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Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans

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A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures including a high-speed airboat tour of the cypress swamps. Visit Laura Plantation, built in 1804, and learn about Laura's personal family saga. Enjoy a gourmet, unlimited buffet lunch in the elegant dining room of Houmas House Plantation, followed by a guided tour of this grand mansion. The small-group atmosphere ensures a more personal experience.

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Average 4.68 out of 5 stars based on 852 verified reviews from Cool New Orleans and TripAdvisor

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Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
Palash K, Jan 2022 Verified
Excellent tour. The entire group enjoyed everything and Gisele is an amazing guide. The lunch was excellent .. believe it or not. I have been on many tours like this and usually the included food is just for sustenance. This lunch was truly impressive and I would expect it from a 5 star restaurant. Book this tour and you won’t regret it.
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
604mirunav, Dec 2021 Verified
René is the best guide. He is very knowledgeable and interesting. Gave us plenty of extra information about this great region. Full day trip that you don’t see go by. It’s so interesting that before you know it you are on your way back to the hotel. We strongly recommend this tour! And if you can ask for René, please do, you will not regret it!!! Merci René, super tour!
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
bb19711971, Dec 2021 Verified
My wife and I booked the all-day swamp/Plantation tour because we wanted to maximize our sightseeing for the day. Steve, our guide, picked us up at the hotel, and did a great job filling us in on the local history as we made the drive to the swamp tour. The swamp tour was interesting and unique, though unfortunately it’s not really alligator season, so we didn’t see any (or much other wildlife). I’m sure it’s much more worthwhile at a different time of year. The two Plantation stops were fascinating looks at the culture and history of the area. Lunch was included - it was fine - but the home tours were the highlights. The guides in each location were great, and we especially appreciated how hands-on the Houmas House is (we were encouraged to touch everything in the rooms by Ruby, our guide.). Steve drove us back to the hotel, and again made the long drive memorable with more stories and history. We are glad we booked this trip.
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
Rea_M, Dec 2021 Verified
Steve our main bus tour guide with tours by Isabelle was great. Both plantation tours were excellent. The swamp tour was very interesting. Definitely a must tour when visiting New Orleans.
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
Gabriella_M, Dec 2021 Verified
This was an amazing experience. Well-planned and well-executed. Our tour guide for the day, Gisele was knowledgeable and enthusiastic, just like you want one to be.
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
UTDrs, Dec 2021 Verified
We really enjoyed the passion Giselle brought on a most memorable day we spent. Great group and a good time
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
ricksnodgrass, Dec 2021 Verified
The van was very comfortable, our tour guide was very well-informed and make sure we got the best value for money. She consistently went out of her way to provide an educational meaningful and fun experience..
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
Elizabeth L, Dec 2021 Verified
This was my first time in Louisiana, so loving history, I booked this tour hoping to get a real look into life outside the city. The airboat tour was okay (thank you, Isabelle, for reminding us to bring a jacket!); we only saw one small gator in the water, but I think it's not a great time of the year for them....regardless, if you bring a jacket, it's a fun ride! Early December is a fantastic time to visit; it was sunny and in the 70s all day.I loved the Laura plantation; while Houmas House was beautiful, the Laura plantation tour guide really did an excellent job bringing the history of the family and slaves who worked the land to life. I appreciated that she didn't shy away from the historical truths of what happened to slaves (Houmas House didn't mention it at all). The two plantations couldn't have been more different; Laura was a smaller Creole plantation, and Houmas was very well-restored, packed, and decorated for Christmas. I got more historical information at Laura, but plenty of people would enjoy the more traditional looking plantation at Houmas. I definitely felt like it was a day well spent.Rene was a great guide with a ton of information on Louisiana in general, history, and had plenty of recommendations for restaurants, places to go, and things to do in the city. The van was very comfortable and well-equipped for COVID (the driver's area was divided by plastic, and there was hand sanitizer by every seat). My group was only 7 people total, which was a great size; two of the participants were from France, and Rene easily communicated with them in French (and was able to get them a French tour at Laura) while still being sociable with the rest of the group. Pickup was arranged at my Warehouse district location despite not being in the French Quarter or downtown, which made things easy, and Isabelle sent lots of clear communication ahead of time.Thanks, Isabelle and Rene, for showing this Californian a wonderful time!
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
Alice_M, Nov 2021 Verified
The most memorable was swamp tour my husband enjoyed the most. It was interesting to know the history or the plantation tour
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
Mark_W, Nov 2021 Verified
Did the airboat tour with two plantation visits, and enjoyed it very much. The airboat trip was nice, but was looking more for the grip your seat and hang on for dear life kind of ride. The water level was kinda low, and it was dang cold out, so I can understand why we weren’t going too fast, and stopping frequently to look at nothing. The Lara plantation was lack-luster in my opinion. Cool history with it though. The Houma house plants was amazing!! From the house to the grounds, to the trees, this place was what I had envisioned of an old plantation home. Our guide was Gisele, and this woman was a walking library of everything that had ever happened in this area!! Wow!!! This is one of the most knowledgeable Guides that I have ever met, and a funny sense of humor. She made the whole experience very enjoyable, and I would recommend asking for her personally, because it was very apparent that she loves the history of this city, and knows a whole lot about it all. A great guide!!

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