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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 2-hour, high-speed airboat ride through the bayous.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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US$182,00
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes
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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
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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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
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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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
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation

Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ antebellum history and the mystic of the bayou on this 2‐day combined swamp and plantation sightseeing tour. Learn about a bygone era at Oak Alley Plantation, where you’ll view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane. Then head deep into the secluded bayous to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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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
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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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
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Celebration in the Oaks Tour

See New Orleans City Park transformed into a holiday wonderland at Celebration in the Oaks during the month of December. This seasonal 3-hour extravaganza includes a narrated coach ride aboard Santa’s bus plus access to numerous attractions within the park. See mature live oaks strewn with shimmering ornaments and view lighted exhibits while listening to nightly musical entertainment featuring school choirs, orchestras, bell choirs, dancing troupes and gospel groups. Don’t miss the Historic Train Garden, Conservatory of the Two Sisters, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, Storyland and Botanical Gardens.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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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: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Laura Plantation Tour

One of America’s top-rated historical tours, this guided visit to Laura Plantation revisits one of the darkest chapters in US history. Learn about the Creole women and children who once toiled as slaves in this early 19th-century estate, and enter the original slave cabins where Br'er Rabbit’s famous folktales were recorded. Tours include transfers from New Orleans, admission tickets, and live commentary.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Oak Alley and Laura Tour With Private Transportation

Step through time to plantation-era Louisiana on a small-group tour to Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans. Board a private luxury van and take 6-hour journey thorough the Mississippi Valley, spying historic plantations as you travel first to Laura Plantation, where you’ll tour the vibrant Creole manor, outbuildings and gardens, then continue to prestigious Oak Alley to view stunning Greek Revival architecture and oak-lined esplanades.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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