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    Two Plantation Tour Combo

    Louisiana Tour Company
    You're not gonna get to know N'Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that's been doing their thing since '89! On this tour, you'll visit two plantations. One is The Laura Plantation, once run by four Creole women (most notably, Laura, whom it was named after). You'll also hear other facts about how the book "Brer Rabbit" was written on the grounds, and how The Laura Plantation was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003 and rebuilt to its original design using materials from antique homes that had been disassembled and sold off into pieces. What a history! The other stop will be at The Oak Alley Plantation -- which looks just like the movie, "Gone With the Wind." The very last owners were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stewart, and though Mr. Stewart died years before his wife, Mrs. Stewart created a non-profit organization to keep their gift open to the public for years to come. In both Plantations, you are sure to enter the harrowing history of slavery, viewing the quarters where humans were once entrapped into labor, and hearing stories of all aspects of the plantation life. You'll also learn facts about the previous owners of The Plantations and the restoration efforts both grounds have endured. Either way, you're bound for a history lesson. Take this tour to get to know the human history of this beautiful region. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you're in good hands!
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    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    Louisiana Tour Company
    Enter The Oak Alley Plantation -- it looks just like the movie, "Gone With the Wind." There you'll enter the harrowing history of slavery, viewing the quarters where humans were once entrapped into labor, and hearing stories of all aspects of the plantation life. You'll also hear other facts about the previous owners of The Plantation and the restoration the place has endured. The very last owners were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stewart, and though Mr. Stewart died years before his wife, Mrs. Stewart created a non-profit organization to keep their gift open to the public for years to come. What a history! Don't miss this incredible antebellum adventure.
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    Laura Plantation Tour

    New Orleans Tour Company
    Discover the fascinating history of the Laura Plantation in New Orleans. You will explore the grounds and slave quarters as you hear amazing historic stories from your tour guides. Did you know the Br'er Rabbit story was first recorded at this plantation? The mansion has its own history and secrets for you to discover. You will also learn about the fire that almost destroyed the beautiful home and how it was saved. See the rebuilt areas for yourself and judge them.
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    Oak Alley Plantation + Swamp Tour (Airboat)

    Louisiana Tour Company
    You're not gonna get to know the swamps of N'Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that's been doing their thing since '89! Your first stop will be the Oak Alley Plantation -- which looks just like the movie, "Gone With the Wind." There you'll enter the harrowing history of slavery, viewing the quarters where humans were once entrapped into labor, and hearing stories of all aspects of the plantation life. You'll also hear other facts about the previous owners of The Plantation and the restoration the place has endured. The very last owners were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stewart, and though Mr. Stewart died years before his wife, Mrs. Stewart created a non-profit organization to keep their gift open to the public for years to come. But you're not getting away from this one without a trip through the Bayou! Next up is the swamp -- Take this tour to get to know the lay of the land. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you're in good hands!
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    Airboat Ride (4 hr)

    Take a thrilling airboat ride through the wetlands near New Orleans and plenty of alligators on this active, family-friendly tour! Travel over bayous and open waterways around the colorful, historic fishing village of Jean Lafitte, named after a 19th-century smuggler. Spy alligators in the wild -- as well as raccoons, native birds and large river rodents called nutria -- as your native guide provides commentary. Your 4-hour tour includes round-trip transport from New Orleans and 1.5 hours on the boat. This tour is an easy way to get out and experience the rich natural landscape around New Orleans. Travel by air-conditioned coach from central New Orleans to the nearby fishing village of Jean Lafitte, named after an 18th-century smuggler. Home to a variety of diverse cultures, this area surrounded by Lousiana bayous has been the site of extensive logging operations, sugar and rice plantations and animal trapping enterprises over the years. Today, the people's simple way of life is a marked contrast to the hustle-bustle of New Orleans. In Jean Lafitte, you can get some snacks (own expense) and check out an albino alligator exhibit before boarding your choice of a small or large airboat, a vessel that relies on an aircraft-type propeller mounted on its back to move it forward. Feel the wind in your hair as your move swiflty over the wetlands. Your native boat captain will talk about the history and culture of the area and point out wildlife as you travel. See lots of alligators lurking in the marshes, as well as local birds, raccoons and nutria -- giant river rodents that call the bayous home. Conclude your 4-hour family-friendly escape to the Louisiana wetlands with coach transport back to central New Orleans.
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    Laura Plantation + Swamp Tour (Airboat)

    Louisiana Tour Company
    You're not gonna get to know the swamps of N'Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that's been doing their thing since '89! Your first stop will be The Laura Plantation -- once run by four Creole women, and most notably, Laura -- There you'll enter the harrowing history of slavery, viewing the quarters where humans were once entrapped into labor and hearing stories of all aspects of the plantation life. You'll also hear other facts about how the book "Brer Rabbit" was written on the grounds, and how The Laura Plantation was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003 and rebuilt to its original design using materials from antique homes that had been disassembled and sold off into pieces. What a history! Take this tour to get to know the lay of the land. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you're in good hands!
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    Louisiana Plantations Tour

    Get a taste of antebellum Louisiana on this half-day tour from New Orleans to two of the finest plantations on the Mississippi River! Enjoy a scenic, narrated drive along Lake Pontchartrain. Cross the Mississippi on a high suspended bridge and head a short distance upriver along the Great River Road to beautiful St Joseph Plantation, a family-owned, Creole-style sugar plantation that's been operating since 1877. Learn about the colorful lives of the owners and their families as you tour the mansion, former slave cabins, a blacksmith's shop and schoolhouse. Next, head a bit farther upriver to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, to admire the columned exterior of the Greek Revival-style mansion, nicknamed the 'Sugar Palace.' Stroll among gorgeous old oak trees and savor the warm breeze before hopping in your van for the drive back New Orleans. Enjoy a scenic, narrated drive along Lake Pontchartrain. Cross the Mississippi on a high suspended bridge and head a short distance upriver along the Great River Road to beautiful St Joseph Plantation, a family-owned, Creole-style sugar plantation that's been operating since 1877. Learn about the colorful lives of the owners and their families as you tour the mansion, former slave cabins, a blacksmith's shop and schoolhouse. Next, head a bit farther upriver to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens and savor a mint julep (own expense) before your mansion tour. Admire the columned exterior of the Greek Revival-style mansion, nicknamed the 'Sugar Palace.' Then follow your guide through 16 lavish rooms filled with period furnishings and artwork from Louisiana artists. Stroll among gorgeous old oak trees and savor the warm breeze before hopping in your van for the drive back New Orleans.
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    Oak Alley Plantation + Swamp Tour (Tour Boat)

    Louisiana Tour Company
    You're not gonna get to know the swamps of N'Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that's been doing their thing since '89! Your first stop will be The Oak Alley Plantation -- which looks just like the movie, "Gone With the Wind." There you'll enter the harrowing history of slavery, viewing the quarters where humans were once entrapped into labor, and hearing stories of all aspects of the plantation life. You'll also hear other facts about the previous owners of The Plantation and the restoration efforts the place has endured. The very last owners were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stewart, and though Mr. Stewart died years before his wife, Mrs. Stewart created a non-profit organization to keep their gift open to the public for years to come. But you're not getting away from this one without a trip through the Bayou! Next up is the swamp -- Take this tour to get to know the lay of the land. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you're in good hands!
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    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    New Orleans Tour Company
    The 28 famous oaks of Oak Alley will greet you as you arrive. This tour will give you a complete plantation experience from the blacksmith shops to the farms with genuine antique farm equipment. You will also get the chance to go inside the Greek Revival mansion on the grounds. The tour is designed to give you some time to explore on your own, so you can visit the souvenir shops and restaurant. The guides will answer your questions and provide an inside look at the life of historic New Orleans.
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    Airboat Ride and Plantation Tour

    Get ready for an exhilarating two-hour airboat ride deep into secluded bayous in Cajun Country. You will see all sorts of wildlife on your journey - alligators, giant catfish and nutrias. Then, continue onto Destrehan Plantation for a glimpse into the historic past of New Orleans. The small-group atmosphere with maximum 13 people ensures a more personal experience. First, you will ride out to the quaint and remote Cajun Village close to Paradis, LA for a thrilling high-speed ride onboard small airboats, comfortably gliding over marshes, deep into secluded bayous for approximately 2 hours. You may even get to hold a baby alligator, feed giant catfish, or meet a nutria face to face. Then, travel to the Destrehan Plantation for a guided tour. This historic plantation, on Louisiana's Old River Road, is a lavishly restored Greek Revival antebellum mansion. Here you will have free time to enjoy lush gardens and majestic live oaks.
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