Swamp tour and Destrehan Plantation tour
Cruises and boat tours

Swamp tour and Destrehan Plantation tour

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours
Do this because
  • Destrehan Plantation tour lead by costumed guides
  • Oldest plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley (1787)
  • Learn more about the site of the 1811 slave revolt
  • Swamp boat tour in the wetlands of Louisiana with alligator sightings
What to expect

Enjoy a 5-hour tour combining a visit to a River Road plantation and a cruise through the swamps of south Louisiana with professional guides.

On this tour you will:

  • Visit the Destrehan Plantation, established in 1787, the oldest documented French Colonial-style house in the Lower Mississippi Valley
  • Tour this majestic antebellum plantation home which watches over the banks of the Mississippi River, only a few minutes upriver from New Orleans
  • Learn more about the history of the Destrehan family’s sugar dynasty, historic events that occurred at this site, and the unique architectural features of the plantation
  • See costumed artisans who will give you an insight into long-forgotten skills that were a vital part of everyday life centuries ago
  • Ride to the Manchac Swamp where you will cruise through a privately-owned wildlife refuge, home to the legend of “Rougarou”, the Cajun werewolf
  • Maybe not find the “Rougarou”, but you’ll get up close and personal with some alligators in an area where time seems to stand still
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What's included
  • Guided tour of the Destrehan Plantation
  • Guided swamp cruise
  • Admission fees
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from New Orleans
What's not included
  • Food and beverages are available at the swamp (cost is not included in tour price)
Reduced price
  • Children (ages 0-5): free
  • Children (ages 6-12): reduced
Where

400 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130

Meeting point:

Gray Line Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River.

What to remember
  • Face mask required at all times. Temperature checks required before tour start. Social distancing is required during tours. Hand sanitizer available
  • You must be able to climb stairs
  • Plantation House is handicap accessible by elevator
  • No video is allowed inside the plantation home
  • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. Please submit any special requests at least 48 hours in advance of your reservations
  • Children under 5 are complimentary
  • A minimum of 10 participants are required for this tour to operate
  • Face mask required at all times. Temperature checks required before tour start. Social distancing is required during tours. Hand sanitizer available
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When
  • Daily
  • March 1-October 31: 1:00pm
  • November 1-December 31: 11:00am
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Provider
Gray Line Louisiana
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
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