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This is a fantastic tour! Not only was the driver/tour moderator highly informative, but the docent at the Oak Alley Plantation was wonderful! She helped to bring the history of Oak Alley alive with her knowledge and insightful stories of the families who had once lived there. This was an awesome tour!
The bus ride to the plantation was filled with a monologue by a very knowledgeable driver/tour guide. We learned so much about the history of Louisiana, New Orleans, the plantations, the crops, the wildlife, and even recommendations for restaurants and other sights to see back at NOLA. The plantation tour was very nice, and the grounds were lovely. It was a leisurely visit, not rushed. We got to sit and drink some mint julips while taking in the beautiful view epitomized by the picture to the left. The woman guide at the home was intelligent, able to answer all kinds of questions about the history of plantations, the biographies of the owners and their families and the history of the sugar cane growing industry. Highly recommended.
Our tour to Oak Alley Plantations was such a beautiful place. We had a guide/coach driver that told the history all the way to the plantation. We had 2 hours at the plantation. With an inside tour of the house showing all the different people who had owned the plantation over the years. A young guide told us everything. Outside you could wonder through the oak trees. My husband found the motor museum with there cars they had at the time. There was a cafe where you could get light snacks or ice cream. Also a gift shop. We were then taken back into New Orleans telling us the history of the area on the way.
Amazed by the beauty of the plantation itself as well as the house. The guide was very good.
It was wonderful. The bus dirver/guinde was very knowledgeable, the scenery was beautiful, the plantation very well kept. Memoréis that i will treasure forever.
Probably the best tour I've ever taken and I've taken quite a few in different places.
Our driver/guide Sylvester was incredible.We came away knowing just about anything there is to know about NOLA and Louisiana. From the history of the people to life in the swamps to where to get the best dinner. It was a constant narration on our way to Oak Alley and back. Oak Alley itself was ok but being on the road with Sylvester was the best part. Do it!
This was a great plantation to visit with lovely grounds. My friend and I went last week and it was very enjoyable with a great bus driver tour guide who was very informative, Also,the guide at Oak Alley gave a great tour.
What a great trip. Our driver was wonderful. He kept up a running commentary of what we were seeing along the route. The plantation was nice and the pralines were the best
FANTASTIC trip - fully enjoyed the bus ride out with the informative (and fun!) driver!! Oak Valley is beautiful and the guide there was great too - enjoyed the mint julips as well!!
It was a wonderful tour and our guide was fantastic! His stories made the bus ride fun.
If looking for an insight into plantation life and life in the south this tour is very well suited.
We are telling everyone what a GREAT tour this was, just wish we had been able to stay longer at the plantation for the amount of time it took us to get there.
The tour guide was knowledgeable but there wasn't enough time at the plantation -
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Good tour, laid back and relaxing trip, not that much to see other than the famous "oak alley" itself and the house tour was good, but just enough for the time available. Bus driver gives an entertaining talk on the way to the plantation.
The actual Plantation is beautiful and has a lot of history, the trip is a little long drive but our bus driver was very informative and nice. I do recommend to go see it. Definitely something different to see.
Great place to visit but did not get enough time here to wander, once the actual tour of the main house was over we had to rush back to the bus and did not see enough of the awesome trees or grounds
Our Bus Driver / Tour Guide was fantastic! So, full of historical and interesting information...
@ the Plantation Bob, our guide was also great - very engaging and knowledge - he just loved his job and it showed! Well worth a visit...
The house was beautiful, but there was some confusion and most of our group was admitted, then about 6 of us were stopped and told we'd have to be in the next group. This meant waiting at the door for another 25 minutes. There were parts we didn't get to see, so disappointing. The driver's "banter" on the way back was annoying. I would have preferred to just sit quietly and enjoy the scenery.