New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties.
Always, the city’s music is its beating heart – especially true during Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest and other celebrations. The musical notes of jazz, brass, R&B, soul and many mixes fill the air along with night–blooming jasmine and other fabulous tropical fragrances. Walk down Frenchmen Street, the main artery of the Marigny neighborhood adjacent to the French Quarter and take in the vibrant blocks of cafes, music clubs and restaurants including Snug Harbor, d.b.a. and the Spotted Cat. New Orleans has produced its share of musical giants, from greats like Louis Armstrong, Dr. John and Allen Toussaint to contemporary acts like Trombone Shorty, Big Freedia and Hurray for the Riffraff. Preservation Hall on Bourbon Street is always a hit but also visit the Mother-In-Law Lounge on Claiborne Avenue, Rock-N-Bowl in Mid-City, the Maple Leaf Uptown and Vaughn’s in the Bywater. These local dives and music venues will keep you dancing all night. It’s all part of the magic, part of the brilliant je ne sais quoi that is found only in New Orleans.
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We know that these last few weeks have been challenging for everyone but our business remains strong thanks in no small part to you!
Your patience and understanding has helped us to re-schedule your holidays and tours and to take care of your future plans.
None of us know when it will be the right time for us all to travel again, but rest assured we are confident that when borders and hotels re-open, and aircraft are back in the air where they belong, Travelling Time will be here to make sure you can all enjoy our great music themed holidays and tours once again!
Until then, keep dreaming of the blue skies in your favourite destinations, and, from our family to yours, stay safe and remember we are just a phone call away if you want to have a chat!
Latest Travel Update – Coronavirus
Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office have advised against all but essential travel. Therefore, due to airline cancellations, any holidays and tours departing before 10th June 2020, will not go ahead as planned.
Travelling Time’s Flexible Options
If your holiday or tour has been impacted, we will attempt to re-shedule any groups departing within the effected time frame. We will also work with our suppliers to achieve a suitable solution for you.
Please don’t worry if you don’t know when you’ll be able to take your trip…we’ll keep your holiday on hold until things are more certain.
Rest assured, we are constantly monitoring any changes to this situation. Thank you for your patience as we deal with these unprecedented times