NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS & MORE
February 18th - March 2nd, 2017
(Motor coach Tour)
TOUR DIRECTORS: RICK & AGNES FREDERICKS
This 13 day tour offers you unique cuisine, music, and carnival celebrations. You will see Little Rock Old Mill, Miss Laura’s Bordello, Crystal Bridges, Iowa State Capitol, Hallmark Cards, Sea Life Aquarium, Arctic Cat Company, Natchez steam boat ride, New Orleans, Katrina and Plantation tours. You will have an opportunity to shop at some antique stores, AtoZ stores, and a couple of outdoor malls. Tour through Walton’s 5–10, learn where Walmart evolved from.
Day 1 - Saturday, February 18th - Saskatchewan to Winnipeg area: Greet your fellow travellers as you board the coach on route to Manitoba.
Day 2 - Sunday, February 19th - Winnipeg to Sioux Falls (B): Crossing the US border, travelling south through Fargo and Watertown.
Day 3, Monday, February 20th - Sioux Falls to Kansas City (B): This afternoon a guided city tour of Kansas City. Later take in the Spanish-inspired shopping district, dotted with fountains and statues of the Country Club Plaza. It was the first shopping centre in the world to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile. If you don't want to shop you can take in the sights and sounds of the Plaza on a horse drawn carriage ride or a gondola float on the adjacent Brush Creek.
Day 4, Tuesday, February 21st - Kansas City to Little Rock (B): Today enjoy snooping for a bargain in one of the AtoZ Stores. Later, you will visit the re-created 1880’s water-powered Old Mill used in the opening scenes of Gone with the Wind. If time allows, ride the River Rail Trolley to the most vibrant sites in Little Rock.
Day 5, Wednesday, February 22nd - Little Rock to New Orleans (B/D): Today, you will browse an antique shop for some hidden gems. Later, board the Natchez Steamboat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EKtS-DgbWU), savour the beauty and romance of the New Orleans skyline along the Mississippi River. Leisurely stroll back to your hotel to catch one of the numerous parades during Mardi Gras.
Day 6, Thursday, February 23rd - New Orleans (B): Guided Isle tour, witness 9th Ward still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. Travel through the elegant districts under shady oak trees. Visit the new Canal Lighthouse Museum. After lunch, journey through scenic cypress swamps, hear of a land of Creoles, pirates, slaves and voodoo. Visit the Laura Plantation, a Creole plantation whose charm is rich in history.
Day 7, Friday, February 24th - New Orleans (B): FREE DAY. Driver has today OFF. You are free to do as you wish.
Day 8, Saturday, February 25th - New Orleans to Texarkana (B): This morning you will drive by historical landmarks in Baton Rouge. Stop at “the place” to visit - Shreveport, LouisianaBoardwalk Outlets. It is the Largest Outlet in the state of Louisiana. If shopping isn't your thing, there are a few Riverboat Casinos nearby - or check out one of their waterworks, science or Art Museums. Overnight in the Twin city of Texarkana AR.
Day 9, Sunday, February 26th - Texarkana to Springdale (B): Travel to historic Fort Smith and visit Miss Laura’s Bordello. If time permits, we'll visit the Gallows of Hanging Judge Parker. Wander through a series of pavilions nestled around two spring-fed ponds at Crystal Bridges. You will complete your day by seeing where and how Walmart began. A self-guided tour of Walton's 5-10 world class exhibit gallery and step back in time and have an ice cream cone at The Spark Cafe and Soda Fountain.
Day 10, Monday, February 27th - Springdale to Kansas City (B/D): North to Kansas City. Discover the Hallmark story. Exhibits demonstrate the creativity and innovation that go into making Hallmark products. In 1910, Hallmark started from a shoe-box, and it now creates products in 30 languages that reach 100 countries. Later, Sea Life will transport you into the amazing underwater world with its 360° ocean tunnel - nose to nose with sea creatures without getting wet. Dinner in your hotel. Free evening.
Day 11, Tuesday, February 28th - Kansas City to Plymouth (B/D): Drive by the James C. Jordan House. This house was a station for the Underground Railroad. It housed many slaves being lead to freedom. Visit Iowa State Capitol, which is the only five-domed capitol in the country. Set atop a hill, it offers beautiful panoramic views of downtown and West Capitol Terrace. Continue onto Plymouth.
Day 12, Wednesday, March 1st - Plymouth to Winnipeg (B): Travelling north to Thief River Falls, you will tour the Arctic Cat Factory. See designs, engineers, manufactures and marketing of snowmobiles, ATV’s, Side by Sides as well as parts, garments and accessories. **(We've been informed due to production being low at Arctic Cat we will have a plan B if we cannot do the tour)**. Stop in at US Duty Free. Back into Canada - overnight in Winnipeg.
Day 13, Thursday, March 2nd - Winnipeg to Saskatchewan (B): Homeward bound with great memories and new found friends.
*ITINERARY AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.*
1) Hotel accommodations.
2) All (B) breakfasts, 3 (D) dinners.
3) Motor coach transportation.
4) Admissions / Attractions listed.
5) Tips for driver, directors and guides.
6) Steamboat ride, meal and entertainment.
7) Guided city, Katrina and Plantation tours.
8) Luggage handling (1 bag each) at hotels offering service.
TOUR COST (based on double occupancy):
$2,599.00/DOUBLE (per person). $2,499.00/TRIPLE. $3,599.00/SINGLE. $2,399.00/QUAD.
Taxes, tips & fees are included in the price.
DEPOSIT: $400.00 upon booking to secure seat. BALANCE: $2,199.00 (double occupancy). DUE: Dec 16, 2016.
PAY BY CASH, CHEQUE OR CREDIT CARD
PASSPORTS: ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR.
MEDICAL INSURANCE: Passengers MUST have adequate medical insurance.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: We recommend purchasing at time of deposit. Premiums are based on your birth date at time of purchase. With Manulife Insurance and a valid claim, you may qualify for a full refund. If you purchase insurance elsewhere, please contact Val or Dana with your company name, policy number and phone number.
CANCELLATION: If you must cancel for any reason IMMEDIATELY contact Dana at Lobstick Travel 1-800-665-0171.
CANCELLATION PENALTIES – apply the day you notify us.
60 days or more prior – loss of deposit
59 – 31 days prior – 50% total loss
30 days or less prior – 100% total cost
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