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Oak Alley Plantation Tour

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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.
Highlights
  • Tour Oak Alley, one of America’s most famous and well-preserved plantations
  • 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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Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • 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.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love the plantation! So beautiful and very educacional Jim (with one m) was very funny, entretaining and he does knows about the subject was very kind to answer all of our questions.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Four of us went on this trip and wow amazing house and experience to see the plantation and all the beautiful gardens. Sad to see what really happened. A must if you are travelling in New Orleans.

Thank bevkitkat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful inside and out. The tour inside the house was quick. The tour guide made it interesting with her stories, but after that there is not a lot to see. Enjoyed the pralines.

Thank heckmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolute must if you come to NOLA. Unreal experience our guide Rhett was so informative, nice, and very kind. Don’t forget to get a mint Julep while your on site. The oak trees are amazing plus the slave quarters really give you a look into...More

Thank Hutchison10
AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oak Alley is an amazing architectural and agriculture look into the 1800's and pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The famous Oak Alley is shown in many movies. During the tour you have an opportunity to visit the house, learn its' story, and learn a lot about past life in the South and slavery. Terrific views and a great lesson of history!

Date of experience: September 2018
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AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oak Alley is noted as the most photographed plantation in the state, and maybe the country. We hope the history and architecture were what you expected as well.

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Alvi2glass
25 August 2019|
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Response from jasrodriguez94 | Reviewed this property |
When I went it was a bus full of people. But once you get off the bus you can do as you please. So not everyone tours the house at the same time, some people roam the grounds or eat lunch at the cafeteria first. They do... More
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Yes it does 8:30-300
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KimBoutwell22
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Response from 678diannem | Reviewed this property |
Roughly 4 hours. 45 mins to get there, 2 hours at the plantation and 45 mins back to New Orleans
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