Treasures of Louisiana

7 nights from £1,649 per person

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  • Board the famous Natchez Steamboat for a Creole-inspired dinner while listening to a live jazz band performance
  • Take a thrilling airboat ride through the swamps and wetlands of New Orleans in search of alligators, snakes, turtles and birdlife
  • Experience the lifestyle of wealthy sugar barons of the 1800's on a guided walking tour through this historic deep south plantation house

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7 nights from £1,649 per person
Best time to travel APR - NOV
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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.

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 1  New Orleans
Fly from the UK to New Orleans, collect your car on arrival at the airport and head to your downtown hotel.
Day 2  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.
Day 3  New Orleans to Plantation Country (60 miles)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.
Day 4  Plantation Country
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.
Day 5  Plantation Country to Natchitoches (186 miles)
Natchitoches, Louisiana
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. Accommodation: Samuel Guy House
Day 6  Natchitoches to Lake Charles (122 miles)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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. Accommodation: Best Western Plus Prien Lake Inn & Suites
Day 7  Lake Charles to Lafayette (75 miles)
Lafayette, Louisiana
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. Accommodation: Doubltree by Hilton Lafayette
Day 8  Lafayette to New Orleans (136 miles) to UK
Arriving back in New Orleans, depart for your onward journey to the UK or extend your stay in the city.
Treasures of Louisiana
7 nights from £1,649 per person
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