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New Orleans And The South 2017

New Orleans And The South 2017

Bienvenue! Welcome aboard the Wolf's Tours trip to the Deep South of Alabama, Louisiana and New Orleans. This "Cajun" country tour takes you to the heart of French culture in Louisiana and its largest city - New Orleans. All tucked away among the bayous and swamplands of the Atchafalaya Basin, one of the last great wilderness regions in the continental U.S. Here you will find a joie de vivre… a love of life… that makes it hard for visitors to leave.

Package Includes:  

8 Night's lodging (3 nights in New Orleans), 7 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, 6 dinners (incudes cruise and show dinners); Admission at Constitution Village in Huntsville, AL, Visit to Heaton Pecan Farm in Clanton, AL, Tour of Bellingrath Gardens, Tour of New Orleans to include St. Louis Cemetery, Admission WWII Museum in New Orleans, Admission and tour at Mardi Gras World, Honey Island Swamp Tour; Baggage Handling and Transportation.

 

 

 

***ALL WOLF'S TOURS - TIMES AND ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

 

 

*WOLF'S WILL BE IMPLEMENTING SEAT ROTATION ON THIS TOUR*

DAY 1

Today begins your nine-day tour to the Deep South as you head to Cajun country and New Orleans. Board the Wolf's Tours deluxe motor coach, settle in your seat and enjoy today as you have a day of riding ahead of you to your overnight destination of Knoxville, TN. Rest and meal stops will be made en route as needed. Your overnight accommodations are arranged at the Embassy Suites Knoxville (865-246-2309). The hotel features fitness center, indoor pool, an evening Manager's Complimentary Welcome Reception and complimentary cook-to-order breakfast in the morning. Each guest room features complimentary high-speed internet access, refrigerator and microwave, alarm clock with MP3 connection, HD LCD TV, coffee maker, iron/ironing board and hair dryer. Dinner is included for the group at the hotel this evening. Enjoy your overnight.

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DAY 2

Enjoy a delicious cooked-to-order breakfast prior to check out and departure from the Embassy Suites Knoxville. This morning's drive will have us arriving late morning in Huntsville, AL located just across the Tennessee line in Alabama and location of the county seat of Madison County. Huntsville is the fourth-largest city in Alabama and grew from the cotton and railroad industries to include textile mills, munitions factories, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. army Aviation and Missile Command nearby at the Redstone Arsenal; thus the nickname "Rocket City." A visit and boxed lunch have been arranged for you at Constitution Village in Huntsville. Here you will step inside a picket fence and be transported back to 1819…hear the whir of the spinning wheel… smell the enticing aroma of freshly baked bread being prepared over an open fire… turn the great wheel lathe in the cabinetmaker's shop and visit the villagers busy with their daily tasks, who seem unaware that nearly two centuries have come and gone. It was here that 44 delegates of the constitutional convention gathered in a vacant cabinet ship on July 5, 1819, to organize Alabama as the 22nd state. Late this afternoon it is a short ride to the Embassy Suites in Huntsville (256-539-7373) for check-in. The hotel features fitness center, jogging track, indoor pool, video arcade and walking track; an evening Manager's Reception with appetizers and drinks. Dinner is arranged for the group this evening at an area restaurant.

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DAY 3

Following your early morning cooked-to-order breakfast; check out and board the coach and depart for Clanton, AL located south of Birmingham. It is in this county that over 80% of Alabama's peach crop comes from and their most recognizable landmark is its peach-shaped water tower. Lunch is arranged for the group along with a visit to Heaton Pecan Farm and friendly stop/shop experience that has delicious treats (including peach ice cream in-season) and of course everything with pecans. Enjoy your break in today's travels. After, continue south to Mobile, Alabama the third largest city in Alabama located at the head of Mobile Bay and the north-central Gulf Coast. This is the largest municipality on the Gulf Coast between St. Petersburg, FL and New Orleans, Louisiana. Mobile was founded in 1702 and incorporated as a town in 1814 and as a city in 1819. Mobile's French and Spanish colonial history has given it a culture distinguished with French, Spanish, Creole, African and Catholic heritage. Mobile is the birthplace of the celebration Mardi Gras in the United States and has the oldest celebration, dating to the early 18th century during the French colonial period. You will be transported to the Drury Inn (251-344-7700) for check-in. Enjoy the Manager's reception while your luggage is delivered to your room. This beautiful hotel features free Wi-Fi service, free soda & popcorn between 3 p.m.-10 p.m., heated outdoor pool and whirlpool and 24-hour fitness center. The guest room amenities include an LCD TV, microwave, refrigerator, iron/ironing board, hair dryer and coffee maker. Dinner is on your own this evening at a nearby restaurant.

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DAY 4

Begin your day with a delicious hot breakfast served at the hotel prior to check out and departure. Your first stop this morning is to tour beautiful Bellingrath Gardens and Home, the former residence of Walter Bellingrath who was one of the first Coca-Cola bottlers in the Southeast and used his wealth and success to build this beautiful home. The gardens and home encompass approximately 900 acres along the Fowl River, 65 of which are cultivated with annual blooms and continuous color. Lunch is on your own today at Bellingrath Gardens and can be purchased at the Magnolia Café which features a soup-sandwich-salad lunch menu. After lunch, board the Wolf's coach and continue your travel to New Orleans, Louisiana. Upon arrival, check into the Four Points Sheraton in the French Quarter (504-524-7611) on Bourbon Street. Located in the heart of the city it is the perfect place to enjoy the festivities of the French Quarter, feast on authentic Cajun food, listen to the jazz music or simply sit back and watch the crowds. The hotel features a courtyard and pool, a fitness center, free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and in all guest rooms. All rooms feature coffee/tea maker, radio/alarm clock, flat screen LCD TV, in-room safe and iron/ironing board. This is your host hotel for the next three nights. Dinner is arranged nearby for the group this evening.

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DAY 5

Following breakfast at your hotel, begin your day with a city sightseeing tour which includes a stop at the St. Louis Cemetery, which opened in 1789. Most of the graves are above ground in vaults since the proximity to the river, makes for a high water table. Being only one block in size but with these vaults holding many family members, it is the resting place for many thousands. You will tour this major US port city and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. Since the city was founded by French colonists, it was named after the Duke of Orleans. It is well known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. Not to mention being the birthplace of jazz and known for its annual celebration of Mardi Gras. Its geographical location on the banks of the Mississippi River and thus only 105 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, the city was an important port for shipping and travel of people, goods and supplies to the middle of the United States. In particular, it handles a significant portion of the nation's oil refining production and serves as corporate base for onshore and offshore petroleum and natural gas production. Lunch is on your own today in the vicinity of Jackson Square located in the French Quarter, the square is surrounded by many restaurants, bistros, cafes and even the famous Café du Monde at the French Market where chicory coffee and beignets (a square donut creation) are the highlights. After lunch, you will have some free time to shop the market for everything from sterling silver jewelry to your favorite bottle of hot sauce and spices; or take the time to sightsee and take wonderful photographs of your visit including the equestrian statue of General Andrew Jackson. This afternoon, admission is included at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The museum had its beginnings as the D-Day Museum focusing on the amphibious invasion of Normandy and the use of the Higgins boats which were designed, built and tested in New Orleans by Higgins Industries. Since then, the museum has grown to encompass more aspects of World War II. This evening a special and memorable dinner has been arranged with a Dixieland Jazz Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi River. Savor the beauty and romance of the New Orleans skyline on the dinner cruise with live jazz music aboard the authentic steamboat. Return to hotel for overnight.

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DAY 6

You are in for a special treat this morning as a delicious brunch is arranged for you at the famous Court of Two Sisters. Dine on eggs any style, made-to-order omelets, Eggs Benedict, Turtle soup, seafood and shrimp, local French bread, cornbread and buttermilk biscuits, not to mention sausage, ham, bacon, hash browns, grits and grillades. After lunch, board the coach for transfer to Mardi Gras World for a tour that lets you see exactly what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life year after year. You will learn the history of this unique tradition, going beyond its reputation for pure revelry to see the true roots of the REAL Mardi Gras. This guided tour takes you through the massive studio, where artists and architects build floats from the ground up. Don't forget your camera, as there are many photo opportunities in front of floats, with props, or wearing a traditional Mardi Gras costume. After your tour, the group returns to the hotel for an afternoon where you are free to relax at the hotel and/or explore the French Quarter on your own. Tonight a special Farewell Dinner is arranged at Mulate's Cajun Restaurant complete with live entertainment in the restaurant. This legendary restaurant is recognized as the King of Cajun Dine and Dance halls and features live Cajun music along with great home-cooked Cajun food. Return to hotel for overnight.

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DAY 7

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to check out and departure. Before leaving the New Orleans area the coach will transport you to Honey Island Swamp Tours. A visit this far south is not complete without a guided tour aboard a boat to Honey Island Cypress Swamp. You will be in one of the richest wildlife stretches of the river and may see alligator, red wolf, deer, many species of exotic birds, turtles, feral hogs, otter, raccoon and nutria. Keep your eyes peeled, you may even spot a Wookie! After your swamp tour, board the Wolf's Tours motor coach for travel to Birmingham, Alabama with lunch and rest stops to be made en route. Birmingham, since the 1960's American Civil Rights Movement, has been the epicenter of human rights activism. Upon arrival in Birmingham, travel to the Drury Inn Birmingham Southwest (205-940-9500) for check in and enjoy the Manager's reception while your luggage is delivered to your room. This beautiful hotel features free Wi-Fi service, free soda & popcorn between 3 p.m.-10 p.m., an indoor/outdoor pool and whirlpool, and 24-hour fitness center. The guest room amenities include an LCD TV, microwave, refrigerator, iron/ironing board, hair dryer and coffee maker. Dinner is on your own this evening at a nearby restaurant.

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DAY 8

Following breakfast at your hotel, check out and depart aboard your Wolf's coach - destination is Pigeon Forge, TN. Lunch and rest stops made en route to Pigeon Forge. Upon arrival check into the Hampton Inn (865-428-1600) featuring free high-speed internet access, outdoor heated pool and whirlpool, an LCD HDTV, coffee maker, and comfortable beds for a restful overnight. Tonight's dinner is Dolly Parton's new Lumberjack Adventure Dinner Show. This stunning production includes amazing displays of skill from our lumberjacks, incredible acts of acrobatic agility and breathtaking aerial performances; not to mention delicious home-cooked food. Return to the hotel after dinner and show.

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DAY 9

Enjoy a delicious complimentary hot breakfast at the hotel prior to check out and departure. Today you can sit back and relax as your professional and courteous Wolf's Bus driver takes you home to Pennsylvania. Rest and meal stops will be made en route as needed. I'm sure you will be returning home with many fond memories of your trip to the deep south of the United States.

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***ALL WOLF'S TOURS - TIMES AND ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE***


*WOLF'S WILL BE IMPLEMENTING SEAT ROTATION ON THIS TOUR*

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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
Camp Hill Camp Hill Radisson, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Park near Radisson sign across from McDonalds
Carlisle Carlisle Point Mall, 800 East High Street
Park in mall lot across from Pizza Hut
Chambersburg Chambersburg Wal-Mart, 1730 Lincoln Way East
Park in Wal-Mart Lot behind gas station
Hanover Hanover - Staples Shopping Ctr, 440 Eisenhower Dr
Park along grass island in center of lot
York York Four Points Sheraton, 1650 Toronita St.
Go to the right and park in the far corner of lot
York Springs York Springs - Wolf's Terminal
200 Old US Rt. 15 - Park near large sign
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