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Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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
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.

This activity will end right where it started.
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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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:
Where is the departure point for the Oak Alley Plantation Tour?
A:The tour begins at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse Street & the Mississippi River - at the Steamboat Natchez Dock (400 Toulouse Street.)
Jun 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the Oak Alley Plantation Tour?
A:There are public parking lots on Decatur Street that charge hourly rates. Some require prepayment through an automated kiosk on site. The parking lot closest to the tour departure point is Jax Lot # P401, 500 Decatur St.
Jun 2021
Q:
What should I wear for the Oak Alley Plantation Tour?
A:Casual attire is appropriate. Walking portions may be on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes. During warmer months we recommend lightly colored clothing. Caps/hats, umbrellas, and sunscreen are also suggested.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I take photos/videos during the Oak Alley Plantation Tour?
A:For the most part, yes. However, flash photography and/or video is not allowed inside the house. Your tour guide will be sure to inform you.
Jun 2021
Q:
How long is the actual tour at the Oak Alley Plantation?
A:You will spend approximately 2.25 hours at Oak Alley Plantation.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is the Oak Alley Plantation Tour handicap accessible?
A:Yes. Please notate any requirements in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout so that an appropriate vehicle can be arranged. NOTE: Portions of the Plantation are only accessible by stairs.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is food available during the Oak Alley Plantation Tour?
A:Yes, you can purchase a snack, salad or sandwich in the Plantation Café to enjoy at the picnic tables or aboard the coach.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans?
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 with Transportation from New Orleans.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans?
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 with Transportation from New Orleans.

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  • "Not everyone is allowed inside at the same time, and there is no photography allowed inside." See review
  • "A pleasant getaway from NOLA, Oak Alley is a little over an hour drive." See review

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star-5
Glad I went on this tour.
stefanie_b
, May 2022
My daughter and I had a great time. It is nice to walk the grounds without a guide. We walked at our own leisure. Our bus driver was very friendly.
star-5
Great time at Oak Alley
Peter_N
, May 2022
Our tour was on Monday 5-16 at noon. I believe our driver was George. He was great. Very honest in his abilities. The plantation was incredible. Higy recommend
star-5
Excellent tour
Ray_R
, May 2022
Excellent tour around of the house led by Tony , plenty of information about the house and those who have lived there
star-5
Time travel experience
Joe_G
, May 2022
The tour guide had so much information,the bus ride was comfortable.The actual plantation was very informative historically
star-5
Breathtaking and our driver, George, was fantastic
Dianna_G
, May 2022
Absolutely beautiful! The grounds were stunning. The slave quarters were no really representative of the The internal conditions but the outside was a good representation.
star-5
I do declare!
Bobby_R
, May 2022
The Home is amazing . My tour guide Tony was very informative and kept the tour lively. The entire plantation is amazing . Just so everyone is aware no pictures inside the home during tours.
star-3
Not quite what I expected
Dawn_S
, May 2022
According to reviews I was under the impression that the drivers were also story tellers-sharing information along the drive. That is not the case. The bus company did show a video on the way to the plantation that was interesting but was difficult to hear over the noise of the engine. The driver was friendly though. The plantation tour was great, just not enough time to see it all.
star-5
Worth it!!!!
Karen_S
, May 2022
The Plantation was very large!!! Groinds beautiful!!! The live Virginia oaks are awesome!!!! Wish we would have had time to sit down and eat.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Karen - thank you for letting us know of your good time.
star-5
Loved this!
Grace_B
, May 2022
What a lovely experience. Really get to see what life was like back then. Recommend the tour inside the plantation.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for the great review
star-4
History Tour
Daphenie_A
, May 2022
Oak trees are beautiful, good tour of plantation.. very insightful. Bus trip was nice. Learned alot.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review

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