This is sultry Cajun country

The land of bayous, steaming pots of gumbo, sweet, golden beignets and intoxicating currents of Jazz swirling along the length of New Orleans' Bourbon Street.

Essential information for Louisiana

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Flight information

9h 30m
Direct flight

Flight Schedule

  • Fly direct to Atlanta with Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow or Manchester then onwards to New Orleans.
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Do I need a visa?

To travel to the USA, you will need an ESTA visa. Please make sure that you have this approved at least 3 days before you head off on holiday.

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Getting around

Strolling New Orleans’ French Quarter is an unforgettable experience - the elegant colonial architecture, cobblestone streets of the city's oldest neighbourhood provides the perfect backdrop to world-class Cajun and Creole cuisine, plus more jumping live music venues than you can shake a tail feather at.

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