Private Louisiana Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans

12 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 7.5 hr

Experience a pilgrimage back in time to the Antebellum South on this private van tour. Visit two Louisiana plantations, including an elegant, unlimited buffet 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.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Tours by Isabelle

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: San Francisco Plantation

This tour visits San Francisco Plantation weekends only through September 1st, 2021. 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: Destrehan Plantation

This tour visits Destrehan Plantation weekdays only through September 1st, 2021, and every day of the week beginning September 2nd, 2021. Travel to the historic Destrehan Plantation on Louisiana's Old River Road for a guided tour. During your tour of Destrehan Plantation, professional guides will bring to life the stories of generations who lived on and worked this land. Your guides will share every detail of this mansion’s storied history with you. You’ll also hear tales of the lives of both its owners and slaves. They will also tell you about its wonderfully restored Greek Revival architecture.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

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 on a non-private tour 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 hour
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