New Orleans Vacation Raffle
New Orleans Vacation Raffle
Friday, February 5, 2021 8:00 AM - Friday, April 9, 2021 8:00 AM (PST)
WIN a Fabulous Trip to
$50/ Ticket (A $4000 Value)
Tickets go on sale February 5th - April 9th.
Winning ticket will be drawn April 12, 2021
5 Days, 6 Meals, Airfare included and
Collette's exclusive Hometown Pick Up!
Experience the French Quarter ● Choices on Tour ● New Orleans School of Cooking ● Beignets at Café Du Monde ● Swamp Tour ● Dinner at The Court of Two Sisters ● Jazz Revue!
5 Days ● 6 Meals: 4 Breakfasts ● 2 Dinners
Experience a spirited jazz revue at a jazz club in the French Quarter.
Soak in the ambiance of the old South with a drive along St. Charles Avenue.
Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana - Tour Begins Step into a cultural melting pot in the “Jazz Capital of the World,” New Orleans! Experience this soulful city abound with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and of course, an incomparable soundtrack.
Day 2: French Quarter This morning, enjoy a panoramic city tour with a local guide. Start by seeing St. Louis Cemetery #3; opened in 1854, it holds some of the most elaborate crypts found in the city’s cemeteries. Relax during a drive along the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain. This road eventually leads to St. Charles Avenue, whisking you past gorgeous mansions and two world-famous universities, Tulane and Loyola. This afternoon, it’s your choice! Take a walk through history at the National World War II Museum and learn about the American experience in the war -OR- celebrate the festive side of New Orleans at Mardi Gras World. Come to know the history of this tradition while touring a working warehouse where artisans create spectacular floats for the famous parades. Tonight, learn how to cook New Orleans-style! During a cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, your chef will indulge you in everything Louisiana cuisine has to offer. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 3: French Quarter It’s your choice! Introduce yourself to the city’s famous French Quarter on a walking tour that features such sights as the majestic St. Louis Cathedral and the bustling French Marketplace, where you’ll explore Pirates Alley and view the Pontalba -OR- explore the exhibitions and galleries at the Historic New Orleans Collection followed by a visit to the Bevolo Gaslight Museum and Workshop. Then, head to Café Du Monde for a taste of a true New Orleans favorite – beignets! This afternoon, explore more of New Orleans on your own, or you may choose an optional excursion to Oak Alley Plantation to explore the rich history of the Antebellum South. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 4: New Orleans Set out on a drive along New Orleans’ historic Esplanade Avenue. Then, journey through the Louisiana swamp on a cruise* narrated by your captain. Learn about the ecosystem’s history and ecology while keeping an eye out for wildlife, from bald eagles to herons, turtles and alligators. Return to the city and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to discover more of New Orleans your way. You may opt to take a riverboat cruise on the mighty Mississippi. Tonight, immerse yourself in the flavors of traditional New Orleans during dinner at The Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter. After dinner, discover for yourself why New Orleans is the “Birthplace of Jazz” during a roaring jazz revue at a local club in the French Quarter. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 5: New Orleans - Tour Ends Your tour of this captivating city comes to a close today. Today breakfast will be included.
Options for Spotlight on New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Option 1: This afternoon, enjoy lunch dining on local favorites at a French Quarter restaurant. After lunch, board an authentic New Orleans Steamboat for a relaxing cruise. Get taken back to when life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi and experience New Orleans as it can best be seen from the river. Its distinctive ‘crescent shape’ gives the city one of its nicknames. Pass the French Quarter and the Port of New Orleans while enjoying live narration of the sights and history by the ship’s captain. As the paddlewheel boat makes its way back to its French Quarter mooring, listen to the enchanting sounds of a live jazz band. Duration: approximately 4.0 hours. Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. Mississippi Jazz Cruise & Crescent City Lunch $95
Option 2: Oak Ally Plantation Tour Experience the bygone era of the Antebellum south as we travel to Oak Alley Plantation on the western bank of the Mississippi River. Stroll down the magnificent alley of 300-year-old live oak trees that give this estate its name. Enjoy a professionally guided tour of the mansion, or “Big House” as its called. Then take some time to explore other exhibits, including 'Slavery at Oak Alley' and the 'Civil War Encampment.' Duration: approximately 5.5 hours. Transportation is included. A minimum of 20 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. $75
Tickets are $50 Each Note: A minimum of 72 Tickets must be sold. You do not need to be a Winters resident to participate.