Departure Date: 12/05/2019
You will arrive in one of the most exotic cities in the world, famous for boats, jazz, Creole cuisine and parades. Here, take a walking tour of the Vieux Carre, visit Jackson Square or sail along the Mississippi. Make your way to the coastal region of Biloxi and join a shrimping trip! Later it’s onto Montgomery steeped in history. Head north through the highlands of Alabama to Birmingham. A must see here is the famous Vulcan at 56 ft tall.
Continue up north the city of Nashville, sizzling with American music, southern hospitality and a spectrum of nightlife. Take a full day to discover all that Nashville has to offer, such as the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, Opryland U.S.A. and world-famous Printer’s Alley. Depart the capital of country and head for Memphis, home of the blues. Why not tour downtown Memphis to famous Beale Street, followed by a visit to Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland.
Visit Vicksburg National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege and defence of Vicksburg in 1863, a 16-mile tour road. Then drive south on the Natchez Trace Parkway to the oldest plantation in Mississippi. You may want to visit Longwood plantation, the largest octagonal house in the country. Travel south back into Louisiana through Alexandria, Ville Platte and Opelousas to Lafayette, the heart of Cajun Country. Here you may want to enjoy a walking tour of downtown to discover landmark buildings or take a short drive to Acadian Village.
A short drive from Lafayette will take you to New Iberia and Avery Island. Continue to Morgan City, the “Shrimp Capital of the World,” and Houma, where you may want to take some time for a boat tour into the deep swamp and bayou to see alligators and other wildlife. Following the scenic route, you may want to stop at Terre Bonne or Southdown Plantation, before returning to New Orleans.
Price is based on 2 adults sharing throughout this 11 day self-drive tour. Prices includes return flights to new Orleans including one checked bag of 23kg each, 10 nights accommodation and economy car hire for 11 days. Departing 12th May 2019.
11 days from €1470 per person
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