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New Orleans Mardi Gras and Mississippi River Cruise

On this holiday to the highlights of Louisiana and Mississippi, you’ll start your adventure at the greatest free show on Earth, New Orleans Mardi Gras. After time to take in the city, you’ll journey down the Mississippi River on a traditional paddlewheeler, visiting beautiful antebellum plantations and the vital Civil War site of Vicksburg, all while experiencing the best of southern hospitality and the luxury that your ship has to offer.

Your Tour Includes

  • International return flights from London
  • 4 nights in a 4-star New Orleans Hotel (room only)
  • 7-night river cruise above American Cruise Lines, American Splendor (full board)
  • Complimentary beer and wine with lunch and dinner
  • On board entertainment - Greek Night theme evening with traditional music and/or dancers
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment - subject to availability
  • Services of our experienced Tour Manager
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Itinerary

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Fly from London to New Orleans, USA. On arrival a private transfer will take you to your 4-star New Orleans hotel where you will stay for the next 4 nights.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras, the greatest free show on Earth! Take in the music, parades, floats, and excitement of this extraordinary holiday.

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Time to explore New Orleans at your leisure. Why not visit the famous Cafe Du Monde for beignets and coffee, browse the array of gift stores, or try some traditional Louisiana cuisine on Bourbon Street.

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Today we have arranged a sightseeing bus tour. Go beyond the beauty of the French Quarter to see other neighbourhoods, including the Garden District, Tremé, and 9th Ward. Learn about the city’s culture and history as you travel down Frenchmen Street, Esplanade Avenue and more.

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Take a private transfer from your hotel to American Cruise Lines and board the luxury craft American Splendor, your home for the next 7 nights.

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Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguished feature, a row of 300-year-old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a quarter-mile path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th century grandeur, this classic Greek Revival-style antebellum mansion is breathtaking.

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Settled in 1716, Natchez is rich in history and southern hospitality. Enjoy a guided exploration of this fascinating city which has retained its antebellum charm since its surrender during the Civil War. Visit Frogmore, a historic cotton plantation still in use today, or attend a special piano concert in the J. N. Stone antebellum music room.

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The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as our expert historian leads us through the National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege, and defence of Vicksburg. Local guides and park rangers will show you the battlefields, the USS Cairo, and the most significant historic places throughout the city.

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Established in 1809 and overlooking the Mississippi River, St. Francisville is a quaint southern town that offers a glimpse back in time. One of the largest shipping ports on the Mississippi prior to the Civil War, St. Francisville is a small town with grand appeal. Experience this town’s rich history as you tour historic plantations, including the famous Rosedown Plantation.

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Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down-home flavour that makes it truly unique. Expert local guides will take you on a tour of the city’s most famous attractions including the Old and New State Capitols and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.

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Become acquainted with the story of Houmas House and its 38 acres of gardens, ponds, and majestic live oak trees. Be enamoured with the southern splendour of “The Sugar Palace” as you explore its 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork.

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Disembark American Cruise Lines American Splendor and take a private transfer from the ship to the airport for your overnight flight back to London.

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Accommodation

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination. Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from

Meet us at the ship

Meet us at the ship

For complete flexibility, make your own transport arrangements to and from the ship. We will provide you with times and locations as well as some useful information for you to make your own arrangements to join your cruise.

If you require any further information to assist with your travel plans, please contact our Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Meet your Coach at Dover

Meet your Coach at Dover

Travel down to Dover and jump onboard your coach for your ferry crossing.

Alternatively, travel the day before your departure and enjoy an overnight stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise, before being collected after breakfast the following morning.

Travel by Eurostar

Travel by Eurostar

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. You can even upgrade your reserved seat to Standard Premier – speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information. On arrival in Paris, Lille or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Travel by Air

Travel by Air

Return flights from London Heathrow with transfers to and from the ship are included in our package on our specific arrival and departure dates. We also include one item of checked in luggage per person.

If our included flights are not suitable, alternative flights may also be available from other airports on our arrival and departure dates. These may have an additional supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

More flexible travel options

Travelling by Eurostar?

Travelling by Eurostar?

Why not stay overnight in London?

For those travelling from further afield, you can also book overnight accommodation in London, before and after your holiday. Speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information.

Travelling by Eurostar?

Stay overnight near the port

For an even more relaxed start to your European holiday, why not stay overnight in Dover or nearby Ashford the night before your cruise from only £65pp? All our quoted prices include car parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise and cooked breakfast the following morning. Our coach will collect you and return you to the hotel on its way to/from the port of Dover. And if you don’t want that holiday feeling to end, why not do the same on your return journey?