four nights is the Drury Hotel or similar.
* A unique experience awaits us at the New Orleans School of Cooking! We’ll enjoy a hands-on experience creating and enjoying dinner under the direction of Louisiana chefs.

B, D

March 22

* We start our day with a guided New Orleans city tour. This tour will provide a great overview from which to start planning your free time explorations.
* Next, we’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at Mardi Gras World where colorful Mardi Gras floats are created.
* Experience the fun of crafting your own souvenir Mardi Gras mask, a unique treat in New Orleans.
* Spend the remainder of the evening exploring and dining on your own in 'The Big Easy,' savoring it at your own pace.


March 23

* We'll begin our day with a Cajun Captain on a Swamp Tour seeking out native wildlife, including alligators!
* With our visit to the National World War II Museum, we’ll delve into the history of the "war that changed the world."
* Tonight, enjoy dinner together on Bourbon Street.

B, D

March 24

* Take pleasure in free time as you explore the vibrant sights, sounds, and creative energy of New Orleans.


March 25

* Our step-on guide awaits us in Laurel, Mississippi, famous for Ben & Erin Napier’s "Home Town" (HGTV program).
* Explore Laurel Mercantile Co., Scotsman General Store, and the woodshop where Ben's Workshop is filmed.
* Next, we’ll visit the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.
* Our overnight will be at the Drury Inn & Suites or similar - Meridian, MS.


March 26

* Upon arrival in Paducah, KY, we’ll view hand-crafted treasures at the National Quilt Museum.
* At our evening dinner together, we’ll have the opportunity to share some of our tour adventures prior to turning in at the Drury Inn & Suites or similar - Paducah, KY.

B, D

March 27

* 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 or similar - Alsip, IL.


March 28

* 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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