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  2. Louisiana
  3. New Orleans
  4. Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans: Two Plantations, Brunch and Swamp Tour

Product ID: 146757
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Immerse yourself in the cultural history of South Louisiana, complete with opulent plantations and man-eating swamps. This day excursion includes tours of Oak Alley and Laura Plantations, country brunch and a swamp cruise deep into Cajun country.
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Duration: 8.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a day long adventure through Plantation and Cajun country
  • Savor a delicious plantation brunch featuring a selection of country favorites
  • Marvel at the south’s most beautiful settings
  • Relive memories of those who lived and worked on the Creole plantation
  • Cruise the Manchac Swamp with your native Cajun captain and get up close to wildlife including alligators
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On the grounds of Oak Alley, enjoy a sumptuous plantation country brunch featuring crawfish etouffee, chicken & smoked sausage gumbo, oeuf du jour (egg dish of the day), Cajun smoked sausage, fresh fruit and yoghurt and other offerings. Tour the big house and walk the grounds in one of the South’s most beautiful settings. Perhaps the most photographed plantation ever, Oak Alley has been the setting for many motion pictures and the soap opera, Days of our Lives.

A few minutes down River Road, enter the world of Creole Louisiana and experience Laura Plantation. This tour is based upon 5,000 pages of documents found in the French national archives and upon Laura’s "memories of the old plantation home," in which she details 250 years of true-life stories of the Creole women, slaves and children who lived and worked here.

Travel past Whitney, Evergreen, Felicity & St. Joseph plantations, ghosts of the past that front the Mississippi river, where rich crops of sugar cane, cotton and indigo from these fertile lands once traveled to ports of trade. Then it’s a short ride to the Manchac Swamp. Cruise through a wildlife refuge, home to the legend of “Rougarou”, the Cajun werewolf. You might not find the “Rougarou”, but you might get up close and personal with some alligators!

On your return to the Crescent City, enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Pontchartrain as you cross the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway (the flood outlet of the Mississippi river).
  • Transportation to and from the New Orleans French Quarter
  • Delicious plantation brunch featuring a selection of country favorites
  • Guided tours of Oak Alley & Laura Plantations
  • Swamp cruise with native Cajun guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Soft Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the Gray Line Lighthouse- 400 Toulouse Street (behind Jax Brewery) at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure in order to exchange your voucher for a boarding ticket.

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• Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
• The local supplier provides handicap access for wheelchairs but not scooters or walkers. Vehicle lifts meet all ADA requirements and are equipped for wheelchair storage (based on availability). If wheelchairs can collapse and fold, staff will assist in accommodating the chair in a safe place on the vehicle. Handicap reservations must be made 48-hours in advance to secure availability. Contact information will be provided on your voucher
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Product ID: 146757