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The Big Easy Music Festival

  • Code #NOJ
  • 9 Days
Duration
9 Days
/8 Nights
Availability
May,2018
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
New Orleans
Ends in: 
Miami
Accommodation
Budget Lodging
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Trip Overview

Kick off festival season in style by watching your favourite acts LIVE at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival! Brimming with southern culture and music, you’ll find the best artists across a whole load of music genres - and some wacky sub genres. The charm and electrifying atmosphere of Jazz Fest attracts some of the biggest current acts from around the globe. Performances from Ed Sheeran, Kings of Leon, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Lorde and Snoop Dogg, among others, have cemented Jazz Fest’s place as one of the top international music festivals worldwide. And the fun doesn’t stop once the final act wraps up – we’ll then take you on one epic road trip down to the sunshine state, taking in beaches, theme parks and springs along the way!

Included Highlights 
  • Three days’ at one of the best live music festivals in America
  • See some of the biggest current acts perform live, previous headliners include Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga & Kings of Leon
  • Experience the rich foodie scene of deep south associated with the Jazz and Heritage Festival
  • Watch home grown Jazz and Blues artists
  • Discover new and interesting music artists
  • Navigate the legendary after party scene, full of secret gigs and quirky venues
  • New Orleans city orientation walk
  • Experience the deep south culture
  • Swimming at the Three Sisters Springs
  • Florida’s white sand beaches
  • Share this unique experience with your group
Treknical Details

Interests

Beaches
Cities
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Budget Lodging
4 Nights
Hotel
4 Nights

Food & Meals

  • All meals to be paid locally

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • Due to the nature of this tour passengers must be 21 and over to join this departure

Resources

The Big Easy Music Festival
Download Trek Tips
New Orleans
Download City Guide
Miami
Download City Guide

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure! 

Welcome to a city like no other, New Orleans. Here, booze can be consumed on the streets, voodoo is commonly practiced, it’s against the law to steal someone else’s alligator and the locals move in their own slow southern style. Today is a joining day, where you’ll meet your group in the afternoon, and take a city tour to get to grips with the Big Easy. Get to know your group, soak up the buzzing festival atmosphere and hit the nightlife of the infamous Bourbon Street.

Accommodation

Apartment included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Welcome to Jazz Fest! Your leader will take you down to the fairgrounds, and introduce you to the venue. From humble beginnings catering to just 350 attendees, Jazz Fest has blown up on the North America live music scene with over 434,000 attendees across the whole event each year. Experience new sounds with experimental music sub genres, listen to home grown Jazz and blues artists, slow it down with classic R&B and be blown away by international megastars. Jazz Fest is unique as the event itself finishes earlier than most, with a notorious and rather complex afterparty scene that ensues. Not a problem for you though - your leader will be on hand to show you the best venues around for secret gigs and ‘only in NOLA’ moments!

Accommodation

Apartment included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

If you’re feeling fresh this morning choose from a range of optional activities to experience a bit more of the New Orleans vibe. Discover the unique foodie scene associated with the Deep South and hit up the Cajun Cabin stage for some seriously ‘grammable local dishes. Fried Alligator, anyone? On a Saturday night, the main stage is where it’s at - previous headliners include Lorde, Lady Gaga and the Kings of Leon, so you know it’s gonna be a good one!

Accommodation

Apartment included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Jazz clubs US$10-20
Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20
Alligator swamp tour US$23-$40

A great way to beat a notorious JazzFest afterparty hangover is believed to be the mighty Louisiana Crawfish Po-Boy. Try one from one of the many food areas, and be ready to get front row for the closing acts. Sharing this ultimate festival experience with your new Trek buddies will make this a real trip to remember. It’s also your last night navigating the vibrant and eclectic nightlife of NOLA, so make it count! 

Accommodation

Apartment included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Your road trip begins here! Jump in the van and catch your first glimpse of the infamous white sand beaches of Florida’s Emerald Coast. Located on the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico, Destin is the perfect post festival location, where you can reward yourself with a well-deserved beach day. All you need to worry about is which swimmers to wear, and which watersport you plan to take on! 

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Be a big kid for the day at the home of the theme parks, Orlando. Disney lovers can mingle with Micky and experience the enchantment of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Florida. Thrill-seeker? Head to Universal Studios for mega attractions, interactive experiences and thrilling novelty rollercoasters. Alternatively, you could cross final frontier at Kennedy Space Center, for an experience that’s truly out of this world.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Disney World US$114
Universal Studios US$105
Kennedy Space Center US$50

Before you head home, you’ll arrive in Miami (aka South Beach). Stroll the art deco seafront, or if you're staying on for another night after the tour ends, pose with the beautiful people in ultra-cool nightspots as you celebrate a fantastic trip.

This tour ends at approximately 17:00. We can book you post tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Our tours usually depart at 7:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

NEW ORLEANS - FRENCH QUARTER SUITES

1119 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

This hotel offers free WiFi, air-conditioning and cable tv, plus two outdoor pools.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £95 | US$126 | Eur115 | AU$162 | NZ$170
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £166 | US$219 | Eur200 | AU$283 | NZ$297
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

Transfer from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport: Take the airport transfer shuttle from outside baggage claim. These run regularly and will drop you off at the hotel. Alternatively, you can take a taxi which will take around 20 mins for the approximate cost of $38.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

MIAMI - COURTYARD MIAMI SOUTH BEACH

1530 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Centrally located in the South Beach Art Deco district of Miami Beach, this hotel offers rooftop outdoor pool, gym and free Wi-Fi.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £90-142 | US$118-185 | Eur108-171 | AU$153-242 | NZ$161-254
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £157-248 | US$205-323 | Eur189-298 | AU$267-422 | NZ$281-443
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you are flying into Miami, take a Super Shuttle service for approximately US$22 per person which operates 24 hours a day. You can pre-book your transfer on the Super Shuttle website by searching for the "Courtyard Miami Beach South Beach" as your drop off point. If you wish to take a taxi, you can find one outside the terminal and should cost approximately US$35 and take 35 minutes depending on traffic. 

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. 

Why Book Your Flights with Trek?

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  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
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Request a flight quote

At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

There are loads of exciting optional activities available for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

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