Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, New Orleans is a city of eclectic music, world-class festivals and a fusion of Cajun and Creole cuisine. making it one of America's most culturally and historically-rich destinations. Explore the historic neighbourhoods from the iconic French Quarter with its colonial buildings and lively Bourbon Street, the Victorian style mansions in Uptown or hop on a historic St. Charles street car through the beautiful garden district. Listen to brass band parades, eat fresh beignets in quaint cafes or enjoy a jazz dinner cruise aboard an authentic Mississippi paddle steamer. For those with extra time head to the Louisiana swamps to spot 'gators on a Bayou tour.