5 star rating: Highly Recommended 164 Reviews

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  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:  5.5 hours
Go beyond New Orleans to tour two grand Louisiana plantations on the banks of the Mississippi River. Watch guides in period costume bring to life the history of Oak Alley Plantation, named after a double row of live oaks planted nearly 300 years ago. Then tour the Creole Laura Plantation with its sweeping sugarcane fields and historically significant slave quarters. Admire several other plantations on the Great River Road from afar, and learn their unique stories. This small-group tour is limited to 13 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.


  • 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

Small-Group Tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans

Slave Cabin at Laura Plantation

Your trip back in time to the Antebellum South begins with pickup from your New Orleans hotel. Travel with your small group by van along the shores of Lake Ponchartrain as your guide shares facts and stories about plantation culture.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The history was fascinating, the tour guide was great, and the group was small. Awesome tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had an excellent tour. Our driver and guide was on time,early actually but we were ready. Would highly recommend this tour which is run by Tours by Isabella .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

OUr tour guide Jenny was the BEST GUIDE EVER! AWESOME does not describe her expertise and energy that she showed about these BRILLIANT properties and their rich histories. The manner in which she spoke about the histories and the traditions regarding these two plantation homes made me feel the passion all the more because she brings it out in you. Well spoken and energetic was the precurosr to the tour. Adriana the house tour guide as well as the other gentlemen that were all dressed in period piece customs really were part of the once in a lifetime experience. The young lady making the Mint Julips on the porch was delightful as well.. FANTASTIC! experience TAKE THIS TOUR as it is THE ONLY WAY TO truly enjoy your experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

very nice, the tour guide was excellent as was the guides at the plantations, would love to do the Whitney plantation some day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was a great tour, our guide john was great would recommend

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