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

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Small-Group Tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans
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Go beyond New Orleans to tour two grand Louisiana plantations on the banks of the Mississippi River. Watch historian guides bring to life the history of Oak Alley Plantation, named after a double row of live oaks planted nearly 300 years ago. Then tour the Creole Laura Plantation with its sweeping sugarcane fields and historically significant slave quarters. Admire several other plantations on the Great River Road from afar, and learn their unique stories. This small-group tour allows a limited number of people to ensure a more personalized attention from your guide.
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In Brief

Location:
New Orleans, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
All entrance fees included
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Small-group tour
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, LA

Your trip back in time to the Antebellum South begins with pickup from your New Orleans hotel. Travel with your small group by van along the shores of Lake Ponchartrain as your guide shares facts and stories about plantation culture.

Stop At: Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7079

Tour Oak Alley Plantation to admire this Louisiana jewel of Greek Revival architecture. Guides will bring to life the stories of generations who lived on this land. They will share with you every detail of this mansion’s history since 1830. You will have some free time to walk around under a spectacular canopy of 28 giant live oaks thriving on the mansion’s grounds. Visit the reconstructed slave quarters and the “Slavery at Oak Alley” exhibits.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, 2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-5409

Visit the Laura Plantation, a Creole Plantation with historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Transport by air-conditioned 14-passenger van, with exact pick up time provided
  • Guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation
  • Guided tour of Laura Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please specify hotel at time of purchase. We pick up in New Orleans at any hotel, Bed & Breakfast or select Airbnbs, uptown (close to St. Charles Ave.), in (or close to) the French Quarter, and on the Westbank.

We do not pick up by the airport, in New Orleans East, in Slidell, or on the North Shore.

Supplier will contact you the day before your tour to give you an exact pick up time.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies to all children and infants
  • Service animals are permitted. Please advise at time of booking to arrange accommodations
  • Tour cannot accommodate wheelchairs of any kind
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

While the visit to the two plantations were both beautiful and informative, it was our tour guide Gisèle that made the day more special. She is very knowledgeable of the culture and history of the area and loves her job. She was great!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Giselle, the driver for our Tours by Isabelle Plantation Tour was an excellent driver/tour guide. She was a lot of fun and provided quite a bit of the history of New Orleans and the plantations. Our 2 plantation tours were both excellent but if you can only do one it should be Laura.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Laura focused more on the story of one family and much about the history and life of the slaves. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable. Nice gift shop. Oak Alley was beautiful, home and grounds. Also nice restaurant and good food. More info about plantation life. Very informative and enjoyable. Don't miss.. Most enjoyable
• Submitted 08 Apr 2018
We had a great time and our driver was very knowledgeable about the history of NOLA as well as both plantations. It was a full day and worth the price on Viator!
• Submitted 08 Apr 2018
This was an excellent tour. Our guide, John, was well informed and answered several questions as well as providing us with a good amount of information on the drive to the plantations. The two plantations are very different, but the plantation guides were wonderful. I would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2018
Great tour, very well organized. Excellent guide. Isabelle was also extremely nice and helpful when we forgot our wallet in the tour van.
• Submitted 24 Mar 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
• Submitted 17 Feb 2018
small group was great
• Submitted 31 Jan 2018
Everything was perfect! Very interesting, positive and informative!
• Submitted 24 Jan 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.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2018
Great guide Gene. Excellent visits to Clara and Oak Tree, very well narrated. Many thanks
• Submitted 06 Jan 2018
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.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2017
Our guide had a TON of information about both plantations.
• Submitted 18 Dec 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 02 Dec 2017
Really enjoyed our tour. Driver and tour guides at the plantations were so entertaining and knowledgeable. Had a great day.
• Submitted 27 Nov 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.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2017
excellent tour
• Submitted 02 Nov 2017
A real feel for life back them. Highly recommend this tour. Our guide was great!
• Submitted 28 Oct 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.
• Submitted 27 Oct 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 :
• Submitted 15 Oct 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.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 15 Sep 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.
• Submitted 22 Aug 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!
• Submitted 08 Aug 2017

In Brief

Location:
New Orleans, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
All entrance fees included
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Small-group tour

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