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11/13/2019 ~ 11/19/2019
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Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Boat Combo Tour with Transportation from The French Quarter

Southern majesty meets rugged Louisiana bayou on this plantation and swamp combination tour with roundtrip transportation to and from the French Quarter. The ideal way to experience Southern Louisana's history and natural beauty, start your day off right with a visit to Destrehan Plantation, the oldest French Colonial-style house in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Costumed tour guides entertain and explain the history of the Destrehan family’s sugar dynasty, its place in history, as well as the unique architecture of the mansion. Upon completion of the tour, you and your group will take a trip to the Manchac Swamp to cruise through a privately-owned wildlife refuge, home to American alligators, herons, and wild boars as well as the legendary “Rougarou,” the Cajun werewolf!

Activity Highlights
  • Guided tour of Destrehan Plantation and the Manchac Swamp
  • Destinations are located only a few minutes upriver from New Orleans
  • See wild alligators and learn about plantation life pre-civil war
  • Roundtrip transportation from New Orleans included

Duration: 5.5 Hrs.

What's Included
  • Narrated tour of Destrehan Plantation
  • Manchac Swamp tour by boat
  • Round-trip motor-coach transportation
What to bring
  • Camera
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable flat shoes
Restrictions
  • Destrehan Plantation is handicap accessible.
  • No photography is allowed inside the plantation home.
  • Hotel pick up is not available.
Additional information
  • Children under 6 (not occupying a seat on tours) are free of charge.
  • Although not required, it is appreciated and encouraged to tip the tour guide.
  • Plantation grounds may be wet from recent rains.
  • Service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed.
  • Tour will depart from the lighthouse ticket office in the French Quarter at 400 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.
  • Parking is available nearby for a fee at 500 Decatur St.
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 the 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. Seasonal specials are not valid for groups. 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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Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Boat Combo Tour with Transportation from The French Quarter

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Late fall tour
about 1 month ago
Guide Susan was a great history source for the subject given. Once at the plantation you get to have another guide for the plantation alone. This demonstrates and informs you of what the educational history books do not. I highly recommend this tour also with the second part the Swamps tour. Our guide was very informed and involve her persona; history to influence how much residents truly depended on their own doe servival and self reliance.
RAndy S
Stacie was a great tour guide
about 4 years ago
Very informative and fun afternoon.
nancy
Excellent
about 21 days ago
Dawn B