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Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans provided by Louisiana Tour Company

Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans

Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans
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This action-packed day tour from New Orleans combines two top experiences—a visit to Destrehan Plantation, and a swamp cruise through Louisiana's wetlands. Avoid the hassle of arranging transport, and benefit from having door-to-door transfers included. Learn about the history of a former sugar plantation that dates back to 1787, and get the chance to spot turtles, gators, birds, snakes, and more, on a covered boat tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Save time—combine a trip to Destrehan Plantation and a swap tour in a day
  • No need to go to a meeting place—hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Hear stories about antebellum plantation life, and the 1811 Slave Revolt
  • Great for nature fans—spot local wildlife such as gators, snakes, and otters
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Save time—combine a trip to Destrehan Plantation and a swap tour in a day
  • No need to go to a meeting place—hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Hear stories about antebellum plantation life, and the 1811 Slave Revolt
  • Great for nature fans—spot local wildlife such as gators, snakes, and otters
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15200P16
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup: please list hotel you are being picked up from.
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Destrehan Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
6h 15m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup will be between 8:15 am and 8:45 am.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup: please list hotel you are being picked up from.
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Destrehan Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup will be between 8:15 am and 8:45 am.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Destrehan Plantation
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Pick-up begins at 8:15am with a short 30 minute ride to Destrehan Plantation. Transportation is provided by our sister company “Alert Transportation.” The driver goes hotel to hotel for the pick-up service. We ask that you allow us up to 30 minutes for the pick-up which will be curbside of your hotel. While taking the Destrehan Plantation tour, you will be viewing the oldest standing Plantation in the Mississippi Valley that is surrounded by majestic, 300 year old Oak Trees. The house has been beautifully restored to its original glory. The Destrehan Plantation house tour is approximately 1 hour and is given by professional tour guides that will enlighten and entertain you on this trip through history. A Slave Quarter museum is a part of your tour of the plantation grounds. That will give you 20 minutes after the tour to walk around the grounds and take some pictures.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Pam S
Baton Rouge, LA10 contributions
Incredible swamp tour
Sep 2020 • Friends
The swamp tour was the best! We didn’t do the airboat and I am glad we didn’t! We did the “casual” boat ride and where able to see tons of alligator from about 12 feet to babies! Came up to the boat! It was so awesome!! I highly recommended it!!!!!
Written 12 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MIlton W
Thank you for the great recommendation, Pam!
Written 16 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

palakkad1
Calgary, Canada64 contributions
Great trip
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was one of the highlights of our visit to NOLA
Glimpse into the past and sailing the swamp waters!
Written 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NOLASWAMPGUY
We are happy to know that we were the highlight of your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write us a positive recommendation!
Written 22 February 2020
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B A
9 contributions
Honeymooning
Excellent tour guide and driver, Mary E was energetic and well informed. No gators whilst in the swamp because of the season but would definitely do it again. My new husband and I had a great time.
Written 21 December 2019
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MIlton W
We are glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with our company. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for the great review!
Written 22 December 2019
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fms1000
5 contributions
Great tour
Nov 2019 • Couples
Great tour Tour guide was very informative Giving us history of Louisiana and New Orleans
plantation tour was great swamp tour was a lot of fun especially feeding the alligators
Written 5 November 2019
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MIlton W
Thank you for the positive review! We are glad that you had a great experience!
Written 8 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

modolr
Saint Louis, MO22 contributions
Excellent
Recently went on a combo tour with Louisiana Tour Company and it was great! The plantation was just ok but the airboat portion was exceptional. We chose to ride the smallest airboat and it was worth every penny. Rocky was our guide for the afternoon and he did an exceptional job! He was very knowledgeable and eager to answer any questions that we had. We had the opportunity to see several alligators up close including a very large one that we were able to touch. Well worth the money!
Written 13 June 2019
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MIlton W
We do appreciate your time to send us this great review.
Written 9 July 2019
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Ashley
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
Great trip with Bill!
Apr 2019 • Couples
My husband and I did this tour on our second day in New Orleans and had a great time! Highlight of the day was holding a little alligator 🐊 Bill was a great tour guide and made it a great experience.
Written 19 April 2019
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Tourist790862
New Orleans, LA5 contributions
Highlight of our trip
Can not express enough how much we loved this trip! Our tour guide NANCY was OUTSTANDING!!! She was so educated about the city and you could tell she really loved her job! If you ever go on a gray line bus tour I hope you get tour guide Nancy! Thank you for making our stay extra special!
Written 10 August 2018
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Peter K
4 contributions
John is a great guide, awesome swamp tour, plantation was interesting and sad
Apr 2018 • Family
John is a great guide and I appreciated his knowledge of the city and the swamp. The plantation tour was a little jarring in that we were forced to confront slavery as a real thing. The swamp tour was awesome - lots of alligators and other animals.
Written 1 May 2018
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Jaclyn D
5 contributions
Good Tour
Feb 2018 • Couples
Went on this tour about a week ago (Feb 2018) , Tour was very good. Got to see a plantation and swamp in the same day gave us more time in the city for the rest of our trip. Staff at Destrehan were wonderful and very informative. Staff at the swamp were very funny, our guide on the boat gave me a good laugh. However the tour guide on the bus was NOT warm and fuzzy. She was a little sarcastic to others on the bus.
Written 1 March 2018
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RadioMimi
Jerusalem, Israel18 contributions
Just did Destrehan plantation but it was great!
Feb 2018 • Couples
When we were trying to decide which plantation to visit, we chose Destrehan because Destrehan is one of the closest to New Orleans and the oldest and one of the most historic plantations in Louisiana. Located just off of the Mississippi river (approximately 15 minutes outside of Metarie), Destrehan was home to one of the 4 council members hand picked by Thomas Jefferson to aid in the acclimating of the French Louisiana residents into the United States just after the Louisiana purchase in 1803. The house tour is led by guides and they also discuss the history of slavery at the plantation. Destrehan was also where the trial of the famous slave revolt of 1811 took place. Very interesting and historic tour.
Written 27 February 2018
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Brian S
Brian S
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Fun trip for couples
Interesting, fun and safe trip out into the swamp. Lots of alligator interaction. Maybe bring your own marshmallows
J2Brinster
J2Brinster
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Absolute Blast!!!!
This was absolutely our favorite part of our entire trip!! We highly recommend asking for Paco when booking! He mad
121edwardo
121edwardo
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Well worth the time and money
The driver and his knowledge. We learned a lot that we did not know about both the history of New Orleans and the N
mikesI718SU
mikesI718SU
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History and excitement
I would give this a 5 star if the plantation tour didn't try to fit 20+ people into the small 10*10 rooms. It was
X7121CTcarolynl
X7121CTcarolynl
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Captain Dewey was a delight!
We had a gorgeous day and a wonderful time with our captain, Dewey! He handled a mechanical malfunction of the boat
Gary P
Gary P
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Great job. We loved it
It was super easy to book the trip and all went exactly as planned. Our driver Darin was the best. He was an excel
tinamanuel97
tinamanuel97
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Great experience
The bus was extremely comfortable and driver was very knowledgeable! It was the perfect mix of sites and history. H
Jsp715
Jsp715
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So fun!
We had such a blast! The airboat was exhilarating. The views were beautiful and we saw plenty of alligators. Our gu
becca_boo23
becca_boo23
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What a great tour!
This was such an awesome tour! Reggie was an amazing captain! Make sure when you get back, you head to the shop to
216marrisas
216marrisas
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An alright tour
We were supposed to do the plantation first but they said the schedule got messed up so we did the swamp first, whi
Steven C
Steven C
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New Orleans education on wheels
Darin was very knowledgeable and made it a fun educational experience . It was a great way to spend the first day
anthony p
anthony p
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Greetings from the buyou
Great time out with friends. Captain Dewy was great. He gave us a lot of information about the area and wildlife. W
NatAgu227
NatAgu227
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Worth it!
This was a great tour! Our favorite part was definitely the airboat ride but the Plantation was also a nice change
712mistyp
712mistyp
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Good trip. Worth the money.
Almost didn’t take this tour bc a few bad reviews, Glad I didn’t listen to them. My husband & I are in our 50’s & o
249kerrim
249kerrim
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Check the Bucket List
The tour checked so many “must see places” in NOLA. If you’re short on times, this is a great choice. Dave is an ex
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