Let Saga take you to the Mardi Gras

Tuesday 12 August 2014

… and the Jazz Heritage Festival in New Orleans Join the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans with Saga on February 9, 2015 or choose the April 15 or 22 departures for the annual Jazz Heritage Festival.

Let Saga take you to the Mardi Gras

Saga’s magical Taste of the Deep South escorted tour embraces the music capitals where jazz, country and rock’n’roll all started.

Get in the Glenn Miller mood during a stay at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, in Tennessee, and taste the local whiskey at the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg before moving on to the country music capital of the world, Nashville.

Wonder at the shack in Tupelo where Elvis was born and contrast his humble beginnings with Graceland, the King’s flamboyant mansion in Memphis. Travel south to Vicksburg and Baton Rouge to see grand estates built from cotton trade riches before staying in New Orleans for three nights.

Passengers on the February 9 escorted tour can join the Mardi Gras festivities and watch the parades as well embarking on a jazz cruise on a traditional paddle steamer on the Mississippi.

For those on the April 15 and 22 tours, get into the swing of the annual New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival to indulge in the festival of music.

Jazz will fill the air and guests can shop at the Riverwalk or ride a St Charles streetcar before moving on to Montgomery to view the church where Martin Luther King preached and pioneered the civil rights movement.

Spend the last day in Atlanta before flying back overnight to the UK, where a chauffeur will be waiting to takes guests home – right to the door.

Price from £2199 for 13 nights, with departures from February to May and September to November 2015, includes VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return flights, airport taxes, accommodation, all breakfasts and one dinner, porterage, tour manager, travel insurance and cancellation cover.

For details visit saga.co.uk/special-interest or call 0800 056 6078.

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