- Guided tours of Oak Alley and Laura plantations from New Orleans
- See guides in period costume and gorgeous old oak trees at Oak Alley Plantation
- Tour the gardens and historic slave quarters at Laura Plantation
- Learn about Oak Alley, Laura and other local plantations from your guide
- Small-group tour limited to 13 people for a more relaxed experience
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What You Can Expect
Head along the Great River Road on the shores of the Mississippi to Oak Alley Plantation. During your 1.5-hour tour, admire the mansion's Greek Revival architecture, and listen to guides in period costume talk about the lives of those who called the plantation home. Afterward, enjoy some free time to walk under the spectacular canopy of 28 giant live oaks on the plantation grounds.
Leave Oak Alley and continue along the Great River Road. Pass Whitney, St Joseph and Evergreen plantations and learn about their histories from your guide before arriving at Laura Plantation, a lovely Creole plantation surrounded by sugarcane fields. After seeing the mansion, explore the outbuildings and lush flower and vegetable gardens. Your 1.5-hour guided tour finishes up in one of the slave cabins where the West African folktales that inspired the Br'er Rabbit stories were said to be recorded.
Following your tour of Laura Plantation, reboard your van for the ride back to New Orleans. Your 5.5-hour Louisiana plantation experience ends with drop-off at your hotel.
This was a fantastic tour with a local tour operator arranged through Viator. We had a really good lady driver/tour guide and the Plantations we visited were awesome with great history.
great time. driver and guides were excellent
this was a wonderful day, the two plantations were very different and were amazing. The tour Lady who picked us up was very friendly and informative, she was a gem. The whole day was great, and worth every
History rich ! The plantations are very different from each other . Both very enjoyable
The history was fascinating, the tour guide was great, and the group was small. Awesome tour!
Ginnie was a fantastic guide, she was very informative, enthusiastic and accommodating. Her knowledge of the area was amazing, she informed us of New Orleans history from start to finish. Highly recommend a trip with Ginnie to the plantations!
This tour was amazing!
Site guides friendly, knowledgeable and informative.
Driver humorous and informative, but kept to the schedule so that we
got to see what we were supposed to see. Great tour!
The tour was wonderful. Unfortunately the Van was a little small for 11 adult people. Sitting side by side in a small space was not pleasant. We booked the small group because we did not want to be shuttled on a bus. I would probably not want to go with this company again because of the number of people put into a small van.
The tour itself was wonderful. I would recommend this tour to anyone.