New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour

2 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 7 hr

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. Few frequent visitors to New Orleans ever see the city outside of the French Quarter or the plantation country nearby. Note: Please contact the guide directly BEFORE booking to confirm availability and any post-pandemic limits that may still exist or complicate things. While a private to tour, it is not exclusive, meaning plantation management might include other visitors on the inside-the-house portion of the tour. Note: Please contact us BEFORE booking to confirm availability.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: New Orleans Private Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: French Quarter

We will drive through the French Quarter and explain the neighborhoods before leaving for a citywide tour.

Pass By: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

We will visit the first suburb of the city below the French Quarter and describe the placage and caste systems.

Pass By: New St. Claude

We will drive out Esplanade Avenue across St. Claude and describe the Treme faubourg, the history of Jazz, and attempts by the Ffrench to compete with the Americans in the Garden District.

Stop At: City Park

We will drive through City Park, the site of the Higgins Landing Craft factory, the transition of duels, the WPA, and other topics. We usually stop for beignets here.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Lakeshore-Lake Vista

We drive out along Lakeshore Drive to see Lake Pontchartrain and discuss hurricane Katrina, the topography of New Orleans and seafood

Stop At:

We drive through Lake Lawn Cemetery and discuss the rationale of burials above ground.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tulane University

We drive the length of St. Charles Avenue, passing Xavier, Tulane and Loyola Universities. We visit the Garden District and have lunch in the area before leaving town to see a plantation.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Destrehan Plantation

We tour Destgrehan Plantation and discuss slavery, the plantation economy, and the history of transportation on the Mississippi River.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Chartres Street

We return visitors to their hotels after the plantation tour.
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