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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

Discover New Orleans’ Cajun and Creole cultures on this full‐day swamp and plantation sightseeing tour. In a small group, head deep into the secluded bayous to witness Cajun living and spot native wildlife. Then visit Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation to view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades and sugar cane fields. Upgrade your ticket to include a high-speed airboat ride through the bayous.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$182.00 USD
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New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter, Graveyard

Gaze at the spectacular sights of New Orleans from the comfort of a luxury coach on an unforgettable 3-hour city tour. With a professional guide, cruise past historical highlights like the French Quarter and the Garden District while listening to illuminating commentary. See the the lakefront area and the 17th street canal where the canal bank was breached by hurricane Katrina, and delve into the city’s rich history as you take a tour of the best museums in New Orleans. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your hotel in Downtown New Orleans on this informative tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00 USD
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour

Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ antebellum south on a half‐day tour of Oak Alley Plantation. Take a journey through time to the manicured estate and into the gorgeous home, built in 1839. View stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantation’s fascinating – and often somber – histories from expert guides.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.00 USD
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Whitney Plantation Tour

Travel back in time to the era of the antebellum South on a guided afternoon tour from New Orleans to the Whitney Plantation, a former indigo and sugar plantation on the River Road now dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery in Louisiana. Learn about the realities of plantation life through museum exhibits and recorded narratives as you tour the 18th-century Spanish Creole main house and historical slave cabins with a guide.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.00 USD
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Double Plantation Tour in New Orleans

Combine visits to two historical Louisiana plantations, with transportation in between, during this 7.5-hour tour from New Orleans. Journey up the scenic Great River Road to reach Oak Alley Plantation, Laura Plantation, and Whitney Plantation. Choose two options when booking; admission price to each plantation included.
  • Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00 USD
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Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Experience the civilized and the wild on a plantation tour and educational swamp boat ride from New Orleans. On this 5.5‐hour journey, visit Destrehan Plantation to experience the elegant antebellum south and then head into the marshy swampland for some wildlife spotting. Enjoy guided commentary as you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes and native birds.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00 USD
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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

Discover the mystique of the swamps and bayous on a sightseeing boat tour from New Orleans. Travel deep into the secluded bayous across the Mississippi River to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife. Your guide will provide commentary on Cajun culture and the myth‐laden swamps while you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, and native birds.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.00 USD
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Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

Trade in the urban bustle for the bayou on a half-day trip from New Orleans to the wilds of the Honey Island Swamp. Relax on the ride from your downtown or French Quarter hotel, and then cruise beneath hanging moss and cypress trees while a wetland ecologist shares tall tales and fun facts about this protected nature reserve on the shores of Lake Ponchartrain. Learn about Louisiana’s long-standing fishing industry, and keep an eye out for native critters like otters, turtles, egrets and alligators lurking beneath the surface.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00 USD
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

Steep yourself in American history on this 6-hour tour of Oak Alley and Laura plantations that comes with convenient hotel transport from New Orleans. Both 19th-century plantations offer fantastic views of the Mississippi River. Snap shots of the famous canopied path of southern oaks that give Oak Alley its name, and gain insight into the women-run Laura plantation, where slave cabins still stand.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.00 USD
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Small-Group Tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans

Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ rich and conflicted past on a small‐group plantation tour. Take a 6‐hour journey through Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation, spying other historic plantations as you travel the Great River Road. View stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantations’ fascinating — and often somber — histories from expert guides.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00 USD
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New Orleans Bike Tour

Discover the beauty and history of New Orleans by bike on a morning or afternoon tour of seven eclectic neighborhoods. Enjoy a 3.5‐hour guided ride through the classic French Quarter and hip neighboring Faubourg Marigny. Cruise by the opulent Esplanade Avenue, St Louis Cemetery 3, City Park and more. Along the way, learn about the city’s colorful history from clashing colonial settlements and Creole society to contemporary culture.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00 USD
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Plantation Brunch and Swamp Experience from New Orleans

Take a break from the city to explore the history and natural landscape of Southern Louisiana. Going with a guide eliminates the hassle of navigating on your own, as well as ensures you learn little–known facts and stories about two infamous plantations and Cajun swamp life. Included in this tour is a full brunch of regional specialties, including crawfish and Cajun smoked sausage.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00 USD
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Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour

Delve into the history of slavery and the plantations of Louisiana on a 5.5-hour small-group tour from New Orleans. Drive past Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River to the Whitney Plantation’s Louisiana Museum of Slavery. Learn about the lives of the enslaved people who worked there and on plantations throughout the South during a 90-minute tour of the museum and restored buildings. Next, head to the Creole-style St Joseph Plantation for a tour of the working sugar plantation where the movie ’12 Years A Slave’ was filmed.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00 USD
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New Orleans French Quarter Segway Tour

Wind through bustling and beautiful New Orleans on a fun and educational Segway tour! An expert guide will lead you through the colorful French Quarter, along the mighty Mississippi River, and to Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, sharing insight into the city’s architectural history and diverse colonial heritage. Upgrade to a 3‐hour tour to include a visit to the Tremé neighborhood and Congo Square.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00 USD
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Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans

Explore Louisiana’s unique history and ecology on this combo day tour from New Orleans. Travel along the oak-lined River Road to Destrehan Plantation, where you can tour the 1787 sugar plantation home, grounds and slave quarters while learning about life in the antebellum South and the site’s changing role during the Civil War. Then, venture into the bayou on a narrated swamp cruise through wild wetlands that are home to turtles, otters, snakes and famous Louisiana gators.
  • Duration: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00 USD
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French Quarter & Garden District Bike Tour

The French Quarter & Garden District Bike Tour will take you through highlights of the French Quarter as well as the Garden District and New Orleans' "American Sector." Things will begin in the French Quarter where you'll hear about its almost 300 years of history. Next, your fully licensed tour guide will take you though well-known stops such as St. Louis Cathedral, as well as some hidden gems. Next you'll cruise beneath the famed Live Oak-lined streets of the Garden District.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00 USD
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Oak Alley Plantation and 3 Hour New Orleans City Tour

Spend three hours getting an insider's look at this historic city. Rout the famous cemeteries, iconic plantation homes and Hurricane Katrina landmarks with you professional guide. Learn about Creole history and tradition as you explore the city during this tour that's perfect for first-time visitors, families and history lovers.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.00 USD
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Your Backstage Pass Walking Tour of Culinary and Cocktails

Taste your way through New Orleans history on 2.5-hour culinary and cocktail tour of the French Quarter! With a friendly guide, journey to rich historic landmark like Jackson Square and past eclectic Creole buildings. You’ll get the story behind Bourbon Street as you pass local haunts, stopping at two venues to sample iconic cocktails and cuisine. Your tour ends at St Louis Cemetery No. 1, one of New Orleans most revered ‘Cities of the Dead’.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00 USD
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Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour with Lunch from New Orleans

Experience the elegance of New Orleans’ antebellum south on this 7.5‐hour guided historical plantation tour. In a small‐group, visit Madewood Plantation and Houmas House Plantation, where you’ll view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and former slave quarters while hearing fascinating – and often somber – pre‐Civil war histories from expert guides.  You'll also enjoy a private luncheon, served exclusively for your group, in Madewood Plantation's ballroom.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00 USD
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New Orleans Plantation Driving Tour

Get a glimpse into life in the antebellum south on a private, full-day tour from New Orleans to the former plantations of the Mississippi River. Choose from two different tour options, and visit a pair of historic estates that help tell the story of Louisiana’s evolution through the era of cotton and sugar industries, riverboats, the slave trade, and the Civil War.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$725.00 USD
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Private Swamp Boat Ride and Plantations Tour from New Orleans

A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures starting with a private boat tour of the cypress swamps. Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the oldest Plantations in the south, Oak Alley Plantation, followed by a guided tour (non-private) of this grand mansion. Later in the afternoon visit Laura, a Creole Plantation and her historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. Limited to 10 travelers or less, your private group will have a more personal experience.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$1,820.00 USD
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Private French Quarter Walking Tour in Spanish

This private French Quarter walking tour with Spanish-speaking guide can accommodate groups of up to 5 travelers. You'll stroll through the French Quarter’s atmospheric streets by foot as you hear about the multicultural heritage of the Vieux Carre, and spot the distinctive architectural styles that tell the city’s stories. Learn about the slaves that found community in New Orleans, feel its pulse, and experience today’s people, culture, and life. We’ll discuss the history of the settlements, from the Native Americans to the French, Spanish, and eventually, the Americans. We walk in a locals’ section of town first and talk about the amazing architecture along the way, as well as important landmarks. Most importantly, it is just your PRIVATE GUIDE and your group, with personalized attention and a tailored tour to your specifications.Come live it!
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$350.00 USD
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