• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
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Combine visits to two historical Louisiana plantations, with transportation in between, during this 7.5-hour tour from New Orleans. Journey up the scenic Great River Road to reach Oak Alley Plantation, Laura Plantation, and Whitney Plantation. Choose two options when booking; admission price to each plantation included.

Highlights

  • 7.5-hour tour of two Louisiana plantations
  • Choice of two plantations: Oak Alley, Whitney, or Laura
  • Transportation from New Orleans and between your two chosen stops
  • Entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

Double Plantation Tour in New Orleans

Take a look at plantation life

Check in 15 minutes before your departure time of 9am at the lighthouse at the Steamboat Natchez dock, Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River. With your tour group, board a comfortable coach and head out along the Great River Road, which parallels the Mississippi River all the way to Minnesota. During this 7.5-hour tour, you'll visit the two plantations that you selected upon booking. 

Whitney Plantation: Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public in 2014 for the first time as a museum dedicated to honoring and preserving slavery history in the South. Dating back to 1803, the plantation is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. 

Oak Alley Plantation: See the long alley of 28 oak trees, each more than 250 years old, planted before the house was constructed in 1839. You can also check out the swampy area of cypress trees bordering the Mississippi River. This plantation is a U.S. National Historic Landmark, known for its Greek Revival architecture

Laura Plantation: The tour of this Louisiana Creole plantation, listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, is based on 5,000 pages of documents found in the French National Archives. Additional information comes from the memoir Memories of the Old Plantation Home, written by Laura Locoul Gore, which details 250 years of the people who lived and worked here.

Customer Reviews

Sonia P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Whitney Plantation was an amazing experience, it spoke the truth about slavery in a relevant way that reminds us that we have a responsibility today to make sure that we focus on education and family in order to not repeat the past mistakes. Our tour guide was passionate and knowledgeable. He kept us engaged and spoke with passion and clarity. Oak Alley was breath-taking beautiful and I appreciate that the tour guides now includes slavery as part of the history and discussion of the plantation tour. These two tours were like two sides of a coin. I know the Laura plantation tour speaks from an owner's perspective, as Whitney speaks from the slave's perspective. I would highly recommend that no matter what your second plantation you choose, make Whitney your first choice.

Brian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

greatly enjoyed this day tour of 2 plantations. Bus driver very informative. Would do it again

Pamela G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Me encanto, es un tour muy cultural que debes de hacer si visitas Nueva Orleans.

MICHAEL M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Jude was an entertaining and informative driver. Visiting the Whitney Plantation was truly moving. I would recommend this plantation to anyone. But visiting nowadays, it is especially timely.

Allison R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We chose the Laura and Oak Plantation tours. The bus driver from Gray Line, Ken was knowledgable, had a sense of humour
and communicated facts in an interesting manner. The tour guide at the Laura plantation was really great and educated us on the history from the owners and slaves perspective, different cultures and cuisines. The Oak Alley was more a tour of the Big House, but equally interesting. Enjoyed visiting the plantations, well worth it and highly recommend.

David N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The bus driver was a delight and kept us informed and entertained the entire journey. The guides were wonderful, both young and very informative. The guide at the Laura plantation, working on her master's in history and poli sci, was absolutely AWESOME! VERY impressed with her breadth of knowledge and style of presentation.
It was fascinating to view the different plantation epochs/eras amd hear about plantation life in the different centuries.

Azrinsyah Bin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I took both Whitney and Laura Plantations tour. The tour guide and bus driver from Grayline, Jude is a local New Orleans very knowledgeable about the history and nature of New Orleans. The tour guides in both plantation provide clear briefing on the historical facts. Whitney Plantation provides complete history of slavery in America. While Laura Plantation provides history of landlord in America.

doreenmeng

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The trip is fun and informative. Oak Alley and Laura have different features, and both beautiful. Pity we didn't have time for Whitney Planation which is said to have more informations on slavery.

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We all learned alot on these tours.
Whitney was especially eye opening.

stacie s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Loved tour highly recommend it

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