Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour with Lunch from New Orleans

7 hr, 30 min

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Group Tour

Experience a pilgrimage back in time to the Antebellum South on this small group van tour. Visit two Louisiana plantations, including an elegant lunch at Houmas House on the famous Mississippi River Road! Enjoy a narrated scenic drive out of New Orleans and along the shores of Lake Ponchartrain. Soon, you arrive at our first stop: San Francisco plantation.
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Stop At: San Francisco Plantation, 2646 Hwy. 44, Garyville, LA 70051-0950

San Francisco Plantation features an 1856 gothic steamboat style mansion. Here, you will have a guided tour of a colorful authentically restored National Landmark. See the elaborate gingerbread work and flamboyant hand-painted ceilings. It is no wonder she is called 'the most opulent Southern Plantation'! Your tour guide, in period dress, leads you through details of the lives of generations of Creoles. As you will learn, they experienced many triumphs, but they also had their share of tragedies. After visiting the mansion, you can explore an original slave cabin and the old one-room schoolhouse.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, 40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725-2302

A short ride upriver through sugar cane fields brings you to Houmas House Plantation. Refreshing Mint Juleps are...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: San Francisco Plantation, 2646 Hwy. 44, Garyville, LA 70051-0950

San Francisco Plantation features an 1856 gothic steamboat style mansion. Here, you will have a guided tour of a colorful authentically restored National Landmark. See the elaborate gingerbread work and flamboyant hand-painted ceilings. It is no wonder she is called 'the most opulent Southern Plantation'! Your tour guide, in period dress, leads you through details of the lives of generations of Creoles. As you will learn, they experienced many triumphs, but they also had their share of tragedies. After visiting the mansion, you can explore an original slave cabin and the old one-room schoolhouse.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, 40136 Highway 942, Darrow, LA 70725-2302

A short ride upriver through sugar cane fields brings you to Houmas House Plantation. Refreshing Mint Juleps are available for purchase on arrival.

Enjoy a gourmet lunch (included) in the grand dining hall at Houmas House Plantation.

Houmas House River Road Buffet Lunch Menu:
* Chicken and Andouille Gumbo
* Caesar Salad (GF)
* Cornmeal Fried Catfish
* Chili Glazed Roasted Chicken (GF)
* Crawfish Étouffée
* Red Beans, Sausage and Rice (GF)
* Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta
* Roasted Vegetables (GF)
* White Chocolate Bread Pudding
* Non-alcoholic Drinks and Coffee (included)

After lunch, experience the southern splendor of this Sugar Palace. Your tour guide, in antebellum dress, will lead you into 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork. Upon completion in 1840, Houmas House was the crown jewel of Louisiana's River Road. Its heroically columned Greek revival exterior is stunning. It was topped by a belvédère that surveyed the oak alley leading south to the sweeping bend in the river. From it, you could also see miles and miles of cane fields extending from the Mississippi River to the back swamps!

Enjoy the breeze off of the Mississippi River and stroll the stunning grounds through the shadows of ancient oaks.

Duration: 3 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
  • Guided tour of Houmas House plantation
  • Entry/Admission - San Francisco Plantation
  • Lunch with all taxes and gratuity (Vegetarian and gluten-free options)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, with exact pick up time provided
  • Guided tour of San Francisco plantation
  • Transport by air-conditioned 14-passenger van
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Beer, wine and cocktail drinks
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please specify hotel at time of purchase. We pick up in New Orleans at any hotel, Bed & Breakfast or select Airbnbs, uptown (close to St. Charles Ave.), in (or close to) the French Quarter, and on the Westbank.

We do not pick up by the airport, in New Orleans East, in Slidell, or on the North Shore.

Supplier will contact you the day before your tour to give you an exact pick up time.

8:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Service animals are permitted. Please advise at time of booking to arrange accommodations
  • Child rate applies to all children and infants
  • Gluten-free and Vegetarian lunch options available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.