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!
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
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
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.
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.
Both tours were excellent. They were full of fun and history. The guides we very knowledgeable.
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.
Swamp and bayou was fab oak alley was ok not much info on the slaves
Each of these adventures were really terrific!!! Extremely personable and knowledgeable guides. These tours were a great value and I would recommend them highly!
A relaxing day going back to another place and time. The grounds are beautiful, the oaks are magnificent and the home is lavish. I would have loved to stayed in a room there just to admire everything in the home, rather than just get a glimpse of it. The porch was inviting and the view from the porch provoked dreams of what it must have been like to wake up to and go to bed to this as your last vision each day. It was beautiful. I also enjoyed the scenic ride from New Orleans to Oak Alley Plantation. I wish we had a longer time to linger!
The bus driver to and from the plantation was great! He spoke the whole way about the history of New Orleans. The plantation and tour itself was very interesting. No problems with accepting the voucher
Great tour to do. The bus driver was full of interesing information as we drove along.
The Bayou tour was peaceful and full of wildlife. Our guide was very interest to talk to.
The tour of Oak Alley was just lovely.
Would recommend to anyone.
Awesome activities ! Bus driver for Swamp tour was really amazing, Very informative of New Orleans on our way back. Swamp guide was really professionnal. The Oak Alley Plantation was 1 of the most beautiful thing I ever seen.
The swamp tour was fantastic and the tour guide was funny and entertaining. The Oak Alley Plantation Tour rated in the Top 3 of all time tours!!!! The guide was phenominal!!!!
Delina C Australia
The plantation tour was fantastic, our bus driver was informative and friendly, and made some stops for pics that he didn't have to. Try the Mint Julep - yum!
The swamp tour the next day was great also, and the swamp was not what we expected -- in a good way! The tour guide was really knowledgable and passionate about the swamp, and we got to hold a 2yr old 'gator!
Only bad thing was getting the tickets from the office -- the staff were not very helpful, and initially gave us tickets for the Friday (we were there and had booked tickets for the Mon/Tues) and then was confused as to why I asked her to change them!?
All in all 2 wonderful tours and experiences!
Britt B USA
Interesting, informative and fun. Plenty of photo ops. Boat was comfortable. Bring mosquito repellent.
Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide on the Swamp and Bayou tour, who made time to point out the alligators, plants and animals in and surrounding the Swamp and Bayou. Highly recommended. Plantation tour was also interesting, though a little dry, but well worth having a look round. The plantation is not very big, so may be more interesting to look at a larger one.
My wife and I enjoyed both tours! The guides were very informative and knowledgeable about their surroundings. I would recommend these tours for everyone that wants to learn more about Louisiana. The tours are well worth the money we spent on them!
Packaging these two tours over two day's time was a good idea and a good deal. My family was looking to not pack too much stuff into each day on this trip, as we wanted also time to relax. The swamp tour was great. Our guide was really good. I definitely recommend the pontoon-type boats over the noisy and honestly obnoxious air boats that were zipping around us when we were out there. The plantation tour was a little too short. We had just barely two hours time to take in everything offered at Oak Alley and be back on the bus. This was not quite enough time to see everything, let alone explore the gift shop and/or enjoy the restaurant. This is the only reason I give 4 stars instead of 5.
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