Explore the Depths of South Louisiana
The Citywide + Plantation Tour is an awesome way to discover everything of interest within city limits, plus take a jaunt out to one historic plantation home.
We will explore the charming neighborhoods of New Orleans to see the unique variety of architecture and history. We will see the French Qrtr, Garden District, Uptown, Bayou St. John, and City Park. We will also venture out to Lake Pontchartrain to learn how the modern flood protection system works and the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Next, we will travel away from the city and explore one antebellum plantation home of your choice. You will learn about the main home, how a sugar farm operated before modern machinery, the struggle of slaves on a plantation, and the lifestyles of rural South Louisiana. Plantations in the area have in-house guides who lead the tour, and I will accompany you as along the way as a personal docent guide.
If you have no preference, we will visit Oak Alley Plantation. If you have a different preference, let me know!
We will begin at your hotel, then cover the French Quarter, Garden District, Uptown including St. Charles Avenue, University area, and Audubon Park. Next we will drive along historic Bayou St. John, through City Park and out towards Lake Pontchartrain.
We will stop for a bit to eat at a unique local restaurant or shop within the city, then drive out of the city towards a plantation. We will visit one historic plantation of your choice along the Mississippi River, then return back to New Orleans.
If you have no preference, we will visit Oak Alley Plantation. If you have a different preference, I will happily accommodate!
If you have a larger size group, I am happy to set up a custom tour. Please let me know!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
Vehicle will be an SUV with three rows of seats. Larger vehicles can be procured upon request.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 USD - You will need cash to cover any food/drink purchased, such as a lunch stop.
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Ashton is a great guide. He is prompt, personable and very well informed about his city. He was able to answer all our questions and gave us a very unique experience by showing us some very special places. We four would recommend him very highly.