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New Orleans – Tours

Tours in New Orleans

Without doubt, you’ll find New Orleans to be a vibrant hub of culture, evidenced by the tempting aromas of Creole and Cajun cuisine, and the ever-present melodies of energetic jazz among its streets.

On our Southern Story tour, you’ll first walk the lavish, leafy avenues of the Garden District, admiring its lavish 19th century mansions, as featured in popular American television and film, such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Originals and more recently American Horror Story. Strolling along the historic, cobbled streets of the French Quarter – the oldest area of New Orleans – you’ll take in the charm of its European-inspired architecture from aboard a streetcar, and sip zesty cocktails while enjoying a soulful performance at one of many music venues. Dine on delicious andouille (smoked pork shoulder seasoned with garlic) and take a po’ boy sandwich to go before discovering the city’s haunted past on a ghost tour.  

Alternatively, take in the sights from a different perspective aboard a fully-restored paddle steamer as you glide down the Mississippi as part of our 14-day Rhythms of the South tour. Experience the lights and festivities of Bourbon street, dine on the savoury delicacy of jambalaya and absorb the natural beauty of the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Combining the jazz roots of New Orleans, the rock ‘n’ roll heritage of Memphis and the wholesome notes of country and western music of Nashville – this is a music-lover’s dream road trip.

12 days Piedmont Park Atlanta

Gone with the Wind Tour

 

Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana and mighty Mississippi are united by a haunting history but they're probably most famous now for their lively music, delicious Deep South cooking and charming southern hospitality. One of our most popular escorted...

Escorted tours

Gone with the Wind Tour
14 days Grand Ole Opry

Rhythms of the South Self Drive

 

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...

Self drive holidays

Rhythms of the South Self Drive
11 days Streetcars

American Rhythms

 

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...

Cultural holidays

American Rhythms
9 days Oak Alley Plantation

Jazzy Jambalaya Adventure

 

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...

Self drive holidays

Jazzy Jambalaya Adventure
7 days Creole Queen

Romantic Trails Of The South Tour

 

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

 

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...

Luxury holidays

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

A Southern Story Tour

 

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...

Couples Holidays

A Southern Story Tour

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.