Oak Alley Plantation

9 day self drive itinerary

Jazzy Jambalaya Adventure

Step back in time to a different world

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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 movement that followed. Learn the stories behind each home and appreciate today we live in a different world.

Combine the old with the new and mix this with a colourful stay in the vibrant New Orleans. Blending traditional and modern traditions, hear the sounds of the saxophones and listen to live jazz in the historic French Quarter or enjoy a stroll in the beautiful Garden District.

Visit some beautiful plantation homes in Baton Rouge and be sure to sample delicious Creole and Cajun cooking in Lafayette, renowned for its culinary culture before returning to New Orleans.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Hear live Jazz in New Orleans' French Quarter
  • Stroll through the beautiful Garden District of New Orleans
  • Sample Cajun cooking
  • Visit authentic Plantation Homes
  • Explore the Louisiana Bayou
  • Catch a glimpse of wildlife around the famous swamps including snakes and gators

Sample Itinerary Summary

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9 days
Guide Price
£1,539 per person
Price based on
Based on 19 November 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with British Airways, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for an itinerary like this. The price will vary based on many elements including exchange rates, and your choice of accommodation, duration, departure date, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Private basis, Self-Guided
  • International flights
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • Car hire
Not included
  • Car insurance (including any applicable one way drop off fees or insurance)
  • Meals or excursions unless specified
  • Park entrance fees (if applicable)
  • Ferry charges (if applicable)
  • New Orleans

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Live jazz in the historic French Quarter
    • Grab a Po'boy, a traditional Louisiana sandwich
    • St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    • Taste Creole and Cajun cuisine
    • Take a streetcar to the Garden District
  • Baton Rouge

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Old Louisiana State Capitol
    • Magnolia Mound Plantation House
    • Tin Roof Brewery
    • Nottoway Plantation
    • Live music in Downtown Baton Rouge
  • Mississippi

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Natchez Trace Parkway
    • Stop in historic St. Francisville
    • Beautiful antebellum mansions in Natchez
    • Vicksburg National Military Park
    • Picturesque Natchitoches
  • Lafayette

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Jean Lafitte Acadian Culture Center
    • Tour St. John Cathedral
    • Bayou Teche Brewing
    • Try local Cajun cuisine specialities
    • Blue Moon Saloon