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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!

Our tour vans are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, all door handles and interior surfaces wiped down with alcohol-based disinfectant daily. Our driver-guides wear masks and disposable masks are provided to guests upon request.

At this time, to keep a very SAFE environment, we are limiting our services to very small groups, maximum of 8 people.

Duration: 9 Hrs.

Menu
  • 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
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable weather appropriate attire
  • Camera
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Sunglasses/eye protection for airboat
  • Sunscreen
Restrictions
  • 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.
Location

12601 River Rd, New Orleans, LA 70131, USA

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

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Great historians!

about 5 months ago
Our bus driver gave us some great stories about the cities and the culture. We had amazing food for lunch which was a buffet. We went to 2 plantations, Oak Alley plantation and Laura Plantation. Both plantations were breath taking, however, our tour guide at the Laura plantation was so passionate about the history she really brought the experience to life. I want to give kudos to Lindie our Laura guide. Highly recommended
Luis V

AWesome Experience!

about 1 year ago
Everything went flawlessly. Our boat driver was so professional and personal at the same time. I’ve never had such a close up experience and not been afraid for my life! The alligator was litterally 3 inches away from us but our boat driver/ tour guide was in complete control. I would rate him and the experience as a 10 star rating !
Debbie W