Tour: 8240 - 2014 (8240) - 2014 / 2015


TOUR FOR 8+ PEOPLE

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Wendella's Chicago River Architecture Tour Chicago's architectural heritage is considered to be among the finest in the world, and the Chicago River provides the ultimate setting to view these magnificent structures. The Wrigley Building, one of Chicago's' most recognizable architectural treasures, is the perfect location to start the 75 minute journey. Traveling through the heart of the city, the docents will provide an in-depth perspective on why Chicago's architectural heritage is known and studied around the world.

Approximate value: $28 USD per person


Dinner & Line Dancing Lessons at the Wildhorse Saloon A visit to the World Famous Wildhorse Saloon will create one of the most memorable country experiences. It's a place where all ages gather for music, fun, entertainment and award winning food. Begin the evening with a BBQ buffet that includes, beef brisket and pulled pork. Then get ready for line dancing lesson and live entertainment. The Wildhorse Saloon offers a state-of-the art sound system and the biggest dance floor in town.

Approximate value: $48 USD per person


Nashville Nightlife Dinner Show Nashville Nightlife is Music City's premier entertainment theater. After a buffet dinner, you'll hear all the songs that have made Nashville famous worldwide. Enjoy the music of everyone from Hank Williams Sr. and Patsy Cline to the superstars of today like Sara Evans and Toby Keith! The show celebrates today's country and honors tradition. Show and dinner last approximately 2.5 hours.

Approximate value: $44 USD per person


Sun Studio, Beale Street & Dinner Step back in time when you enter the famous Sun Studio, where Sam Phillips first recorded future stars such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and 18-year-old Elvis Presley! Afterward, enjoy dinner at the King's Palace Cafe, which offers authentic Southern delicacies and Memphis BBQ. Evening includes dinner, a drink and admission to Rum Boogie Cafe. ( restaurant may change due to availability)

Approximate value: $55 USD per person


Cajun Sensation & Dancing Come and enjoy local Cajun cuisine and foot-stomping music at a popular restaurant where the natives dance the night away. A great opportunity to sample the famous seafood from the Louisiana bayous and learn to dance to the Cajun music from an entertaining local couple!

Approximate value: $48 USD per person


Court Of Two Sisters Jazz Brunch Experience a leisurely jazz brunch at The Court of Two Sisters Restaurant. This restaurant is not only known for its sumptuous food but also for its rich history. The location has long played a significant role in the history of the French Quarter and old New Orleans. You'll be entertained by the Jambalaya Jams trio, while enjoying a selection of over eighty items prepared fresh daily.

Approximate value: $38 USD per person


Dinner & Jazz Cruise On 'Natchez' Paddlewheeler With Round Trip Transfer Experience traditional New Orleans ragtime aboard an authentic riverboat while she cruises the mighty Mississippi. You'll enjoy a Creole buffet followed by the opportunity to go outside an view the sparkling skyline of one of America's busiest ports. Round trip transportation to and from the hotel to dock are included.

Approximate value: $95 USD per person


Ghosts & Spirits Walking Tour With its colorful history and unique traditions, it is no wonder so many New Orleans homes and taverns have been investigated by paranormal investigators. You'll visit several haunted sites and hear about the stories featured on The History Channel and The Discovery Channel. Hear ghostly stories about our haunted hotels and the courthouse where our state supreme court is based. We even visit a former slave exchange. Each guide has researched these "other spirits" of the Vieux Carre, so no two tours are exactly alike. Take an exciting look at the relics of voodoo ceremonies, a vampire slaying kit, and age old tools of the trade used by mystical and mysterious inhabitants of our city. Bring your camera. You never know who will want to pose for a picture!

Approximate value: $26 USD per person


Jean Lafitte Airboat Swamp Tour with Transportation Get ready for an exciting adventure! Take a thrilling ride through the swamps and bayous of Louisiana, accessible only by airboat. The captain, a native of the area, offers a colorful history of the Cajun way of life. You'll come face to face with alligators, snakes, and other native creatures while touring their neighborhood. Bring your camera to capture the thrills and chills of this unforgettable swampland journey! This airboat holds 21 passengers.

Approximate value: $74 USD per person


Jean Lafitte Small Airboat Swamp Tour with Transportation Get ready for an exciting adventure! A small 10 passenger airboat is used for maximum speed and excitement on this tour. Take a thrilling ride through the swamps and bayous of Louisiana, accessible only by airboat. The captain, a native of the area, offers a colorful history of the Cajun way of life. You'll come face to face with alligators, snakes, and other native creatures while touring their neighborhood. Bring your camera to capture the thrills and chills of this unforgettable swampland journey! This airboat holds 21 passengers.

Approximate value: $91 USD per person


Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour with R/T Transportation Head down to the swamp on a real life adventure - view fascinating plant life, live alligators and many other wild creatures as you glide down haunting bayous lined with moss-draped cypress trees. Tours at 10:00am, 12:00 noon, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm and last approximately one hour and 45 minutes. Includes return transportation from New Orleans.

Approximate value: $50 USD per person


Laura Plantation Enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Pontchartrain while crossing the Bonnet Carre Spillway (the flood outlet of the Mississippi River) as you travel back in time to Laura Plantation, an operating sugar farm built in 1805 on the great River Road. The tour, which has been called "the best history tour in the U.S.", is based upon 5,000 pages of documents found in the French National Archives and upon Laura's Memories of the Old Plantation Home, in which she details 250 years of true-life stories of the Creole women, slaves and children who lived and worked here. Available daily and 4.5 hours in length. Subject to availability.

Approximate value: $61 USD per person


Oak Alley Plantation Tour Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings-Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839. Marvel at the unbelievable quarter-mile long alley of 28 magnificent Oak trees, each over 250 years old. Perhaps the most photographed plantation ever, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire," "Primary Colors," and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, "Days of Our Lives." Your guided tour will reveal the fascinating stories of the home and its history.

Approximate value: $61 USD per person


Plantation & Swamp Tour Tour Destrehan Plantation, established in 1787, the oldest documented French Colonial style house in the lower Mississippi Valley. This majestic antebellum plantation home watches over the banks of the Mississippi River, only a few minutes upriver from New Orleans. Costumed docents will intrigue you with the history of the Destrehan family8217's sugar dynasty, historic events that occurred at this site, and the unique architectural features of the plantation. Daily trade demonstrations by costumed artisans give an insight to long-forgotten skills that were a vital part of everyday life centuries ago. Then it's a short ride to the Manchac Swamp where you will cruise through a privately-owned wildlife refuge, home to the legend of "Rougarou", the Cajun werewolf. You might not find the "Rougarou", but you'll get up close and personal with some alligators in an area where time seems to stand still.

Approximate value: $85 USD per person


Steamboat Natchez Jazz Cruise with Dinner Savor the beauty and romance of the New Orleans skyline aboard the authentic Steamboat NATCHEZ-New Orleans' only authentic Steamboat! Enjoy casual buffet-style dining and live jazz by the world renowned "Dukes of Dixieland." The Steamboat NATCHEZ decks, engine room, and bars will be open for your enjoyment either before or after dinner.

Approximate value: $77 USD per person


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