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Soak up the atmosphere of the bayou on this 8-hour cultural tour from New Orleans. Visit the Oak Alley Plantation House, dating from 1837, and view the stately row of 28 evenly spaced mature oaks that line the driveway. Follow your guide, dressed in period costume, through the mansion, the blacksmith shop and the onsite restaurant. Then, learn about life in the bayou's waterways aboard a swamp and wetlands boat tour. See the amazing variety of flora and fauna native to the area and hear about life in the Barataria Swamps from your native guides. Round-trip transportation from New Orleans is included.


  • Visit Oak Alley Plantation
  • Take a boat tour of Barataria Swamp
  • Learn about life during the plantation's zenith
  • See an array of wetlands flora and fauna
  • Round-trip transportation from New Orleans

What You Can Expect

Combo: Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Oak Alley was wonderful- our driver was very fun and informative.
the swamp boat tour was amazing with lots of photo opportunities. i do highly recommend this tour.

Chasity C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We enjoyed the tour. It was well organized. The transportation was good. The guides were friendly and knowledgable.

Agnieszka W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016


Enrique G Puerto Rico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Nice. The only thing that I didn't like is that the time spent in the plantation was too short.

Stan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tours were great! We were picked up on time right in front of our Bed and Breakfast. Both tours were very informative and fun. I would highly recommend this tour combo!

Wenying S

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Both were good. I especially liked the swamp tour. Our guide was fantastic. We had a lot of fun taking pictures of gators and turtle and watching him playing with gators.

The only complaint I had was that the bus driver was actually going to leave without me instead of counting heads. I was in bathroom, and almost missed the bus going back to the hotel. Maybe, he had said when to meet, but the instruction was not super clear.

Shane B

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Good tour, however more time needs to be allotted for the Plantation tour and less for the Swamp boat tour, seemed in proportionate for the level of interest in each site.

Elizabeth A

4 star rating: Recommended April 2016

The above trip was very good however there was not enough time to see and complete the Oak Alley tour. After viewing the house with a guide which went on a little too long, we were unable to spend time around the grounds etc. We had to change buses and then drop off people at another location. The swamp boat tour was very entertaining and would highly recommend.


3 star rating: Worth doing October 2016

Plantation tour was great! There were only 2 very small alligators - we went end of October - maybe there Are alligator seasons ? I did hear that September is alligator hunting season so maybe that's why so few. So yes to the plantation but no to the swamp tour - in Oct.

Eve B

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2016

I have done multiple Viator tours in multiple different countries. In general I feel like the sights are always worth it, though the variables in logistics control what makes the trip enjoyable: transport method, guide, timing, lunch, fellow tour attendees etc. The more transparent the company is about these changeable elements, the better the trip.
This tour was not very transparent. You switch buses 2-3 times, maybe drivers, people on your tour have different plantations booked, and are maybe taking a different boat tour than you are apparently there was a swamp boat tour option for some people, but not during my booking process. That said, everything ran smoothly, I just like knowing options and routes in advance. The mini-van was plenty roomy and comfortable, the guides personable, none of the drives were too long. There isn't a whole lot to do at Oak Alley besides the house tour, and taking pictures of the pretty estate. I felt I would have liked to have seen MORE plantations for comparison. The swamp tour isn't really in the midst of the bayou, trees etc.--you're mostly out in open water which is not as interesting as I expected. The guide acknowledged this discrepancy about people's perceptions of the swamp, but it looked like there were other options for smaller or more intimate boats that could take you more interesting places. If you want to see/hold alligators though, this tour definitely delivers. Note the airboats are super loud and people had to wear noiseblockers on them.

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