Group posted: 3/12/2019
NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS BY JET
02/26/2019 - 03/01/2019
4-day JetTOUR from $999 with $149 LOW-cost AIR!1
GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS... So Much Included! LOW-cost Air from $149, Most Meals, Cancellation Travel Protection, Escorted, MORE!
GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS
NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS BY JET
SO MUCH Is Included ~ LOW-Cost Air from $99 ~ FREE Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON option ~ FREE Meal Package ~ FREE Escorted Experience ~ And so much more!
New Orleans ~ French Quarter Sightseeing ~ RESERVED SEATS FOR 5 MARDI GRAS PARADES including Ancient Druids, Krewe of Nyx, Knights of Babylon, Krewe of Chaos, and Krewe of Muses
4 Day NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS JET TOUR from just $1,199. This amazing trip is a GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS EXCLUSIVE and SO MUCH is Included! Your leisurely paced TOUR features (LOW-Cost Air) from just $99. (FREE INSURANCE) Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON option. All Transfers are included (FREE TRANSFERS) included in New Orleans. Best of all no need to worry about planning meals as you enjoy Breakfast & most Dinners. Special highlights include a unique sightseeing of New Orleans.. Enjoy a special RESERVED SEATS for FIVE of New Orleans grandest Mardi Gras Parades.. A great Mardi Gras experience.
This is the ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE for a first-class experience. This is the ONLY 2019 departure so we recommend you act fast!
TRIP ITINERARY: Departs February 26, 2019
Day 1 | Fly to New Orleans / Welcome to Mardi Gras
Today you fly to New Orleans, one of America’s most beautiful cities. Mardi Gras season is the best time to visit and you will enjoy the festivities and parades. Transfers to your hotel are included when Golden Anchor Trips arranges your air. Check into the 4 star Wyndam New Orleans French Quarter Hotel. The Wyndam is one of the most demanded hotel during Mardi Gras as it is located in the heart of all the "action". You will walk to all of the parades and have a short walk back to your hotel.
Tonights dinner is a really fun time. Watch, learn & eat! Sit back and enjoy watching the skilled, entertaining chefs prepare a classic Cajun / Creole meal for you while explaining about the vibrant history of New Orleans cuisine!
Welcome to the Fun, Food & Folklore of the New Orleans School of Cooking! Since 1980, they have introduced countless visitors from around the world to the wonderful food and rich culture of New Orleans and Louisiana as a whole. Your entertaining cooking classes and Louisiana General Store are located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s in the heart of the French Quarter,524 St. Louis Street.
Your included dinner includes a soup, entree and dessert (chef 's pick). Yoou will get the recipes to dazzle your friends with your Cajun cooking skills..
What a wonderful first night at Mardi Gras!
Day 2 | New Orleans Sightseeing & Reserved Seats for Mardi Gras Parades
NOTE: Today you will attend and have reserved seats for Ancient Druids Mardi Gras Parade and then later the Krewe of Nyx Mardi Gras Parade
An exciting day awaits as you begin with sightseeing of New Orleans. Your qualified local guide will show you the famous French Quarter, the New Orleans Riverfront, the famous Garden District and more. New Orleans is one of America’s most unique cities and today you will understand why. This afternoon you enjoy RESERVED SEATS for the Krewe of Ancient Druids Mardi Gras Parade. Tonight you enjoy RESERVED SEATS for the Krewe of Nyx Mardi Gras Parade.
Ancient Druids Mardi Gras Parade: Comprised of Carnival veterans from several other Orleans Parish parading organizations, the Ancient Druids wanted to fill an empty slot on the parade calendar, providing New Orleanians and visitors with a first-class parade one week before Fat Tuesday. The Ancient Druids was organized in 1998 and is not related to the Mystic Krewe of Druids, whose parades followed the Rex processions from 1922 to 1935. The all-male club is distinctive in that it does not stage a ball or feature a queen and court. Its king is known as the Arch Druid and he is accompanied on the king’s float by a jester. - Arthur Hardy
Mystic Krewe of Nyx Mardi Gras Parade: The Mystic Krewe of Nyx is established to unite women of diverse backgrounds for fun, friendship, and the merriment of the Mardi Gras season. Together we will enhance the spirit of Carnival for our community by embracing a bit of tradition, while adding new and forward thinking ideas to make our organization unique. We believe women of all ages deserve to be adored, respected, and allowed to let her inner goddess shine.
Day 3 | New Orleans at leisure & Reserved Seats for Mardi Gras Parades
NOTE: Today you will attend and have reserved seats for Krewe of Babylon Mardi Gras Parade and then later the Krewe of Chaos Mardi Gras Parade. Finally you enjoy the famous Krewe of Muses Mardi Gras Parade.
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore New Orleans. This afternoon you enjoy RESERVED SEATS for the Krewe of Babylon Mardi Gras Parade and Krewe of Chaos Mardi Gras Parade. Dinner is included tonight. Tonight you enjoy RESERVED SEATS for the Krewe of Muses Mardi Gras Parade.
Krewe of Babylon Mardi Gras Parade: The Knights of Babylon was founded in 1939 by a group of professional men who wanted to stage a first class parade for the public and a first class tableau ball for their ladies. Widely respected as one of the iconic New Orleans Carnival organizations, Babylon annually presents the first evening parade on the Thursday before Fat Tuesday.
Krewe of Chaos Mardi Gras Parade: Organized in 2000, the Krewe of Chaos is formed by 200 male riders.It is believed that the krewe's name refers to the cessation of the parading career of the venerable Krewe of Momus, an organization that shares a great deal with the Knights of Chaos. This organization never reveals its king's name, and the parade's theme remains a secret until rolling time.
Krewe of Muses Mardi Gras Parade: To the people of New Orleans, they are street names, often mispronounced. In Greek mythology the nine Muses were the daughters of Zeus. First parading in 2001, the Muses organization now has over 1000 riding members and was the first all-female organization to parade at night in Uptown New Orleans. The Krewe of Muses’ vision is to tap into and recognize the local artistic and cultural resources of the community and incorporate them into a Muses Mardi Gras tradition, making the entire community a part of the Krewe of Muses parade. We celebrate their wildness before they were tamed, their virtues after they were appointed, and their place in the mystique of New Orleans, where each virtue seems to thrive.
Day 4 | New Orleans & Fly Home
Today you transfer to the New Orleans airport (included when Golden Anchor Trips arranges your air). Your amazing New Orleans Mardi Gras experience comes to end.
$1,199 per person Double
$1,799 per person Single
$899 per person 3rd/4th
government taxes and fees are additional and $72
Rates are valid for: February 26, 2019 departure
Rates were valid on July 26, 2018 and are subject to change
PAYMENTS: $300 PP deposit due upon booking. Final Payment due 120 days prior to departure. If there are any additional airfare charges or any Travel Protection supplements they must be paid at time of deposit.
CANCELLATION PENALTIES: All payments are non-refundable.
WHAT’S INCLUDED and what’s not included…
SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare Golden AnchorTrips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive. No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel. We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. Golden AnchorTrips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience. (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)
LOW-COST AIRFARE AVAILABLE: See air chart below. You already know, that getting to the cruise or destination requires expensive travel arrangements. LOW-cost Air is already offered in your Golden Anchor Trips price. And that even includes your arrival and departure transfers. Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase air and transfers on your own. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Upgrade to PREMIUM AIR and you can select the number of stops, the times, the airlines, or any flight preferences at prevailing air supplements. This option is VERY HIGHLY recommended to get your EXACT flight preferences. Ask your agent for details.
Low-cost Air Add On: add $149 for Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Memphis, Nashville, Raleigh, San Antonio. add $199 for Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus OH, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Hartford, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Louisville, Milwaukee, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington, West Palm Beach. add $249 for Cincinnati, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Salt Lake City. add $299 for Orlando, Portland OR, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle. NOTE: all rates are per person.
Transfers Are Available Even If You Don’t Participate in our Low-cost Air Program: You may purchase round-trip transfers in New Orleans for just $49 per person. You must provide your exact air schedule no later than 60 days prior to trip departure.
Deluxe 4 star HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: 3 nights New Orleans is included.
FREE MEAL PACKAGE: One Dinner.
SIGHTSEEING as outlined in itinerary on the ITINERARY Tab. Every effort has been made to include all the “must see” attractions in each destination, yet provide time for individual exploration.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: There are some things that are not possible to include. Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price. Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.
WHAT IS ’GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS’ ALL ABOUT…
SO MUCH IS INCLUDED… EVERYTHING! Just compare Golden Anchor Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive. No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel. We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. Golden Anchor Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience. (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)
FREE CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION TRAVEL PROTECTION Plus CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION SUPPLEMENT*: Golden AnchorTrips takes the worry out of travel because ALL of our guests already have Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection and is FREE. This is so critically important for your peace of mind for your vacation experience. Cancel for Work-related Reasons (including loss of job) trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost including work-related reasons in addition to job loss). Cancellation trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost).Travel interruption trip protection FREE (up to 150% of Trip Cost). Emergency medical and evacuation & Repatriation trip protection FREE (up to $250,000).. Baggage & Personal Effects travel protection FREE (up to $1500). Travel Delay travel protection FREE (up to $750). Missed connections travel protection FREE (up to $500). Baggage delay travel protection FREE (up to $400). Non-medical Emergency Evacuation FREE (up to $150,000). Accident & Sickness Medical Expense travel protection FREE (up to $50,000). And more. Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this free program already provided FREE. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! (benefits include Worldwide Emergency Assistance.) See TRAVEL INSURED trip protection policy statement for exact details and benefit limits.) TRAVEL INSURED is one of America’s most respected Travel Insurance Providers and provides you peace of mind while traveling. Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details. This document contains highlights of the travel protection plan. The plan contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company. The plans also contain non-insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions.
TRAVEL PROTECTION POLICY DETAILS: Your FREE policy will include coverage of your total invoice for $501 to $1000 per person. If you purchase services that exceed this amount you can add to the travel protection amount with the following low-cost add on (INSURANCE SUPPLEMENTS MUST BE PAID FOR AT TIME OF BOOKING AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE):
$1001 - $1500 per person $35 supplement
$1501 - $2000 per person $70 supplement
$2001 - $2500 per person $105 supplement
$2501 - $3000 per person $140 supplement
CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION*: You may add at an additional cost optional CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION. This gives you protection regardless of your reason for cancellation. This addition provides coverage of 75% of the nonrefundable trip cost. Trip cancellation must be 48 hours or more prior to scheduled departure. CFAR must be purchased at the time of the plan purchase and within 14 days of your initial trip deposit. Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details. *NOT available for residents of New York.
If you purchase services that exceed this amount you can add to the travel protection amount with the following low-cost add on:
$501 - $1000 per person $29 supplement
$1001 - $1500 per person $49 supplement
$1501 - $2000 per person $69 supplement
$2001 - $2500 per person $89 supplement
$2501 - $3000 per person $109 supplement
GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS TOUR ESCORT, Tour Manager or Host: Having a local expert is of great value and with our travel experience you will have it. Having an experienced local expert to ensure the smooth operation of the trip, answer your individual questions and be of assistance in the event of an emergency is of great value. Compare how much more it would cost if you had to purchase this free program already included. (see FAQ policy description for full details.)
LEISURELY PACED TRAVEL EXPERIENCES ARE ALREADY INCLUDED: While many trips shuttle their guest from destination to destination, the Golden Anchor Trips philosophy is to offer a more leisure paced tour to ensure an in-depth experience for our guest. So many of our competitors have one-night stays and move your Cruise or JETTour along too fast. With Golden Anchor Trips your travel experience will be a journey under the philosophy of taking your time. Have the time to enjoy where you are visiting. Compare what they do versus this program already included.
About New Orleans During Mardi Gras Season: Mardi Gras CAN be wild. You have seen that on TV. HOWEVER, YOUR GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS EXPERIENCE WILL NOT BE THAT. We arrive days before FAT TUESDAY and attend ‘Family Friendly’ Mardi Gras events and parades. Therefore, you have no need to be concerned about what you will experience or you will see. This is THE BEST TIME of the entire two month Mardi Gras season to visit and the activities and parades will be absolutely memorable.
Description of a Mardi Gras Parade: A New Orleans Mardi Gras parade is different than parades you have attended. They literally are a ‘LIVING ORGANISM.’ Parades start and stop depending on the celebrities involved, the specific floats, bands and even the “throws” (what items the float riders throw) Your Parades will include specially built floats for the Krewe, bands and more. These parades are a 200 year old tradition that celebrates the coming ‘LENT’ in the Catholic religion and the ‘LAST HURRAH’ of the season before Easter. So they are fun, humorous and entertaining. You will love it.
Reserved Seats Even with very large crowds our Mardi Gras parade experience has been simplified. Our tour manager will get you to RESERVED SEATS. You will arrive early and not feel rushed for the parade. Once in your seats you will “LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL” which originated in New Orleans… “it’s time for the parade to get rolling”.
Escort or Host: Either way you are going to get local knowledge on the destination you are visiting. We provide a special Golden Anchor Trips Escort that travels with you on the included land portion of the trip when there is a minimum of 30 guests. If there are less, then we provide a local host that provides that same experience. Either way, you are going to enjoy a personal and intimate experience with local experts of the region you are visiting. Optional Pre & Post tours are hosted.
FREE Meal Package: Breakfast & Dinner daily on the tour portion of your tour. This will be provided as a planned meal or in some instances as a $ 25 credit to allow you choice (depending on the convenience for our guests in the destination we are visiting).
What’s Not Included: There are some things that are not possible to include. Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price. Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.