Louisiana

We offer a variety of tour options for showcasing the culture, history and architecture of one of our most fascinating states, an area in which we claim great familiarity and expertise.

Our destinations in Louisiana fall into five geographic areas, but you can mix and match them to meet your interests: New Orleans - River Road Plantations - St. Francisville - Cajun Country - Natchitoches.

Whenever you go, and whatever the focus of your visit, Heritage Tours will provide you with special access to speakers, places, and information that individual travelers could not achieve.

Natchitoches at Christmas – Fall 2017
New and Old New Orleans – May, 1-3, 2017

Sample Tours

  • New Orleans
    “Come See for Yourself” Tour focuses on New Orleans as it is in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. For an alternative look at the city, our "Haunted New Orleans Tour" (linked below) offers deliciously thrilling insights into America’s Most Haunted City. The "Town and Country Tour" (linked below) specializes in the homes and lives of the antebellum planters.
  • Mississippi River Road Plantations
    For those fascinated with the Gone With the Wind lifestyle of the Old South, these tours are detailed immersions into the unique architecture and lifestyle of the plantations along the Mississippi River. “Town and Country Tour” is a combined New Orleans and plantations tour. The “New Orleans - Come See for Yourself” Tour also includes plantation visits. Both can offer private dinners in the plantation homes. For the insatiable plantation enthusiasts, tours that are plantations only are possible.
  • Cajun Country of South Louisiana
    A visit to a wonderfully different world, this tour is to the Cajun towns in the Evangeline Country around St. Martinville and New Iberia. In addition to feasting on the wonderful Cajun joi de vivre experience, travelers will see sugar mills and rice mills in action, take a swamp tour, and visit plantations in the area.
  • St. Francisville
    This village is a half hour north of Baton Rouge, and features a compact area of important and diverse antebellum mansions.
  • Natchitoches
    This fascinating historical town, Oldest in the Louisiana Purchase, is best known today as the scene of Steel Magnolias. Highlights here are the Cane River plantations, the cultural mecca of Melrose Plantation, and the Christmas lights festival.
  • Town and Country
    This tour presents examples of the New Orleans and country homes of the great sugar cane planters of the Lower Mississippi River Valley.
  • Voodoo and Vampires - The Haunted New Orleans Tour
    The curious on this tour will see firsthand the haunted places of the Quarter and the Garden District, as they learn about voodoo customs and spells. An exciting way to explore the underground ghost and vampire culture of New Orleans!