How would you celebrate an important event? You'd pick a location known for throwing a good party. There is no better location for a good party than New Orleans, and that's where Women Traveling Together will celebrate our 20th anniversary. Of course the celebration would not be complete without you...and...you...and everyone who has traveled, or is contemplating traveling with WTT. Our hotel for the weekend is the famous Hotel Monteleone on Royal Street in the French Quarter. We'll kick things off with a Welcome Reception on the first day and cap it with a grand party the final evening. In between, there will be tour leader-led activities for you to enjoy. Reunite with fellow travelers and tour leaders, meet Hazel Cannon, or - if you are new to WTT - come find out what you've been missing.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Thursday, 2 Nov 2017: Arrive New Orleans, Hotel Monteleone; Welcome Reception (R)
Schedule your arrival no later than 3:00pm. Upon arrival at the hotel, stop by the Welcome Table and pick up your Celebration Package. Our fun begins at 6:30pm with a lively Welcome Reception at this famous French Quarter hotel. Hotel Monteleone is a historic property, established in 1886. Still owned and operated by the Monteleone family, they have dedicated themselves to making their hotel what it was—and still is: a sparkling jewel in the heart of the French Quarter. For the next four days, the hotel will play host to Women Traveling Together as we celebrate our 20th Birthday. Overnight New Orleans - 3 nights
Friday, 3 Nov 2017: Activities & Sightseeing; Dine Around Evening
Today is the first of two days in which you have the opportunity to create "your own" New Orleans experience. WTT has organized a wide variety of optional activities for the morning and afternoon. Each activity will be led by a WTT Tour Leader and any cost for the activity will be paid on the spot, except when advance reservations are required, such as the New Orleans Cooking School. Many activities will be under $20, and some will be free. A list of activity choices will be provided 3 months prior, giving ample time to make your choices. This evening is our "Dine Around." WTT will have a list of dining choices, from cafes to sandwich shops to fine dining. Dining experiences will be hosted by a WTT Tour Leader and each participant will pay her own dinner check.
Saturday, 4 Nov 2017: Activities & Sightseeing; Birthday Celebration (D)
Continue creating "your own" New Orleans experience. What you didn't get to do yesterday, you can opt to do today. Like yesterday, each activity will be led by a WTT Tour Leader and any activity costs will be paid at the time. After a full day of exploring New Orleans, return to the hotel and rest up, 'cause it's party time tonight! A buffet dinner and an evening of celebration await in the ballroom of the hotel. Our theme tonight is, what else, Celebrating 20 years of Women Traveling Together. Come as you are or dress up in whatever makes you smile...this is New Orleans after all. We'll share a fun evening looking back and looking forward while re-connecting with old friends and making new acquaintances.
Sunday, 5 Nov 2017: Return Home at your Leisure
Perhaps a later flight out today is a good idea, especially after the fun evening last night. It's been so enjoyable to spend this time together and we thank you for celebrating our birthday with us. New Orleans was the perfect place, and we look forward to the next time we see you again. Make your return flight at your convenience, remembering you will need to depart the hotel 2 hours prior to your flight. WTT will assist with organizing ride-sharing to the airport.