Spring Pilgrimage **NEW**

Featuring New Orleans, Natchez & Laurel, Mississippi

Slip away with us as we welcome the spring with a 2-night stay at a beachfront hotel in the Mississippi Gulf Coast town of Gulfport. Take a morning stroll on the beach and enjoy a shoreline cruise from the Ship Harbor into the Mississippi Sound on a quest for Atlantic bottle-nose dolphins. Walk through an extraordinary collection of artifacts at the Maritime Museum and learn about shrimping, oystering, wooden boat building, netmaking, and more. Mississippi Gulf fresh seafood is on the menu for great included dinners on the coast. On to New Orleans for a day of exploring the Cresent City as we tour through the Garden District and see some of the most beautiful homes in the city. The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in NOLA, founded in 1718. See the unique architecture of its cast iron balconies and walled courtyards, and the colorful Creole cottages and townhouses. Enjoy some free time in Jackson Square, home to the St. Louis Cathedral. Stroll along the Mississippi River, visit the French Market and enjoy a deep-fried sweet beignet from Café Du Monde. You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy our visit to The National WWII Museum with its impressive collection of artifacts and educational films documenting all aspects of the war, from D-Day to the war in the Pacific to the Holocaust. New Orleans is known as the ultimate dining destination and an included dinner with classic Cajun and Creole fare is on the menu before we overnight just outside of NOLA. Founded in 1716, Natchez Mississippi is the oldest city on the Mississippi River, and has celebrated their annual Spring Pilgrimage of Homes for over 90 years. With more than 500 Antebellum Homes, Natchez puts their most exquisite historic homes and gardens on display during the Pilgrimage. Each home tells its own story, docents at each site will share the rich history of those who lived, worked or visited these heritage sites, while pointing out significant architectural and decorative arts and architectural details. We spend the next 2 nights in Hattiesburg, and make a visit to Laurel, Mississippi – featured on the HGTV show “Home Town”. Erin and Ben Napier love their small hometown of Laurel – especially the historical houses they have famously restored on their TV Show. We will take a walking tour of the Historic District and stroll past some of the homes this duo has renovated. Spend some time in downtown Laurel and visit some of the local spots, restaurants and shops featured on the Show, including the Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman General Store. On our way home, we make a stop in Wetumpka – a small town along the Coosa River in Alabama featured in the HGTV show “Home Town Takeover”. Renovated homes, businesses, parks, an entire street, and even a new town mural has given this town a new life. Don’t miss this diverse tour with interesting towns, historic homes, fascinating museums and some GREAT included meals! And Pack something GREEN, we will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on this tour. Includes 10 Meals (5 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners)

Cost per person: $1795 Double / $Call for availability for Single
$300 Deposit
Final Payment Due 01/26/2023
Cancellation Assurance $159
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