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My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. The lunch at the plantation was just delicious. We had a great guide on the swamp boat and even held a baby alligator.
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.
Spectacular!!! This is the best all around plantation that I have toured in Louisiana. The house and grounds are truly wondrous and the original artwork will spoil you. The restaurant was top notch, I had the buffet, you won't be disappointed!! The one hour bus ride out from the city was comfortable and pleasant. The mint julep was only average but still good. Can't wait to come back!!
Doing what: Houmas House Plantation Tour with Transportation
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
This was a very enjoyable tour. Our driver, Guy, was very informative and helpful, providing a lot of information about the area. He made this tour very informative and fun.
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.
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