Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Tour From New Orleans By Grayline Tours

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The Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour is the perfect way to experience the area's history, and take in the natural beauty that surrounds it. Start off at Destrehan Plantation, the oldest French Colonial style house in the lower Mississippi Valley, where costumed instructors will explain the history of the Destrehan family’s sugar dynasty and the unique architecture of the plantation. Then, take a trip to Manchac Swamp, where you will cruise through a privately-owned wildlife refuge, home to the legend of the “Rougarou,” the Cajun werewolf, in an area where time stands still.

Activity Highlights

  • Guided and narrated tour of Destrehan Plantation and the Manchac Swamp
  • Destinations are located only a few minutes upriver from New Orleans
  • See wild alligators and learn about plantation life pre-civil war
  • Motor-coach transportation included

What's Included

  • Narrated tour of Destrehan Plantation
  • Manchac Swamp tour by boat
  • Round-trip motor-coach transportation

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable flat shoes


  • Due to the historic nature of the plantation, access to the second floor is by stairs only.
  • No photography is allowed inside the plantation home.

Additional information

  • Children under 6 (not occupying a seat on tours) are free of charge.
  • Although not required, it is appreciated and encouraged to tip your tour guide.
  • Plantation grounds may be wet from recent rains.
  • Service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If the weather is unfavorable and the vendor calls off the tour, the customer may reschedule for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period.

Customers booking 10 or more tickets will be considered a group. Seasonal specials are not valid for groups. The cancellation policy for groups is different. Groups of 10 or more will have a 50% non-refundable deposit kept on any cancellations or changes regardless of how far out they are made. Groups of 10 or more will have to pay a $2 gratuity per person, select ticket during check out. Customers are required to sign a contract and a copy of the signed contract is due within 7 days of booking to confirm your reservations, otherwise your order will be cancelled. A final guaranteed passenger count is due 72 hours prior to your tour. Decreases making total due less than the 50% deposit will not receive any refund of original deposit. Any decreases to passenger count within 72 hours will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded. Additional tickets may be purchased on site based on availability however tickets will be reserved for the final guaranteed passenger count. If you would prefer to book your group booking via phone please call 800-450-7139 and ask for the groups department.

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  • Monika Schulz Alabama, USA about 3 months ago


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  • Tara S Palos Verdes Estates, California, USA about 3 years ago

    A bit disappointed

    Was rather superficial and too touristy. Would have liked some more history. The swamp tour was OK. Captain Tom was amazing.

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  • nancy commack ny about 4 years ago

    Stacie was a great tour guide

    Very informative and fun afternoon.

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  • Jacksonville, FL about 5 years ago

    The plantation was beautiful with such rich history. The swamp was a great time. The guides were great and we had a wonderful time. Definitely doing this again when we come back to New Orleans. Highly recommended!!!

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2016-03-31 15:05:12

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