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Tour Overview

Experience cultural splendor and cuisine in two of America’s most colorful cities. Arrive in San Antonio and enjoy staying near the renowned River Walk, where charming eateries and shops dot the pathways. Visit the city’s well-preserved missions, witness cultural performances, hear about the Alamo’s famous siege, and float the Paseo del Rio canal on a flatboat excursion. On our way to New Orleans, we make stops at Space Center Houston, the TABASCO® factory, and Nottoway Resort. Our journey concludes with three days in New Orleans that are spent learning expert cooking tips, cruising the Mississippi on the Steamboat Natchez, enjoying a jazz brunch, and touring the National World War II Museum.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book

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Tour Highlights

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights at Holiday Inn San Antonio - Riverwalk
  • 1 night at Staybridge Suites Lake Charles
  • 3 nights at Bienville House in New Orleans
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Mission San Jose & San Juan
  • The Alamo tour & IMAX® film Alamo: The Price of Freedom
  • San Antonio River Walk flatboat cruise
  • Space Center Houston feat. NASA tram tour
  • Avery Island TABASCO® tour
  • Houmas House Estate & Gardens guided tour
  • New Orleans guided city tour & time at leisure
  • Steamboat Natchez Harbor Jazz cruise
  • New Orleans School of Cooking
  • National WWII Museum & 4D film Beyond All Boundaries
Meals

11 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome Lunch at the Guenther House
  • Creole-inspired lunch at Houmas House Estate & Gardens
  • Jazz brunch at Court of Two Sisters
  • Farewell Dinner in New Orleans
Tour Date & Pricing

Tour Dates & Pricing

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Texas

Unpack and settle in for a comfortable two-night stay. Tonight, become acquainted with your fellow travelers and prepare for our great adventure together.

Day 2 : The Alamo and San Antonio Missions

This morning we depart for two of San Antonio's largest and best-preserved missions, San Jose and San Juan. During our visit we meet some of the area’s indigenous Americans and experience their culture and way of life through music, dance, art, and cuisine. Enjoy a delightful lunch at the elegantly restored Guenther House, located on the bend of the San Antonio River. After lunch, history comes to life as we view Alamo: The Price of Freedom at the IMAX® Theatre. Be transported back to 1836 as the 13-day siege unfolds on the big screen. After the film, we visit the famous grounds of the Alamo to experience the incredible history of this landmark firsthand. Our day concludes with an entertaining excursion aboard a flatboat on the Paseo del Rio canal. Gain a unique perspective of the River Walk while the captain shares fascinating stories of San Antonio’s past.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 : Space Center Houston

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before departing San Antonio for Lake Charles, Louisiana. En route, we stop at Space Center Houston. Take advantage of more than 400 things to see and do here, including many exhibits, two films, four live shows, several artifact galleries, Independence Plaza, the NASA tram tour, and more. Later, we check in to our accommodations in Lake Charles.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Nottoway Resort

We begin our day with a visit to Avery Island to tour the only TABASCO® pepper sauce production facility in the world. Afterwards, feel the spirit of yesteryear during our stop at Nottoway Resort, the South’s largest remaining antebellum mansion. One of the few to survive the Civil War, this 64-room, three-story, palatial mansion was completed in 1859 and has been fully restored. We enjoy an included lunch at Randolph Hall on the resort’s grounds, then travel to “The Big Easy,” New Orleans, with accommodations in the historic French Quarter.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 : New Orleans School of Cooking

An expert local guide joins us this morning for a fascinating city tour as we discover the charm of New Orleans. This afternoon, voyage down the mighty Mississippi on the Steamboat Natchez, complete with live narration and music. This evening, discover Louisiana cuisine at The New Orleans School of Cooking. Located in a renovated warehouse in the French Quarter, we learn from an expert in Cajun and Creole cuisine about the cooking style and folklore famous to the area, then sample a variety of colorful and distinct dishes.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 : Jazz Brunch & WWII Museum

After breakfast, we arrive at the National World War II Museum. Take in the Beyond All Boundaries film 4D cinematic experience in the Victory Theatre and see the exhibits and artifacts that serve as a tribute to the tens of millions of Americans who contributed to our country’s cause during the war. Next, we enjoy a jazz brunch at the world-renowned Court of Two Sisters. Dine on a wide selection of sumptuous local dishes while listening to the lively sounds of a jazz trio. Spend an afternoon at leisure, and tonight, join fellow travelers for a special Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Fly Home

Today we fly home with incredible memories of our San Antonio and New Orleans getaway.

Tour Map

Tour Map

Tour Map for San Antonio & New Orleans Cuisine & Culture
Departure Cities

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas National Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International Airport

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee International Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City International Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Boston Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Detroit - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Billings - Billings-Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula Montana Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cleveland - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport

Choose Your Departure Year:

San Antonio & New Orleans Cuisine & Culture

Experience cultural splendor and cuisine in two of America’s most colorful cities. Arrive in San Antonio and enjoy staying near the renowned River Walk, where charming eateries and shops dot the pathways. Visit the city’s well-preserved missions, witness cultural performances, hear about the Alamo’s famous siege, and float the Paseo del Rio canal on a flatboat excursion. On our way to New Orleans, we make stops at Space Center Houston, the TABASCO® factory, and Nottoway Resort. Our journey concludes with three days in New Orleans that are spent learning expert cooking tips, cruising the Mississippi on the Steamboat Natchez, enjoying a jazz brunch, and touring the National World War II Museum.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
View Dates & Book Online Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

EACC

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights at Holiday Inn San Antonio - Riverwalk
  • 1 night at Staybridge Suites Lake Charles
  • 3 nights at Bienville House in New Orleans
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Mission San Jose & San Juan
  • The Alamo tour & IMAX® film Alamo: The Price of Freedom
  • San Antonio River Walk flatboat cruise
  • Space Center Houston feat. NASA tram tour
  • Avery Island TABASCO® tour
  • Houmas House Estate & Gardens guided tour
  • New Orleans guided city tour & time at leisure
  • Steamboat Natchez Harbor Jazz cruise
  • New Orleans School of Cooking
  • National WWII Museum & 4D film Beyond All Boundaries
  • Ports of Call:
Meals

11 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome Lunch at the Guenther House
  • Creole-inspired lunch at Houmas House Estate & Gardens
  • Jazz brunch at Court of Two Sisters
  • Farewell Dinner in New Orleans

Tour Dates & Pricing

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Texas

Upon arriving in San Antonio, we settle in for a comfortable two-night stay near the iconic River Walk.

Day 2 : San Antonio Missions & The Alamo

Each morning of our vacation begins with an included breakfast. Today’s adventure kicks off by visiting two of San Antonio's largest and best-preserved missions, San Jose and San Juan. Get to know some of the area’s Indigenous Americans and discover their way of life through immersive cultural experiences, including music, dance, art, and cuisine. We indulge in a delightful lunch at the elegantly restored Guenther House, then history comes to life during our viewing of Alamo: The Price of Freedom at the IMAX® Theatre. After seeing the 13-day siege unfold on the big screen, we’re transported back to 1836 while exploring the famous grounds of The Alamo to marvel at the incredible history of this landmark firsthand. Our day concludes with an entertaining flatboat cruise on the Paseo del Rio canal, where we gain a unique perspective of the River Walk and listen to our captain’s fascinating stories of San Antonio’s past.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 : Space Center Houston

Today, we travel to Louisiana and stop at Space Center Houston along the way. As a Smithsonian Affiliate museum, it boasts over 400 things to see and do! Browse intriguing exhibits, watch two films, attend one of the live shows, admire several artifact galleries, explore Independence Plaza, take a NASA tram tour, and more. Later, we check in to our accommodations in Lake Charles and enjoy dinner together.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Houmas House

We begin our day with a visit to Avery Island to explore the only TABASCO® pepper sauce production facility in the world. Afterwards, feel the spirit of yesteryear during our stop at the historic Houmas House Estate and Gardens in Darrow, nestled along a bend in the Mississippi River. We first savor traditional Louisiana cuisine, crafted with locally grown produce for a farm-to-table experience. Next, enjoy a tour of the early 1800s Greek-revival mansion while learning the significant past of this estate. Hear stories from period-dressed guides, admire the intricate architecture, browse centuries-old artifacts, and stroll through 38 acres of exquisitely landscaped gardens. Later, our journey continues to “The Big Easy,” New Orleans, where accommodations in the historic French Quarter await.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 : New Orleans School of Cooking

An expert local guide boards our motorcoach to provide a city tour this morning. Discover the charm of New Orleans as we view its most iconic sights, like Chalmette Battlefield, and neighborhoods, such as Faubourg Marigny. Afterwards, we set sail on the mighty Mississippi with a delightful two-hour Harbor Jazz cruise aboard the Steamboat Natchez. The rest of the afternoon is yours to relax at the hotel or pursue personal interests. Tonight, we regroup for an interactive dinner experience at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Discover time-honored traditions and feel the nostalgia of the French Quarter as a chef skilled in Cajun and Creole cuisine teaches us about the area’s famous cooking style in a renovated warehouse. Our tastebuds enjoy a variety of the colorful and distinct dishes before retiring to our hotel room for the evening.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 : WWII Museum & Jazz Brunch

After breakfast at the hotel, we explore the National WWII Museum to better understand the American experience and stories behind the war. View a variety of detailed exhibits, then attend a showing of Beyond All Boundaries, a 4D cinematic journey through this life-altering war. Next, we enjoy a jazz brunch at the world-renowned Court of Two Sisters. Dine on a wide selection of savory local dishes with an all-you-can-eat buffet while listening to the lively sounds of a talented jazz trio. Later, soak up one more afternoon of leisure time before our celebratory Farewell Dinner with fellow travelers this evening.

Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Fly Home

Today, we return home with incredible memories of our San Antonio and New Orleans getaway.

Tour Map

Tour Map for San Antonio & New Orleans Cuisine & Culture

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas National Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International Airport

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee International Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City International Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Boston Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Detroit - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Billings - Billings-Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula Montana Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cleveland - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport