New Orleans Off-Season Getaway 3 Nights (JO)

Tennessee Williams first visited the “Big Easy” in 1938, calling it the “last frontier of bohemia” for its sultry art, music, and muses that inspired A Streetcar Named Desire. Today, New Orleans continues its claim to fame as the birthplace of Jazz and a city like no other in the world. This Southern legend is painted with history, culture, cuisine, and architecture from the wrought iron of the Garden District to the soul-stirring blues of Bourbon Street. Take a 3-night Monograms vacation getaway with included sightseeing, helpful Local Host®, and superior accommodations with plenty of free time to take a streetcar down St. Charles Avenue or Canal Street past the moss-covered lanes of antebellum mansions. From beignets to bananas foster and hurricanes to hot jambalaya, there is never a shortage of soothing Southern comfort food in any of New Orleans’ historic restaurants from Cajun to Creole. Laissez les bons temps rouler!


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Your Local Host

What is the Role of a Local Host?

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to New Orleans. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about New Orleans and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local New Orleans insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Local Host Recommendations

Meet One of Your Local Hosts

Dianne

Hi, I’m Dianne and welcome to N’Awlins, city of legend. As a native New Orleanian, it would be my pleasure to introduce you to my New Orleans. Some of my recommendation for any visitor is the city's historic French Quarter, take in the neighborhood’s balconies and galleries with its dripping floral displays, a ride on the world’s oldest streetcar through the famous Garden District to view stately mansions should not be missed, and learn about the origination of Jazz, Mardi Gras traditions and a whole lot more. A visit to our beautiful city would not be complete without dining on gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish and beignets, and top off your holiday with an excursion on an authentic paddlewheel steamboat. I look forward to sharing the best place in America to “Let the Good Times Roll!”

Meals


Breakfast daily

Day-By-Day 2020 / 2021

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

Select a Departure Date for Itinerary and Available Excursions:
DAY
1
ARRIVE IN NEW ORLEANS

19-Nov-2020

Welcome to the “Crescent City” of New Orleans. The remainder of the day is at your leisure for independent activities.

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
2
NEW ORLEANS

20-Nov-2020

Your Local Host will be available this morning in the lobby from 9 am to 11 am to provide guidance for your free time. Then, enjoy a guided walking tour of the city’s historic heart, the French Quarter, followed by a beignet and coffee tasting at the famous Café du Monde. The remainder of your day is at your leisure. You may wish to visit one of the historic cemeteries, visit the fabulous National World War II Museum, shop the unique boutiques on Magazine Street, or follow the path of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, and see the stately mansions of the famed Garden District.

Breakfast Breakfast

Excursions Available:

New Orleans Walking Tours

Price: Starting From: $29/person

Learn More

New Orleans Walking Tours

A walking tour, led by a local, is a terrific way to discover some of New Orleans' famous and unique neighborhoods!

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
3
NEW ORLEANS

21-Nov-2020

Enjoy a full day at leisure in this historic city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including nearby Swamp Airboat or Plantation tours or an exciting Voodoo and Cocktail tour. During your free time this evening, why not sample gumbo, sip on a famous Hurricane, visit festive Bourbon Street or head to Frenchmen Street for New Orleans’ vibrant music scene.

Breakfast Breakfast

Excursions Available:

New Orleans Walking Tours

Price: Starting From: $29/person

Learn More

New Orleans Walking Tours

A walking tour, led by a local, is a terrific way to discover some of New Orleans' famous and unique neighborhoods!

Plantation Tours

Price: Starting From: $92/person

Learn More

Plantation Tours

South Louisiana is known for its beautiful antebellum architecture and there are plenty of plantation homes that are within an hours drive from New Orleans. The architecture and beauty of these homes alone is impressive and the stories that go with them are even better. You will learn about the incredible history and culture through a visit to a plantation home.

See More Excursions(+)

DAY
4
NEW ORLEANS

22-Nov-2020

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

See More Excursions(+)

Hotels

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

*You may need to zoom the map out to see all available hotels.

Other Hotel Options

Insider

New Orleans

New Orleans

Frenchman Street

Frenchmen Street, might just be the most consistently musical stretch of asphalt in New Orleans. Its venues offer an array of live performances ranging from traditional jazz to blues to reggae and rock and are, themselves, famous, attracting audiences from all over the world.

Gumbo

The only thing more New Orleans than a dented pot of gumbo simmering on the back burner is arguing about the right way to make it. With a heritage claiming both French and West African roots, gumbo is a thick stew served over rice and made with a roux (a mixture of butter and flour) and a wide variety of ingredients such as celery, peppers, okra, onions chicken, sausage and/or seafood. With so many options, every family perfected its own treasured recipes, which leads to impassioned debate on which one is best. Gumbo is wildly available throughout New Orleans, but we recommend Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop or Dooky Chase’s.

Enjoy libations with a story!

A beer at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, a martini at the Carousel Bar, or a hurricane at Pat O’Brien’s – New Orleans’s celebrates history with the best cocktails.

The Garden District

With homes ranging from gleaming white and tiered like wedding cakes mansions to shot-gunned into long, narrow homes – the air’s opulent with the scent of jasmine and a slower, grander age. Take the St. Charles Streetcar from the French Quarter to the mansions and oak-lined streets of the historic Garden District.

National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world – why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today – so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. To help ensure public safety and avoid crowds, timed ticket purchases will be required. It is strongly recommended that visitors pre-purchase Museum admission online in advance.

Bayou Swamp Boat and Plantation Tour

Venture out of New Orleans see the beasts of the Southern Louisiana Bayou! Explore the lush wetlands, have a chance to spot gators, and see one of the area's historic plantation homes.

Cemeteries

Burying the dead in a place built below sea level was a problem that faced the earliest residents of the French settlement that became New Orleans. The solution agreed upon, to entomb the departed in elaborate marble chambers above ground, created one of the city’s most lingering attractions: cemeteries that are both historic and hauntingly beautiful. Wander the purported resting places of voodoo queen Marie Laveau, musician Al Hirt and Civil War general P.G.T. Beauregard, all residents of what is known in New Orleans as the “Cities of the Dead”. You may consider taking a guided tour to hear the lore and backstories of those that reside in these “Cities of the Dead”!

Steamboat Natchez Cruise

Cruise the mighty Mississippi River on the historic Steamboat Natchez. Cruises include, Steam Engine Room visitation, calliope, live jazz and optional Creole food and local beverages.

Cool off with a “Sno-ball” dessert!

Dating back to the 1930s, the sno-ball is a customizable sweet made with a mound of fluffy shaved ice, flavored with sweet syrups and topped or stuffed with a number of mix-ins and add-ons. These chilly treats come in small, medium and large and range in price from $2-$6. Sno-ball stands and shops can be found in just about every neighborhood of New Orleans offering traditional snowballs and even a number of twisted creations.

Mardi Gras World

Blaine Kern traveled throughout Europe to apprentice under the world’s leading float and costume makers. During several trips to Italy, France, and Spain, Blaine became inspired by the extravagant concepts and animation that marked the European style of float building. He brought these ideas to New Orleans and developed the monumental scale and lavish ornamentation of today’s spectacular Mardi Gras floats. The tour allows you to see firsthand what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life year after year. Walk through the hard work and extensive planning that goes into this grand event when you tour Blaine Kern Studios, an operating workshop that has created breathtaking floats for Mardi Gras and other parades around the world since 1947.

Customize Vacation

Stay Longer

from:

$89.00/night*

Customize Now
* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).