NEW ORLEANS -- Bicentennial Travel New Orleans is one of the tour
operators offering special packages to celebrate the Louisiana
Purchase Bicentennial. Following is a sample of what it offers:
• Acadiana Center for the Arts. Priced from $178 per person,
double, the package includes one night's accommodations in
Lafayette, dinner at a Cajun restaurant, admission to the Acadiana
Center for the Arts in Lafayette and a visit to the University Art
Museum at the University of Louisiana. Also included is one night
at the Radisson Hotel Bentley in Alexandria and admission to the
Alexandria Museum of Art. The package is available Sept. 20 to Nov.
• The Sale of the Century. Priced from $235 per person, this
package includes two nights at a selected hotel, roundtrip
transfers, a visit to the New Orleans Historic Pharmacy Museum and
the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA).
Also included is admission to the Historic New Orleans
Collection to see the exhibit, "A Fusion of Nations, a Fusion of
Cultures: Spain, France, the United States and the Louisiana
Purchaseâ" as well as admission to the City Park Botanical Gardens
to see the exhibit "Monticello and Malmaison." The package is
available until May 31.
• Celebrating History. Priced from $178 per person, this package
includes one night in New Orleans at a selected hotel and admission
to the Cabildo. Also included is one night in Baton Rouge at a
selected hotel; admission to the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum
to see the exhibit, "The Riches and Splendor of Josephine
Bonaparte," and dinner at Boutin's in Baton Rouge. The package is
available Oct. 10 to Dec. 31.
• History and Flora: Priced from $190 per person, this package
includes two nights at a selected hotel, roundtrip transfers, a
visit to the New Orleans Historic Pharmacy Museum and admission to
NOMA and the City Park Botanical Gardens. The package is valid June
1 to Aug. 31.
For details, call (800) 535-8747 or visit www.travelneworleans.com. -- M.C.
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