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  4. Mississippi River

New Orleans: Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour

Product ID: 69194
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Enjoy a tour of the historic Destrehan Plantation, overlooking the Mississippi River, and a Manchac Swamp cruise to get up close to alligators.
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Duration: 5 hours
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  • Visit the Destrehan Plantation, established in 1787
  • Hear about the history of the Destrehan family sugar dynasty
  • Cruise through a privately-owned wildlife refuge in the Manchac Swamp
Full description
Combine a visit to a River Road plantation with a cruise through the swamps of south Louisiana. On this 5-hour combo you’ll tour Destrehan Plantation, established in 1787 and the oldest documented French Colonial-style house in the lower Mississippi Valley.

This majestic antebellum plantation home watches over the banks of the Mississippi River, just a few minutes upriver from New Orleans. Costumed docents will intrigue you with the history of the Destrehan family’s sugar dynasty, historic events that occurred at this site, and the unique architectural features of the plantation. Daily trade demonstrations by costumed artisans give an insight into long-forgotten skills that were a vital part of everyday life centuries ago.

Continue to the Manchac Swamp, where you'll cruise through a privately-owned wildlife refuge, home to the legend of Rougarou, or the Cajun werewolf. Get up close and personal with some alligators in an area where time seems to stand still.
  • Guided tour of Destrehan Plantation home
  • Narrated boat cruise of Manchac Swamp
  • Narrated round-trip coach transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the Gray Line Lighthouse at 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA (behind Jax Brewery), at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure to exchange your voucher for a boarding ticket.

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• Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, they can be placed in the storage compartment on the coach. If the wheelchair is a scooter, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier for a handicapped-accessible bus. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to the tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher

From US$ 92 per person

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Product ID: 69194