New Orleans, LA > Plantation Tours
06/03/2020 ~ 06/09/2020

Houmas House & San Francisco Plantation Mansion Tour with Lunch & Transportation from New Orleans

 New Orleans, LA
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Spend the day visiting the most extravagant plantation homes in South Louisiana with this small group van tour. Enjoy a narrated scenic drive out of New Orleans and along the shores of Lake Ponchartrain to San Francisco Plantation which features an 1856 gothic steamboat style mansion, flamboyant hand-painted ceilings and elaborate gingerbread work. The costumed guide will explain why this beautiful home is “the most opulent Southern Plantation!” After visiting the mansion, guests can explore an original slave cabin and the old one-room schoolhouse. Next, a short ride upriver through sugar cane fields brings guests to Houmas House Plantation. Here we will enjoy a gourmet lunch buffet(included) in the grand dining hall at Houmas House followed by a tour of all 16 rooms at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, known for their period dressed tour guides and extensive collection of antique artifacts and artwork. Experience the southern splendor of this "Sugar Palace" that is the "Crown Jewel" of Louisiana’s River Road.

Activity Highlights
  • Double plantation tour of Houmas House & San Francisco Plantations
  • Engaging narration by a tour guide on the way to the plantations
  • Buffet lunch in the Grand Dining Hall at Houmas House Plantation
  • Includes roundtrip transportation to and from a hotel

Duration: 9 Hours


Houmas House River Road Buffet Lunch Menu:

  • Chicken and Andouille Gumbo
  • Caesar Salad (GF)
  • Cornmeal Fried Catfish
  • Chili Glazed Roasted Chicken (GF)
  • Crawfish Étouffée
  • Red Beans, Sausage and Rice (GF)
  • Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta
  • Roasted Vegetables (GF)
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding
  • Non-alcoholic Drinks and Coffee (included)
What's Included
  • Transportation to and from a Downtown/French Quarter hotel
  • A buffet lunch of Cajun and Creole cuisine served in the Grand Dining Hall at Houmas House Plantation
  • Narrated tour of the area on the way to destinations
  • Guided tours of San Francisco Plantation and Houmas House Plantation & Gardens
  • Non-alcoholic Drinks
  • Ponchos & umbrellas in case of rain
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather appropriate/comfortable attire
  • Camera
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 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.
  • Vehicles are not handicapped accessible.
Additional information
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Expect to walk upstairs to access the 2nd floor of historic plantation homes.
  • Elevator available at Houmas House Plantation only.
  • The tour is held rain or shine.
  • No restrooms on the van.
  • Van seats up to 14 passengers.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated in the van with advanced notice.
  • Car seats for children under 5 can be provided with advanced notice.
  • Gratuities not included.
  • Gift shops available at both plantations.
  • Lunch Menu items are subject to change.
  • Certified service animals are allowed. They MUST have the certificate for the animal.
Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to the tour to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period incur a 50% cancellation fee plus a $5 service fee. If the weather is severe, the experience may be rescheduled by the vendor for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period.


12601 River Rd, New Orleans, LA 70131, USA

Houmas House & San Francisco Plantation Mansion Tour with Lunch & Transportation from New Orleans

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about 6 months ago
Ellen was our driver. She picked up our party of 7 women and took us on a tour of two plantations outside of New Orleans. She was so very personable and...
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Marsha W.
about 8 months ago
Did a full day tour where we did a swamp tour on an airboat, then went to two plantations with lunch included at Oak Alley. The tour guide was informative,...
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Shelley D.
about 9 months ago
This is a little late! We went on this tour on August 18th. So Good! Our tour guide Gene really pushed it to 5 stars and beyond!We went on the combination...
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Gabe W.