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Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ antebellum south on a half‐day tour of Oak Alley Plantation. Take a journey through time to the manicured estate and into the gorgeous home, built in 1839. View stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantation’s fascinating – and often somber – histories from expert guides.


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What You Can Expect

Tour of Oak Alley Plantation

Your 4.5‐hour historic plantation tour departs mid‐day from the French Quarter. Settle into a comfortable seat on the air‐conditioned coach and prepare for a journey back to the Old South, before the American Civil War shook the foundation of plantation‐life. Enjoy lively onboard commentary from your guide as you trace the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain and Great River Road en route to Oak Alley Plantation, one of the most photographed plantations ever.

Upon arrival, 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 knowledgeable guides, donning period costumes, will 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.

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Customer Reviews

Nyota F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was incredibly informative and the grounds are beautiful. Our guide was fantastic and shared great details about the families which lived on the plantation as well as traditions and customs those families followed. Make sure you bring your camera because the oaks are breathtaking. I highly recommend this.

Alison B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great tour. We were guided around the plantation and told the history of the family who lived there. Then we were given time to buy some lunch and souvenirs, and look around the grounds on our own. Very enjoyable.

Pamela C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our guide, Ken, was entertaining and knowledgeable. The Oak Alley Plantation guide explained the history and artifacts very well. The only downside was the Plantation's Deli--eat before you take the tour if possible.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

How can you not visit a plantation when visiting New Orleans. This was the most popular one because this is where Interview with a Vampire was shot as well as Forrest Gump. The grounds were beautiful. The mansion the guides were dressed in period clothing and told us about the story of the family that owned the mansion. We saw the slave quarters and got to tour the grounds. Awesome tour for a first time visit to New Orleans!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour is as life like as you can get. Everything there is true examples on how hard the work was for everyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour was amazing, the guide was so knowledgeable and made the bus ride seem short with all his info and stories along the way both to and from the plantation. The plantation itself was absolutely beautiful and the tour was great and really informative, I feel like we almost didn't have enough time to wander the property but the time we did have was great. I recommend getting a mint julep while there! Would definitely do this tour again!

Janith S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very interesting and informative tour. All of the guides and employees of the shops were helpful and polite. Highly recommend this tour.

Colleen K M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The plantation was beautiful. A must see. We had a wonderful guide, Daniel. He gave us so much history on our way to the plantation. It was very interesting.

Robert R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Ken, our driver/guide, was delightful. Funny, informative, and engaging. The plantation is beautiful and full of history and stories. The slave quarters are eye opening.

Jennifer C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a great trip! The bus ride was very comfortable and enjoyable. Plenty of time to look around the grounds and get something to eat. Would highly recommend going this way.

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