Guided tour

From New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation Tour

4.4 / 5

74 reviews

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company

From New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation Tour

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 70 per person

Visit Oak Alley Plantation, named for the double row of southern live oak trees that date back to the 18th century. Learn about plantation life, see antique farm equipment and join a tour led by a guide in traditional dress.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
The pickup time starts at 8:15 AM and the time frame is between 8:15 AM and 8:45 AM. Please be ready at the start of pickup time as the bus will be pulling up in front of your pickup point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Get an insight into life on a plantation
  • See the famous southern oak trees that gave Oak Alley Plantation its name
  • Marvel at the evocative Antebellum architecture
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in New Orleans, and then make your way to the Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie. Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, Oak Alley was named for the 28 huge oak trees that line the road leading up to – and pre-dating – the plantation house. Admire the Greek Revival architecture of the house, built in the 19th century for one of the wealthiest families of the South. See original features, including antique farm machinery, and avail of amenities such as a restaurant and souvenir shop. Be led by a guide wearing authentic plantation-style clothes and hear about the first example of Antebellum restoration along the legendary River Road.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry ticket
  • Guided tour
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks and refreshments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The drive to Oak Alley takes approximately 75 minutes
  • Walking is required on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 74 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Mini bus picked us up almost an hour after our designated time and then drove us to the big bus which was right in front of our hotel. We could have saved the walk to the pick up hotel (I’m wearing a knee brace) and just gotten on there. We were sent an email with a pick-up time between 8-8:15. We actually got picked up at 8:55. Bus ride was like being on a roller coaster because the ride was so bumpy.

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March 9, 2022

Great experience! Quite disturbing to be honest. The house and the green spaces are incredibly calm, clean and peaceful…. But when you know the reality of what really happened there, the atmosphere becomes heavy and heavy. Our guide was great! And gave us lots of information on the city and the surrounding area throughout the journey, while leaving us free time on arrival at the farm. You can thus visit the exhibition on slavery which is chilling and allows us to remember the horrors that happened there. Visiting the house is not insignificant either. Overall it was a very enriching experience that allows us to soak up and better understand the history of Louisiana. We recommend 100%. Essential if you are visiting Louisiana.

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February 20, 2022

We had the best driver, who regaled us all the way to the plantation. Then, the place was immaculate, with great docents helping you understand what you are seeing. It gave you a good perspective on a part of our history. Surprised at how small house was and how much better the slave quarters were (still not great) than often portrayed by Hollywood. A great adventure.

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May 18, 2021

Product ID: 145617