DreamBreak (this trip does not include a host) Get a behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans' best celebration with an immersive tour of Mardi Gras World. See where and how the city’s many magnificent Mardi Gras floats are made, then craft a Mardi Gras mask of your very own. Book by May 19.
About Your Trip
Enjoy a glimpse into the art of float-making with a special behind-the-scenes tour through Mardi Gras World’ working warehouse. Don’t forget your camera! You’ll want to capture every moment of the fun as you see up close how these artists design, build and decorate the spectacular floats, props and other attractions that are used in world-renowned Mardi Gras parades. After your tour, you’ll have a chance to make your own Mardi Gras-inspired mask — you can then show it off at a “Masquerade Lunch” overlooking the Mississippi River with your fellow DreamTrippers. What we love:
Seeing a special side to Mardi Gras that no one else gets to see — amazing parade floats, costumes and props right up close! In fact, Mardi Gras World is the only place to see how these amazing pieces come to life each year.
Your award-winning hotel is perfectly placed in the famous French Quarter, putting you just steps from all the action, iconic sights, local attractions and more.
The morning at your leisure. Behind-the-scenes tour of Mardi Gras World. Includes a workshop tour, a mask-making experience and 3-course lunch on the Mississippi River. (Exact time to be announced closer to the time of travel.) See below for details and sample menu.
10:30am Depart from the hotel and make your way to Mardi Gras World.
11:00am Arrive at Mardi Gras World and check in.
Enjoy a brief film presentation along with a piece of king cake.
Go on a behind-the-scenes guided tour of Mardi Gras World’s warehouse spaces, where artists make most of the props, floats and more that are used in the city’s world-famous Mardi Gras parades and parties.
Then, you’ll be given all the materials you’ll need to create your very own Mardi Gras-inspired mask, including a premium felt-backed mask, glitter and feathers.
Once your creation is complete, you can show it off to your fellow DreamTrippers during a fun “Masquerade Lunch” with views of the Mississippi River in the background.
2:00pm Return to the hotel.
A day at your leisure.
Check out of the hotel by 11 AM.
Itinerary subject to change.
Mardi Gras World:
Transportation is not included. You will need to arrange your own transportation to and from Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans Place), about 35 minutes away on foot and a drive of about 12 minutes.
The tour schedule is 11am - 2pm.
Please be aware of the walking or driving time so that you arrive on time to start the activity with the rest of the group.
Directions and information (including complimentary shuttle service and parking fees, etc.) can be found here.
Sample dinner menu:
Salad: Assorted greens, vine ripe tomatoes, red onion and cucumber served with remoulade dressing
Mini po-boy sandwiches: A combination of roast beef, turkey and ham on French bread, dressed with lettuce, tomato and house-made Creoleaise sauce
Red beans and rice (main dish option 1): Kidney beans stewed with ham, smoked sausage and seasonings, served over long grain rice) or
Cajun jambalaya (main dish option 2): A hearty blend of chicken and andouille sausage with an array of garden vegetables, seasoned with authentic Cajun spices and herbs, cooked layer by layer
Dessert: An assortment of cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, brownies, lemon squares, etc.
The moment you step into the lobby of the 1920s-era Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel, you’ll know you’re in for something special. This award-winning hotel boasts sophisticated decor and carefully appointed rooms combined with impeccable service that makes for the perfect stay. With a location just a block away from Bourbon Street, bustling nightlife is literally right around the corner. You can also easily walk to Mardi Gras Museum, The National WWII Museum, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and other top attractions.
TackleBox seafood restaurant, 1 lobby bar and New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Company® cafe, plus in-room dining
24-hour fitness center
AAA Four Diamond Award-winning style and service
Convenience store and gift shop
Proximity to Bourbon Street, Cafe du Monde®, Louisiana Children’s Museum, Jackson Square, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and so much more
Nearby golf courses
Valet parking: US$47.23 per car, per day (includes tax)
Standard Guest Room accommodations with:
1 king bed or 2 double beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability.
Maximum occupancy 4 people
Minimum occupancy 1 adult
In-room temperature control
Marble bathroom with combined shower and bathtub
Bathrobe to use during your stay
Hairdryer and lighted makeup mirror
Iron and ironing board
Desk with ergonomic chair
Coffee- and tea-making facilities
55-inch (140-centimeter) flat-screen television with premium cable channels
Wi-Fi available (at an additional cost)
Check-in: 4 PM Checkout: 11 AM Minimum check-in age is 18
Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel 817 Common Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, United States
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