Historic Louisiana: Mansions, Military and More!

November 8 – 15, 2020 

8 Days with 13 Meals

Special Features

  • Motor Coach Transportation
  • 2 Night Stay in Baton Rouge
  • 3 Night Stay in New Orleans French Quarter 
  • Tour and Dinner in Historic Natchez Mansion
  • City Highlights Tour of Baton Rouge
  • Tour Battleship USS Kidd
  • Tour and Lunch at Houmas House Plantation
  • Free Day with Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour in New Orleans
  • Dinner and Show at the Stage Door Canteen
  • Tour of the National World War II Museum In New Orleans
  • River Tour on Creole Queen Paddle wheeler with Lunch
  • Visit to Chalmett Battlefield

Prices

Early Booking

Double: $2,175/pp
Single: $2,675/pp

Save $100/pp if booked by April 30, 2020

Trip Protection:   $217.50/pp – Double & Triple; $258.00pp – Single

Deposit:  $50/pp due at time of booking
Final Payment Due: September 10, 2020


Day 1, Sunday, November 8

This morning we join together to take a trip through history. Our journey begins with our drive toward the beautiful anti-bellum city of Natchez, Mississippi.  Here, our get acquainted dinner will be hosted in a gorgeous 19th century town home, Choctaw Hall. This lovingly restored home will take your breath away as well as satisfy your taste buds! (D) 

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Day 2, Monday, November 9

Today we venture to Louisiana’s state capitol, Baton Rouge. We join our favorite “Rajin’ Cajun”, Danny Bonaventure, who will personally show us the sights of the city. Of course, we will visit one of our country’s most unique capitol buildings, and tallest building in Baton Rouge. Next we visit the USS Kidd Battleship and Museum. This was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who died on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. We then check in to our downtown hotel for the first of two nights. (B) 

Day 3, Tuesday, November 10

Today we will see the Old State Capitol and museum.  This 165 year old Gothic, castle inspired, statehouse has withstood war, fire, scandal, bitter debate, abandonment and an occasional fistfight! Then on to the 90-year-old former home of Huey P Long, also known as the Old Governor’s Mansion. It is said that this building was built as a replica of the White House so Mr. Long would be familiar with it when he became President!  (B, L) 

Day 4, Wednesday, November 11

We celebrate Veteran’s Day today by taking a short tour of Louisiana State University, formerly known as the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy. The current LSU main campus was dedicated in 1926 and consists of more than 250 buildings constructed in the style of Italian Renaissance.  We then follow the Great River Road to Houmas House Plantation. Here we will tour this gorgeous Classical Revival Mansion and be treated to a lovely lunch. We then continue toward New Orleans, but not before stopping at Whitney plantation.  Visit memorials and restored buildings that enter the world of a Louisiana sugar plantation and to remember those who built and worked this property. Tonight is our first of three nights in the historic French Quarter. (B,L) 

Day 5, Thursday, November 12

After breakfast, your day is your own today!  We have provided a pass for the hop on/ hop off bus tour of the Crescent City. This fully narrated tour follows a comprehensive two hour loop that allows you to stop and stay as long as you like at the sights you wish to see.  You will also have the option of a carriage ride through the French quarter and a self guided cemetery walking tour. Even if you have been to New Orleans before, you may never have seen it like this! (B) 

Day 6, Friday, November 13

The group is back together today as we board the iconic Creole Queen Paddlewheeler for a ride along the great Mississippi River and delicious creole and Cajun cuisine.  We will disembark at the site of the last great battle of the War of 1812, the Battle of New Orleans. Here at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, you can tour the Chalmette Battlefield including the Malus-Beauregard House and the Chalmette Monument before reboarding for our return trip.   After landing back in the City, we visit the National WWII museum.  This highlight of our trip not only includes time to explore this amazing museum and see the award winning film, but we also will be dined and amused in the Stage Door Canteen. This entertaining  venue presents a wonderful weekly series of unique entertainment, showcasing the songs, style, stars, and spirit of this incomparable era. (B,L,D) 

Day 7, Saturday, November 14

After breakfast we have to say goodbye to New Orleans.  We travel back north toward Memphis where we land for the night in Southhaven, MS. (B) 

Day 8, Sunday, November 15

It is hard to believe the week has flown by so quickly! It is our last day together and we would like to thank you all for coming along with us by treating you to a farewell lunch. We return back to Springfield late this afternoon with new friends, knowledge, and a rekindled appreciation for those that have served this country over the last  250 years!   (B,L) 

Please Note: Many of our sightseeing stops/sites require extensive standing, sitting, walking – sometimes on unpaved or cobblestone streets, loading and unloading into horse drawn carriages and/or trolleys.    Sunnyland Travel will not refund or cover any cost of expense incurred for any missed activities due to a participant’s inability to fully participate with the group.  If you require assistance in walking, navigating stairs, etc., you are required to travel with a qualified physically-able companion who can accompany and provide such assistance.  Due to many historic locations, the motor coach is not allowed to stay on site or remain running to provide an alternate shelter for those not able to participate in an event.  Please make sure you read the itinerary fully and call one of our travel consultants if you have any questions.

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