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Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans provided by Gray Line

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Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Overview
Experience the wilds of the Louisiana swamp plus hear the fascinating history of a Southern plantation all in one day with this great-value combo tour. Visit Destrehan Plantation, the oldest of its kind in the region, where you’ll learn about antebellum life and see a Slave Revolt museum while touring the restored mansion and grounds. Then ride in a covered boat through Manchac Swamp, a privately owned habitat for alligators, egrets, and other wildlife.
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Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USADeparture Point: Near the French Quarter Directions: The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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    Destrehan Plantation
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Lake Pontchartrain
    Pass by I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge
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Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USADeparture Point: Near the French Quarter Directions: The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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Highlights
  • Get a dose of southern antebellum culture and swamp life in one day
  • Tour the historic Destrehan Plantation with a costumed guide
  • Glide through a private Louisiana swamp on a wildlife-watching boat
  • Get outside of New Orleans without renting a car; transport is included
What to Expect
After boarding an air-conditioned coach in the French Quarter, follow the Lake Pontechartrain shoreline to Destrehan Plantation, the oldest plantation in the lower Mississippi Valley. Tour the carefully restored French colonial mansion with a costumed guide, learning about former inhabitants and the southern sugar cane industry. You'll also have a chance to explore the gardens and a museum dedicated to the 1811 slave revolt. Continue on to the Manchac Swamp for a wildlife tour in a covered boat that provides protection from weather in all seasons. Learn about swamp culture and the endangered ecosystem from a guide as you look for alligators, raccoons, snakes, birdlife, and giant rodents. The swamp is privately owned, so you don't have to worry about crowds. Return to the convenient French Quarter drop-off point in the late afternoon or evening.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Narrated round-trip transportation
  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Local Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Destrehan Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • In order to help protect the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point -- just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • Wheelchair Access: If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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bernie h wrote a review Yesterday
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Our tour guide was Jim (with one m). Very good tour guide, witty and funny and very informative. Bus driver was also a very good driver. The plantation tour was a bit of a let down as we were expecting more of the way of life at that time in history. The main house was nicely
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for the great review - of the tour, Jim (with one M) the driver and the swamp boat captain. They appreciate knowing they have provided a great experience for our guests
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Vacation15344543596 wrote a review 13 Mar
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We had a great tour with our guide Jim and driver Donald. Tour was so much fun and informative. Learned so much ,Especially enjoyed Mardi Gra parade on way back. Can not say enough about Jim'
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Matt L wrote a review 12 Mar
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Had a nice day out of the city. The plantation wasn't what I thought it would be. I was expecting more about plantation life and slavery but was more about a dead rich white dudes family history. The swamp tour was fantastic and Bishop was entertaining and educational. I hope
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Date of experience: March 2020
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2KaTTs wrote a review 12 Mar
Washington2 027 contributions20 helpful votes
This was a five-and-a-half hour tour to the Destrehan plantation, plus a swamp boat ride. Our driver George kept us on time (we never felt rushed) and guide Jim kept us entertained with his extensive knowledge of the area and its history. The guides at the plantation were also
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Michelle L wrote a review 11 Mar
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania10 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I did this tour and loved the swamp tour. Bishop did our swamp tour and he was great! Very knowledgeable about the wildlife and he had lots of interesting information. The plantation tour was fine... just nothing very special. The guy on our bus, John, was
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Date of experience: March 2020
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