Love the plantations, and REALLY loved the airboat tour! Recommend taking the smaller boat, as it is truly an experience to remember!
The tours in the plantations were outstanding, especially the one in Laura's plantation. The swamp tour was very interesting. Kevin forgot to bring marshmallows, and we only managed to see the head of one alligator. He explained that with the water being high, alligators tend to remain hidden. The thrill was seeing an eagle catch a fish and fly with it from tree to tree. Despite the concern about the impending storm, it was a wonderful day, and I've already recommended the tour to friends for future visits to NOLA.
This tour was terrific and I would highly recommend it. The only downside was that a couple who was on our tour, was flying out early that evening and therefore, we were forced to end the tour early which did not allow enough time to really visit the Oak Alley Plantation after the guided tour. I found that to be unfair to the rest of us who planned accordingly.
Tour was great! Bus driver Gerald was very knowledgeable and provided the group with nonstop trivia and interesting facts about our destinations. Part of our group visited Laura Plantation and part visited Oak Alley and from what I saw Oak Alley is the awe-inspiring plantation to see. I liked that it looked Antebellum as opposed to Creole which seems plainer and not as enticing. Love Oak Alley and highly recommend the local tour operator - very professional and comfortable trip 1 hr 10 minutes from NOLA.
Doing what: Tour of Oak Alley Plantation
I felt the price was fair and it was a good tour. I would certainly recommend it to others.
Doing what: Tour of Oak Alley Plantation
A great day out on the bayou with the 'jambalaya' song words spinning round our heads all day! The tour was varied and evocative of earlier times in the history of the South, great guide too.
Well organised with fantastic guides. A really special day! Stroking a 5ft wild alligators belly was something that I will never forget!
Great day, both of the Plantations were interesting to learn about and the swamp boat ride was a blast!
Great swamp tour and visit to plantation, I is enough though. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and history.
Everyone, from the van driver to the tour guides were extremely knowledgeable. This was an entertaining entire tour, and there was not a moment of dryness.
My Small-Group tours of Oak Alley and Laura Plantations were fantastic! Our group of 10 was picked up from our hotel on time, the tour bus was clean and comfortable, and out tour guide Giselle was so pleasant!
Our group enjoyed both tours and plantations but the guide at Laura Plantation was particularly interesting and fun.
I would highly recommend Viator and this tour to anyone visiting New Orleans!
Amazing tour. The guide was really knowledgeable. Would highly recommend to anyone that's visiting NOLA.
Generally pretty good. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly and the vehicle used was comfortable. Worth the extra expense of a small tour and the ability to see two different plantations on one trip.
Very nice tour. Would recommend.
Was absolutely amazing. Our tour guides were wonderful and very informative, the tour drivers name was John and at the Laura plantation the tour guides name was Camile. Don't remember the name of the other tour guides on the swamp tour or at Oak Alley. but they were good too. I would recommend this trip to anyone and would come back again.
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Such a beautiful and informative tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantations. Our guide Kat was so knowledgeable and helpful.
Wonderful tour the speaker knew her stuff and spoke with enthusiasm
Loved the plantation tour and our guide , he was great and funny too, we learned alot of info from him and enjoyed our tour.
The guides on the air boat and the bus tour were very nice and helpful. The plantations were very interesting, but also very disturbing because of the history of slavery.
We found our guides the van driver Joseph, the bayou boat captain IBrian and the tour guides at the plantations to be fantastic - both in knowledge and in presentation. The meal at Oak Alley was great! Although the trip included two plantations they were very different and we enjoyed them. Highly recommend this one!
We loved this tour even if we didn't get to see any alligators on the swamp tour -. All of the guides were knowledgeable and entertaining, and seemed to really enjoy sharing their knowledge and showing us about. The only negative comment I'd make is that our small group was added to a very large group when we toured Oak Alley, which made it difficult to take time to look at things we wanted to view. But, we know that that's controlled by Oak Alley, not our tour guide. We learned a lot, loved that our group was small enough to fit in a van, and thought that the pacing of the day's activities was perfect.
Excellent day! Joseph, our driver, picked us up at 8 AM sharp and took us on our adventure. He was EXTREMELY knowledgeable, personable and narrated the tour throughout the day where we learned an incredible amount. The swamp tour was fun. We decided to take the slower swamp boat instead of the air boat just so we could hear a bit more of the narration. Our captain, too, was very knowledgeable and provided us with all of the history of the swamps and pointed out all of the vegetation and wildlife. We saw a few alligators along the way, not quite as many as we had hoped to see, but still it was very informative and beautiful.
Lunch at Oak Alley was great. All of the tours of both plantations were excellent with enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable tour guides. If you want to see some beautiful properties, these are the two to visit.
Joseph then drove us to our hotels, giving us more information along the way. It was a great way to learn a lot about the area, history and experience two extremes of New Orleans. I highly recommend this tour.
This was a fantastic tour with a local tour operator arranged through Viator. We had a really good lady driver/tour guide and the Plantations we visited were awesome with great history.
great time. driver and guides were excellent
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