In 2009, I moved to New Orleans and found a wonderful new place to call home.It’s a little Old World and a little New World and all very different from the rest of the country. I mentioned it in my newsletter and people loved the idea of doing a Celtic Invasion of New Orleans. So I picked a date right in the beginning of Mardi Gras season, which is always a fun time to visit the city.
As always, this is not your typical “tour”. It’s not about getting “Bourbon Face on Sh*t Street”. Rather, it’s about good food, good drinks, and good company.
We’re explore the city like you’ve never seen it before. This is a vacation for people who want to enjoy history and Celtic music.
You will need to pay your deposit ASAP if you want to join this vacation . We have limited space (only 10 people). If you have questions or comments, please post them below.
Celtic Invasion Vacation
PO Box 15076
New Orleans, LA 70175
Phone # +1 512 470-4866
Email: Marc Gunn
Celtic Invasion Vacation presented by Marc Gunn
4 day vacation, dates : January 26-31, 2011
Here’s the basic itinerary. It will be modified as new things come up.
Day Zero: Wednesday, January 26, 2010
- Arrive in the evening
- Dinner: On Your Own
Day One: Thursday, January 27, 2010
- Breakfast at Cafe du Monde
- Jackson Square and French Market
- Lunch at Coop’s
- Afternoon in the French Quarter
- Dinner at Cochon
- Music with Marc GUnn
Day Two: Friday, January 28, 2010
- Plantation Tour
- Music and Dinner with Marc Gunn, Location TBA
Day Three: Saturday, January 29, 2010
- Take Streetcar Uptown
- Brunch at Coulis
- Walking tour of Garden District
- Drinks at Columns Hotel
- Audubon Park and relaxation
- Dinner at Jacquie Imo’s
- Music with Marc Gunn
Day Four: Sunday, January 30, 2010
- Jazz Brunch in French Quarter at Arnaud’s
- Mulate’s for dinner, Cajun music and dancing
Day Five: Monday, January 31, 2010
- Fly home.
LAND FARE INCLUDES:
- Transport to and from the airport
- Sleeping accommodations for a double bedroom for five nights
- Complimentary hotel breakfasts every morning
- Lunch/brunches at Coop’s, Coulis, and Arnaud’s
- Dinner at Cochon, Jacque Imo’s, Mulate’s and TBA
- Day trip transportation
- Professional Driver and Guide
- All hotel, taxes, and service charges (except to Driver/Guide)
- Musical entertainment by Marc Gunn.
You must manage your own air travel. The best time to purchase tickets is within 30-90 days of traveling. If you’re using Frequent Flyer Miles, give yourself at least six months to book your tickets.
How to join? Deadlines
First, print out this form: MarcGunnCIV-2011-New-Orleans-Application
And mail a $250 Nonrefundable Downpayment to the address on the form. (refundable only if the trip is canceled or if you find someone is found to take your place)
Then to join the trip, there are two deadlines that will decide how much this trip will cost you:
Early-Bird Special (extended)
Due by November 30th, $1000 + deposit = $1250
After November 30th, $1,250 + deposit = $1500
However, don’t forget the discounts:
Save $50 if you were on previous CIV trips.
Single Room Supplemental: $350
There is an extra fee if you decide to room by yourself or cannot find a roommate. The sooner you sign up, the better your chances of getting a roommate.
Remember, the Celtic Invasion Vacation is more than just trips to see everything you possibly can see. We will do as much or as little as we choose. Be prepared to relax and enjoy Ireland. It will be magic. And I hope you will join me.