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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.

Mississippi River

Rhythm Of The South Tour

  • 8 Days
Spend eight days exploring the rhythms of the Deep South, visiting cities that have changed the world’s musical stage. Alongside...
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Iconic journeys
Creole Queen

Deep South Escorted Tour

  • 9 Days
Get a taste of true southern charm as you set out on a Deep South Discovery tour. Venture through the...
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City holidays
Ice Cream at A Schwab

Escorted Tour Of New Orleans Memphis And Nashville

  • 8 Days
  • 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...
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Couples Holidays
Driving in the Deep South

Deep South Explorer

  • 18 Days
  • Guide Price £3,199 PP
Take a drive through the Deep South and discover the inviting mix of Southern hospitality, fascinating history and culinary experiences...
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City holidays
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“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.”

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Christie, 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.”

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“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).”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where’s the best place to shop in New Orleans?

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.

What’s the food like in New Orleans?

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).

What’s the best way to get around New Orleans?

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.

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