Cajun Country is a wonderfully eclectic region full of spice and Cajun style! You’ll search for gators and endangered birds while touring the Atchafalaya Swamps and visit two of the biggest attractions in Louisiana: Vermillionville and Rosedown. Then moving onto Vicksburg you’ll glimpse the life of elegance and grandeur in residences that once belonged to some of the South’s most famous aristocracies. This Acadiana tour is full of more history and entertainment that you could ever imagine!
New Orleans City Tour
Often called “The Big Easy” this home to the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras and both Tulane and Loyola Universities. One of the top ten most visited cities in the United States; New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and a music lover’s paradise. Tap your toes when grooving to jazz at Preservation Hall, enjoy outstanding cuisine featuring gumbo, crayfish and fabulous pastries and marvel at all the history this city has to offer.
Located on a high bluff above the mighty Mississippi River, Vicksburg is a step back into history. Downtown Vicksburg is full of wonderful shops and restaurants as well as the unique Art Park at Catfish Row. Here you’ll enjoy outdoor exhibits, murals, gardens, fountains and more. Vicksburg National Military Park is nearby and a “must see” for history buffs.
This Living History Museum and Folklife Park is located on an over 20 acre village complete with meticulously recreated period homes all staffed with guides in period costumes demonstrating activities popular during that era. The museum focuses on the 18th century Acadian’s who settled the area. Pick up a guide booklet to use on the easy to follow walking tour.
These 80 city blocks are full of historical homes and buildings, most with interiors open for public tours. There are mansions, blacksmith shops, museums, the old U.S. Mint, the European styled French Market and so much more, all for you to explore and enjoy.
Cajun Swamp Tour
You’ll explore a beautiful Louisiana cypress swamp guided by an experienced swamp tour guide. See alligators lounging among Spanish moss draped trees, watch herons and egrets take flight and search for turtles climbing onto the rocks and submerged logs all while hearing facts and figures relating to the wildlife and natural beauty of the area.
Beautiful Natchez, Mississippi has so much to do and see! Take a horse drawn carriage tour of the historic downtown area and all the spectacularly restored mansions. Or try your luck at one of the numerous casinos! There are plenty of unique art galleries, shops offering locally made crafts, coffee shops and wonderful bakeries featuring traditional beignets.
The River Road
Follow the Mississippi River and explore such great attractions like the Old Ferry Landing in Port Allen, the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge and the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge.
Taking over a year to complete, construction began on Rosedown in 1834 and was finished in May of the following year. The property was sold in the 1950’s and in 1956 the new owner; Catherine Fondren Underwood began an eight-year historic restoration of the home and formal gardens. Now on the National Listing of Historic Landmarks, the main residence, historic gardens, 13 outbuildings and over 350 additional acres are owned and maintained by the Office of Louisiana State Parks.
Located right outside Mobile, Bellingrath Gardens and Home is 65 acres of blooming magic! Camellias in the winter, azaleas in the spring, roses in the summer and chrysanthemums in the fall. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour that includes the Asian-American Garden and the Butterfly Garden. Then tour the 10,500 square foot Bellingrath Home and marvel at the original furnishings and world class art. You can also enjoy a 45 minute cruise along the Fowl River and hear about everything from civil war history to birding habits.