New Orleans and Houston Tour 2017!

See Steven Adams and the OKC Thunder on my music and sports Tour of the South!

21-30 March 2017

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Explore New Orleans and Houston with me, taking in an OKC Thunder basketball game with Kiwi legend Steven Adams, plus visit the Johnson Space Center and sit at the desks of Mission Control. But before that we’ll spend four nights in New Orleans, enjoying great live jazz and southern cuisine, plus spend a night at a beautifully restored plantation home in the deep south.

new-orleans

Eating beignets and listening to street musicians in New Orleans

Here’s what’s included:

All your flights and accommodation, all breakfasts and some other meals, a couple of jazz evenings in New Orleans, as well as your game tickets and a CityPass to get around in Houston and out to Johnson Space Center.

But the best thing about my tours is having the freedom to do your own things each day, armed with my tips on my favourite things to do, places eat, drink, shop and play.

New Orleans trolley

Take a trolley through the Garden District

We’ll fly from Auckland to Houston and straight on to New Orleans (it’s only a 45-minute flight).

I’ve chosen chic boutique hotel, Le Marais, right in the heart of the French Quarter, so you can head out to explore the minute we arrive – or hit your pillow and wait until tomorrow!

The next morning we’ll have breakfast together and I’ll share with you loads of ideas for the next three days. But don’t worry, I’ve also planned ahead and booked tickets for two awesome nights of jazz that took me several visits to the Crescent City to find!

New Orleans tour

Houmas House

On day four we’ll head out to majestic Houmas House for a night in a sugar plantation that has beautifully restored and refurbished. Your accommodation is in villas on this huge plantation right on the edge of the Mississippi and after touring through the house, we’ll have a three-course dinner together.

The next morning we’ll fly to Houston for three nights to enjoy a bit of shopping, sight-seeing, eat Texas BBQ, visit the Johnson Space Center and most importantly, get your shouty voice on to watch Steven Adams OKC Thunder take on the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center!

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What’s included:

Johnson space center

Mission Control, Houston

  • International return economy flights Auckland – Houston
  • Domestic return flights between Houston and New Orleans
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Two dinners and one brunch
  • Tickets to two jazz concerts
  • Admission to Johnson Space Center
  • Game tickets to OKC Thunder v Houston Rockets
  • Sightseeing
OKC Thunder tickets

Get your game face on!

 

Cost *NZD $5,795  per person twin share!

Single supplement available.

Land package only also available.

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The small print!

  • This is a cash/cheque/bank transfer price. Credit cards will incur 3% fee
  • Itinerary and costs are subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment
  • This tour is subject to 20 people travelling
  • A single supplement of $1750 applies if you’d like to come alone.
  • Land package only can be arranged if you’d rather fly from elsewhere or make your own arrangements.

Exclusions

Houston tour

Houston sight-seeing

Booking Conditions

  • Give me a call or email if you’d like more information
  • Complete booking form. Download it here as a Word doc or PDF >>
  • Include a copy of the photo page of your Passport
  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person will secure a place on the tour
  • Full payment due no later than 15 December 2016

Cancellations and Refunds

  • After 15 December 2016 – we will be unable to offer a refund

Documentation Required

  • A current NZ passport is required, valid six months beyond travel dates
  • An ESTA visa waiver is required before departure for the US ($14). Follow this link to apply for your ESTA online >
  • Travel insurance
  • Other nationalities – please just ask

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If you have any questions or want to chat through your options, give me a call on 021 777 770 or email megan@bloggeratlarge.com

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