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Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans provided by Gray Line

Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
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Tour snapshot
Tour Oak Alley, one of America’s most famous and well-preserved plantations
Duration:
4h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
25
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    25
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Visit Oak Alley Plantation, one of the South’s most famous and photographed plantations, on a tour down the River Road. And, do it without renting a car. Pass under a canopy of giant oak trees to tour the antebellum mansion and gardens with a costumed guide. Explore the plantation’s elegant yet somber history as you learn about the lives of former inhabitants, including slaves.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn about southern plantation life before the Civil War
  • Tour the elegant ‘Big House’ with a costumed guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from a convenient French Quarter location is included
What to expect
Depart New Orleans from a convenient French Quarter pickup point and ride in a comfortable air-conditioned coach around Lake Pontchartrain and along the Mississippi down River Road. As the bustle of city life fades away, experience the peace and quiet of Louisiana swamp country. Reach the plantation by driving through the "Oak Alley" of giant trees that are more than 250 years old. Tour the perfectly restored rooms of the 1839 Greek Revival mansion, which you may recognize from movies like Interview with a Vampire and Primary Colors. A costumed guide shares Oak Alley’s fascinating history, including stories of Creole plantation life before the Civil War. Spend some free time exploring the grounds, including an exhibit about the slaves who built the plantation and lived there.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about southern plantation life before the Civil War
  • Tour the elegant ‘Big House’ with a costumed guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from a convenient French Quarter location is included
What to expect
Depart New Orleans from a convenient French Quarter pickup point and ride in a comfortable air-conditioned coach around Lake Pontchartrain and along the Mississippi down River Road. As the bustle of city life fades away, experience the peace and quiet of Louisiana swamp country. Reach the plantation by driving through the "Oak Alley" of giant trees that are more than 250 years old. Tour the perfectly restored rooms of the 1839 Greek Revival mansion, which you may recognize from movies like Interview with a Vampire and Primary Colors. A costumed guide shares Oak Alley’s fascinating history, including stories of Creole plantation life before the Civil War. Spend some free time exploring the grounds, including an exhibit about the slaves who built the plantation and lived there.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3780OAK
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    See address & details
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    Oak Alley Plantation
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    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).
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    Pass by
    Lake Pontchartrain
    I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge
    St. Joseph Plantation
    Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Grace N
8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
This is a great option to get out to a plantation house tour from the French Quarter area if you do not have a car. They provide transportation from the French Quarter and arrange the guided tour of the main house. You also have time on your own to view the exhibits about the slave history on the plantation before you depart. The driver also pointed out other plantations along the way and a bit of history of each as well.
Written 6 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gotravel20
Pennsylvania132 contributions
Mar 2022
We did this tour with Cajun Encounters. We were picked up at Canal street and it was about an hours drive to Oak Alley. Our driver pointed out various sights along the way. The plantation has nice grounds with a lot oak trees. The guide at the house was knowledgeable but my regret is that they don’t do a conducted tour of the slave quarters and you are left to explore on your own. They do have someone who explains the history near the slave quarters at designated times but we missed it. The restaurant on site offers authentic dishes and cocktails.
Written 25 March 2022
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Love2Travel
Deer Park, NY1,352 contributions
A well-guided house tour by Shannon. She was very transparent and stating that not all the items we saw were primary sources. Many are primary sources from the actual era, time period. Many of the pieces in the home at the plantation were pieces from that time or donated from a resident that lived there. There’s a short video, 8 minutes, on the production of sugar cane. There were 6 slave houses, which were replicas of the original 20. Very well displayed as they were in the 19th century. Historians were available to answer questions. There’s a beautiful gift shop managed by Nettie and a restaurant to grab a bite to eat, whether you crave sweet or savory.
Written 21 April 2022
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Heather D
New Albany, IN6 contributions
First let me say Oak Alley Plantation was wonderful. Learned when we got there the admission to the plantation was only $25! So that means the bus ride is $44 per person. Before taking off on the bus ride one person in our party of 6 went to the driver to let him know the A/C wasn’t working. His exact words were “it is what it is, it will get better when we start moving”. It was 78 outside and the meeting time was noon. The full bus was getting very hot quickly. The 70 minutes there were bad but not nearly as bad as coming back. It was miserable with just a slight “sorry it’s hot, we didn’t check the A/C on the bus before we left today”. The 2nd line of the inclusions on this tour is a vehicle with A/C. So we as a group paid $264 to ride 2 hours sweating miserably. It did not make for a good trip, kinda ruined it. Then let’s talk about the 2 hours allotted there... it was not busy but the time we had to wait in line to tour the Big House left us with only 15 mins to walk the remainder of the plantation. Suggestion- check for A/C if that is a selling point for your tour and give people enough time to actually get their money’s worth touring the plantation. Oh and if you can’t provide A/C offer a partial refund and maybe check into the A/C if someone brings it up before you embark on a 2 hour trip.
Written 27 February 2021
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John W
Houston, TX272 contributions
Disappointing to say the least. Recommend visitors stop by, admire the stunningly beautiful oaks … and then go to the Houmas plantation. There are limited things to see inside the house, and tour guide had an annoying attitude. We were on the last tour of the day and they had already closed the bathrooms near the big house when we exited from the tour. Guess the guides couldn’t leave fast enough … and we couldn’t either.
Written 7 April 2022
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kitty106
Nacogdoches, TX209 contributions
Mar 2022
Somewhat disappointed after seeing St. Francisville's Rosedown Plantation. One of the biggest downfall was the high price. I assume it's because the plantation is own by a private party. It was a bit chilly the morning of our tour as we waited outside for 15 minutes. There was the opportunity to purchase a mint julip while you wait. There was damage to the grounds and roof from Hurricane Ida. Some of the same type of artifacts found on the grounds displayed in the house was like that of the enslaved houses. A lot of the historical facts that were given during the house tour that could have been read throughout the enslaved houses. As like the previous plantation no flash photos were allowed inside the house due to the artifacts. It was very interesting to see just a sample of the way a slave lived in the heyday.
Written 11 March 2022
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Tierra H
Budapest, Hungary43 contributions
There is so much I want to say about the tour. The grounds is really nice and well kept up, the bar on the way out is really good but the tour needs help!

They have a slave quarters that doesn’t have a guide you just read what is on signs. When you go into the plantation house there is a whole tour about the family that owned the plantation and the family that came after them. The tour made these people seem like they were royalty for owning slaves and that is not the case. Our tour guide ended our tour with “we wouldn’t be here today without this family.” No! We wouldn’t be here without black Africans and African Americans who died catering to white people to make them wealthy.

There was no live story telling about the slaves and how they lived or work you just had to read it. Why is the most important part of the tour is not viewed as important. There Should be a tour of the slaves quarters every 15 mins like there is of the plantation house!
Written 29 May 2021
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SonjaNM
1 contribution
People, be sure you call the tour agency directly before you head over to your booked date and time. We booked a tour for 1pm on 4/11/22 thru Trip Advisor. When we got there at 1230, they stated the tour was at 12pm and we missed the bus. Our Trip Advisor confirmation reflected 1pm, but their system showed us booked for 12pm. Worse yet, we couldn't get our $ back even tho we had proof of the error (fine print still applies). Instead we used the credit to do the steamboat tour that eve, since we wouldn't be able to plan a tour with the credit another day.
We plan to never book thru Trip Advisor again.
Written 12 April 2022
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Susan D
Milton, GA8 contributions
Alton is an outstanding bus driver and tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the area and has an entertaining way of sharing his knowledge. Oak Alley Plantation is a well documented look at life on a sugar cane plantation.
Written 12 November 2021
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Kim P
Rochester, NY307 contributions
The bus driver, Dwayne, was great (especially pulling double duty as driver and guide). The video on the bus ride was informative and interesting. Oak Alley big house tour was good to very good - some interesting family history, comparative slave history, and wonder to see around the house. The reproduced slave quarter provided some detailed historical information. We brought our own poboys for lunch and supplemented with beverages from the shop.
Written 10 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Tour with Robi was educational and fun!
Robi was wonderful, with a depth of knowledge about New Orleans and cocktails. He keep the tour light, engaged, and
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Excellent Guide and Great Tour
In a city full of amazing tour guides, Jim was the best! He gave us an amazing history lesson on New Orleans on our
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Great experience
Jim was very knowledgeable and interesting. Darren was also very sweet. He helped us get safely on and off the bus.
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Architecture, Food and History
My husband and we're visiting new Orleans as part of our Honeymoon trip around the States. Our Gray line tour guide
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Very informative
I’m glad we chose to take a tour of this plantation. The audio tour is very interesting as it explains what life wa
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Alligators and Antebellum Plantations
Jim and Kendrell were a great team for this tour. Jim was very personable and gave us great historical information.
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Plantation and swamp tour
My friends and I had an amazing time on this tour for our girls trip. Jim was a great tour guide. He’s very knowled
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Interesting, fun, and tasty tour w/Robi
Robi was an amazing tour guide, full of interesting facts about the history and culture of NOLA. Each bar was a uni
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Great guides, a long day lots of driving
Swamp tour was pretty short- ample time given for the plantation tour and ability to grab lunch. I couldn’t find a
438saskiaf
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Good trip
We enjoyed the trip. Our guide Dionne and driver Joe were friendly, professional and we learned tons of interesting
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Where's the wildlife
I expected to see more wild life, i suppose the airboats scared the birds off. Saw plenty of alligators. Nice to fl
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Be Sure to do this Tour while in New Orleans
This is a fantastic tour. The plantation is awesome to see and inside and outside. Also enjoyed the swamp tour.
Evelynygl
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Great!
Tour guide was beyond amazing. And everything was organized great. Very enjoyable experience in a large group. I di
cities212
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The plantation is nice and worth a visit, but find another way to get there.
We got to spend less than 2 of the 5 hours of this trip actually at the plantation. Next to a ~1 hour drive there a
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Super fun and the guides made it even better!
How absolutely fun! I visited from NJ and could not wait for the swamp tour! My bus driver was so funny and kind an
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