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New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation

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    What to Expect
    Swamp and Bayou Tour: Choose a morning or afternoon pick‐up from the French Quarter and climb aboard your coach for the 3.75‐hour tour. Make your way to the dock across the Mississippi River and deep into Cajun country, where knowledgable native guides will take you on an unforgettable wildlife‐spotting expedition. Spy nesting alligators, snakes, raccoons and nutria. True animal enthusiasts will love the getting an up close (an interactive) at the Bayou Nature Wildlife Show. Get great up‐close photos and learn about the history and mystery of the swamps and the Cajun people, including the origin of their famous gumbo dish.

    Your coach returns to the French Quarter by mid‐afternoon or evening.

    Oak Alley Plantation Tour: This 4.5‐hour tour departs at noon year‐round from the French Quarter. Grab a seat in the comfortable coach and journey back in time to the pre‐Civil War era.

    Feel the spirit of the Old South as you arrive at Oak Alley Plantation and 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 knowledgable guides, donning period costumes, 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.Important Note: Each leg of the tour must be taken on a separate day. The Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour operates twice daily, and the Oak Alley Plantation Tour departs daily at noon. At checkout, note which date you would like to take each separate tour in the special requirements box.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Local guide
    • Narrated boat cruise
    • Guided tour of plantation home
    • Local Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
    • Entry/Admission - Adventures of Jean Lafitte
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • 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
    • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, they can be placed in the storage compartment on the bus. If the wheelchair is a scooter, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier for a handicap-accessible bus. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher
    • Important Note: Tours must be taken on different days.The Swamp and Bayou and Oak Alley Plantation Tour both operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (Daily in 2016). At checkout, select the date of your Swamp and Bayou Tour and then fill in the date you want to take the Oak Alley Plantation Tour in the special requirements box.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our Tour Guide Nancy was amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable of the area and made sure if she didn't know the answer for a question, she would get it for us before the end of the tour! Loved her and look forward to seeing her again when we come back to NOLA!
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    Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation
    Responded 22 Jul 2019
    Nancy is a terrific tour guide and would be delighted to share a new tour and experience with you.
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    Ken was an excellent tour guide! Very entertaining and educational! Also he was great with telling us about the history of the city.
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    The tours themselves weren't bad -- I just think you could find similar tours for much cheaper. The tours are split between two days, and once you get to the plantation, you're on your own. Essentially, you've only paid them to get you out there. Go with a tour that does
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    The swamp tour was good. Skip the plantation tour. We had to wait in line for 40 minutws once we got to the plantation. This meant we did not have enough time to visit the slave buildings and other parts of the plantation. The tour company should have ensured our group was
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    Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation
    Responded 2 Dec 2018
    I am not sure if you took the combination tour or the separate tours, so to know which plantation you visited. We work with the plantations on timing but it appears that it was an extremely busy day there. As much as we would like to be able to have our guests taken to the front of the line, that is not a process that the plantations will agree to conduct. Your visit was at very busy time, but our apologies that your tour was not as timely as you would have appreciated.
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    Such a great set of tours, we enjoyed both days! Learned a lot from the great tour guides! Would definitely book these tours on a repeat trip! Thank you!
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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