Jean Lafitte Swamp And Airboat Tours: Marrero, La., 25 minutes from New Orleans; www.jeanlafitteswamptour.com or (504) 689-4186. Airboat, $54 ($70 with transportation from New Orleans). Swamp tour, $25 ($49 with transportation from New Orleans).
Laura Plantation: Vacherie, La.; www.lauraplantation.com or (888) 799-7690. Tours 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; admission $15 (about $50 with transportation).
Oak Alley: Vacherie, La.; www.oakalleyplantation.com or (800) 442-5539. Tours, $15, 10 a.m.-4:40 p.m. Monday-Friday and until 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (about $50 with transportation). Overnight stays start at $130. Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch entrees $8.50-$15.95.
Madewood: Napoleonville, La.; www.madewood.com or (985) 369-7151. Tours, $10. Bed-and-breakfast overnight, including candlelight dinner: Sunday-Thursday, $229 single, $259 double; Friday-Saturday, $259 single, $289 double.
Tour companies: Here are some of the companies offering transportation to plantations and swamp tours from New Orleans. Times and prices vary; some packages include multiple same-day tours, meals or overnight stays.
n Cajun Pride Swamp Tours, http://cajunprideswamp.com or (800) 467-0758.
n Old River Road Plantation Adventure, www.plantationadventure.com or (504) 671-8687. Tours include “Path of the Slave Revolt” and “Shadow of the Slave Master.”
n Grayline Tours, www.grayline.com/Grayline/destinations/us/neworleans.go or (800) 535-7786.
n Tours by Isabelle, www.toursbyisabelle.com or 877-665-8687. (This company offers package options including multiple same-day plantation tours and meals.)
n New Orleans Cajun Encounters Tours, www.cajunencounters.com or (866) 928-6877.
n Louisiana Tour Company, www.louisianaswamp.com or (504) 689-3599.