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

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  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 5.5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2292WEST
Go beyond New Orleans to tour two grand Louisiana plantations on the banks of the Mississippi River. Watch guides in period costume 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 is limited to 13 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.

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
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.

Head along the Great River Road on the shores of the Mississippi to Oak Alley Plantation. During your 1.5-hour tour, admire the mansion's Greek Revival architecture, and listen to guides in period costume talk about the lives of those who called the plantation home. Afterward, enjoy some free time to walk under the spectacular canopy of 28 giant live oaks on the plantation grounds.

Leave Oak Alley and continue along the Great River Road. Pass Whitney, St Joseph and Evergreen plantations and learn about their histories from your guide before arriving at Laura Plantation, a lovely Creole plantation surrounded by sugarcane fields. After seeing the mansion, explore the outbuildings and lush flower and vegetable gardens. Your 1.5-hour guided tour finishes up in one of the slave cabins where the West African folktales that inspired the Br'er Rabbit stories were said to be recorded.

Following your tour of Laura Plantation, reboard your van for the ride back to New Orleans. Your 5.5-hour Louisiana plantation experience ends with drop-off at your hotel.

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Tour departs from downtown New Orleans and French Quarter hotels only

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

Oak Alley Plantation

Inclusions:
  • Transport by air-conditioned 13-passenger van
  • Guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation
  • Guided tour of Laura Plantation
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
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.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Service animals are permitted. Please advise at time of booking to arrange accommodations
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Andrea W, December 2014

great tour. Our tour guide, Madeline, was very knowledgeable. the Laura plantation guide was both knowledeable and entertaining. it would be great if lunch could be included as well.

Reviewed by: ericfaulkes, December 2014

Very interesting and informative tour.Highly recommended.

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Tour code: 2292WEST