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New Orleans Plantation Driving Tour

Visit a plantation along the Mississippi River and glimpse into the grace, grandeur, and tragedy of early southern history on this four-hour tour from New Orleans. Gain an understanding of the socioeconomic and cultural factors that gave rise to slavery and why it became such a powerful institution throughout the south. Learn how industries such as oil, cotton, sugar, lumber, indigo, and citrus allowed New Orleans to become the city it is today and why it was such an important trading center before the outbreak of the Civil War.

Note: Contact us BEFORE booking to confirm availability and meeting location.
City: New Orleans
Fri 19 Jul
You can choose the date already on the booking website
Starting at $773.34
Fri 19 Jul
Starting at $773.34
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What's Included
Private transportation
Hotel pickup and drop-off
This tour is private, not exclusive.
Private tour
Plantation docents
Licensed and insured driver/guide
Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Only two plantations have elevators.
  • Visitors with limited mobility and/or service animals should contact us BEFORE booking to confirm availability and operational status of elevators.
  • As of March, 2022, masks are no longer required by the city. However, some venues still require a mask and/or proof of vaccination. Please contact us BEFORE booking to confirm availability and current health guidelines.
What To Expect
Destrehan Plantation
We will tour inside the main house, outbuildings, and the grounds. While the tour is private, you might join others inside the house at the discretion of house management.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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Reviews (6)
Jun 2022
What a truly awesome day we had with Dominic. Two brilliant and very different plantations and detours to show us the Garden District and different parts of the surrounding areas. Lovely lunch too. Dominic is hugely knowledgeable, genial and great company, my husband left his phone in the van and Dominic brought it to our restaurant in the evening! Above and beyond! Thank you, hope to see you again some day!
Response from Host
Jul 2022
Just seeing your review...I hope you had a great time. You all were a delight to be with...even if you did leave you phone in the car!!! Hope you enjoyed the food at Tableau. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and New Orleans as your destination.
May 2019
Dominick is one of the most knowledgeable guides I have used from trips all over the world. On our drive to Live Oak Plantation, we asked Dominick so many questions and all were answered with more than just the standard answer. The same was true on the return. We covered not only the topic of plantations but also the changes since Katrina in land and water management as well as education and housing. We will be back in August and will take the Katrina Tour for sure!
Response from Host
May 2019
Thanks for taking the time to submit s review. It was a pleasure to tour with you. Your many questions made it a better tour, for I believe an open discussion is far better than a scripted narration. I am glad you found the information interesting; I believe it will stay with you for a long time. Hope to see you again. Dominick
luis d
Mar 2018
Dominick was unavailable, as he is booked way on advance. Dom suggested Hank. Please know that Hank does a wonderful job as a tour guide. Offering insights and details into history and current life in New Orleans. Hank is super kind and full of many personal stories of life in NO. I fully recommend this tour and Hank as your guide, you will not be disappointed.
Response from Host
Mar 2018
Hank is a great guide and I am glad that you were flexible enough to have Hank fill for me while I was otherwise occupied. I know Hank was a wealth of information and invited an open discussion rather than a one-sided narration. Thanks for selecting New Orleans Private Tours as your tour company and Hank as your guide. We hope to see you again. Dominick
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