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Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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US$ 89.00
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See a variety of wildlife on a swamp boat ride and explore an authentic southern plantation on this tour from New Orleans. See alligators, egrets, raccoons and snakes during your ride around a private Louisiana swamp after taking a tour of Destrehan Plantation, the oldest documented French Colonial style house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Narrated round-trip transportation
  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Local Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Destrehan Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • In order to help protect the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point -- just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • Wheelchair Access: If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We started on the bus with Jim, who was extremely personable and knowledgeable about so much. It was extremely informative and I enjoyed hearing everything he knew. The plantation stop was great too. Nanette was our guide and she was also knowledgeable and moved the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank RicciF1020
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Jim (with one M) entertained and educated us on the way out to the plantation. Super knowledgeable and has a fun way with sharing that knowledge. Once we got to the Plantation we wandered the grounds a bit before we met for our tour. I...More

1  Thank SweetSuziQue
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We will share this review with the staff members that helped make this a memorable experience. Thanks so much Suzi

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did this tour today. Probably a really good day out but made great by the tour guide Jim. Husband had some sun stroke and Jim was really helpful. He's very knowledgeable and also good fun. Captain Danny on the swamp boat...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank JanetS2148
Reviewed 1 week ago

Miss Mary was a great guide! I loved all of her jokes! Vanessa, our driver, was also wonderful! Interesting tour of the plantation, covering a lot of interesting history. The swamp tour was fantastic - until the boat captain got a baby alligator out of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jim with one M was a fantastic tour guide he was informative and funny!! The plantation was extremely interesting and an important attraction and the swamp tour was extremely interesting. All in all I had a fantastic time and I would recommend this combined tour...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Impulsetrav
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 bubble recommendation.

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15 August 2019|
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Response from davidG8834WZ | Reviewed this property |
We left New Orleans 12.30 and arrived back at 5.30pm
18 July 2019|
Response from 32roslynm | Reviewed this property |
They explained a lot of what the slaves did and their jobs and how they slept and where they slept and all that it was a great tour
6 July 2019|
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Response from IronManKenya | Reviewed this property |
Have a heavy breakfast!
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