Los Angeles Pre Cruise Stay - 06th October 2017 - 1nt
Los Angeles is a city and a half, spreading over hundreds of square miles from the Pacific Ocean to the mountains.
From Hollywood and Sunset Strip to Beverly Hills and its credit card crunching stores on Rodeo Drive, the sights are legendary.
And who can resist comparing their handprints with the stars at Mann’s Chinese Theatre, or spending a fun-packed day at Disneyland®?
Panama Canal Cruise - 07th Oct 2017 - 14nts
Day 1: Embark the Norwegian Pearl
After checking out the hot spots such as Venice Beach and Rodeo Drive make your way to the cruise ship terminal in Los Angeles to embark your cruise.
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Head on down to check out Cabo's most famous landmark El Arco which translates into The Arch and is a rock formation situated at Lands End.
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Acapulco, Mexico
Acapulco is one of Mexico's oldest destinations and has plenty to offer tourists and travellers alike, go for a shopping experience, have a swim or simply have a snooze on the beach. Another main attraction when here is the La Quebrada cliff divers.
Day 6: Huatulco, Mexico
Huatulco is known for its natural beauty surrounding the numerous crystalline bays and has been awarded Green Globe certification for these efforts too.
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Puntarenas is a seaport town with a lot of traditional coloured cottages and local shops and markets. From Puntarenas you can visit the Traopical Rainforrest of Carara, or maybe a tour of San Jose.
Day 9: At Seas
Day 10: Daylight Transit of the Panama Canal
The highlight of the cruise is here, head down the Panama Canal for one of the most unfortgettable experiences of a lifetime. The Panama Canal is one of the most impressive man made short cuts in the world and changed the way that goods are transported worldwide.
Day 11: Cartagena, Columbia
Cartagena has had a very turbulent history thanks to pirates and conquistadors. You can view the whole harbour from las murallas and shop for many treasures along the cobblestone streets.
Day 12-14: At Sea
Day 15: New Orleans, Louisiana
Now its time for you to disembark your cruise and be transferred to your 4 night / 5 day tour of Memphis, Jackson and New Orleans
Deep South Land Tour - 21st October 2017
Day 1 - Arrive in New Orleans
This afternoon you can join an optional tour to Lake Pontchartain and Manchac Swamp at your own expense, where you will board an open-sided, covered boat good for touring during any season! This privately‐owned swamp is a great venue for uninterrupted wildlife spotting. Glide along the water, viewing the lush greenery and viewing (and maybe getting up close and personal) with abundant local wildlife, including alligators, egrets, raccoons, snakes and giant nutria. Get great up close photos and gain insight about local history and wetland preservation from your passionate native guides.
Day 2 - New Orleans sightseeing including Oak Alley Plantation
Louisiana history comes to life on this tour of the Oak Alley Plantation and drive through New Orleans' most iconic district. The plantation is a perfectly preserved scene from the antebellum period, while the city itself is packed with unique sights in the French Quarter and beyond.
After breakfast head west along the Mississippi River until neat rows of evenly spaced oak trees come into view. An official guide, clothed in authentic 19th-century attire, greets you by the tree-lined driveway from which Oak Alley Plantation takes its name, and leads you on a tour through the National Historic Landmark.
The large estate gives you a peek into the past with well-preserved furniture and architecture from the antebellum period and Civil War. As you're led through the halls, learn about the sugarcane industry that the estate flourished on, and listen to stories of the plantation's inhabitants, including the slave Antoine, who innovated strategies for grafting pecan trees.
After your tour of Oak Alley, head back to New Orleans for a tour of the city. Visit the historic French Quarter, passing Jackson Square where Louisiana was first made part of United States territory, the St. Louis Cathedral, which is the oldest cathedral in the country, and the bustling French Market. As you drive, your guide points out places of interest, including historic houses along Esplanade Avenue, cemeteries filled with above-ground tombs, and American influences along St. Charles Avenue, all of which you can revisit and explore on your own.
Day 3 - New Orleans - Jackson - Memphis
Today, travel to Jackson, Mississippi. Make a stop at State Capitol. As the seat of the state’s government since 1903, the Mississippi State Capitol currently houses the Mississippi Legislature and the ceremonial office of the Governor. Designed by architect Theodore C. Link of St. Louis, Missouri, the Beaux Arts-style building is designated a Mississippi Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In the afternoon drive to Memphis.
Day 4 - Memphis sightseeing
There is more to Memphis than music. Today experience the diversity of this fascinating river town, and its inhabitants. Discover everything that makes Memphis special, through its rich history, attractions and delicious Southern cuisine.
Begin on Beale Street, voted the most iconic street in America by USA Today. Beale Street runs from the Mississippi River to East Street, nearly two miles of blues clubs and restaurants that make it one of the top tourist attractions in Memphis. Drive through Victorian Village, a historic neighborhood with homes that were built in the 1800s. See the B.B. King Blues Club, the Statue of Elvis and the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Stop at A. Schwab, a Memphis institution that sells all things Memphis — from regional arts and crafts, to dry goods, magic potions, candies, books, magazines and more — and the Peabody Memphis, a landmark, 13-story downtown hotel. Pass by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Sun Studio, the birthplace of rock and roll and the Memphis Pyramid, now a Bass Pro Shops “megastore” with shopping, a hotel, restaurants, a bowling alley, and an archery range.
This afternoon you can join an optional tour to visit Graceland, the famous former home of the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley at your own expense. Look through countless memorabilia, like photos, personal mementos, costumes and jewelry. Enjoy a multimedia audio tour of the exhibits that highlight Elvis’ rise to stardom.
Day 5 - Depart Memphis
Las Vegas Pre Cruise Stay - 25th October 2017 - 3nts
Whats happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas! If this is your first visit to Las Vegas you surely will never forget it.
Take a cruise down the strip by car or by foot and take in all that Vegas has to offer with its massive marques advertising primetime shows such as Rock of Ages and Cirque de Soleil or check out the famous duo Penn and Teller!
Never gambled before, head to the Golden Nugget and grap a free lesson planned for novices, many hotels offer them. If gambling isnt your thing grab a bite to eat at one of the famous hotels such as Mandalay Bay or Caesars Palace.
There is literally to many attractions to mention here, so call us for more info if you want to know more!