Citywide + Plantation Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

276078


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

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!

Itinerary

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 Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will happily meet you at your hotel or anywhere within the city that is convenient for you..

End location: I can transport you anywhere within the city that is convenient for you.

Duration: 7 hours

Transportation

Either a private full-size sedan or a 7-passenger minivan.

What’s Included

Tour in a private vehicle and plantation entrance fees are included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 USD - You will need cash to cover any food/drink purchased, such as a lunch stop.

What’s Extra

Any food/drink you wish to purchase along the route, such as a lunch stop.

A Recent Review of this tour

A very enjoyable day spent with Ashton! He is very knowledgeable and we enjoyed listening to his tales and facts regarding his city and countryside. He was prompt meeting us and navigated the city well in his newer model van. Recommended a great spot for our lunch. All,in all, a great day and we recommend using his services.
Barbara Lafleche

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