New Orleans, Air, 3 nights, From $399
Savor the rich culture, cuisine, and jazz of the French Quarter.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare from Atlanta or Dallas to New Orleans on a variety of airlines (options include Delta, AirTran, Southwest, and American), three nights at the historic Chateau Bourbon, A Wyndham Hotel in the French Quarter, tickets for the Super City Tour—a two-hour bus tour of New Orleans's best attractions—and all taxes and fees, from $399.
When Dec. 9–19, 2001 ($399); add $50 for Oct. 1–20, Nov. 4–21; add $125 for Oct. 21–24, 2011; add $150 for Nov. 25–28, 2011.
Gateways Atlanta, Dallas ($399); add $125 for Chicago, Charlotte, L.A., New York City.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are included. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $150. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Travel Themes and Dreams, 877/870-7447, travelthemesanddreams.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare from Atlanta and Dallas to New Orleans starts from $139 in October (American). Add to that $397 per person with taxes for three nights at the Chateau Bourbon, and you're spending $536 on airfare and accommodations alone. For $137 less, this package gives you airfare, three nights' accommodations, a two-hour bus tour of New Orleans, and all taxes and fees.
More A number of tours are available through Gray Line New Orleans, including a visit to the Oak Alley Plantation for $54 per person, a tour of the destruction left by Hurricane Katrina—including the broken levee—for $38 per person, a tour of nearby swamps and bayous for $49 per person, or various walking tours of the historic French Quarter, starting at $24. Ghost tours ($22) and cocktail tours ($27) are also available.
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