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Small-Group Tour of Laura and St. Joseph Plantations from New Orleans

Small-Group Tour of Laura and St. Joseph Plantations from New Orleans

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Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ rich and conflicted past on a small‐group plantation tour. Take a journey through Laura Plantation and St. Joseph Plantation, spying other historic plantations as you travel the Great River Road. View stunning architecture and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantations’ fascinating—and somber—histories from expert guides.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.00
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$128.00
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Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans

Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans

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Explore Louisiana’s unique history and ecology on this combo day tour from New Orleans. Travel along the oak-lined River Road to Destrehan Plantation, where you can tour the 1787 sugar plantation home, grounds and slave quarters while learning about life in the antebellum South and the site’s changing role during the Civil War. Then, venture into the bayou on a narrated swamp cruise through wild wetlands that are home to turtles, otters, snakes and famous Louisiana gators.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.00
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$105.00
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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

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Go beyond the French Quarter and discover the unique Cajun and Creole cultures of New Orleans during this full-day swamp and plantation tour. Venture deep into the bayous, with a small group limited to 8, to see Cajun living and spot wildlife like alligators and pelicans. Then, admire the beautiful architecture and learn about the history of Houmas House and Laura plantations. Upgrade your ticket to include a high-speed airboat ride through the bayous.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$194.00
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$194.00
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Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Experience the civilized and the wild on a plantation tour and educational swamp boat ride from New Orleans. On this half-day journey, visit Destrehan Plantation to experience the early 19th Century South including a Slave Revolt Museum. Next, head into the marshy swampland for a boat ride and some wildlife spotting. Enjoy guided commentary as you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes and native birds.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.00
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Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans

Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans

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Soak up the atmosphere of the bayou on this 8-hour cultural tour from New Orleans. Visit the Oak Alley Plantation House, dating from 1837, and view the stately row of 28 evenly spaced mature oaks that line the driveway. Follow your guide, dressed in period costume, through the mansion, the blacksmith shop and the onsite restaurant. Then, learn about life in the bayou's waterways aboard a swamp and wetlands boat tour. See the amazing variety of flora and fauna native to the area and hear about life in the Barataria Swamps from your native guides. Round-trip transportation from New Orleans is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.00
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Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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Catch a glimpse of the Mississippi Valley's rich and conflicted past on a historic tour of Laura Plantation from New Orleans. Take a 5.5-hour journey through this renowned site, a Creole plantation notable for colorful manor house and considered by some to be the best historic plantation in the region. View unique Creole architecture, vibrant gardens, and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantation’s fascinating — and often somber — history from your expert guide.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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 Whitney Plantation Tour with Transportation

Whitney Plantation Tour with Transportation

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Discover more of Louisiana on a small-group half-day tour to the Whitney Plantation from New Orleans. Ride by minivan past the marshes of Lake Pontchartrain and along River Road, passing filming locations for the popular TV series ‘Queen Sugar’ and other productions. Then, join a guided tour of the Whitney Plantation and learn about the history of the enslaved and free people who once lived on the plantation.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.54
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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Steep yourself in American history on this half-day tour of Oak Alley and Laura plantations that comes with convenient transport from downtown New Orleans. Both 19th-century plantations offer fantastic views of the Mississippi River. Snap shots of the famous canopied path of southern oaks that give Oak Alley its name, and gain insight into the women-run Laura plantation, where slave cabins still stand.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.89
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Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour with Lunch from New Orleans

Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour with Lunch from New Orleans

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Experience the elegance of New Orleans’ antebellum south on this full-day historical plantation tour. In a small‐group, visit San Francisco Plantation and Houmas House Plantation, where you’ll view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and former slave quarters while hearing fascinating – and often somber – pre‐Civil war histories from expert guides.  You'll also enjoy a private luncheon, served exclusively for your group at Houmas House.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.00
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New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation

New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation

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Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ antebellum history and the mystic of the bayou on this 2‐day combined swamp and plantation sightseeing tour. Learn about a bygone era at Oak Alley Plantation, where you’ll view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane. Then head deep into the secluded bayous to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.00
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New Orleans City Tour with Swamp Tour Options

New Orleans City Tour with Swamp Tour Options

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Travel through the bayou on this three-hour New Orleans city tour with optional swap adventure. Journey with your professional guide in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus as you learn about the history, culture and highlights of southern Creoles. You'll see major city highlights, plus areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and have the opportunity to add an optional swamp tour to this already comprehensive trip.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.00
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Destrehan Plantation and Large Airboat Tour Combo from New Orleans

Destrehan Plantation and Large Airboat Tour Combo from New Orleans

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Travel into the bayou on this combination swamp and plantation tour by 16 passenger Airboat. See the oldest documented plantation in the Mississippi Valley and visit the slave revolt museum located on the grounds. After the tour explore the grounds on your won and enjoy lunch (own expense) if time permits.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour

Combo Oak Alley or Laura Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour

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After a New Orleans hotel pickup, relax on board an enclosed, air-conditioned bus to the Plantation of your choice. You will be given a guided tour through the main house and some time to walk the grounds . You will then take a short ride and your at the swamps. Your invited to join us for an educational journey back to the early days of Louisiana bayou and swamp explorations.  Swamp creatures, seeing our boats daily, recognize them as part of their normal environment. Unafraid and responsive to their boat captain's call, they peak out from underbrush and between moss-draped trees and shrubs, frequently coming directly to the boat. In the safety and comfort of the boat, you can actually come within a few feet of jumping alligators.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans

Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans

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Travel into the bayou on this combination swamp and plantation tour by 6 or 9 passenger Airboat. See the oldest documented plantation in the Mississippi Valley and visit the slave revolt museum located on the grounds. After the tour explore the grounds on your won and enjoy lunch (own expense) if time permits.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.00
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Whitney Plantation Tour

Whitney Plantation Tour

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Travel back in time to the era of the antebellum South on an afternoon tour from New Orleans to the Whitney Plantation, a former indigo and sugar plantation on the River Road now dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery in Louisiana. Learn about the realities of plantation life through museum exhibits and recorded narratives as you explore the restored structures and historical slave cabins. Please download the Whitney Plantation app for the self-guided tour of Whitney Plantation Museum.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation

Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation

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This is not just another drive out to the river road to visit plantations. Your driver/guide will enlighten and educate you along the way on such things as the Louisiana swamp, Lake Pontchartrain and an over view of what the Corp of Engineers have done to prevent the next hurricane Katrina catastrophe. And host of other surprises along the way.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.54
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Tour the Oak Alley Plantation, named for the alley of centuries-old oaks leading up to the antebellum Big House. Follow the oak-shaded paths to the blacksmith shop and a souvenir shop during your free time. Alcoholic drinks and lunch are available to purchase at the restaurant on-site, with round-trip hotel transport provided from New Orleans.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation

Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation

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Explore the famous Oak Alley plantation and its surroundings on this half-day tour. Learn about life on the plantation during the 1800s as guides in era-appropriate clothing show you around the Big House, the slave cabins, and the grounds. Discover the films and TV shows that the plantation was featured on and then spend some time exploring the exhibits before heading back to the city.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.52
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Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans

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Visit a former plantation and ride through the swamp during this two-in-one tour. Start with a visit to Oak Alley Plantation for a tour of the antebellum mansion. Follow the oak-shaded paths to the blacksmith shop during your free time. Lunch is available to purchase at the restaurant on-site. Next, head to the dock for your swamp tour. Search for alligators and other wildlife and stop for photo ops while aboard an airboat. Round-trip hotel transport provided from New Orleans.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.00
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Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour

Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour

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Delve into the history of slavery and the plantations of Louisiana on this small-group tour from New Orleans. Drive past Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River to the Whitney Plantation’s Louisiana Museum of Slavery. Learn about the lives of the enslaved people who worked there and on plantations throughout the South during a tour of the museum and restored buildings. Next, head to the Creole-style St Joseph Plantation for a tour of the working sugar plantation where the movie ’12 Years A Slave’ was filmed.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.00
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Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans

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Explore Louisiana wildlife and culture outside of the Big Easy on this full-day trip from New Orleans to the country town of Vacherie. Zoom across a swamp on a 6 or 9-passenger open-air speedboat with ample opportunities for viewing wild animals in their natural habitat, and then tour an antebellum plantation home with a classic alley of oaks when you return to shore.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.00
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Whitney Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo

Whitney Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo

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This is a half day tour of the Whitney Plantation and a Tour of the Louisiana swamp, by Air Boat or Covered Tour boat, travelers choice
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.00
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Combo Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans City Tour

Combo Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans City Tour

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Discover New Orleans’ top attractions and the grandeur of antebellum history on this combined city and plantation sightseeing tour. Start with a bus tour, including the French Quarter, the Garden District, the Ninth Ward, and City Park. Absorb the sights and sounds of the city as you learn about its fascinating history from your friendly local guide. Then head to Oak Alley Plantation to view stunning architecture, oak-lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane fields.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Take a wild ride through the bayous of Cajun Country on this airboat adventure from New Orleans. In a small group, wind through tree‐lined swampland and spot abundant local wildlife, including nutria, alligators, and giant catfish, and stop at Destrehan Plantation to get a taste of the elegant antebellum south.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.00
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