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New Orleans

Exploring The Big Easy

April 19-23,2021

5 Days | 14 People 
4 Breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 3 Dinner's
City Stay Tour
 

$1878 DOUBLE

$100 DEPOSIT

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 OVERVIEW  
Come join us on a New Orleans city explore tour! The city is filled with mystery, jazz and a uniqueness that only New Orleans has. The vibrant color and music that fills the air makes it like no other place in the south. Let's not forget the food, New Orleans is known for it's delicious cajun dishes. Visit the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, ride a Jazz Riverboat, take a stroll through a above the ground cemetery and much more.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Travel with a group that shares the same travel interest
  • Stay on the world-famous Bourbon Street
  • Enjoy the art and culture of this unique city
  • Enjoy the sounds of jazz while dining on the Mighty Mississippi
  • Explore the French Quarter and Jackson Square
  • Taste the delicious cajun flavors that only New Orleans has
  • Learn about the above ground tombs and the history behind them
  • See sites such as The Garden District, Lower 9th Ward and Warehouse District
  • Make new friends and memories 
 
 WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 4 night stay - French Quarter

  • Carefully planned Itinerary

  • Tour Director to Assist You

  • Activities as listed

  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers

  • Transportation to activities listed

  • Riverboat Jazz Dinner Cruise

  • French Quarter Walking Tour

  • Locally guided city tour

  • Tips for local guides and waiters/waitresses

  • 5 Hotel Provided Breakfasts

  • 2 Lunch

  • 3 Dinners

 

 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare and luggage fees

  • Passport, Visa and I.D. Fees (if required)

  • Travel Insurance

  • Meals not listed 

  • Personal Expenses

  • Any hotel acquired fees including room service, mini bar, laundry service, alcoholic beverages, early check in fees

  • Activities not listed 

  • Tour Director Tips

  • Any Cancellation or delay fees acquired 

 
 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Four Points by Sheraton - French Quarter

1/4

Hotel features:

  • Smoke-Free Rooms

  • WiFi

  • Outdoor Pool

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Great Location in the City Center on Bourbon Street

  • On Site Restaurant

Hotel Information:

541 Bourbon Street New Orleans, La 70130 (504) 524-7611

Marriot.com

Check-In  3:00 pm Check-out 11:00 am

Check in and out times will apply

*Hotels are subject to change, if the hotel must be changed we will choose a hotel of equal value in the same area, you will be notified of any changes that have been made.

 
 
ITINERARY AND DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE
Pre-Night Sunday May 16, 2021
Hotel stay at Four Points by Sheridan - French Quarter. Rest up or check out the city before meeting with the group tomorrow. 

DAY 1, Monday May 17, 2021

Welcome to New Orleans! Today, we arrive in the liveliest city in Louisiana. Settle into your room and later the group and tour director will meet-up at 5:00pm for a meet and greet then head out for dinner together in the French Quarter.
Meals Included: Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 2, Tuesday May 18, 2021

We start our day early with a locally guided city tour. We'll see the mansions down Esplanade Ave, have coffee and Beignets at the city park, pass through Lower 9th Ward, The Garden District and Warehouse District.  We will get to see the above the ground tombs at Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery and as we head back see the St. Louis Cathedral. After the tour we will have lunch at a local eatery. Later, in the evening we will join each other for a Steamboat Jazz dinner cruise, where we will experience the Mississippi River as we dine on some Cajun cuisine. 
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3, Wednesday May 19, 2021

Today, we are taking a walk through history with a local guide. Our walking tour starts in The French Quarter and travels to sites like Jackson Square, The old French Market. visit historic landmarks like the former St. Louis Hotel and Exchange. We will learn about the cities culture and history from a true native of the area. After lunch the rest of the day is yours to decide. There a endless activities and sites to see, later dinner is your choice.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4, Thursday May 20, 2021

Today, is your free time. Take a swamp tour, visit some famous plantations, savor some delicious Cajun bites on a food tasting tour, stroll the Quarter or just relax. It's all up to you. Your tour director will have many suggestions if you are undecided on what to do with your free time. Later, in the evening we will meet for our last dinner together in New Orleans.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5, Friday May 21, 2021

Time to say goodbye to New Orleans and your new friends until next time.Your tour director will help you with your transfers to the airport.
Meals Included:Breakfast 

 

IMPORTANT TOUR INFO & FAQ

Tour Start and End Date:

The tour starts April 19, 2021 and ends April 23, 2021

ROOM OPTIONS

Prices are based on double occupancy and additional charges apply for pre-night and single supplement rooms. Double occupancy total cost for this tour is $1878. Note: single supplement rooms are limited.

 

Pre-night Options

  • Arrive the day before the tour. Some choose this option in case of delays or flight cancellations.

  • New Orleans,LA. pre-night option - Standard Double add $262 Standard Single add $524

Double Occupancy

  • Save money by sharing a room with an assigned roommate. Price per night $262

Single Supplement

  • Need your own room? Single supplement is available with additional hotel fees. Add $908

 

TOUR DIRECTORS

Michele Rogers

ACTIVITY LEVEL AND HEALTH

Active: This tour will require walking, possible stair climbing, standing for long periods, climbing on and off buses/trains/subways, walking in crowded areas, uneven pavement and steps. You will need to be able to walk at least 2-4 miles a day to participate in the tour. It is the responsibility of the guest to determine if the activity level is right for them.

WEATHER-TIME ZONE

Weather: The average weather for New orleans, La in April is 40's 50's during the day and in the 40's at night.

Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time

ARRIVAL-DEPARTURE-AIRPORTS

NOTE: As of October 1, 2021 anyone age 18 or above will need a "REAL ID"  drivers licence or I.D. to fly on any U.S. airlines. Visit tsa.gov/real-id. to learn more.

Airport Transfers:

Shared transportation to the hotel is arranged on arrival and departure for all guests

Arrival Times:

  • Please arrange flights so that your hotel arrival time will be no later than 4:00 p.m in order to be at the group meeting. Hotel check-in policies will apply.

  • If you are arriving the day before the tour start and choosing the pre-night option, arrival times are optional.

Arrival Airport - MSY Louis Armstrong Airport

Departure Airport - MSY Louis Armstrong Airport

PAYMENTS, DEADLINES AND CANCELLATIONS

Deadline for final payments for this tour is January 19, 2021 (90 Days prior to tour start date).

TRANSPORTATION

During the tour we will be traveling by motor coach, van.

GROUP SIZE, STYLE AND AGE

Maximum 14 Guests 

City Stay- Co-Ed, ages 21 and Up (must be 21 at date of departure)

 

FAQ

How To Book A Tour


HOW TO BOOK: Tours are complete and confirmed once we have recieved the booking form and your deposit or full payment has been made. In each tour itinerary listing click the "SIGN ME UP" button to go to the booking form. The form must be submitted for all payment options. In the booking form you will select your tour, method of payment, and all necessary information. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit/debit cards,money order, personal check and cashiers checks. HOW TO PAY:

  • Paying By Phone: If you selct to pay by phone, a representative will contact you after the booking form is submitted to finish the payment process.
  • Paying by Check, Money Order and Cashier's Check- Once the booking form is submitted you will receive a invoice by email with instructions on where to send payment.Booking is not confirmed until payment is received and cleared by the bank. You will have 14 days from submitting the form to get your payment in.




After You Book


  • You will be emailed a confirmation email once booking is complete with your tour information, deadline dates and invoice.
  • A representative will contact you to discuss your new tour and answer any questions you may have.
  • 30 days prior to the tour you will receive your final trip details including your roommate assignment, tour director information, meetup information, itinerary and further tour details.




Payments and Deadlines


Final Payment Deadline:

  • Deadline for final payments - 90 Days prior to tour start date.
Payment Options and Deposits:
  • A deposit is required for all active tours
  • You can secure your tour with a deposit up until 90 days prior to tour date, after the deadline date the full tour price is required
  • We accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover credit/cards, money orders, cashiers check and personal checks
How to pay While filling out your booking form you will choose one of the following options: ​​
  • By Phone - Once you have submitted the booking form a representative will contact you by phone and go over the itinerary and securely process your payment by credit card or debit card.
  • By Mail - After submitting the booking form you will receive an invoice of the final tour price. All discounts will be added to the invoice after submitting the form. Send us your payment in by mail. We accept personal checks and money orders. You have 14 days to get your payment in when choosing this option.Your booking is not complete until payment is received and cleared by the bank.
Send all checks and money orders to: Breezy Backpack Travel P.O. Box 822 Millington, Tn 38083 Make all checks and money orders payable to: Breezy Backpack Travel




Cancellation Policies


Due to Covid-19 our cancellation policies have changed. NEW CANCELLATION POLICIES AS OF 3/1/2020:

  • Up to 14 days prior to tour start date - Full 100% refund including deposit with no cancellation penalties
  • 14 days or less prior to tour start date - Deposit is retained
  • You may also change to a different tour date with no fees
Tours are booked until full, If you are booking 90 days or less, prior to the tour start date full payment is required.




Travel Insurance


Life happens and sometimes plans are altered, travel insurance can protect you from delays, cancellations, theft of property, medical emergencies and damages.Travel insurance is optional but highly recommended. In order to protect your travel investment we recommend purchasing travel protection.




Room Assignments & Room Options


Room Options Double Occupancy: Shared room with an assigned roommmate Single Supplement: A room to yourself (additional fees apply) Pre-Night: Book a room the night before the start of the tour (additional fees apply) Room Assignments Rooms are assigned based on age and gender. You will recieve an email 30 days prior to tour departure with your new rommates information. Can I request my own roommate? Yes, you can. If you are coming with someone that you know and want to share a room with them you can request a roommate in the booking form. Both guests will need to request each other when filling out the booking form. Can I change my room while on the tour? If while on tour you decide room sharing is not the best fit for you, you will need to check with the hotel to see what available room options they have. It is the guests responsability for any room/hotel changes they make once the tour has started. Guests are responsible for any additional charges for room changes. Please, be sure that shared rooming is right for you before booking a double occupancy room.




Passport & Visas


You will need a passport whenever you are traveling outside or into the United States. Passports are not needed for U.S, domestic flights. Visit https://www.travel.state.gov for information on passports and visas. If a passport is required for your tour it must be valid for at least 6 months prior to tour start date and have at least 3 blank pages available.




Documents Required


To start your booking you will need to submit the booking form. The booking form must be completed by all guests. The following information is due No Later than 30 days prior to the tour start date :

  • Travel Insurance information if you are purchasing travel protection
  • Copy of Passport (photo page)
  • Airline information (airline carrier, schedule, flight and gate numbers)
Call us (866) 925-1030 or email us at TheBreezybackpack@gmail.com to submit the information.




Packing Tips





Baggage Allowance


  • Travelers are limited 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on for all tours. Some motor coaches, trains ect. have limited storage
  • Please note, tour directors do not assist with luggage, so please only bring what you are capable of carrying by yourself
  • Check with your airline for any baggage restrictions during your flight




Contact Us


If you have any questions please feel free to contact us Phone:(866) 925-1030 Email: Thebreezybackpack@ghmail.com




Our Response To Covid-19 (Coronavirus)


Here at Breezy Backpack we are concerned about the events around the world and the effects that Covid-19 has on travelers.We want you to have peace of mind when traveling. Our first priority will always be the safety of our guests and tour directors. We know that in these unprecedented times it is vital that you feel confident when booking a trip, for that reason we have changed our cancellation policies. You can now cancel for any reason and get a full refund including deposit with no cancellations fees or penalties up until 14 days prior to tour start date. We are keeping track of all the latest news and alerts and will continue to keep you informed. We are using information from The World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. State Department and The Center For Disease Control (CDC) only and will keep you up to date as changes are taking effect. NEW POLICIES IN EFFECT AS OF 3/1/2020

  • Cancel your tour for any reason up to 14 days prior to tour departure with a 100% full refund and no cancellation penalties until December 31,2021. You will also have the option to change your tour to a different date.
  • 14 days or less prior to tour start date- deposit is retained
  • Smaller groups (14 guest maximum)
  • We've added new destinations to our private tours. See private Tours
  • Single supplement offered for those who want a room to themselves.
WHILE ON TOUR We are working hard to make sure our guests and directors are safe while on tour. We want to ensure every guest has a healthy and safe trip, to do so we have made the following changes while on tour:
  • More outdoor activities and daily wellness checks
  • Social distancing practiced during the tour (including activities, meals and on motor coaches)
  • Face masks are provided and required for all guests and staff
  • Hand sanitizer provided for all guests and staff
  • We are working with our travel partners to ensure healthy policies and procedures are in place, such as social distancing and cleaning policies




When To Book Flights


Tours are guaranteed after a minimum of 4 guests have booked. It is very rare that a tour is not guaranteed. We ask that our guests wait until they have received the confirmation email that the tour is guaranteed before booking flights. The email will be received no later than 120 days prior to tour start date. Tours book fast, so please don't wait until it says guaranteed. All guaranteed tours will be noted at the top of the booking page (under the SIGN ME UP button) once they are booked with the minimum guests.





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BREEZY BACKPACK TRAVEL

P.O. Box 822

Millington, TN. 38083

thebreezybackpack@gmail.com

(866) 925-1030

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