New Orleans: Two Plantations, Brunch and Swamp Tour
- 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
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
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Soft Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages (available for purchase)
Prepare for the activity
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.Open in Google Maps ⟶
• 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