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  • Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:2 days

New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation Tour

Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ antebellum history and the mystic of the bayou on this 2‐day combined swamp and plantation sightseeing tour. Learn about a bygone era at Oak Alley Plantation, where you’ll view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane. Then head deep into the secluded bayous to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife.


  • Oak Alley Plantation Louisiana
  • New Orleans swamp tour
  • Combine the Swamp and Bayou tour and the Oak Alley Plantation tour
  • Take a boat trip into the swamps and bayous
  • Marvel at the unbelievable quarter-mile long alley of 28 oak trees, each over 250 years old

What You Can Expect

New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation Tour

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing

Swamp and Bayou Tour: Choose a morning or afternoon pick‐up from the French Quarter and climb aboard your coach for the 3.75‐hour tour. Make your way to the dock across the Mississippi River and deep into Cajun country, where knowledgable native guides will take you on an unforgettable wildlife‐spotting expedition. Spy nesting alligators, snakes, raccoons and nutria. True animal enthusiasts will love 
the getting an up close (an interactive) at the Bayou Nature Wildlife Show. Get great up‐close photos and learn about the history and mystery of the swamps and the Cajun people, including the origin of their famous gumbo dish. 

Your coach returns to the French Quarter by mid‐afternoon or evening.

Oak Alley Plantation Tour: This 4.5‐hour tour departs at noon year‐round from the French Quarter. Grab a seat in the comfortable coach and journey back in time to the pre‐Civil War era. 

Feel the spirit of the Old South as you arrive at Oak Alley Plantation and stroll though a postcard‐perfect canopy of 28 knotty oak trees – each over 250 years old! – that line the promenade to the mansion. Built in 1839, the ‘Big House’ is a perfectly restored example of antebellum elegance and Greek Revival architecture. Your knowledgable guides, donning period costumes, provide colorful commentary about the estate and some of its former inhabitants. Tour the opulent rooms of this classic southern home that has been the setting for Interview with a Vampire and Primary Colors, then continue on your own to wander the enchanting grounds or grab a refreshment in the cafe and ice cream parlor (own expense). Then relax as your coach returns to the French Quarter, arriving by late afternoon.
Important Note: Each leg of the tour must be taken on a separate day. The Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour operates twice daily, and the Oak Alley Plantation Tour departs daily at noon. At checkout, note which date you would like to take each separate tour in the special requirements box. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very informative and just breath taking.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The combination helped capture the feelings of Louisiana with both the swamp and plantation. The guides on both tours were very informative. I do recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was great. Being able to do the 2 different tours on 2 different days was the way to go. We had so much fun watching Louie talk and play with the gators on the swamp tour. The bus drivers were amazing at telling a mixture of history and personal accounts of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Both tours were excellent. They were full of fun and history. The guides we very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

This was a wonderful tour. The bus ride tio Oak Alley was long but our knowledgeable driver kept us entertained with his non stop dialog. The tour of the plantation was fairly quick, as there were other tour groups there so we moved through quickly. The grounds were beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Very interesting and informative

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Swamp and bayou was fab oak alley was ok not much info on the slaves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Each of these adventures were really terrific!!! Extremely personable and knowledgeable guides. These tours were a great value and I would recommend them highly!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Both tours were great with great guides!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

A relaxing day going back to another place and time. The grounds are beautiful, the oaks are magnificent and the home is lavish. I would have loved to stayed in a room there just to admire everything in the home, rather than just get a glimpse of it. The porch was inviting and the view from the porch provoked dreams of what it must have been like to wake up to and go to bed to this as your last vision each day. It was beautiful. I also enjoyed the scenic ride from New Orleans to Oak Alley Plantation. I wish we had a longer time to linger!

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