New Orleans, aka ‘The Big Easy’ is renowned for its party-loving ambiance, but this year’s Mardi Gras will be even bigger and better than ever. That’s because New Orleans is marking its 300th anniversary in 2018, so its signature event is going to be off the scale.

Celebrate it in style with a masquerade ball taking place on Monday 12 February, before catching the main event next day: the flamboyant costumes, marching bands and colourful, over-the-top parade that mark the spectacular culmination of this Francophile city’s weeks-long carnival season.

This Mardi Gras holiday with Bon Voyage costs from £1,725 per person (two sharing) and includes flights from London, Manchester or Glasgow with five nights in the 4.5 star Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel and 2 tickets to the masquerade ball.

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