New Orleans & the Plantations
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Starting along the atmospheric streets of New Orleans, you’ll enjoy a jazz cruise on the Mississippi and spend the night in an antebellum mansion before finishing with the fascinating history of Civil War-era Natchez.
Some of the highlights included are:
- Set sail on a fun-filled Jazz Cruise on New Orleans’ Mississippi River
- Explore the atmospheric streets of New Orleans, which oozes old fashioned charm
- Spend the night in the grand surrounds of a 19th century sugar cane plantation
- Admire the photogenic antebellum mansions in Natchez
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- International flights
- 5 nights in 4* hotels
- 5 days' car hire
- Daytime Jazz Cruise
Need to know
- Arrives: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
- Time difference: GMT-6
- Visa requirements: British passport holders require an electronic travel authorisation (ESTA), available online
- Language: English
- Currency: US dollar (USD)
- Flying time from UK: around 9 hours direct
- Plug type: 2 flat pins
- Voltage: 120V
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Spend three days exploring the historic streets of New Orleans, including the delightful French Quarter where bustling Bourbon Street is known for its bars and hearty southern soul food restaurants. While you’re in town you’ll enjoy a relaxing jazz cruise on the Mississippi River and have the chance to look around the delightful St Louis Cathedral, a beautiful structure filled with sculptures and stained glass and somewhat reminiscent of a romantic Disney castle.
4* Le Meridien
Daytime Jazz Cruise
Welcome to Plantation Country! Here in White Castle, dotted with sugar cane plantations, you’ll enjoy a relaxing stay on the delightful Nottoway estate, where a striking antebellum mansion set among lush grounds serves up tasty local Creole dishes. You can choose to take a guided tour of the house’s lavish rooms, where marble fireplaces and opulent décor are the norm. Be sure to try the chicken and sausage jambalaya before you leave. Delicious!
4* Nottoway Plantation
Immerse yourself in Civil War history in Natchez, high up on the banks of the Mississippi River, where antebellum mansions are two a penny. Take a look around the largest octagonal house in The USA, Longwood, or tour the town in a traditional horse-drawn carriage. Further afield, why not try the Natchez Trace Parkway, a historic route stretching 444 miles to Nashville. You won’t have time for all of it, but drive a small section to see the plentiful historic sites and beautiful rural scenery.
4* Monmouth Historic Inn