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The tour was fantastic. Informative, fun, and a great way to spend a day. Loved the swamp tour even though there were no gators to see in winter, and the plantations were gorgeous. The tour at Laura was particularly good, and lunch at Oak Alley was divine. Our driver and guide, Billy, was very nice and helpful, and lots of fun. He also gave great advice on other places to see and eat in NOLA.
It was a very nice trip.
The swamp tour was fine but not interesting in the winter, because the gators are not active in the winter. The plantations are great. The food was excellent.
A fabulous day. The drive through the swamp area was a great surprise and the small mini bus was in great comfort. The two plantations were opposite styles and class which gave an excellent view of life then in the 1800's. Each plantation gave their own guided tours which broke up the day with interest.
Gisele did an amazing job as our guide. Managed to provide us with information all along our tour and making it current to today's time. Both plantations were amazing with different stories. Thoroughly enjoyed our time with Gisele
Geoff Gillam New Zealand
Very interesting tour lots for history to be had here
The swamp tour would have been better done in the summer , cannot really see alligators in the winter when I did it. The plantation tour was good too, but I did not have much time to see all of the plantation with the allocated time. If you have a car of your own you could take yourself and stay as long as you need, otherwise take this tour, the plus is the bus driver tells you a bunch of interesting things on the way to the plantation, seriously this guy cracked jokes without catching his breaths and they were FUNNY. Unbelievable. The oak alley is by far the best plantation house, I think. Just beautiful
Excellent tour with an excellent, well informed guide.
Diane T Australia
Excellent tour. Swamp ride was well worth it. Plantation great and very interesting. Lunch was really good.
out of this world, the tour was wonderful.
This was an absolutely brilliant tour. A very full day, but fascinating from beginning to end and a really good way to get to know about the region, it's culture and its heritage. Highly recommended.
Simply perfect !
Excellent value. The contrast between the two plantations made it especially interesting and the swamp boat ride was fun.
Wonderful, tour leader was knowledgeable and very personable!
The swamp boat adventure was a little short on gators when we visited, just a fleeting glimpse of a nose above the surface but what we missed with the gators we certainly made up for in sighting of the magnificent Bald Eagles. We were told we might be lucky enough to see one on the cruise but we actually saw three.
The Plantation mansions are a sight to be seen, such opulent old world surroundings and the guides dressed in period costumes added to the atmosphere. Such a difference between the mansions and the slave quarters though, it must have been a hard time to be a worker on the plantations many years ago.
A very pleasant day tour and highly recommended.
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
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