We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
After boarding an air-conditioned coach in the French Quarter, follow the Lake Pontechartrain shoreline to Destrehan Plantation, the oldest plantation in the lower Mississippi Valley. Tour the carefully restored French colonial mansion with a costumed guide, learning about former inhabitants and the southern sugar cane industry. You'll also have a chance to explore the gardens and a museum dedicated to the 1811 slave revolt.

Continue on to the Manchac Swamp for a wildlife tour in a covered boat that provides protection from weather in all seasons. Learn about swamp culture and the endangered ecosystem from a guide as you look for alligators, raccoons, snakes, birdlife, and giant rodents. The swamp is privately owned, so you don't have to worry about crowds.

Return to the convenient French Quarter drop-off point in the late afternoon or evening.
Locations visited
Destrehan Plantation
Gray Line
Experience the wilds of the Louisiana swamp plus hear the fascinating history of a Southern plantation all in one day with this great-value combo tour. Visit Destrehan Plantation, the oldest of its kind in the region, where you’ll learn about antebellum life while touring the restored mansion and grounds. Then ride in a covered boat through Manchac Swamp, a privately owned habitat for alligators, egrets, and other wildlife.
  • Get a dose of southern antebellum culture and swamp life in one day
  • Tour the historic Destrehan Plantation with a costumed guide
  • Glide through a private Louisiana swamp on a wildlife-watching boat
  • Get outside of New Orleans without renting a car; transport is included
Filter reviews
64 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbillie jobaby alligatorbus ridegray lineflora and faunainteresting thingssuper fungreat tourcatfishhour tourfrench quarterpetsplantationswampraccoonsornatehouse
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 64 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoy the swamp tour very interesting. Plantation could have been better. Needed more on the out buildings as well as the production of sugar cane. To much time spent on the family of the plantation.

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Down by the Bayou

This tour was rather informative. I was intrigued searching for this tour. The Destrehan plantation was beautifully restored. Beverly was our guide she was quite knowledge and eager to answer all questions. There was so much history about the French family and the slaves that...More

Thank Devenia D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Grayline Tour from New Orleans with Sweltering Heat

Top notch took care of everyone in sweltering heat. Safety was a major concern right from the start Billie Jo and Darren our hosts changed to a different bus with better AC right from start. The tour of the plantation was given by Rachael. She...More

1  Thank Dean L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Day Out

Really loved our day visiting this beautiful plantation. Clean and cool drive to our first destination at the Plantations. The swamp boat was wonderful, loads of alligators and a cool beer to end this great boat trip. Would highly recommend this tour

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Captain Tom is wonderful!!

I'll start with our bus driver Alton. He was super friendly. While we were waiting for the swamp tour to begin, we had the best time getting to know Alton. He is a great guy. The tour guide on the bus was friendly and funny...More

Thank Tammy B
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Prashant S
26 July 2018|
Response from Rebecca S | Reviewed this property |
If it’s early October then yes, but it’s mid to late October, you might not see any because they hibernate from November-March.
Nicole B
7 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 718trix | Reviewed this property |
Yes the voucher redemption kiosk is at end of Toulouse right before you get to Natchez steam boat.
Travellers Also Viewed
Special Offer
New Orleans Bayou and Oak Alley...
41 Reviews
from US$ 111.35*
US$ 116.00
New Orleans Swamp Boat and...
772 Reviews
from US$ 176.00*
Oak Alley Plantation and Airboat...
20 Reviews
from US$ 135.00*
Oak Alley Plantation Tour
261 Reviews
from US$ 65.00*
Frequently bought together
Special Offer
New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo and Vampire...
869 Reviews
from US$ 14.99*
US$ 26.50
New Orleans 2-Hour Steamboat Natchez...
1,083 Reviews
from US$ 48.00*
Special Offer
New Orleans City of the Dead St Louis...
529 Reviews
from US$ 11.99*
US$ 26.50
New Orleans Natchez Harbor Steamboat...
772 Reviews
from US$ 34.00*
Swamp and Bayou Tour with Boat Ride...
534 Reviews
from US$ 51.00*
Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience
4 Reviews
from US$ 51.00*
Louisiana Wetlands Airboat Ride...
88 Reviews
from US$ 75.00*
New Orleans City Bus Tour
246 Reviews
from US$ 44.00*