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New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour

New Orleans, United States
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From $666.67 per group (up to 4)

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Get beyond the usual stops in the French Quarter with this driving tour of New Orleans, including the Destrehan Plantation on River Road not far from the city center.
  • Driving tour of New Orleans neighborhoods and a nearby plantation
  • Explore some of the parts of New Orleans many visitors miss, including the Faubourg Marigny
  • Visit the Destrehan Plantation (admission included)
  • Stop en route to the plantation for lunch (food and drink not included)
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Licensed and insured driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Plantation admission
Private transportation
Docent at the plantation
Lunch
souvenirs
Admissions to unplanned attractions

Departure Point

New Orleans, LA, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Anywhere near the central business district.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your New Orleans tour at 9am to explore some of the lesser-known neighborhoods of the city. See Lake Pontchartrain, Bayou St. John, the Faubourg Marigny area, Carollton, City Park, Faubourg St. John, the University Section, the lovely Audobon Park, the 17th Street Canal, and the Garden District. Visit one of the city's famous cemeteries, St. Louis Cemetery #3, to see one of the 'cities of the dead.'

Head out of the city to Destrehan Plantation at about 12pm, with a stop for lunch along the way. Note that while your entry fee to the plantation is included in the price of the tour, food and drink at the lunch stop is not.

Return to New Orleans in the evening. The actual return time will depend on traffic, weather, and possibly festivals or other events, so it's a good idea to not have any commitments that evening before 7pm.
Itinerary
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
Admission Ticket Free
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:  
Metairie Road
We drive through Lake Lawn Cemetery and discuss the rationale of burials above ground.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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
Admission Ticket Not Included
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
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Chartres Street
We return visitors to their hotels after the plantation tour.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • There is an elevator at Destrehan for those with limited mobility. However, we should call in advance to verify that it is working.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY New Orleans Private Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New Orleans City Wide and Plantation Driving Tour.

Product code: 19830P7

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