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Tours in New Orleans

Tours of New Orleans allow you to experience the culture and history of the heart of jazz in the USA. This lively city is full of southern charm, delicious Creole cuisine and a nightlife that just keeps going. Pair your holiday with the USA’s other musical towns, or spend a couple of weeks exploring the many unique cities and glorious landscapes of this area.

On our Gone with the Wind Tour you’ll experience the charm and hospitality of the USA’s Deep South. Begin in Atlanta and end in Nashville, enjoying the unique blend of cultures in New Orleans along the way. Spanish, Caribbean, French, African and Anglo Saxon influences all combine to create a colourful cuisine, culture and music scene. Spend the day exploring the peaceful French Quarter with its narrow streets and iron balconies before enjoying a southern barbecue dinner and lively bar.

Music lovers will enjoy the freedom of our Rhythms of the South Self Drive. This New Orleans road trip allows you to contrast the country music capital, blues, jazz and other lively cities. In New Orleans you can relax as you take in the views of Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi and enjoy the easy charm of the city. In Bourbon Street you’ll find a lively atmosphere, while the French Quarter offers peace and beautiful architecture.

The mighty Mississippi offers a fantastic chance to relax and cruise its waters as you stop off in fantastic towns and take in the Deep South’s glorious landscapes. Book the American Queen River Cruise - Memphis to New Orleans and finish in New Orleans. Spend a few days at the end of your holiday dancing, drink in hand, to jazz and trying the many varieties of Creole cuisine.

14 days Grand Ole Opry

Rhythms of the South Self Drive

Guide Price  £2,599  pp  

The southern United States is the birthplace of many different genres of music from country, jazz, blues to rock 'n' roll. On this 14 day self drive adventure you will hit the open road and drive across these southern states...

Family holidays

Rhythms of the South Self Drive
11 days Streetcars

American Rhythms

Guide Price  £1,999  pp  

From the jazz filled streets of New Orleans to the Country music sounds of Nashville and the Memphis blues, American Rhythms certainly lives up to its name. Discover some of the Deep South's most vibrant cities on this 11 day...

Fly drive holidays

American Rhythms
9 days Oak Alley Plantation

Jazzy Jambalaya Adventure

Guide Price  £1,999  pp  

The plantations of the deep south USA are a reminder of a world that used to be. Stunning in appearance and standing grand overlooking beautiful surroundings these antebellum homes are rich in American history and what became the Civil Rights...

Iconic journeys

Jazzy Jambalaya Adventure
7 days Creole Queen

Romantic Trails Of The South Tour

Guide Price  £1,899  pp  

This escorted tour is the ultimate way to see the best of the Deep South in just one week. From New Orleans to Atlanta, this tour will take you through some of the most atmospheric locations across four States including...

Escorted tours

Romantic Trails Of The South Tour
9 days American Queen

American Queen River Cruise - Memphis to New Orleans

Guide Price  £4,399  pp  

Enjoy a quintessentially American experience as you journey down the Mississippi aboard the opulent American Queen. This luxurious paddle steamer offers exquisite staterooms, modern amenities and Broadway quality entertainment, not to mention award-winning dining and signature shore excursions. Start your...

Cultural holidays

American Queen River Cruise - Memphis to New Orleans
8 days Ice Cream at A Schwab

A Southern Story - Sounds And Specialities

Guide Price  £3,399  pp  

Discover the vibrant cities of the USA’s Deep South on this unique eight day small group adventure. This fantastic tour focuses on offering you a wonderful mix of culinary, historic and musical activities and best of all you will have...

Multi centre holidays

A Southern Story - Sounds And Specialities
9 days Creole Queen

Deep South Discovery


Get a taste of true southern charm as you set out on a Deep South Discovery tour. Venture through the states of Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Louisiana, stopping at vibrant cities ready to welcome you in with classic southern...

Escorted tours

Deep South Discovery
8 days Mississippi River

Rhythms of the South


Spend eight days exploring the rhythms of the Deep South, visiting cities that have changed the world’s musical stage. Alongside fellow travellers, journey through the states of Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana, and discover a region with music running through...

Iconic journeys

Rhythms of the South

Expert Tips


Destination Manager

“If you want to take a swamp tour to see the snakes and alligators, come during the summer months of July through until September. Alligators prefer to hide away during the cold weather.”


Destination Executive

“If you’re into art, I’d recommend a visit to NOMA (New Orleans Museum of Art). My favourite exhibit was the sculpture garden.”


Content Editor

“New Orleans offers a host of interesting cocktails – try a rich brandy milk punch (brandy, milk, nutmeg and sugar), the sweet minty grasshopper (crème de menthe) or brave the bite of a Sazerac (whisky, anise liqueur and bitters).”

Frequently Asked Questions

Magazine Street is host to six miles of boutique shops, set among beautiful period homes and selling a range of goods from jewellery, books, housewares and pottery. Royal Street showcases the city’s artistic side, offering antiques, paintings, glasswork and art galleries – combined with the charm of the French Quarter and its energetic buskers.

With its combination of Creole and Cajun influences, New Orleans cuisine has a particular emphasis on seafood, including oysters en brochette (deep-fried breaded skewers oysters and bacon) and Pompano en Papilotte (pompano filet with shrimp and crab meat in a white wine sauce).

New Orleans is a relatively flat city, making it easy to navigate by walking or by bicycle. There are also numerous streetcars that cover most of the city. If you are visiting by car, please note that parking availability near the city centre is sparse, and can be expensive.

The streets of New Orleans are alive with music. With regular festivals and parades, decadent, moreish cuisine and a fascinating history, this enchanting city is full of character and just waiting to be explored.

Why you'll love New Orleans...

• Listening to live jazz music in Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse
• Joining in the festivities on Bourbon Street
• Discovering more about the city’s history on a tour through French Quarter
• Savouring the taste of delicious Cajun and Creole dishes
• Taking in the uplifting colours of the houses across the city with their wrought iron railings
• Travelling around the city by traditional streetcars
• Embarking on a swamp tour in search of alligators
• Observing local art at the Royal Street galleries
• Sipping delicious cocktails
• Admiring the city from a Mississippi paddle steamer

Did you know?

• New Orleans City Park is the largest municipal park in America.
• There are more miles of canals in New Orleans than in Venice.
• New Orleans was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, making 2018 its 300th birthday.