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Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans

By: Gray Line
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  • 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
Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans
From US$82.75
US$89.00 Save US$6.25
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Special summer rates
Standard Tour 1:00pm
Regular tour pricing; Tour departs at 1:00pm
Standard Tour 11:00am
11:00am Departure
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 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.
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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Reviewed 5 days ago
Real historical background and family fun!

We had a fantastic time on the Swamp tour and had a real historic background story on the Plantation tour. We took a bus out first to the plantation tour which was headed by Bill, a TV news reporter, who was very versed and knowledgable...More

2  Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Thursday Oak Alley, Brunch, Laura Plantation, Swamp Tour for $175 each. Had to ride back on a crappy shuttle bus.

Tour left at 8am, on time, in a nice bus with big windows, good seats, and cold a/c. Weather was in the 90's. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke clearly; she gets 5 stars! It was over one hour bus ride from downtown to...More

2  Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour

I enjoyed learning about the history of Destrehan Plantation - from an indigo to sugar cane plantation. I also enjoyed learning about the history of fashion. The swamp tour of Manchac Swamp. The day we went, Capt. Bishop was able to show us many alligators,...More

Thank LQ4L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Swamp Boat and Plantation Tour

Really enjoyed the trip. Location to buy tickets was easy to find. Nice to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours. We were able to take our time touring the plantation and the saw lots of alligators on...More

Thank Sheila F
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It is a great way to get away from the bustle of city life and enjoy time with the inhabitants of rural Louisiana.

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Fun Trip!

If you want to do something outside of the French Quarter this tour is highly recommended. Comfortable bus ride with our guide Liz to the plantation, where Beverly escorted us through the house and described it's history. The bus (and Liz) then took us to...More

Thank Alan K
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Nicole B
7 July 2018|
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Response from 718trix | Reviewed this property |
Yes the voucher redemption kiosk is at end of Toulouse right before you get to Natchez steam boat.
Megan T
5 June 2018|
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Response from Scott O | Reviewed this property |
There is a Grey Lines ticket kiosk at the boarding area for the Natchez steamboat, on the waterfront at the end of Toulouse St, across from the Shops at Jax Brewery building, about 1 block upriver from Jackson Square. It's... More
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Response from AmyRJamesH | Reviewed this property |
We departed at 11:30am and got back around 4-4:30 if I remember correctly. So yes, about 5-6 hours. Seems long but you wont be bored!
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