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New Orleans & the Deep South

New Orleans & the Deep South

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  • Escorted

  • Overnight at the Callaway Gardens Resort

  • Tour of Callaway Gardens

  • 2 Nights in Biloxi, MS

  • Visit Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library

  • Shrimp Boat excursion

  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

  • 3 Nights in the French Quarter

  • Driving tour of New Orleans

  • Mardi Gras World

  • National WWII Museum

  • Laura: A Creole Plantation

  • Oak Alley Plantation

  • New Orleans Free Time

  • Swamp Tour

  • Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Experience

  • 13 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1 & 2

Sit back and relax as we travel southward to our lodging for the evening near Burlington, North Carolina. Day two's destination is the Callaway Gardens Resort in Pine Mountain, Georgia where we will be guests at The Lodge & Spa. Founded in the 1930s, the resort features 14,000 acres of woodlands, lakes, wildlife and flowers. This evening's dinner will be included at the inn.


Day 3

Following a delicious breakfast we will have more time to explore the many delights of Callaway Gardens. A step-on tour guide will board our coach for a very interesting and informative tour of the gardens. Late this morning we must continue our journey south to our next overnight in Biloxi for a two-night stay.

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Day 4

This morning, following breakfast, we will visit Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library. After lunch on your own, we will enjoy a Shrimp Boat excursion, which will expose you to the spectacular world of sea life! Later we will visit the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, featuring the ceramics of George E. Ohr as well as contemporary and historic exhibitions. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure.


Day 5

Today, after breakfast, we will check-out and depart for New Orleans. Upon arrival a local guide will introduce us to the highlights of New Orleans. After lunch on your own, we will tour Mardi Gras World which will give you an insider's view of how Mardi Gras is made. This evening is free to enjoy the city at your leisure.


Day 6

Today we will visit the National WWII Museum. The Museum's exhibits encompass the June 6, 1944 invasion of Normandy, the Home Front during WWII, and the D-Day invasion in the Pacific. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure.


Day 7

Plantation County is on our schedule for today! We will explore two of Louisiana's most famous and historic plantation homes along the Great Mississippi River Road and learn about their stories, secrets, and occasionally...spirits. We will enjoy Cajun and Creole food, a thrilling swamp tour and create lasting memories. First we will tour Laura: A Creole Plantation including the plantation home, the 200 year old sugar plantation and a slave cabin. Lunch and a tour of Oak Alley Plantation are next. This quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, is an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home....a spectacular setting! Later we will enjoy a unique journey back to the early days of Louisiana bayou and swamp explorations on a Swamp Tour. We return to New Orleans for our last evening in the city.

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Day 8

En route to Birmingham, Alabama, the location of our lodging for this evening, we will visit Meridian Mississippi, home to Sela Ward. In Meridian we will have lunch at Weidmann's Restaurant, Mississippi's oldest restaurant, followed by a visit to the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX). Opened in 2018, The MAX showcases Mississippi's writers, visual and musical artists, actors and other creative legends all under one roof. Explore the birthplaces of your favorite artists, like Morgan Freeman, John Grisham and Jimmy Buffet (just to name a few) and learn how their Mississippi roots influenced their artistry.

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Day 9

Traveling northward through Chattanooga and Knoxville will lead us to our lodging for the evening in Wytheville, Virginia.


Day 10

Today our New Orleans adventure will come to a close with our arrival home scheduled for early evening.


Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with the driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, 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 Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Easton - Shuttle William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10
Rt 33, Easton, PA
Montgomeryville - Shuttle Quality Inn
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Reading - Shuttle Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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