Visit New Orleans
Simply put, the heart of Louisiana, New Orleans, is a delight to the senses. Known as the 'Big Easy', 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 March's 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, where you can do everything from sipping on a glass of bourbon to dancing to live performances and jam sessions.
Outside of its music, you’ll find mouth-watering creole curries in family eateries, hole-in-the-walls, high-end restaurants and more, while come day, the excellent National WWII Museum is worth a visit before a casual riverside stroll through Jackson Square and the city’s parks, up to the spires of St. Louis Cathedral.
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Sailing one of the world’s greatest rivers, you’ll enjoy all the charms of yesteryear aboard a luxury paddle-wheeler. Think nightly jazz, complimentary cocktails and included touring throughout, from grand plantation homes to New Orleans and Memphis
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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.
Meander down the Mississippi on a river cruise, visiting a number of historic sights. Begin in Memphis and end in New Orleans as you experience some of the USA's finest music culture scene, including the birthplace of the King of the Blues – the late B.B. King.
Top places to stay in New Orleans
Bringing quintessential French sophistication to the old-world design aesthetic of New Orlean's historic French Quarter, Bienville House offers more than just a prime location.
Experience the opulent luxury of the USA's most famous river ship, as included dining and a full spread of onboard entertainment introduces you to the unique cultures of the Deep South.
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.
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