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New Orleans Holidays

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New Orleans Holidays

Eclectic and full of spirit are just two ways to describe this exotic city of the south.

Perched on the banks of the Mississippi River, New Orleans is the destination of choice for anyone who loves festivals, fusion cuisine, beautiful colonial architecture and history.

The French Quarter is unsurpassed as a sightseeing/boutique shopping experience. It's also home to legendary New Orleans voodoo shops and some fantastic costume and mask shops, great for Mardi Gras or Halloween, as well as popular New Orleans souvenirs. Magazine Street also has costume and mask shops, as well as stores offering elegant furnishings, hand-smocked garments and local arts.

During the day explore the stunning streets of the French Quarter and visit the numerous historical sites. By evening, find yourself dancing along to the unmistakable sound of New Orleans nightlife.

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Top 5 Things To Do in New Orleans

Spend a day in the French Quarter - Dine on Cajun and Creole dishes, dance to atmospheric jazz music, and admire the eclectic architecture that this historical suburb is known for.
Explore one of the famous cemeteries - Cemeteries in New Orleans are elaborate affairs – with the deceased being laid to rest in intricate crypts and mausoleums. So much that St. Louis Cemetery is one of the most visited tourist spots in the city.
Visit the National World War 2 Museum - Learn about WW2 from an American perspective in an intimate museum that hosts 100,000 artefacts.
Hop on board a swamp tour - There’s three swamps that the various tours visit, but each are brimming with alligators, bald eagles, herons, egrets, mink, turtles as well as flora and fauna.
Wander round City Park - Explore this 1,300 acre park home to greenhouses, sports facilities, golf courses and a small amusement park.


New Orleans Holiday Highlights

Daytime Jazz Cruise With Brunch/ Lunch

Adult: £34 Child: (6-12 yrs) £17

Your two-hour cruise with a meal starts from the heart of the French Quarter and takes you back when cotton was king and life was slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi.

Let us show you New Orleans, one of the world's most active ports, as it can best be seen from the river aboard New Orleans' only authentic Steamboat...The Steamboat NATCHEZ.

Highlights of the Cruise:

  • Breathtaking views of the city
  • Enjoy casual buffet-style meal
  • Meals prepared fresh on board
  • Indoor and Outdoor seating
  • Featuring live jazz music.
  • Museum quality Engine Room
  • Children under 6 years have the cruise portion of their ticket free with a paid adult. Food & Beverage costs may apply
  • Departs from the Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery
Super City Tour

Adult: £34 Child: (6-12 yrs) £12

Travel Through Three Centuries of history, legends and romance as you encounter “The City That Care Forgot!”

Absorb the sights & sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, home of the Cabildo and Presbytere Museums.

Visit one of our historic cemeteries, referred to as “Cities of the Dead,” and learn about this unique above ground burial system.

Marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy on Bayou St. John, the waterway used by Jean Lafitte and his band of pirates, as we make our way to City Park, the 5th largest urban park in America.  Here you may visit either the Morning Call Cafe or the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Follow the path of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world (until service was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina).

Includes cemetery stop and narrated motorcoach tour.

When To Visit

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  • Currency US Dollars ($)
  • Flying time from UK An average of 10 Hours
  • Primary Language English
  • Passport & Visas Brits must have a full 10-year British Passport that's valid for six months after you return to the UK.