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New Orleans: Plantation Brunch & Swamp Tour

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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.
About this activity
Duration 8.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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).
Includes
  • 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)

When you get there

Meeting point

All tours begin and end at the Gray Line “Lighthouse” ticket office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

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Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
• Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat