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Grand Tour: Two Plantations, Lunch & Airboat Swamp Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

 New Orleans, LA
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Lunch and transportation included!

Take the Grand Tour with a mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures sure to dazzle, with tours of two southern Louisiana plantations and an airboat tour on the bayou. Journey along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain as guests prepare to be brought back in time on this small group van tour. Visit Plantation Country to tour both Destrehan Plantation: the oldest documented plantation along the lower Mississippi River Valley and Houmas House: a grand estate so lavish, that it was described by many as "The Sugar Palace." Experience a thrilling airboat ride with high-speed bursts and gentle cruising on the bayou. Watch for alligators and other wildlife! Make the most of vacation time with this full-day combo tour.

Activity Highlights
  • A full day trip including two popular plantations, lunch, and an airboat tour
  • Tour Destrehan Plantation, the grounds, and Houmas House Plantation
  • Enjoy a southern-style lunch and a thrilling airboat swamp tour
  • Guided narration and roundtrip hotel transportation included!

Duration: 9 Hrs.

Safety Precautions

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

  • Luncheon includes home baked Bread and Butter, Iced Tea or Soft Drink, Dessert and Coffee

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

  • Served with tender romaine lettuce, croutons and Parmesan cheese. (gluten free without croutons)

Crown Jewel Hamburger

  • Grilled 7 oz burger topped with cheese, bacon, mayo, ketchup, lettuce, tomato and onion served with french fries

Shrimp Po Boy

  • Shrimp, crispy fried and served on New Orleans French bread with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and Creole mayonnaise

Breast of Chicken

  • Skin-on breast of chicken, served with stone ground grits, roasted veggies and rum spiked Houmas House beehive honey glaze. (gluten free without grits)

Vegetarian Pasta

  • Veggies and baby heirloom tomatoes with fettuccine pasta and Parmesan cheese

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Turtle Creole Cream Cheese Cheesecake

  • Menu is subject to seasonal changes
  • Please inform vendor of food allergies or dietary restrictions at the time of booking.
What's Included
  • Transportation to and from guest's Downtown/French Quarter hotel
  • Ear protection for the airboat tour
  • Admission to all destinations
  • Ponchos and umbrellas in case of rain
What to bring
  • Sunglasses/eye protection for airboat
  • Comfortable weather appropriate attire
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bottled water
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Cash
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not for children under 5.
  • The minimum number of guests required is 6 for the tour to take place.
  • There is no pick up by the airport, in New Orleans East, in Slidell, or on the North Shore.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed on airboats.
  • People with recent surgery and people with back or neck issues are not allowed on airboats for insurance reasons.
  • Destinations and vehicles are not handicapped accessible.
  • During French Quarter Festival tour vans may not be able to access the French Quarter hotel. They ask that all travelers still provide accurate hotel information, as they will be contacting each traveler to arrange a convenient alternate pickup location as close as possible to their accommodations during this time.
Additional information
  • A small amount of walking is involved.
  • The tour is held rain or shine.
  • No restrooms on the van or airboat.
  • Restrooms are available at the airboat dock and both plantations.
  • Van and airboat seat up to 13 passengers.
  • Gratuities not included.
  • Refreshment cost not included.
  • Lunch menu subject to change.
  • Gift shops available at Destrehan and Houmas House Plantations.
  • In case of inclement weather, the airboat tour may be shortened, postponed, or replaced with a Cajun Bayou, Covered Pontoon Boat Tour.
  • Certified service animals are allowed. They MUST have the certificate for the animal.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated on the van with advanced noticed.
  • Car seats for children under 5 can be provided with advanced notice.
  • Tours By Isabelle will decide, based on weather conditions, if the airboat swamp tour will be the first or last activity of the day.
  • While on this tour, you will spend approximately 2-hours at each plantation.

12601 River Rd, New Orleans, LA 70131, USA

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Grand Tour: Two Plantations, Lunch & Airboat Swamp Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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about 11 months ago
Tour was punctual. Renee was very pleasant, informative and fun. The Laura plantation had too many people with the tour guide. She was very pleasant and informative. The lunch at Houmas House was excellent..
Rocco Galante

Just do it!

about 12 months ago
Well worth the cost, we were thrilled with our plantation and swamp tour. All details were thought of and handled for us. Gisele was knowledgeable and charming, making us feel comfortable and happy. We absolutely recommend Tours by Isabelle.
Tiffany Hardman

a trip worth while

about 2 years ago
Giselle the tour guide was prompt, knowledgeable, funny with a sweet laugh, showed concern re her guests being warm and dry on swamp airboat tour, artistic. Best all day excursions to start with swamp tour then the plantations with lunch. High class tour
Barbara Ann Puloski-Robles


about 2 years ago
Wonderful time with Giśele. Very knowledgeable and answered questions. Saw plenty of gators and wildlife. Would recommend. Ask for Giśele.
Gabriel Zavala
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