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  • Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Tour of Oak Alley Plantation

Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ antebellum south on a half‐day tour of Oak Alley Plantation. Take a journey through time to the manicured estate and into the gorgeous home, built in 1839. View stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantation’s fascinating – and often somber – histories from expert guides.


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What You Can Expect

Tour of Oak Alley Plantation

Your 4.5‐hour historic plantation tour departs mid‐day from the French Quarter. Settle into a comfortable seat on the air‐conditioned coach and prepare for a journey back to the Old South, before the American Civil War shook the foundation of plantation‐life. Enjoy lively onboard commentary from your guide as you trace the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain and Great River Road en route to Oak Alley Plantation, one of the most photographed plantations ever.

Upon arrival, 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 knowledgeable guides, donning period costumes, will 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. 

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour was great! Bus driver Gerald was very knowledgeable and provided the group with nonstop trivia and interesting facts about our destinations. Part of our group visited Laura Plantation and part visited Oak Alley and from what I saw Oak Alley is the awe-inspiring plantation to see. I liked that it looked Antebellum as opposed to Creole which seems plainer and not as enticing. Love Oak Alley and highly recommend the local tour operator - very professional and comfortable trip 1 hr 10 minutes from NOLA.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I felt the price was fair and it was a good tour. I would certainly recommend it to others.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

amazing. worth the trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour. Learned the history of the plantation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful!! Great landscaping and knowledge of area

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was fantastic! The bus driver provided informative commentary on the 80 minute drive to the site. The plantation was fantastic, as were the mint julieps you could carry with you through the tour! The tour guides were interactive and informative! Great restaurant and gift shop too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Good tour, interesting history. Beautiful grounds.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

From beginning to end, it was a flawless experience!! We boarded the Grey Line coach for Oak Alley Plantation, at which point, the driver launched into one of THE most enjoyable, entertaining and informative narratives I've ever witnessed. At the plantation itself, the guides were decked in authentic period garb and offered a perfect presentation of historic facts of the time and of the Roman family!! The entire day was unforgettable and we can't wait to take another tour!!! THANK YOU!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We had a lnvely afternoon at Oak Alley. The bus driver/guide was wonderful and the guide at Oak Alley was fantastic!!!
It is little far from New Orleans, but worth to travel there.

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