1. United States
  2. Louisiana
  3. New Orleans
  4. Mississippi River

New Orleans: Plantation and Swamp Tour

Product ID: 69194
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Enjoy a tour of the historic Destrehan Plantation, overlooking the Mississippi River, and a Manchac Swamp cruise to get up close to alligators.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Destrehan Plantation, established in 1787
  • Hear about the history of the Destrehan family sugar dynasty
  • Cruise through a privately-owned wildlife refuge in the Manchac Swamp
Full description
Combine a visit to a River Road plantation with a cruise through the swamps of south Louisiana. On this 5-hour combo you’ll tour Destrehan Plantation, established in 1787 and the oldest documented French Colonial-style house in the lower Mississippi Valley.

This majestic antebellum plantation home watches over the banks of the Mississippi River, just a few minutes upriver from New Orleans.

Continue to the Manchac Swamp, where you'll cruise through a privately-owned wildlife refuge, home to the legend of Rougarou, or the Cajun werewolf. Get up close and personal with some alligators in an area where time seems to stand still.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

When you get there

Meeting point

The Gray Line Lighthouse ticket office is on Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River, in the French Quarter.

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Know before you go
• Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, they can be placed in the storage compartment on the coach. If the wheelchair is a scooter, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier for a handicapped-accessible bus. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to the tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher
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Gray Line New Orleans

Product ID: 69194