N.J. firm to run coach tour from Big Easy to Gulf Coast

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J. -- CIE Tours International is launching a five-night escorted New Orleans & Gulf Coast tour on Feb. 20.

The trip visits Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, and land-only prices start at $749 per person.

The itinerary begins and ends in New Orleans and also includes Gulfport, Miss., and Mobile, Ala.

Guests spend three nights at the Chateau Dupre French Quarter in New Orleans and two nights at the Grand Casino Gulfport.

The price includes hotel; bus transportation with a tour director and local guides; airport transfers; five full breakfasts and three dinners; entrance fees to specified attractions; luggage handling and tipping, plus a $30 bonus in future travel credits.

Departures are set for selected Tuesdays from Feb. 20 through Nov. 27.

The Feb. 20 departure is a Mardi Gras trip that stays at the St. Charles Hotel on the parade route in New Orleans. That departure is priced at $799.

The tour is part of CIE Tours' 2001 program of 16 deluxe escorted tours of the U.S. and Canada, operated in conjunction with Mayflower Tours. CIE can arrange air fare.

For details, call (800) 243-8687 or visit the Web at www.cietours.com.

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