Z-z Sharing Shreveport

March 24 – 27, 2014

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Special Features

  • Guided Tour of Shreveport
  • Lunch at Strawn’s Eat Shop
  • R.W. Norton Art Gallery
  • Free time on Louisiana Boardwalk
  • Cruise on Spirit of Red River
  • Tour Davis Home Place
  • Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Museum
  • Tour Eighth Air Force Museum
  • Lunch at Fertitta’s
  • Plantation Coffee Tour
  • Dinner at Ralph & Kacoo’s
  • Farewell Lunch

Come along with us for a tour of the historic city of Shreveport – historic not only for its part in the Civil War  but also for  the southern charm that comes with Louisana. It is the commercial and cultural center of Ark-La-Tex, the area where Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas meet.


Double: $495/pp
Single: $655/pp
Triple: $455/pp
Trip Protection Gold $60/pp  Dbl/Trp, $65 Sgl


Day 1, Monday, March 24

We board our coach this morning for our journey to Shreveport, Louisiana with an opportunity to view some lovely scenery along the way.  Fairfield Inn  

Day 2, Tuesday, March 25

Our tour begins with a trip to Barksdale Air Force base to tour theGlobal Power Museum. In addition to a 30 seat theater, it houses authentic uniforms, dioramas and an airstrip with an amazing collection of military aircraft. You can see vintage aircraft like the venerable B–17 and B–24 bombers of World War II; along with their best “Little Friend”, the P–51 Mustang. You can also see Cold War heroes such as the B–52D and B–52G Stratofortress.  After leaving the base, we will be treated to lunch at Fertitta’s Deli, the original home of the Louisiana muffulatta sandwich. YUM! A busy afternoon is planned with the next stop at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery. This museum features American and European art spanning four centuries and is home to one of the largest permanent collections of bronzes by both Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. Then off to tour the Davis Home Place; a beautiful 1916 Mansion with many original features; oil lamps, transoms, push button lights and pocket doors. Then we get a taste of Mardi Gras as we visit the Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Museum. This evening you will have time to enjoy the Louisiana Boardwalk a 500,000 sq ft. shopping, restaurant, and entertainment center. If that isn’t enough, you can try your luck at one of the local casinos! B, L


Day 3, Wednesday, March 26

Another day of adventure as we board the Spirit of the Red River and drift down the Red River and learn about the city’s history and natural wildlife on this guided boat tour through the downtown area.  After returning to the dock, we  pick up our local guide for a tour of Shreveport with lunch along the way at Strawn’s Eat Shop, the finest greasy spoon you can find as seen in Southern Living and the Food Network. There is still time for a Plantation Coffee Tour.  The coffee company is a home and roasting facility located on 22 acres overlooking the beautiful and historic CaddoLake.  We return to our hotel for a few minutes relaxation before we depart for dinner at Ralph and Kacoo’s, a popular restaurant where you can enjoy a variety of Cajun cuisines.  Fairfield Inn.    B  L  D

Day 4, Thursday, March 27

Our lovely tour ends today as we make our way back to Springfield, with a stop at Clinton’s Boyhood Home in Hope AR and with an included farewell lunch along the way, we should arrive approximately 6:00 PM.  B  L