Welcome to Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel!
A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures starting with a boat tour of the cypress swamps. Visit Laura Plantation, built in 1804, and learn about Laura's personal family saga. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the elegant dining room of Houmas House Plantation, followed by a guided tour of this grand mansion. The small-group atmosphere ensures a more personal experience.
Take an entertaining and informative cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking! Located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s, this cooking class brings you to the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Learn the basics of Louisiana cooking from professional chefs and learn how to make classic New Orleans specialties such as gumbo, jambalaya and pralines. Enjoy the finished delectable dishes accompanied by complimentary beer, iced tea and coffee, and take the recipes home with you!
Take a break from the hustle-bustle of New Orleans and escape to nature on this exhilarating, family-friendly airboat ride! Spot alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets and herons as you take a fast, fun ride over a tidewater cypress swamp close to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Admire moss-covered cypress and tupelo-gum trees as you explore bayous teeming with life and take advantage of incredible photo ops. This small-group tour is limited to eight people (small airboat) or 25 people (large airboat) to allow for better views of the wildlife.Please note: If you book the self-drive option you will not receive hotel pick up
Find out what all the fuss is about on this half-day food tour of some of the best food in New Orleans' famous French Quarter! Food and History mixed together. Your PASSIONATE and KNOWLEDGEABLE guide will escort you to famous restaurants in the French Quarter, including a few commonly mentioned in cookbooks. You will sample a variety of authentic tastings. Depending on your food tour time, options may include, Seafood Gumbo at a Ralph Brennan's restaurant, Seafood or Short Rib or Brisket of Beef Po-Boys, Alligator Sausage, Muffuletta, Jambalaya, Creole Brisket in a pre civil war Creole restaurant, Pralines, Boudin beignets, Cajun Pork Rinds and stroll pass the famous Cafe du Monde. Learn about the rich legacy of fine food in the French Quarter and which hotspots to check out on your own later; you can even work with your guide to customize the tour to your interests. Referred to as Culture With A Culinary Twist!
An airboat tour through Louisiana’s famous swamps is the perfect way to experience the untamed side of New Orleans. Aboard a small airboat, explore marshes and travel deep into secluded bayous as you cruise up to 45 mph (72 kph)! Enjoy the lush scenery, watch for wildlife, and hear entertaining stories and facts from your guide on your roughly 1.5-hour airboat ride. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
Our experienced tour guides will walk you through the French Quarter where you'll discover its unique culture, architecture, and history. Hear stories of our incredible Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and learn all about the Religion of Voodoo here in New Orleans. Hear of those buried in St. Louis Cemetery #1 as your storyteller walks with you through the French Quarter's unique architecture and experience a city that is unlike any other. Please keep in mind this tour is currently modified due to the extended closure of St. Louis Cemetery # 1.