NEW ORLEANS & MEMPHIS TOUR
BLUES • JAZZ • BBQ • BASKETBALL
March 17-26, 2019
If a music tour within the USA is in your bucket listing, then this one will tick the field AND comes with seeing a dwell basketball recreation that includes our very personal Steven Adams!
We’ve deliberate this tour as a land-only package deal, so that you could reap the benefits of your most popular flight choices to the US and select whether or not you wish to fly by way of LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston. We will make these preparations for you, however we all know that a few of our friends wish to arrive earlier or add just a few days on on the finish.
This 9-night tour begins in New Orleans and ends in Memphis and features a basketball recreation between the Memphis Grizzlies and the OKC Thunder on March 25 in Memphis!
So what’s the itinerary for this tour?
Meet in New Orleans. We’ll keep in a boutique lodge within the coronary heart of the French Quarter and I’ll be capable to take you to my favorite jazz bars and make options for actions like cemetery excursions, cycle excursions, a cooking class (gumbo anybody?), cocktails in previous bars relationship again to Napoleon. You possibly can eat sugary donuts (beignets) for breakfast and luxuriate in every thing the Crescent Metropolis has to supply with a great deal of free time to discover the French Market, browse the numerous native artwork galleries and throw a couple of dollars within the buckets of the extremely proficient road musicians.
You may just like the acoustic jazz at Preservation Corridor or faucet your toes with jazz legend Ellis Marsalis at Comfortable Harbor. However there’s greater than jazz in New Orleans, so that you’ll take pleasure in studying about zydeco and dixieland – in addition to some traditional rock bars.
New Orleans has some great, legendary eating places that you just may wish to strive like Antoinnes, Brennans, Galatoires (the place jackets are required for males – however don’t fear they maintain some spares on stand by!) It’s additionally house to trendy fusion delicacies with Michelin cooks and Grasp Chef contestants beginning their very own companies right here. After which in fact you’ll wish to strive the gumbo or po-boys or jambalaya for lunch.
Plantation. We’ll go away New Orleans by way of non-public coach and go to a restored sugar or cotton plantation and keep the evening, reliving our greatest Scarlett O’Hara or Rhett Butler with a meal collectively. Costumes non-obligatory! (Simply joking – they’d take up an excessive amount of house in your baggage 🙂
Memphis. We’ll journey by non-public coach which is able to take a lot of the day. You’ll see a variety of the mid-west countryside and I’ll perform a little research on whether or not we cease in Jackson or someplace else for a wee break (actually). We’ll keep 4 nights in Memphis a few blocks from iconic Beale Road and can take a tour of Graceland to see Elvis Presley’s home together with the Jungle Room and get a glimpse into his lavish life-style.
We’ll additionally hit up the bars on Beale Road the place BB King’s Cafe is positioned, together with loads of dwell music, all inside strolling distance of our lodge and in addition the FedExForum Stadium – house floor to the Grizzlies.
We’ll eat Memphis BBQ the place smoked meats simply disintegrate in entrance of you and you’ll have a very good dollop of Mac n Cheese and coleslaw on the facet! Situated close to my favorite BBQ restaurant is the Lorraine Motel, house to the Martin Luther King Jnr museum and the tales of the fascinating civil rights motion in america. And in the event you’re a gospel music fan you may go to the well-known Rev Al Inexperienced’s church on the Sunday if you want.
Tour ends March 26 in Memphis.
NZ$6,299pp twin share for the 9-day land package deal, together with all lodging, breakfasts, recreation tickets, transfers, sight seeing actions (as described above) and a few dinners collectively.
You might want to add on further days in Nashville or arrive earlier by way of LA, San Francisco, Chicago or Houston. We will make these preparations for you.
If you happen to’re eager and want to chat, be happy to name me on 021 777 770 or e mail me at email@example.com. Alternatively you may telephone Glen at Home of Journey Ellerslie on free telephone 0800 323 333 or e mail garmstrong@HOT.co.nz
This tour is being organized by Megan Singleton and Glen Armstrong at Home of Journey Ellerslie.
GENERAL BOOKING CONDITIONS:
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
- Accommodations as detailed within the closing itinerary
- Coaches & transfers as detailed within the closing itinerary
- All sightseeing, excursions and entrance charges as in closing itinerary
- Basketball tickets. Please word that it’s out of my management whether or not Steven Adams will likely be taking part in, however we are going to see OKC Thunder v Memphis Grizzlies
- Meals as detailed within the closing itinerary
- Tipping to native guides, drivers, porters, and many others
- Megan Singleton as your tour escort
TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES
- Worldwide airfares
- Passport & visa charges
- Journey insurance coverage
- Non-compulsory excursions and sightseeing not within the closing itinerary
- Meals, apart from these said within the closing itinerary
- Drinks with meals or in any other case
- Gadgets of a private nature (e.g. medical bills, laundry, phonecalls, souvenirs, and many others)
Deposit – $750 per individual payable to safe your house.
Ultimate Cost Due – December 15, 2018
- Your tour reservation will likely be confirmed on receipt of deposit and accomplished Home of Journey reserving kind.
- Cost in full is required at time of reserving for reservations made after December 15, 2018.
- If cost isn’t made by this date, bookings could also be cancelled.
- Journey paperwork and directions for becoming a member of your tour will likely be despatched to you roughly two weeks earlier than departure from New Zealand (offering full cost has been acquired).
Tour prices are primarily based on a minimal of 10 tour members. Home of Journey Ellerslie reserves the appropriate to cancel the tour if this quantity isn’t reached. If this occurs your $750 deposit will likely be absolutely refunded.
Home of Journey could be completely happy to make your worldwide journey preparations for you when you resolve if you wish to go and in the event you’d wish to cease anyplace else pre or put up the tour.
Must you want to alter your preparations after your unique reserving, you must advise us as quickly as sensible and we are going to do all we will to satisfy your necessities. Any preparations requested that differ from or add to the group reserving might incur an modification cost of between $50 and $75 to cowl administration and communication prices concerned, plus any prices from principals.
CANCELLATION & REFUNDS
Tour Preparations: If you happen to discover it essential to cancel your vacation, monies will likely be refunded much less a cancellation payment per individual as follows:
Cancellation as soon as deposit paid – $500.00
Cancellation after full cost – Non Refundable
(Usually from between 90 – 105 days previous to departure)
We decide to providing you as a lot of a refund as doable at any time when doable relying if we’re in a position to resell your house.
We’ll retain a minimal of $500, plus any cancellation charges levied by suppliers the place your cancellation impacts the price to the group, or impacts the scale or viability of the group. Cancellation situations might differ by provider.
No refund is on the market for cancellation after graduation of tour preparations or on any providers not used. Must you encounter any drawback on tour it’s all the time higher to try to clear up it on the spot with the tour operator.
If this isn’t doable and also you want to lodge a criticism, this ought to be accomplished in writing inside 30 days of finishing your tour.
Sightseeing: No refunds will likely be made to passengers who elect to not take part within the sightseeing excursions included within the itinerary.
Title modifications might require the cancellation and rebooking of your air fare portion at your expense. Modification charges and fare variations could also be incurred.
- Previous to confirming your journey preparations, you must examine that your Passport will stay legitimate for at the least 6 months after your return to New Zealand). You could carry your Passport with you all through the whole length of the tour.
- You will want a present ESTA Visa.
- A Returning Resident’s Visa is required for holders of apart from NZ Passports. Speak to Home of Journey Ellerslie about this.
It’s your duty to acquire a visa to your journey.
Journey insurance coverage is obligatory for everybody on this tour. You agree that we’ll don’t have any legal responsibility for any loss or harm of any form (direct, oblique, consequential or in any other case) you might endure ensuing from cancellation, lack of baggage and private property, medical bills, and the consequences of accident, nevertheless it’s brought on. It’s your duty to insure your self absolutely with a complete coverage that features provision for emergency evacuation.
HOUSE OF TRAVEL ELLERSLIE
Home of Journey Onehunga Ltd buying and selling as Home of Journey Ellerslie since 2004. A part of the Home of Journey group and a member of TAANZ. Home of Journey Ellerslie is owned and operated by Glen Armstrong and Tania Matselskaya