Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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.
Both tours were excellent. They were full of fun and history. The guides we very knowledgeable.
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.
Swamp and bayou was fab oak alley was ok not much info on the slaves
Each of these adventures were really terrific!!! Extremely personable and knowledgeable guides. These tours were a great value and I would recommend them highly!
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!
The bus driver to and from the plantation was great! He spoke the whole way about the history of New Orleans. The plantation and tour itself was very interesting. No problems with accepting the voucher
Great tour to do. The bus driver was full of interesing information as we drove along.
The Bayou tour was peaceful and full of wildlife. Our guide was very interest to talk to.
The tour of Oak Alley was just lovely.
Would recommend to anyone.
Awesome activities ! Bus driver for Swamp tour was really amazing, Very informative of New Orleans on our way back. Swamp guide was really professionnal. The Oak Alley Plantation was 1 of the most beautiful thing I ever seen.
The swamp tour was fantastic and the tour guide was funny and entertaining. The Oak Alley Plantation Tour rated in the Top 3 of all time tours!!!! The guide was phenominal!!!!
The plantation tour was fantastic, our bus driver was informative and friendly, and made some stops for pics that he didn't have to. Try the Mint Julep - yum!
The swamp tour the next day was great also, and the swamp was not what we expected -- in a good way! The tour guide was really knowledgable and passionate about the swamp, and we got to hold a 2yr old 'gator!
Only bad thing was getting the tickets from the office -- the staff were not very helpful, and initially gave us tickets for the Friday (we were there and had booked tickets for the Mon/Tues) and then was confused as to why I asked her to change them!?
All in all 2 wonderful tours and experiences!
Interesting, informative and fun. Plenty of photo ops. Boat was comfortable. Bring mosquito repellent.
Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide on the Swamp and Bayou tour, who made time to point out the alligators, plants and animals in and surrounding the Swamp and Bayou. Highly recommended. Plantation tour was also interesting, though a little dry, but well worth having a look round. The plantation is not very big, so may be more interesting to look at a larger one.
My wife and I enjoyed both tours! The guides were very informative and knowledgeable about their surroundings. I would recommend these tours for everyone that wants to learn more about Louisiana. The tours are well worth the money we spent on them!
Nice boat ride, captain was very friendly and knowledgeable. Tour guide on the bus was really nice too!
These two tours were our favorite on our trip. The bus driver to the swamp was a little bit of a wild driver. We did have to wait a little but for her at the swamp too but that couldn't be helped (traffic?)/ The actual tours were awesome. Loved, loved, loved our swamp guide. Oak Alley was beautiful and nice to see at our own pace.
We enjoyed the Oak Alley tour. Would have liked to visit Laura Plantation also.
The Bayou tour was also very good.
The captain was well-informed and humorous! The accomodations were more than adequate and the weather was great. We learned a great deal about the flora and fauna of the bayou and swamp. We would highly recommend this tour to our travelling friends. It is a shame that the drive out to the bayou is so long, but that still did not diminish our enjoyment!
Please do not see this rating and take it against the tours themselves, but a hit against Viator! The tour cannot be done in one day and the times given to us were wrong! However the plantation tour itself was a highlight of our trip, just a pity we couldn't do both!
My rating is based on a 4-star rating for the Swamp/Bayou tour and a 2-star rating for the Oak Alley Plantation tour.
The swamp tour was fun and informative. The tour operators were friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was comfortable we saw several alligators and some other wildlife.
The plantation experience was interesting and the grounds were beautiful. Some of the staff were less than friendly, much more interested in their own conversation than answering my questions. And, unfortunately, the entire journey to and from the Oak Alley Plantation was narrated non-stop but a driver who I found to be quite condescending and insulting. I was wanting information but his delivery of information was less than desirable.
The bus drivers were full of information which made it interesting. Both tours were like being at Disneyland. Not real stories, but something that was created for the benefit of the tourists.
The swamp and bayou tour was okay. We just streamed down a swamp, nothing big. We saw some alligators swimming by. The boat was full with everyone from the bus. I would have liked it more if there were fewer people on the boat. As for the plantation, that was okay. They just brought you to a big house and we saw the inside. Just a redone house with non-original furniture. No pictures were allowed inside. The bus ride was more interesting than the tour of the grounds. They showed a video of the Laura Plantation and the bus driver pointed out some stuff. I wouldn't recommend either one of these. Just tourist attractions. As for the booking, a little confusing with when and where for each tour.