CHRISTMAS IN BELLINGRATH
GARDENS, FOOD TOUR, & SHOPPING
DECEMBER 2-4, 2021
HOSTED BY: AMY LYTLE and ELAINE EVERS-HEBERT
2 nights in a downtown hotel in Mobile, Alabama (breakfast included), the Magic Christmas tour of Bellingrath Gardens, night-time food tour in downtown Mobile, a short shopping excursion to Fairhope, plus time on your own to pamper yourself or explore downtown Mobile.
TOUR COST: $395 per person (based on 2 sharing a room)
- Deposit: $100 (non-refundable) due by June 29, 2021
- Final payment: $295 due by October 15, 2021
Meet at 12:30 in Baton Rouge to travel to Mobile. Check into hotel and freshen up for the evening. Meet at hotel lobby at 5pm to begin our Old Mobile Evening Food Tour, at which we will walk through the centuries of cuisine on our way to five of Mobile’s best restaurants and eateries. Return to hotel for the evening.
Wake up and go for breakfast on the main floor of the hotel. This morning is free to enjoy suggested activities* at your leisure until mid-afternoon. We will meet at 3pm to travel to Bellingrath. There, you will have the opportunity to visit the museum home and gardens in the daylight to enjoy the horticultural displays of Poinsettias, pansies, violas, cyclamen, dianthus and a variety of other plants. After dark, take a stroll through dazzling light displays that feature more than 3 million lights. You may also purchase dinner at the Café onsite.
*SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR FRIDAY MORNING:
- · SPA AT BATTLEHOUSE HOTEL (reservation required)
- · Strolling down DAUPHIN STREET, enjoying the old world feel
- · ANTIQUES AT THE Loop
- · CARNIVAL MUSEUM ($)
- · VISITATION MONASTARY
- · BRAGG-MITCHELL HOUSE tour ($)
- · SCAVENGER HUNT in Downtown Mobile ($)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Leave hotel 8:30 to head to Fairhope. This morning we will spend a few hours discovering the hidden gems of Fairhope, where you can experience shopping, cafe’s, and art galleries. We will meet up at a pre-determined location 1pm to begin our journey home.
Estimated to be back in Baton Rouge at 4:30pm