Visit New Orleans
Simply put, New Orleans is a delight to the senses. Treat your ears to the mellifluous warbling of a jazz sax, your tongue to a brimming po-boy sandwich and your eyes to creole cottages and the grand American townhouses of St. Charles Avenue.
Its beating cultural heart – the French Quarter – brings life to faded colonial porches with weekly festivals and parades, best seen in Mardi Gras when a carnival atmosphere falls over the entire city. However, each night, the city dances to a rhythmic beat of jazz, blues and rock & roll in its atmospheric bars; sip on a glass of bourbon to live performances and jam sessions.
Outside of its music, you’ll find mouth-watering creole curries and the excellent National WWII Museum. There’s also riverside walks and ambles through Jackson Square and the city’s parks to the spires of St. Louis Cathedral.
Top itineraries in New Orleans
When it comes to American music, all roads lead to the Deep South. This fly-drive celebrates the very best of the region's musical heritage, from soulful blues and brassy jazz to riverboat calliopes and gospel choirs.
Discover a rich and innovative culture, history and heritage on this 15-day self-drive tour of the Deep South states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
This nine-day self-drive begins with three days in lively New Orleans - the birthplace of jazz - before heading west along the Great River Road to Baton Rouge, Natchez and Cajun Country where you'll find grand plantation houses and delicious Southern food.
Top places to stay in New Orleans
It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of this venerable old New Orleans Hotel while the hotel’s revolving carousel sums up the city’s fun-loving spirit.
Celebrating everything that New Orleans stands for with nationally acclaimed food, stylised interiors and its very own jazz bar, this hotel is an excellent choice in a central location.
This grand antebellum mansion provides bed and breakfast accommodation in individual cottages that line an alley of ancient oak trees.
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