Louisiana Music Tour 2019
Booking Information & Conditions

PAYMENT OF TOUR: Deposit of $500 per person is due immediately to hold a place on the tour.

Early bird prices are valid until  January 15, 2019. Deposits made after this date will be subject to a $100 late fee per person. 

Balance for the tour is due no later than March 1, 2019. Balances paid after this date will be subject to a $100 late fee per person. 

Prices are based on a minimum of 30 people traveling. Although this rarely happens, the tour price is subject to an increase if numbers fall short of this. 


There will be a $500 cancellation  fee before February 28,  2019. 

100% of the tour price will be nonrefundable as of March 1, 2019, although this may be covered by travel and trip cancellation insurance. There can be no partial  refund for unused rooms, tickets, etc. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE/MEDICAL INSURANCE: We strongly advise you to protect yourself with Travel Insurance, available from any travel agency. Festival Tours International does not provide this service. Medical insurance which covers travel to and within Louisiana is required to participate on this tour. 

ARRIVAL: For the Full Tour, our first official event will be dinner on Wednesday April 24 at 6PM. We will be departing  for the Cajun trip on Monday morning, April 29, at 9 AM from the lobby of the Maison Dupuy Hotel. If you are coming on the “Cajun Only” portion of the trip, you must meet us by this time  or you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation  to Eunice and joining the tour there. No refund can be made for any activities  you may have missed. 

FULL TOUR INCLUDES: The Full Tour from April 24- May 2 includes All hotels in New Orleans and Cajun Country, festival tickets for two (2) days of the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, plus all transportation,  events and all meals in Cajun Country except lunch on Tuesday, April 30. 

CAJUN COUNTRY ONLY: Limited space is available for the Cajun Only package. Preference is given to those signing up for the Full Tour, as well as to those joining us for the Welcoming Dinner in New Orleans on Wednesday April 24   The Cajun Only Tour includes 2 nights accommodation in the Cajun Country and all food and events (except lunch on Tuesday April 30).

SHARING A ROOM: If you are traveling by yourself and wish to share a twin room, we will be happy to try to arrange a suitable roommate for you. This is usually not a problem and can actually add to your enjoyment of the trip. However, if a roommate is not available, you will be required to pay the single supplement of $1050 for the Full Tour, $150 for the Cajun Only trip, $170 for the Tuesday, April 23 Extension, $275 for the Thursday May 2 Extension,  $550 for Second Weekend Extension as applicable.   

EXTENSIONS. Are hotel only and do not include New Orleans Jazz Festival tickets.  Festival Tickets are available in advance through Festival Tours or New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS & FOOD RESTRICTIONS: Festival Tours International accepts people in good health who are capable of attending the activities we plan. However, it is helpful to us to be aware of your health conditions or allergies, although we cannot take responsibility for them. Whenever possible, we will ask for vegetarian meals if requested. Please be aware that in certain circumstances, such as the barbecue and the crawfish boil on the Cajun trip, there are no alternatives available and you will need to provide alternate food yourself. 

RESPONSIBILITY: The Agent, Tour Operators and their representatives  give notice that all tickets and coupons are issued by them and all arrangements for transportation and hotel accommodations, etc. are made by them upon the express condition that they shall not be liable for any injury, loss, damage, accident, delay or irregularity that may be occasioned either by reason of defect in any vehicle or through the acts or default of any company or persons engaged in conveying the passenger. Such conveying, etc. is subject to the laws of the country where provided. 

The Agent and its representatives   accept no responsibility for losses or additional  expenses due to delays or changes in service which may be caused by illness, weather, strikes, declared or undeclared war, quarantine  other causes. Such losses or expenses must be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to amend or revise the routes or schedules listed in the itineraries   or to cancel any portion  or all of the tour. 

CAJUN COUNTRY TOUR: Inherent to enjoying the Cajun trip, there are certain health and safety risks. This is part of the enjoyment and excitement of this type of adventure travel. We will be visiting private homes, traveling on privately owned boats and by other means of transportation. We may come into contact with local wildlife, including alligators. We will be eating  home-cooked foods and will get a chance to go crawfishing and swimming in unknown waters with unknown creatures or insects. 

By providing your payment in full, you acknowledge that you are voluntarily participating in these activities and agree to take full responsibility for your participation. You are aware of the potential hazards and agree not to hold Festival Tours International or any of the people we meet or visit in Louisiana responsible should illness, injury, death, property loss or damage occur.