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Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Boat Combo Tour with Transportation from The French Quarter

 New Orleans, LA
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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. Historical interpreters wearing historically accurate clothing will 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 take a leisurely swamp boat tour through a privately-owned wildlife refuge, home to American alligators, herons, and wild boars as well as the legendary “Rougarou,” the Cajun werewolf! Learn about the resiliency of Louisiana's French families and their water way of life.

Activity Highlights
  • Guided tour of Destrehan Plantation and boat tour 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

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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.
Reservation Requirements
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.
Location

400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

from $95 $92
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Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Boat Combo Tour with Transportation from The French Quarter

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Wonderful tour and staff.

about 8 months ago
The driver and host were infor worked well together site seeing information while going to and from each location. Buses where very clean..lil chilly. The Plantation was nice...The tour host was very knowledgeable.. Just feel like they should add more information about the life of a slave. The swamp tour was right on point. Guide really knew the swamp never saw so many gators of all sizes!!!!
Sharon S

Late fall tour

about 1 year 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 5 years ago
Very informative and fun afternoon.
nancy
about 6 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!!!