Tour the city and visit a Plantation in the same day!
This tour is designed to introduce visitors to a wide variety of inner-city neighborhoods outside of the French Quarter plus a nearby plantation (Destrehan) on River Road.
Your group will join others at the discretion of the plantation house management.
The tour will begin at 9am and visit: Faubourg Marigny, St. Louis cemetery #3, City Park, Faubourg St. John, Bayou St. John, Lake Pontchartrain; 17th Street Canal, Carrollton, University Section, Audubon Park and the Garden District. Sites visited may change due to many factors.
The tour will continue at about 12 Noon, departing the City to visit Destrehan Plantation with a stop for lunch.
Because we will be outside of the City and subject to highway traffic, weather, festivals and other unforeseen events, please do not make reservations or other commitments prior to 7pm.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: You will be picked up at your hotel. The tour will begin at your hotel or elsewhere downtown.
End location: You will be returned to your hotel or at a location of your choice downtown at the end of the tour.
The tour should last between 6-7 hours.
Duration: 9 hours
Based on festivals, weather, traffic and visitors' time on location, the trip should take about 6 hours.
We will travel in a 7-passenger minivan.
Groups larger than 6 people will require a rented, licensed, insured and inspected, tour vehicle and driver.
A licensed, insured and native tour guide throughout the driving portion of the tour; a docent guide at the plantation; pick up and return to your hotel and a visit to a nearby plantation. Admission to the Plantation is also included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Dollars - Food and drinks if you buy something during our break and or lunch.
Custom tours for larger groups are available at an additional cost. Please contact me for details.
Refreshments during our morning break and lunch costs.
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I cant give enough praise to Dominick, he is the best tour guide I have ever been with! The depth of his knowledge about New Orleans and the surrounding area has no bounds. He even made my wife's surprise birthday trip more special by bringing her a cake while we ate lunch. When we come back next year my first call will be to him. Thank you!!!