FUTURE MARDI GRAS DAY DATES
February 9, 2016
February 28, 2017
Mardi Gras Tour
Day I - Saturday - 7 Hours - 10 Miles
3: 00 pm to 10: 00 pm
Arrive at your hotel. Check in. Reception with a preview of what the merriment and misrule of Mardi Gras is all about. The highlight of tonight is the Coronation of the Queen of Mardi Gras. We have to be in our seats at exactly 6:00 pm and the coronation will last one hour. Return to the comfort of your hotel.
Day 2 - Sunday - 8 Hours - 60 Miles
9:00 am to 11:30 pm
Breakfast is served in the hotel dining area.... Depart for a walking tour of internationally famous Bellingrath Gardens and Home. This "garden spot of the south" is a year round floral wonderland. Luncheon will be in the Gardens Restaurant. Time to depart for Mobile to celebrate the Joe Cain Parade. Cain is the man who resurrected Mardi Gras after the War Between the States. We will have dinner at a popular restaurant and our own Mardi Gras Party. Return to the comfort of your hotel.
Day 3 - Monday - 12 Hours - 70 Miles
9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Breakfast is served in the hotel dining area. Depart for a tour of the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, one of the most exclusive resort areas of the country. First stop.. The Greek Orthodox church at Malbis Plantation, There are over 100 ahnd painted icons and murals in the church. then on to Punta Clara Kitchen to see and sample some indescribably delicious candy being made. Top off the morning with a tour of The Story Book Castle. This home was built in the1940's by an artist with left over building materials during WWII. It is very unique. Sumptuous buffet luncheon will be at the Grand Dame of resort hotels. Marriott's Grand Hotel. We will do a walking tour of Fairhope, a quaint bayside village filled with artisan shops for unique crafts and gifts. Return to the comfort of your hotel. We will depart for the parade site and have a catered meal before the Infant Mystics Parade. Return to the comfort of your hotel with a lot of moon pies and beads.
Day 4 - Tuesday - Mardi Gras Day - 12 Hours - 10 Miles
9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Depart for the parade site and viewing location. The day will be on your own to wander the streets, watch the people, and the parades.. There will be four parades. Return to the comfort of your hotel. The day and evening will be on your own.
Day 5 - Wednesday
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Breakfast is served in the hotel dining room. Check out and Depart. Count all of your "loot" on the way home.
We have several Mardi Gras Packages. We prefer to design a package just for your group. Contact us today to start planning your trip to Mobile.