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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
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  • 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.
  • 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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• 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