Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Tour From New Orleans By Grayline Tours

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Tour Destrehan Plantation, established in 1787, the oldest documented French Colonial style house in the lower Mississippi Valley. This majestic antebellum plantation home watches over the banks of the Mississippi River, only a few minutes upriver from New Orleans. Costumed docents will intrigue you with the history of the Destrehan family’s sugar dynasty, historic events that occurred at this site, and the unique architectural features of the plantation. Daily trade demonstrations by costumed artisans give an insight to long-forgotten skills that were a vital part of everyday life centuries ago. Then it’s a short ride to the Manchac Swamp where you will cruise through a privately-owned wildlife refuge, home to the legend of “Rougarou”, the Cajun werewolf. You might not find the “Rougarou”, but you’ll get up close and personal with some alligators in an area where time seems to stand still.

Activity Highlights
→ 5.5 hour guided and narrated tour of Destrehan Plantation and Manchac Swamp.
→ FREE motorcoach transportation
→ Experience a plantation in the depths of the Old South.
→ Learn about the fascinating stories of the home and its history.
→ Great for couples, families and seniors.
→ Purchase snacks, salads or sandwiches at the Swamp.

Booking Details:

The tour will meet at the Lighthouse Ticket Office located on Toulouse St. @ the Mississippi River in the French Quarter. Please have a valid photo ID available for verification and arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. It is best to confirm the tour and time prior to departure.

Departure Details
The tour will meet at the Lighthouse Ticket Office located on Toulouse St. @ the Mississippi River in the French Quarter.

Duration: 5.5 Hours

● Taxes.
● 5hr. narrated tour
● Motor-coach transportation.

● Gratuities (optional)
● Food & Beverage

● Due to the historic nature of the plantation, access to the second floor is by stairs only. No photography is allowed inside the plantation home.
● Transfers must be used in conjunction with optional tours.

Additional Information
● Children under 6 (not occupying a seat on tours) are free of charge but charged for food on cruises.
● Schedule and availability are subject to change. Call the number provided on your booking voucher to confirm schedule at least 48 hours prior to departure.
● Above rates are per person and include all taxes. Rates do not include gratuity to drivers and/or guides.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable and the vendor calls off the tour, the customer may reschedule for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period.
Customers booking 10 or more tickets will be considered a group. The cancellation policy for groups is different. Groups of 10 or more will have a 50% non refundable deposit kept on any cancellations or changes regardless of how far out they are made. Groups of 10 or more will have to pay a $2 gratuity per person, select ticket during check out. Customers are required to sign a contract and a copy of the signed contract is due within 7 days of booking to confirm your reservations, otherwise your order will be cancelled. A final guaranteed passenger count is due 72 hours prior to your tour. Decreases making total due less than the 50% deposit will not receive any refund of original deposit. Any decreases to passenger count within 72 hours will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded. Additional tickets may be purchased on site based on availability however tickets will be reserved for the final guaranteed passenger count. If you would prefer to book your group booking via phone please call 800-450-7139 and ask for the groups department.
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  • Tara S Palos Verdes Estates, California, USA about 1 year ago

    A bit disappointed

    Was rather superficial and too touristy. Would have liked some more history. The swamp tour was OK. Captain Tom was amazing.

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  • nancy commack ny about 3 years ago

    Stacie was a great tour guide

    Very informative and fun afternoon.

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  • Jacksonville, FL about 4 years ago

    The plantation was beautiful with such rich history. The swamp was a great time. The guides were great and we had a wonderful time. Definitely doing this again when we come back to New Orleans. Highly recommended!!!

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2016-03-31 15:05:12

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