• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: Flexible
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Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ antebellum history and the mystic of the bayou on this 2‐day combined swamp and plantation sightseeing tour. Learn about a bygone era at Oak Alley Plantation, where you’ll view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane. Then head deep into the secluded bayous to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife.


  • Oak Alley Plantation Louisiana
  • New Orleans swamp tour
  • Combine the Swamp and Bayou tour and the Oak Alley Plantation tour
  • Take a boat trip into the swamps and bayous
  • Marvel at the unbelievable quarter-mile long alley of 28 oak trees, each over 250 years old

What You Can Expect

New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing

Swamp and Bayou Tour: Choose a morning or afternoon pick‐up from the French Quarter and climb aboard your coach for the 3.75‐hour tour. Make your way to the dock across the Mississippi River and deep into Cajun country, where knowledgable native guides will take you on an unforgettable wildlife‐spotting expedition. Spy nesting alligators, snakes, raccoons and nutria. True animal enthusiasts will love the getting an up close (an interactive) at the Bayou Nature Wildlife Show. Get great up‐close photos and learn about the history and mystery of the swamps and the Cajun people, including the origin of their famous gumbo dish.

Your coach returns to the French Quarter by mid‐afternoon or evening.

Oak Alley Plantation Tour: This 4.5‐hour tour departs at noon year‐round from the French Quarter. Grab a seat in the comfortable coach and journey back in time to the pre‐Civil War era.

Feel the spirit of the Old South as you arrive at Oak Alley Plantation and 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 knowledgable guides, donning period costumes, 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.Important Note: Each leg of the tour must be taken on a separate day. The Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour operates twice daily, and the Oak Alley Plantation Tour departs daily at noon. At checkout, note which date you would like to take each separate tour in the special requirements box.

Customer Reviews

nancy w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour seeing alligators and feeding them was amazing, guide was fantastic very knowledgable

Emily B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

very nice tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

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!

Gary H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

One word, GREAT. Our driver Gerald was one of the best, his knowledge of New Orleans in itself, made ride seem so short, never dull. The plantation was amazing with very knowledgeable staff

Gabriel T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The swamp tour would have been better done in the summer , cannot really see alligators in the winter when I did it. The plantation tour was good too, but I did not have much time to see all of the plantation with the allocated time. If you have a car of your own you could take yourself and stay as long as you need, otherwise take this tour, the plus is the bus driver tells you a bunch of interesting things on the way to the plantation, seriously this guy cracked jokes without catching his breaths and they were FUNNY. Unbelievable. The oak alley is by far the best plantation house, I think. Just beautiful


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very informative and just breath taking.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The combination helped capture the feelings of Louisiana with both the swamp and plantation. The guides on both tours were very informative. I do recommend this tour.

Richard D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was great. Being able to do the 2 different tours on 2 different days was the way to go. We had so much fun watching Louie talk and play with the gators on the swamp tour. The bus drivers were amazing at telling a mixture of history and personal accounts of the city.

Kyra N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Both tours were excellent. They were full of fun and history. The guides we very knowledgeable.

Denise W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

This was a wonderful tour. The bus ride tio Oak Alley was long but our knowledgeable driver kept us entertained with his non stop dialog. The tour of the plantation was fairly quick, as there were other tour groups there so we moved through quickly. The grounds were beautiful.

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