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New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans' beautiful architecture, soulful jazz music, world-class museums, art galleries and cuisine all add up to a whole heap of reasons to head south.
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New Orleans Tours

New Orleans ToursWith touches of France, the Caribbean and Africa liberally sprinkled in, tours of New Orleans will do your cultural heritage appetite no harm at all. If you're in the mood for home-cooked Creole cuisine and all that jazz, then you've certainly sauntered into the right place.

New Orleans really is everything that you hope it would be, with the strains of sax on the breeze and historical architecture around every laid back corner. Cafés, bars, retro stores and authentic local restaurants make a trip to the Big Easy pretty hard to beat and no matter what time of the day it is, you're bound to get caught up in the exciting atmosphere. Dive on in!  

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New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Insider Tips

Visit during Mardi Gras
One of the most vibrant, exciting and historical festivals in the world takes place every year in New Orleans, as well as throughout Louisiana. The weeks-long celebration of parades and parties begins January 6 and culminates on Mardi Gras Day, or "Fat Tuesday", the day before Ash Wednesday. Over-the-top costumes, live music, colourful characters and plenty of food, drink and good times - Mardi Gras is simply amazing.
When to go
As you'd expect from a sub-tropical climate, warm weather is a possibility no matter when you visit. Early Spring and Fall offer mild temperatures and are wonderful times to visit New Orleans due to numerous festivals, events and countless other outdoor activities. Summers can be quite warm with occasional afternoon showers; however, if you're looking for steamy nights in the Deep South then you won't be disappointed.
Highlights & Activities

New Orleans Tour Highlights

Bourbon Street and Jazz clubs
Located in New Orleans' heritage-filled French Quarter, Bourbon Street has got jazz music and Creole coursing through its veins. There's plenty to get all worked up about come sundown, including clubs, pubs, restaurants and some of the finest jazz joints in town.
The French Quarter
The French Quarter is a must visit no matter what time of day or night. As the oldest neighbourhood in New Orleans, you'll find some fine examples of 17th and 18th century architecture as well as plenty of potential for browsing, eating and people watching at the French Market.
Mississippi River Cruise
Setting off on a river cruise is certainly a must for any fans of Mark Twain. As your cruise ship's paddle-wheels start to revolve and the band begins to play closing your eyes and watching Tom and Huck waving from the banks is certainly not hard to imagine.
Louisiana Swamp Tour
Wildlife-packed wetlands, overhanging and of course 'gators! A tour of the famous Louisiana swamplands will give you a fascinating insight into the natural beauty that can be found hardly any distance at all from the bustling streets of New Orleans.
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