Oak Alley Plantation Tour

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Oak Alley Plantation Tour
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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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In Brief

Location:
New Orleans, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
4 hours 30 minutes
Operates:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

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

Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings - Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839. Marvel at the unbelievable quarter-mile long alley of 28 magnificent Oak trees, each over 250 years old.

Perhaps the most photographed plantation ever, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire", "Primary Colors" and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, "Days of our Lives".

Your guided Oak Valley Plantation tour will reveal the stories of the home and its history. View the Majestic Cypress Trees in Louisiana's swamps bordering the Mississippi River. You can purchase a snack, salad or sandwich in the Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor to enjoy at the picnic tables or aboard the coach (not included in price).

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Pass By: Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, LA

Although called a lake, this is actually a large lagoon and brackish estuary fed by fresh water rivers and connected to the Gulf of Mexico. Covering 630 square miles (1600 km2) it is one of the largest wetlands in North America.

Pass By: I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge, St Rose, LA 70087, USA

View the spillway, a flood control operation in the Lower Mississippi west of New Orleans. The spillway, when open, allows floodwaters from the Mississippi River to flow into Lake Pontchartrain and thence into the Gulf of Mexico.

Pass By: St. Joseph Plantation, 3535 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7073

Historic plantation, circa 1830, that remains a family owned working sugar plantation today along with sister property Felicity Plantation, circa 1846.

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

Historic Creole sugar cane plantation, circa 1805, and plantation complex with 12 buildings on the National Register.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Departure Point

Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • Wheelchair Access: If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.
  • Guests using a wheelchair at Oak Alley Plantation will have access to the gift shop, restrooms, and museum via a ramp. The plantation grounds are accessible; however, there are narrow and uneven dirt paths. The main house tour is not accessible to guest traveling in wheelchairs and is not required to be modified as it is a historic home; however, the basement is accessible. Guests would be able to view the slave quarters, but would not have access to enter.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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

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

Susan the tour guide for Grayline and Joe our bus driver were awesome! Susan explained so much history about New Orleans and the plantations. She also gave great recommendations for restaurants and attractions to visit while on New Orleans.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
We had a wonderful time at oak alley. The plantation house was so very beautiful. They also had a lovely girl telling us later about the slave conditions and there hard lives. The bus ride was long but the girl who was the tour guide was very interesting and knowledgeable. We would take it again.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2019
Enjoyed the plantation it was well maintained and beautful. We enjoyed how they do a comparison of life as a owner versus slave.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our tour guide Dionne was wonderful! Very knowledgeable about anything and everything New Orleans. This made the hour long bus ride more entertaining.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our bus driver Gerald was fantastic! He was so animated and took 2 different routes there and back. We got stuck in rush hour on the way back for about an extra 45mins (just plan for this with dinner reservations). The bus left at precisely 12pm and we got back about 5:20pm. The oak trees were everything I could hope for and more! It was crazy hot so we stopped on-site for a Mint Julep and Arnold Palmer with gator bites, all amazing!!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
You will feel regret if you did not meet Erica, hope I put right name here. First time I learned the city history and some background very clearly from a tourist guide. The route we went there was picked to show particular scenery in this city. The time on the bus is easy and interesting...
• Submitted 04 Mar 2019
Guide was very informative in the bus ride out. Had plenty of time to walk around the plantation. Really enjoyed the whole experience
• Submitted 28 Jan 2019
Loved this tour. Only downside was there were too many people in the house at one time
• Submitted 21 Jun 2018
It was great!
• Submitted 30 Mar 2018
Tour was great but much too short. Would have loved to stay longer.
• Submitted 27 Mar 2018
My husband and I enjoyed the tour very much. The ride each way was about 1 hr and 15 min and was very pleasant, especially because of our tour guide Gerald. When we arrived at Oak Alley we were told we would have over 2 hours there including the tour, which would take about 40 minutes. We thought that would be too long a time to spend there, but we needed the time to explore the exhibit buildings, gift shop, snack bar, and tour the main house. Ann was our tour guide of the main house, and was extremely knowledgeable actually she knew the family that lived there, and spent time there as a young girl. The only negative about this tour was that we thought it would take 4 hours, but was actually about 5 hours. I would definitely recommend touring Oak Alley Plantation.
• Submitted 26 Mar 2018
Really enjoyed the trip. It's about an hour by bus from New Orleans, which gives you about 2 hours on the estate which is about enough. The slavery exhibition is a bit sugar coated. Conditions and the lives of the slaves were miserable but they appear to have lived in a bit of a holiday camp. The house is lovely but the exhibits are a bit thin.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2018
Especially enjoyed this tour and all the amazing information that was provided. The bus driver entertained us with wonderful history and GREAT knowledge of the area. Enjoyed a glass of wine at Oak Alley which was unexpected. Had a GREAT DAY !!
• Submitted 09 Mar 2018
Overall an excellent tour. Our tour guide, Super Sandy, and driver, Diane, were great. Stopping at Whitney Plantation to let out another tour group cut our time at Oak Alley Plantation by about 30 minutes, but we were able to see everything.
• Submitted 23 Feb 2018
This is a must see plantation home. The tour itself was wonderful. my wife and I learned so much about how plantation life was back in the pre Civil War days. Make sure to take your camera. they allow you snap as many photos as you want.
• Submitted 15 Feb 2018
Wonderful look into the past antebellum era, lot of time to wander around by yourself and also take the tour of the house. The bus driver did a good job sharing interesting things during the 1 hour drive to the plantation.
• Submitted 14 Feb 2018
In spite of the rain on the day of the tour, it was a very good way to spend the day. The rain did put a little damper on the tour, but overall it was great. The rain did shorten the walking of the grounds.
• Submitted 10 Feb 2018
Beautiful Planation and the grounds were amazing and very interesting. Our bus driver was very informative on the trip there and back. The tour guide in the house did a wonderful job of speaking and telling us the story of the plantation. Glad we chose Viator tour.
• Submitted 25 Jan 2018
This plantation was amazing with great history behind it! Just wish I has more time in NO to see more!
• Submitted 27 Dec 2017
Awesome and sooo beautiful! Very informative and knowledgeable! Would put on a bucket list. A must see.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2017
Great trip to Oak Alley. The coach was air conditioned and comfortable and it was about a little over an hour drive to the plantation. The plantation was beautiful as promised. The only thing I would change is having a bit more time at the plantation to visit more of the grounds and the gift shop. We only had about two hours there and I am the type of person who likes to take a leisurely stroll to see everything.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2017
Very interesting to see how things were
• Submitted 08 Oct 2017
Great tour! Amazing history and stories of this beautiful plantation home. Great tour guide of the home and grounds. Grounds well equip with amenities and cafe. Tour driver Jude amazing! New Orleans local, knew tonnes of stories and interesting facts about the city and surrounding areas. Gave great history about hurricane Katrina and other massive events in New Orleans. Recommend this tour.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2017
Photos don't do it justice. Breath taking!!
• Submitted 02 Oct 2017

In Brief

Location:
New Orleans, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
4 hours 30 minutes
Operates:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

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