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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.

Highlights

  • Tour of Oak Alley Plantation
  • One of the most photographed plantations ever
  • Guided tour reveals the fascinating stories of the home and history of the Oak Valley Plantation
  • Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings - Oak Alley Plantation

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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

Karen O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was great. Everyone from our bus driver to every staff person at the plantation was friendly and very informative. If you want a look back at life during and after slavery this is a great opportunity to see it. My only complaint was the drive was definitely longer than was said on the site but it was not horrible because of info and scenery.

Zhaoyun W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour guide is very nice! Great tour totally worth the money.

Marco S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Kurt H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

What an amazing place. Really enjoyed seeing this wonderful plantation. The bus driver gave us a running commentary about the history of New Orleans and the vicinity on the way there and back and we learned so.much. Loved it.

Selena T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We LOVED this tour and would suggest anyone to visit. The guide was great and funny and the Oak Alley plantation was a sight to see for sure.

Kathryn O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a wonderful tour, and our driver Kenneth is a big reason why.. He was very informative, told gret stories and was a good communicator.

The plantation tour itself was also very good. Our guide was very knowledgable. It would have been nice to have some of the grounds included in the tour.

Victoria N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide, and I am sorry I forgot his name, was creative, informative, and funny. All around he made the trip extremely enjoyable. The while outing was exceptional

Yolanda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Beautiful place. I learned a lot about the plantation from the very knowledgeable guide.

Gerardo V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The driver and guides were knowledgeable and experienced.

John J C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Tour guide at the plantation was terrific and our bus tour guide, Kendrell from the tour operator was even better. I highly recommend this one.

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