Stopover in a vibrant city with our 4 day New Orleans trip. Explore this eclectic city on foot – try some sugary beignets, a bowl of gumbo and a delicious po’boy sandwich whilst wandering through the pretty French Quarter. Take a boat through the bayou on the lookout for crocodiles, then find yourself some toe-tapping world-class jazz in a local bar. Disguise your fear as you uncover the secrets of New Orleans’ voodoo heritage and if you want to experience the city at its best and busiest then come for Mardi Gras, when parties and parades take over the city’s streets!
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
On arrival in New Orleans, make your own way into the city where you will check into your hotel for three nights.
Spend a couple of days exploring the eccentric city of New Orleans. We’d recommend you start with a stop at Café du Monde, where you’ll have to queue to get your hands on a bag of the famous beignets which will give you the energy you need to explore the city ( - for more ideas see our 3 days in New Orleans for foodies). Wander through the French Quarter past pretty balconies and colonial architecture and into one of the ornate cemeteries – “Cities of the Dead”, where huge carved angels look down on you from their plinths. New Orleans certainly has a spooky side to it – make sure you explore the voodoo history of the city and look out for ghosts that supposedly lurk around every corner. Finish up by enjoying a bowl of gumbo or a plate of ruby red crawfish served with buttery sweetcorn and andouille sausage for dinner.
On your second day, we’ve included a day tour to the bayou (wetlands), where you’ll drive alongside the Mississippi river and hop on a cruise through the swamp on the lookout for alligators, snakes and birds who make their home in the wetlands. Finish your time in New Orleans by dropping into one of the many jazz bars the city has to offer, settling in with a beer in hand to listen to some of the best musicians in America.
Today is your last day in New Orleans – grab one last café au lait before making your own way to the airport to catch your onwards flight.
The Deep South has cool winters and springs whilst the summer months are hot, with high humidity and sunny days. Afternoon showers can occur throughout but generally the weather down here is warm with long Indian summers keeping it hot often until late October.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.
If you'd like to get a feel for this trip, read our blog post 3 days in New Orleans for foodies - written by one of our consultants who's been there.
3 nights in New Orleans standard accommodation.
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