weekend getaway in new orleans

Weekend Getaway in
New Orleans

Welcome to New Orleans! Explore the city through its history, heritage, art and culture with your local guide. Visit neighborhoods far from the tourist path, enjoy delicious Cajun food, discover the city's art scene when you meet a local artist and hear about some of the city's local history.

Why you will love this tour

Tour duration

4 days / 3 nights

3 days / 2 nights

Group size

4 - 12 travelers

Accommodation

Double room (single supplement available)

Departure dates

Every Friday nights

weekend getaway in new orleans

Highlights

  • Explore a neighborhood that’s off the traditional tourist path: the Irish Channel, which has a thriving brewery scene and a number of local hangouts and restaurants.

  • Visit the Opera Guild Home and learn the history of this house built in 1859 in the beautiful Garden District. Now owned by the New Orleans Opera Women’s Guild, the house has found a new life by providing a home to the supporters of opera, and also attracting the film industry - and also as a location for feature films such as Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.

Itinerary of your Weekend Getaway in New Orleans

Day 1 - Friday:

Arrival at your hotel, The Troubadour Hotel*. Explore New Orleans on your own tonight. Dinner at leisure (not included).

 

Day 2 - Saturday:

On your first morning in New Orleans, explore two Uptown districts on foot. Your local guide will meet you at your hotel. Then you’ll take the streetcar to the Garden District, where you’ll visit a typical house that is now owned by the New Orleans Opera Women’s Guild. Then, you will discover the Irish Channel, named in honor of the wave of Irish immigrants who first made their way there in the 1830s. Rest of the day at leisure.

Afternoon optional excursion: Visit the French Quarter & Algiers

You will meet your guide and the rest of your group for your New Orleans tour at 2pm in Jackson Square. You’ll get a short introduction to the French Quarter, then take a walk along the river and take the ferry across the Mississippi River for a walking tour of historic Algiers. The second oldest neighborhood of New Orleans, it was once a plantation and the location of the first local industries. As the area entered the 20th century, Algiers became full of honky-tonks where jazz musicians, including Louis Armstrong, used to play. The neighborhood feels set apart yet is part of the history of New Orleans. You will dive into its history and experience the village feel that its inhabitants love. End your tour at a local spot recommended by your guide and if you like, enjoy a simple dinner at a food truck, and a drink at a local dive bar (dinner and drinks not included).

 

Day 3 - Sunday:

Check out after breakfast. Say goodbye to your group and guide. Day at leisure. Explore New Orleans on your own.

 

Morning optional excursion: Street Art & JAMNOLA Museum

Your morning tour will start in the Hotel Troubadour lobby at 8 am. Hop in a van for a two hour street art tour to discover the works of world famous artists as well as talented local ones. What better way to get the feel of the different neighborhoods of the Big Easy? You’ll meet a local street artist to ask all the questions you may have about this particular form of art. Next you visit the JAMNOLA museum and wander through an immersive 12-room exhibit of pure NOLA joy, celebrating the iconic art, music, food and theatrics of the city.

Afternoon optional excursion: Cooking Class & Rum Tasting

Your afternoon tour will start at 12:30 pm. Transfer to a historic area outside of the city for a cooking class with a chef from the local food scene. The chef will teach you the art of making andouille, gumbo, & jambalaya. When you dine on the delicious dishes you’ve prepared, you’ll be rewarded for your hard work! End this lovely Sunday evening with a tour and tasting at a local rum distillery back in New Orleans. The owners will explain the process of rum making and answer all the questions you have.

 

*Accommodations may vary based on departure date. The final hotel confirmation will be sent to you 15 days before your departure.

Package information

What is included

  • 2 nights of accommodation based on double occupancy with breakfast

  • Visits and entry as per program: Opera Guild entrance on Saturday, guided tours of the Garden District and Irish Channel

  • Services of an English-speaking guide during included visits and guided tours

  • Transportation: Jazzy Pass one day transit pass

  • Taxes, service, resort fees and tips for the above-mentioned services (not including the guide)

  • 24/7 hotline

Not included

  • Air fare

  • Insurance

  • Luggage storage

  • Transfers or transportation other than those provided with the included visits

  • Services of a guide other than the ones listed

  • Tips for the drivers and guide

  • Personal expenses

  • Beverages and meals other than the ones indicated in the program

  • Any other visits, excursions, or entrance fees

Price starts at $319 per person*

*Based on a double room, depending on availability

Travel with Teebsi

This tour supports and provides exposure to local businesses and local nonprofits. 

 

During your tours, the guide will highlight and stop at different shops and stores with deep community roots, and locally owned restaurants and bars.

As part of our commitment to support the local communities we travel to, we are donating 1% of the sales of all our US tours and vacation packages to local nonprofits working for the well-being of their communities.

Customize your New Orleans weekend

weekend getaway in New Orleans

Stay an extra night

Add a night at the end of your tour in the same hotel and enjoy New Orleans a bit longer

Weekend getaway in New Orleans

Street Art Tour

Meet a street artist during a street art tour, then head to the JAMNOLA Museum.

cajun cooking class in new orleans day tour

Cooking Class

Learn to cook some of most well-loved Cajun dishes and enjoy your dinner before tasting some rum!

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined according to the terms outlined below:

  • Full refund if cancellation is received 32 days or more from the departure date, minus the deposit ($200 per room)

  • 50% of the trip per person cancelled will be due for cancellation received between 31 and 8 days of the departure date

  • No refund will be provided for cancellation received between 8 days of departure and the departure date

The tour requires a minimum number of people. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Please refer to the full terms & conditions

Who is Teebsi

Teebsi creates mindful US Tours and Vacation Packages for conscious travelers, that provide a unique travel experience and positively impact local communities.

Our tours focus on conscious travel, meaningful moments with the local communities, and travel experiences that you won't find anywhere else. As part of our commitment for the local communities we travel to, we donate 1% of our sales to local nonprofits who work for the well-being of their community.

Learn more about Teebsi