Treasures of Louisiana

Immerse yourself in Louisiana's vibrant mix of French, African and American cultures, its Creole and Cajun cuisine and lively music scene on this seven-night Louisiana fly-drive.

Treasures of Louisiana

Explore the treasures of Louisiana on this seven night fly-drive holiday. Start in the vibrant city of New Orleans, wander through the historic French Quarter, stroll along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River and soak up the nightlife and sights of this iconic Deep South location. No trip to the city would be complete without a taste of a Po-Boy sandwich and also, the famous Sazerac cocktail, the first cocktail ever created.

Journey onto the nearby Plantation Country to see these stunning antebellum style homes rich in history. Elsewhere in the state, the Creole Nature Trail in Lake Charles adds outdoor life to the mix, whilst the air boat swamp tours add adventure in the Plantation Country. Lafayette and Natchitoches are great spots to soak up Southern culture and history too. 

    DAY 01

    New Orleans


    Fly from the UK to New Orleans, collect your car on arrival at the airport and head to your downtown hotel.
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      DAY 02

      New Orleans

      New Orleans

      Spend the day exploring New Orleans with a visit to the French Quarter district of the city. Here Jackson Square is home to the iconic St Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, (previously a city hall) and the Presbytere. Take a walk along Bourborn Street, well known for its bars and vibrant night life. Go shopping in the antique stores of Royal Street, discover the art of the city at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and travel on a traditional street car.
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        DAY 03

        New Orleans - Plantation Country (60 miles)

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        The Plantation Country of Louisiana is located within easy driving distance of the city, under an hour's drive. Here you'll discover nine plantation homes. It's possible to explore a couple in a full day, and at each home, the guided tours are highly recommended to discover the full history behind each. A stay at Houmas House is a great base for your two nights in the Plantation Country and Baton Rouge. Houmas House is often described as the jewel of the homes, and also has a fantastic restaurant. Accommodation Options

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          DAY 04

          Plantation Country

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          Make a visit to Baton Rouge to visit the Old Louisiana State Capitol as well as the Old Governor’s Mansion. Enjoy a fun adventure in the Plantation Country by going on a swamp tour on a small air boat through the bayous for a chance to see gators as well as many species of birds.
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            DAY 05

            Plantation Country - Natchitoches (186 miles)

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            Travelling north through the state of Louisiana, Natchitoches, the oldest settlement in Louisiana; visit the old Creole town houses and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. There are plenty of boutique shops to meander through too.
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              DAY 06

              Natchitoches - Lake Charles (122 miles)

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              Travel south through Louisiana to Lake Charles, a gaming town and the home of the Creole Nature Trail National Scenic Byway. We recommend spending a half day exploring this All American Road and one of the oldest scenic byways in the country. Here visit one or more of the wildlife refuges. On the byway, there is the opportunity to see up to 400 bird species.
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                DAY 07

                Lake Charles - Lafayette (75 miles)

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                Journey into Lafayette, the 'Capital of French Louisiana', where you can learn about the Acadians and Cajuns and soak up the culture. In the town of St Martinville, visit the Catholic Church founded by the Acadians. Vermionville is a worth a visit to discover how life was on the Bayou, with costumed actors depicting the history.
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                  DAY 08

                  Lafayette - New Orleans (136 miles)

                  New Orleans

                  Arriving back in New Orleans, depart for your onward journey to the UK or extend your stay in the city.
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