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  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:  5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Once your cruise has returned to New Orleans, take a journey back in time to the Antebellum South with a tour of two separate plantations -- Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation.Your first stop is at Oak Alley, which has been called the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road". Next, travel to Laura Plantation, a historic sugar plantation built in 1805 displaying a different and unique culture.


  • New Orleans post-cruise plantation shore excursion
  • Tour two separate plantations -- Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation
  • At Oak Alley Plantation, see giant live oak trees believed to be nearly 300 years old
  • Hear about Laura Plantation's Creole influence and see the historic slave quarters

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What You Can Expect

New Orleans Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Westbank Plantation Tour

Oak Alley Plantation

After your cruise has docked at the Port of New Orleans, ride out to Oak Alley Plantation, passing and hearing about the Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen plantations along the way. Your guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation allows you time to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture. The quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home.

Next visit the Laura Plantation, a Creole Plantation with historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves.

You can catch the tour at two different departure times or two locations. If the 8:30am departure is selected, your guide can pick you up at the Port of New Orleans. If the 12:30pm tour is selected, your guide may pick you up at your downtown New Orleans hotel.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable! The tours were great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

We really enjoyed this tour with our guide Dylan. His information was very interesting as well as the guides we had at Laura's and Oak Alley Plantation. Small group size was fantastic(10).

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Great guide, really nice plantations!

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