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It was an amazing day spent learning about the fascinating history of the New Orleans area. The air boat tour was a blast, and the deep knowledge of the tour guide was really enlightening. Highly Recommended!
Awesome all day tour! Swamp Boat captain was lovely and definitely knew his stuff! The plantations were also a must see. Beautiful and historic. All in all, a really fun day!
Our tour guide Muriel was great. Throughout the tour she shared New Orleans and Louisiana history with our group that made the trip very rewarding -- adding a lot of context to the plantation tours. The swamp tour was enjoyable and a lot of fun -- seeing the bayou first-hand.
very nice tour
If you don't do anything else in New Orleans you must take this tour. First the Swamp and Bayou tour. You board the boat and you get to see the nature and its best! Beautiful trees, flowers etc. Then you get to see the alligators. Yes they come right up to the boat where you if you want feed the alligators marshmallows off of long stick! The guide was really good explaining the difference between the a bayou and a river!
Oak Ally very moving experience the mansion is original and we learned about the family who lived there. In front of the mansion is this row of Oak trees. The guide explained what each room was used for and how the house was ventilated.
There was also a self guide tour of the slave quarters. Oak Alley Plantation was built and maintained by slaves. Their housing condition were horrendous in contrast to the residents of the main house. In memorandum the last hut has the name of the slaves who resided at Oak Plantation! If you want to know the history of this region this is a must tour!
The best. My wife and I had a great time.
excellent day tour, with quality tours and a great lunch.
THE SWAMP BOAT AND TOUR OF PLANTATIONS EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS.THE TOUR GUIDES AND TOURS WERE OUTSTANDING.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS.
Terri L United States of ...
We had Muriel as our tour guide. She welcomed us aboard and thanked us for being on time...
Muriel gave us a history tour on the entire ride to all of the tours...she was very informative, and I found her unknowingly witty :
The first stop was the Torres Swamp Tour - Brian was our guide. He was great! Although we weren't able to see any gators in the bayou, the tour was amazingly beautiful
We then went to Oak Alley Plantation, had a delicious lunch of gumbo, crawfish-something, red beans and rice - for dessert I had the buttermilk pie - YUM!
The house is beautiful, but its the view from the second floor balcony that is breathtaking... don't expect to hear history of the plantation - it's all about the house.
We then ventured over to Laura Plantation... if there is only one Plantation you see, make sure its this one! Stephen was our guide - he was fantastic! He gave us history of the home as well as the people and the lives they lived there...
Overall: Awesome. And if you can, ask for Muriel - I found her to be a hot ticket!
Loved the entire day! It was informative and fun, too! The lunch was yummy! I would suggest packing a little snack because sometimes your lunch is later if the schedule is rearranged. Would recommend it to anyone and would definitely take another tour with this company if I were returning to NOLA.
This was a great day out and a fantastic way to see Cajun Country. I would recommend the Swamp Boat adventure as a must as this was the highlight of the day!
I would highly recommend this tour to everyone, you really get a feel for the southern life style in this time period. It was hard for me to believe that the slaves were treated so inhumanly! Both plantations are so different but both guides were very informative and gracious. Even tho we did not see any wildlife, we got alot of knowledge into bayou life.
Our tour started with a stop at Torres Swamp Tours. Brian, our captain, was very informative. We were able to see a baby alligator but due to the high water, sightings have been rare. We then had lunch and toured Oak Alley Plantation. Lunch was delicious! We had about 40 minutes to walk around the grounds on our own. We then took the tour of the house We were part of a large group but they allowed us to take our time so nothing was missed. We toured the house and grounds of Laura Plantation as our final stop. The entire tour was guided. Once again we were part of a large group.
This was my best decision! The plantations transported us to a place difficult to reconcile, yet important to absorb. The high speed air boat ride was both exhilarating and informational. Our guides all day were highly intelligent and passionate about their part in the whole experience. Fabulous. I can't stop thinking about it.
Fun for the whole family, and the lunch was some of the best food we had in NO!
We did several different tours during our recent trip. As always, these tours are only as good or bad as the guide assigned to you. Our day was fantastic. The swamp tour was beautiful but we didn't see any gators at all. It was still a nice start. The next stop was Oak Alley plantation, which was absolutely stunning to see. The alley of Oaks was in itself worth the drive as it is a stunning view. Finally we went to Laura plantation, which is a Creole plantation and VERY different from Oak Alley. The tour guide that was assigned to us there was awesome and you could tell that the plantation put a lot of thought into their presentations. There was a logical progression through the tour that really was great. I think the tour at Laura Plantation was the highlight of the day. Doing two such different types of Plantations back to back was a great contrast and we loved it. Further, as it was an hour drive to reach the plantations, it made a big difference that our driver was outstanding. He literally talked for the entirety of the drives with interesting information on tons of topics regarding the plantations, life in New Orleans, the city, a little of everything. Further, he was took us on the drive past a bunch of other plantations that we were not touring some that you can't tour as well and gave a brief history on each, including telling us which movies each was featured in, etc. Without question, this day was the best tour of our trip. I highly recommend spending the money and time to do the swamp/Oak Alley/Laura Plantation tours. They really were great.
I enjoyed the Swamp Tour a lot.. I have been on other ones but this was very good.
Oak Alley is always fun to visit. I have been there a number of times.
I really enjoy Laura ...the Creole Plantation. That was very informative.
Would highly recommend this tour was very informative and our tour guide was awesome.
This was a wonderful and informative tour. We got to hear about plantation life and see the furnishings of two very different plantations. Our guide, Logan, at Laura Plantation told us stories that were so interesting it made us want to learn more. Our driver picked us up right on time and gave us information about the city all the way out to the plantations and back again. We would highly recommend this tour!!
We so enjoyed our time in New Orleans but this tour was the highlight of our trip. This tour is well worth the cost! Ellen our well informed guide was tops! No alligators to see but our Swamp Boat Captain provided us with a great understanding of the real Swamp People - much different than portrayed on TV.. The plantation tours were both interesting and diverse and again our guides were very well informed. Lunch was beyond expectations. Book it!
Wonderful tour. Beautiful .
This was the 2nd time I have done this tour and it never dissapoints. The air boat ride is great and the alligator came rigt up to the boat. The meal at Oak Alley is fantastic. I would recomend this tour for all ages.
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