Small-Group Tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans - Reviews

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Twinkie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

This small group about 12 people tour takes you to two Plantations- Oak Alley American style and Laura French-Creole. Oak Alley is beautiful, although I found Laura more interesting. You are taken on tours through the houses which are very good for history and information. Stories of the enslaved and how they were treated are very sad.You also see some other plantations from the road. Our driver John was full of stories and continually pointed things out throughout the trip. There is a good cafe at Oak Alley with food. Souvenir shops at both.Highly recommend this tour

ELIZABETH D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

small group was great

Renata S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Everything was perfect! Very interesting, positive and informative!

John T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

I can't recommend this tour highly enough. Our guide was especially informative, talkative, and knowledgeable. She knew so much and passed it along to us in a warm, cheerful, friendly manner. I loved seeing these two plantations and learned a lot about the history and culture of New Orleans while there.

Judith O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Great guide Gene. Excellent visits to Clara and Oak Tree, very well narrated. Many thanks

Victoria C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

This was a beautiful tour very informative, the guide at the Laura Plantation was an amazing girl born in new orleans and studing history of the area , very emotional I loved it.

laninaki

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Our guide had a TON of information about both plantations.

riburney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

This tour was amazing!

Thomas F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Really enjoyed our tour. Driver and tour guides at the plantations were so entertaining and knowledgeable. Had a great day.

gpfreedman United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Excellent tour and tour guides at both plantations. The knowledge of history by the tour guides was fantastic. I truly enjoyed the tour and the ground were beautiful. It's important to know history and a good tour. Used Tours by Isabelle and that tour guide was really good in pointing out sites along the way to/from the plantations.

Carolyn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

excellent tour

Laura C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

A real feel for life back them. Highly recommend this tour. Our guide was great!

lyndare70

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Our tour guide Billy was amazing. He told us so much about the area on the drive to the plantations. Oak Alley is beautiful and the tour very informative. Laura was our favorite. Our guide Stephen was a wealth of information. We really enjoyed the history of the people who lived on the plantation and how the house was constructed.

Carlita G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

This particular tour wasnt available the day that I was scheduled, instead I had the option to do another similar tour where I got to experience two other plantations including the Whitney Plantation which was recently established with a focus on the slaves in the area.
We had a small group and our guide was amazing! Very knowledgeable on the history and answered as many questions as possible.
I would recommend doing any tour that includes the history and area of the plantations near New Orleans :

Helen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

We were booked for this tour, but they didn't reach the minimum number of guest, so we saw two other plantations instead. Our guide, Muriel, was fantastic. Learned tons about the history of Louisiana. The stop at San Francisco was very interesting. Guide on the tour was knowledgeable and made history come alive. I loved Houmas plantation was gorgeous. Looked just like what I imagined an old southern plantation would be. The gardens were gorgeous. All in all, a great visit.

Andrea L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

This tour was amazing!

CHRIS A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

i enjoyed our tours, the driver made the trip out interesting and fun. the history was rich and informative. I'd definitely recommend it. The driver also accommodated us on a drop off as we were running late to our next tour, not his fault, it was a scheduling issue, but he made it work. Great job.

Julia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

The Laurel Plantation was great with a lot of animated history. The guide was good but spoke a little to quickly and seemed we were on a timetable. Twelve Oaks was wonderful and the guide explained so much and answer all questions. You have to have a mint julep while you're there. We had a blast!

Phil S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

We had a nice, small group ride out to the plantations. Our driver was a native and knowledgeable about the area, telling us about other sights along the way. Oak Alley, of course, was spectacular. The big house is fabulously preserved. We thought the group tour through the main house was a bit too big about 30 people!, but the guide in period garb was a wealth of knowledge, with anecdotes about the family who built the estate. The self-tour of the slave quarters was informative. The gift shop, etc was nice. We didn't eat at either the restaurant or the deli but things looked yummy. The real gem, though, Laura Plantation. Not as impressive in fame as Oak Alley, the visit there felt more true to the Creole experience. We had a small group with our guide and she was a pleasure, telling tales about the woman the plantation is named for and her family history. I would definitely recommend this tour for those seeking to not only experience historic Louisiana, but also a striking look into the lives of enslaved persons.

l.gallucci2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

The tour was fantastic and our tour guide the very best. She enacted scenes that had you in the moment. A must tour for anyone interested in plantation life from both owners and slaves perspective.

ichampon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

We love the tour. Our kids and us learned so much from the trip.

Melissa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

My family and I had a wonderful time. Very interesting to see Laura and Oak Alley plantation. Our tour guide at Laura was a descendent and her grandmother had been born in one of the houses.

David G W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Laura plantation was spectacular. Our guide to the plantation was fabulous. Gene our tour guide and driver entertained us with stories of Katrina hurricane with we're very interesting. Throughly enjoyed our whole day

Darrell S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

very enjoyable trip. The lady that was our guide was informative as well as gracious

Dionysia K United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

This was a great tour! Our guide was very pleasant and informative. It's a bittersweet feeling seeing these gorgeous plantations, yet have such a dark past. You get a real idea of how life was for people back then. It was a nice, quiet getaway from all the noise, hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street for a day. Beautiful scenery, getting to see a little of LA outside the parties of French Quarter. If you are a history buff like me, you will love this little excursion!

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