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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

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.
  • 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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Guided tour of plantation home
Air-conditioned vehicle
Local guide
Local taxes
Gratuities
Lunch

Departure Point

400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Oak Alley Plantation
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
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Lake Pontchartrain
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
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
Historic plantation, circa 1830, that remains a family owned working sugar plantation today along with sister property Felicity Plantation, circa 1846.
Pass By:  
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Historic Creole sugar cane plantation, circa 1805, and plantation complex with 12 buildings on the National Register.
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line New Orleans

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oak Alley Plantation Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Oak Alley Plantation Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oak Alley Plantation Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Oak Alley Plantation Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oak Alley Plantation Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Oak Alley Plantation Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oak Alley Plantation Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Oak Alley Plantation Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Oak Alley Plantation Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Oak Alley Plantation Tour.

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  • "The drive each way is about an hour and 15 minutes." See review

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Good tour bad reservations
Ashley_H
, May 2021
The tour was amazing. But dont waste your time with this reservation. Pickup time was 12 and drop off was 430. We didnt get back til 5 oclock which messed with our dinner reservations. You can drive to the plantation and it cost less for tickets.
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star-5
Love the view
Stephanie_C
, May 2021
This is a tour staple. If you want to see the most amazing plantation with the most amazing views you need to take this tour. You will not regret it!
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Not worth the money
Lauren-P
, May 2021
FYI: the ride to the plantation is already 1.5 hrs. We did not have a tour guide for the bus but our driver did his best while multitasking. Once arrived at the location, you only have a quick guide for the big house that’s it, the rest you’re on your own. I think it’s overpriced for what we got. We paid $138 for 2 people.
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Mic and speaker doesn’t work
Laulaulauren
, May 2021
The mic and speaker on the bus wasn’t working properly so We couldn’t hear anything from the guide. Went on this tour to hear additional info.... but couldn’t hear anything. Recommend driving yourself there and buying the same ticket at the plantation.
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I'll drive myself next time
Tavia_C
, May 2021
The plantation was beautiful. I learned that next time I'll drive myself and only pay $20 and have all the time I want. Had to leave plantation tour early to make it back to the bus in time. Too short of time allowed by tour company. But I will say drive was super nice and also had to double as tour guide.
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star-5
Beautiful site
Judith_C
, Apr 2021
D was a great driver. We so enjoyed her warm greeting and desire to make sure everyone was comfortable. The plantation guide Anthony was informative and so knowledgeable. The plantation is beautiful and so well preserved
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star-4
Nice place to go
ROSE_C
, Apr 2021
The plantation is beautifully kept. The bus was comfortable. The ride there had a video of plantations, the ride back had nothing.
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star-5
Awesome
Angela_M
, Apr 2021
Elton our driver was 😎 awesome! We loved our tour! We will definitely come back to New Orleans for another great adventure.
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star-4
Unique Family memories
federfeitellisa
, Apr 2021
Our family, the Feitels, co-owned Oak Alley in the late 19th Century and it was great to see the house and the signage, which included family photos we haven’t seen before. Just wish we had a little more time there—would have liked to visit the gift shop!
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star-4
Stunning place to see
Carley_J
, Apr 2021
The grounds are beautiful. I wish there was more to see in the main house. Definitely worth the trip!
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