New Orleans & Mississippi River Country 2024

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Small Group Tour
You're invited to tour New Orleans and environs as an insider with access to Tauck Exclusives like Stories by Ken Burns, private demo at the New Orleans School of Cooking, an exclusive streetcar tour, flightseeing tour, a private jazz experience at Preservation Hall, an alligator bayou boat tour, five nights at historic French Quarter hotels and much more.
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level


    • You don't just hear music in New Orleans and Louisiana's 'Cajun country'… you feel it
    • indelibly woven into the fabric of life. The strains of every genre you can think of – smoky blues
    • pulsating Caribbean rhythms
    • acoustic
    • country
    • rock
    • soul
    • r&b
    • nouveau swing
    • hip-hop and more... and

What's this trip about?

    You're invited to tour New Orleans and environs as an insider with access to Tauck Exclusives like Stories by Ken Burns, private demo at the New Orleans School of Cooking, an exclusive streetcar tour, flightseeing tour, a private jazz experience at Preservation Hall, an alligator bayou boat tour, five nights at historic French Quarter hotels and much more.


Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
End CityNew Orleans

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • North America
  • United States


  • Culture

Trip includes

    • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Filmed narratives by filmmaker Ken Burns tell the American story TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – A private culinary demonstration & lunch at the New Orleans School of Cooking TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private streetcar tour with New Orleans resident along Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private presentation by expert Nellie Watson who shares insights on the unique environment of the New Orleans' basin TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private evening with dinner at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum


Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive New Orleans

Tour begins: 5:00 PM, Hotel Monteleone.
Welcome to New Orleans and French Louisiana! A transfer is included from Louis Armstrong International Airport to Hotel Monteleone. Please join us for this evening's welcome cocktail reception at your historic hotel at the foot of Royal Street in the heart of the French ...
Day 2 Cooking School & Mardi Gras Insider

From the flavor of étouffée to the strains of jazz, tour New Orleans as an insider today with Tauck! Explore iconic Canal Street, the historic homes, boutiques and cafés of the Warehouse District, and the Mississippi River waterfron...

Day 3 New Orleans from above, its unique environment & more

Begin the day with a flightseeing tour of New Orleans for views of the French Quarter, Mississippi River, canals, and wetlands, with commentary by your pilot. You'll also learn about the unique geological environment of New Orleans,...

Day 4 The bayou and Baton Rouge

Depart New Orleans this morning and head out into the countryside for an alligator bayou tour in an excursion boat with a local guide. Next, learn about the life and career of Huey P. Long, Louisiana's populist Governor of the 1930s...

Day 5 Mississippi River Country and a special evening

Today, begin your discovery of Louisiana's "River Road" sites with a visit to the Houmas House and Gardens along the "big bend" of the Mississippi River. Named for the local Houmas Indians who owned the land until its purchase by pl...

Day 6 Back to New Orleans & World War II America

Return to New Orleans this morning for another two-night stay in the Crescent City, which begins with a guided visit and time on your own at the National World War II Museum. This acclaimed institution, honoring the efforts of milli...

Day 7 Gardens, a private streetcar & a special farewell

Visit more iconic destinations as you continue to tour New Orleans with Tauck today. Begin with sightseeing in the Garden District, whose National Historic Landmark district preserves historic mansions dating from the 1830s to about...

Day 8 Journey Home

Tour ends: New Orleans.
Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans to Louis Armstrong International Airport. Please allow a minimum of two hours for flight check-in.


PORTOFCALL : New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Price per day$561
Last Updated: 4/15/2024
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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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It's easy to see the world's sights. To stand in long lines, push through the crowds, and generally have the same standard-issue vacation as everyone else. But that's not good enough for us, and it's not good enough for you. We believe that travel should be easy. It should be fun. It should be worth your time and the price you paid. It should re-energize and transform. And above all else, it should be beyond the ordinary. Because how you see the world matters.

In 1882, Herman Tauck arrived in New York City from Germany in search of the American dream. His determination and values were passed on to his son, Arthur Tauck, who would realize that dream. With ingenuity and an innovative spirit, Arthur started Tauck Motor Tours, a travel company that would give birth to a new industry. The first tour, through the back roads of New England, was created by this 27-year-old in 1925. It embodied the same successful formula used by Tauck today: do the right thing. Craft a life-enriching travel experience; provide it at a single all-inclusive price; ensure there is great value for money; and rely on recommendations of satisfied customers to build a following and grow the business.

Two elements that did change over the next 90+ years – and three generations of Taucks – were the scope of destinations served and the variety of modes of travel used. Today Tauck delivers life-enriching travel experiences to every corner of the globe, incorporating small cruise ships, premium riverboats, trains, helicopters and more. What started as a New England motor coach tour company has truly evolved into an extraordinary global travel company. The fourth generation of Taucks is now involved in the company. While remarkable in any business, this seamless continuity across generations speaks to shared vision and values.

Throughout its history, the concept of “family” at Tauck has gone far beyond those sharing the surname to include hundreds of valued employees, and hundreds of thousands of loyal guests. The story of Tauck is the story of a unique American family company celebrating a passion for travel – a story that will continue to inspire generations to come.



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