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Louisiana Mardi Gras Festival Tour

From £1845 for 9 days
Trip Overview
Get ready for a colourful celebration: it’s time for Mardi Gras down South! Southwest Louisiana knows how to party, and this is the perfect excuse to experience the carnival atmosphere of one of the largest festivals on earth. You’ll tour smaller towns to learn the traditions of Mardi Gras, and finish in New Orleans for a knock-out party on Fat Tuesday. This 9-day adventure covers the highlights of Louisiana food, culture and hospitality with a focus on the Mardi Gras festival, so become part of a krewe, join in the traditional bead throw, dress in yellow, green and purple and experience how fun Mardi Gras can be in the US of A.
Essential Info
Starts: Houston
Ends: New Orleans
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Culture & Festivals
Trip Code: ISTSS
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What's Included


8 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included


Private vehicle


Hotel (8 nts)

Trip Highlights

•   Mardi Gras season is a celebration for everyone, and this tour is a perfect opportunity to experience the festival at its cultural heart.

•   Before celebrating on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, learn about the traditions behind the celebration: the krewes, king cake, throwing of the beads and more.

•   By day, drive through the Creole Nature trails sighting marsh wildlife, and by night, dance on a parade float in Lake Charles.

•   Experience the heart of Cajun country in Lafayette, with good food, swamp adventures and warm Southern hospitality.

•   Even though Mardi Gras is the focus, you won’t miss out on other Louisiana hotspots! Eat down-home cuisine, experience traditional jazz and blues, and discover where the world-famous Tabasco sauce is made.

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Departing: 10th Feb 2021
Returning: 18th Feb 2021
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to southern USA! Arrive in Houston, Texas and attend the welcome meeting at 6 pm to meet your group leader and fellow travellers. Depending on your time of arrival, check out the Museum District, head to Montrose Street for a range of eateries and specialty stores, or take a stroll in one of the city parks, like Discovery Green or Buffalo Bayou.
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