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TREASURES OF LOUISIANA

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Oak Alley Plantation
Arthur Matherne Swamp Tour
New Orleans
Houmas House Plantation
Lake Charles
Baton Rouge State Capitol
New Orleans Paddle Steamer
American Alligator in the Bayous of Louisiana

Treasures of Louisiana


Explore the treasures of Louisiana on a holiday to this glorious state. Starting in the vibrant city of New Orleans, 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 airboat swamp tours add adventure in the Plantation Country. Lafayette and Natchitoches are great spots to soak up Southern culture and history too. 

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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.
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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. Today we have included a unique experience ...
Day 3 - New Orleans - Plantation Country (60 miles)
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 re...
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Day 4 - Plantation Country
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 - Natchitoches (186 miles)
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 6 - Natchitoches - Lake Charles (122 miles)
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.
Day 7 - Lake Charles - Lafayette (75 miles)
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.
Day 8 - Lafayette - New Orleans (136 miles)
Arriving back in New Orleans, depart for your onward journey to the UK or extend your stay in the city.

Tour Notes 


Price Includes

SUGGESTED ITINERARY SUGGESTED HOTELS
New Orleans (2 Nights) 4* Hyatt French Quarter 
Plantation Country (2 Nights) Houmas House Plantation
Natchez (Mississippi) / Natchitoches (Louisiana) (1Night) Dunleith Historic Inn 
Lake Charles (1Night) 3* Holiday Inn Lake Charles 
Lafayette (1Night) 3* Double Tree by Hilton Lafayette 

 

Price based on two people sharing. Price includes indirect international flights to and from New Orleans, accommodation on a room only basis, car hire and a fly drive pack with atlas. 

Excursions included:

  • Houmas House Guided Tour
  • Swamp & Bayou Tour in New Orleans
  • New Orleans at Night Tour
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