Celebrate Jazz Fest in New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
3 Nights
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About Your Trip

  • Arts & Culture

  • Culinary

  • DreamDeal Special

  • Platinum Experiences

Music enthusiasts will have a great time celebrating the historic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival during this DreamTrip to Louisiana’s most famous city. Embrace all things New Orleans with a 1-day admission ticket for the festival, and enjoy vibrant performances by the best in the business. Sample delicious local fare and admire handmade crafts during the festival, with the smooth sounds of saxophones, trumpets and singers as your soundtrack. You'll also see abundant flora and fauna as you explore Louisiana’s swampland by boat with experienced tour guides. Learn about the Louisiana wetlands and the animals who live there — particularly the American alligator — along with a little history of the town of Frenier, located within the Manchac Swamp. On Day 3, attend a demonstration cooking class to learn the art and history of beloved Creole cuisine — then savor these local dishes and take home the recipe cards as a souvenir.

What we love:
• Your hotel is located in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, and is half a mile (less than 1 kilometer) from world-famous Bourbon Street.
• Creole food is a blend of Spanish, French and African cuisines.
• The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (commonly known as Jazz Fest) has been celebrated annually since 1970.



What's Included
Your DreamTrip includes 4 days and 3 nights in New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as:
• 1-day admission ticket for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
• Shuttle pass for Jazz Fest.
• Guided swamp tour by boat; includes transportation.
• Demonstration cooking class in Creole cuisine at the New Orleans School of Cooking.
• Welcome reception at The Carousel Bar & Lounge including 1 welcome drink.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.


Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Airport Transfers

Airport transfers for this trip are provided only for Platinum Members. If you are not a Platinum Member, make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.

Platinum Members Only: Round-trip airport transfers are included from:
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to the hotel on April 28, times based on flight details provided.
The hotel to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) on May 1, times based on flight details provided.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by April 15.

Restrictions apply based on flight date(s), transfer times and the arrival and destination airport(s); refer to the Policies section for more information.


This trip will close by April 15.

 

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Hotel Details
Get in tune with the Big Easy experience at Hotel Monteleone, a leading hotel in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. The hotel’s famed Carousel Bar & Lounge was voted among the Top 20 bars in the world by Vogue Australia, and staff throughout the family-fun establishment provide guests with the utmost in service and luxurious amenities.

Hotel features:
• 2 restaurants and 2 bars.
• 1 heated, outdoor rooftop pool.
• Spa and fitness center.
• Self-parking: US$45.30 per day.

Traditional Guest Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 double beds (extra bed not available).
• Maximum occupancy 4 people.
• Complimentary guest-room refrigerator.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 4 p.m.
Check-out: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 21.

Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130, United States


  • Destination
    The Big Easy is the heartbeat of Louisiana, home to spicy Cajun cuisine and the best jazz and blues in the country. Powder your nose with sugar-dusted beignets and enjoy artists, palm readers and local merchants on Jackson Square.

    Culinary delights, the mysteries of the supernatural and fascinating traditions from around the world fuse in the heart of the bustling French Quarter. Mardis Gras parades, festivities and concerts draw countless visitors to New Orleans every year, as do main attractions such as Bourbon Street, the Audubon Zoo, The National World War II Museum, St. Louis Cathedral and the impressive Aquarium of the Americas.
  • Platinum Inclusions
    On this DreamTrip to New Orleans, Louisiana, Platinum Members will be treated to round-trip transfers between the hotel and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). For more information and to submit your flight details, please see the What’s Included section above. Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
  • Itinerary
    Day 1

    Check into the hotel any time after 4 p.m.
    2-6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
    7-8 p.m.: Welcome reception at The Carousel Bar & Lounge including 1 welcome drink.

    Day 2

    9 a.m. – noon: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby if not attending the tour.
    9 a.m. – noon: Guided swamp tour by boat; includes transportation. Minimum walking required.
    • 9 a.m.: Depart for swamp tour in a privately owned wildlife refuge in the Manchac Swamp, 25 miles (40 kilometers) outside New Orleans.
    • 9:30 a.m.: See abundant flora and fauna as you explore Louisiana’s swampland with experienced tour guides. Learn about the Louisiana wetlands and the animals who live there — particularly the American alligator — along with a little history of the town of Frenier, located within the Manchac Swamp. Approximately 1.5 hours.
    • Noon: Return to the hotel.
    The rest of the day at your leisure. Use your 1-day admission ticket to Jazz Fest, featuring music, local delicacies and handmade arts and crafts*; includes transportation. (Doors open at 11 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.)

    Day 3

    8-9:30 a.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby and gather for the cooking class.
    10 a.m. – noon: Watch a demonstration cooking class at New Orleans School of Cooking featuring classic Creole recipes. The school is within walking distance of the hotel (approximately a 6-minute walk suitable for all difficulty levels). 

    Day 4

    9 a.m. – noon: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
    The morning at your leisure until checkout.
    Check out of the hotel by noon.

    *Food, drinks, gratuities, gifts and souvenirs are at your own expense.

    Itinerary subject to change.

  • Additional Information
    Adult and children’s pricing may vary depending on the travel date. Click BOOK IT for detailed pricing information.

    We base children’s pricing on their age at the time of travel. Their reservation has to be booked and paid for in order for you to check them in.

    Please remember to book a reservation for everyone you’re bringing along on your DreamTrip before you travel. Otherwise, they’ll be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.

    Gratuities are not included at your hotel. We suggest US$3 per day for housekeeping, and US$5 per trip for porterage.

    Extra beds are not available at your hotel.

    The excursions on this DreamTrip involve walking and standing for long periods at a time. Please consult with your doctor prior to travel if you plan to participate in these activities.
  • Policies

    Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are on a per-person basis.

    *This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

    Name Change Policy:
    If you change any name(s) on your booking 30 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll be charged a fee of US$50 per name change. Name changes are not permitted within 30 days of the start date of your trip.

    Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

    Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

    At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

    Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

    In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

    Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

    Please note: Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

    Members with additional people in the room, not booked prior to travel, will be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.

    Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on two adults per room.

    Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.


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