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Oak Alley Plantation Tour

Oak Alley Plantation Tour
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Tour snapshot
Tour Oak Alley, one of America’s most famous and well-preserved plantations
Duration:
4h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
25
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    25
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Visit Oak Alley Plantation, one of the South’s most famous and photographed plantations, on a tour down the River Road. And, do it without renting a car. Pass under a canopy of giant oak trees to tour the antebellum mansion and gardens with a costumed guide. Explore the plantation’s elegant yet somber history as you learn about the lives of former inhabitants, including slaves.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3780OAK
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 11 Jan 2022
A note from Oak Alley Plantation Tour
Proof of at least one vaccine dose for all eligible individuals 12 years & older, or a negative COVID-19 PCR, molecular, or antigen test within 72 hours, is required at most indoor venues including dining &entertainment venues.,Beginning Jan. 3, this will extend to all individuals 5 years & older*.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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.
    See address & details
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    Oak Alley Plantation
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    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).
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    Pass by
    Lake Pontchartrain
    I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge
    St. Joseph Plantation
    Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mahyar G
2 contributions
The driver was nice, courteous and helpful. The bus was clean. The plantation house is beautiful and the historic artifacts are nicely displayed. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful and the grounds are absolutely beautiful.
Written 20 January 2022
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roniel41
Derry, NH14 contributions
Jan 2022
The operator (Gray Line) cancelled the tour without notifying us even though they had our phone number and email address.
The tour was supposed to start at 1:00 pm. We arrived at 12:30 and redeemed our vouchers for tickets at the office. We were told the bus would arrive by 12:45. When the bus wasn't there at 1:00, we went back to the office to inquire. We were told the bus was a little behind but would come any moment. At 1:15. a lady came over from the office and told us that the tour had been cancelled days ago and we should have been notified.
We hadn't been notified ahead of time, nor had we been offered an alternative tour or a refund.
Written 15 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Claude O
172 contributions
Dec 2021
We drove to the plantation from New Orleans, it took us approximately 1 hour to get there, the plantation is well maintained, we mostly explored the grounds: the west garden with fragrant rosemary ,azaleas, elephant ears.., the east garden with the roses, the iconic oak alley that didn't look like the pictures, some of the branches had been cut but it was still beautiful, these oak trees have borne witness to all the transformations that occurred to the plantation. We chose to visit Oak alley plantation because they have recreated the slave quarters, depicting slaves' living conditions. There is a restaurant, a shop and a spirit corner on grounds
Written 1 January 2022
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Val636
Sayreville, NJ40 contributions
Oak Alley is truly a remarkable amazing place! Well kept and clean. Staff is very informative and more than happy to answer any questions. So much history to learn and see here. Everyone follows all safety precautions necessary. Gift shop, food and restrooms A+
Written 1 January 2022
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Adam S
Pittsburgh, PA25 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
A worthy journey if you have a few days visiting NOLA. Lots of interesting history and beautiful picture taking opportunities. Don't expect to spend too long here though, there's not much to do beyond 2 hours.
Written 31 December 2021
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FeliciaL-Connecticut
Westport, CT111 contributions
Dec 2021
This is the one not to miss. And it will seem familiar since so many movies are filmed here. Because it's the best.
Written 30 December 2021
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SuzyLizzy915
4 contributions
Dec 2021
We took the Grayline from New Orleans to the plantation and it was nice to have our tour guide talk to us the whole time. It made the hour pass quickly and gave us good history tidbits of the area. The plantation was wonderful! We enjoyed the tour of the big house along with the tour on our own of the grounds. Then we ate lunch at the restaurant and enjoyed the fried green tomato BLT. If we had known about the B&B, we may have done that as well.
Written 30 December 2021
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Rob
Oswego, IL4 contributions
This was our 2nd tour at a plantation. This gave a different view of wealth status back in the day. Whitney plantation was out 1st. The guide need to add life to his tour speech but did ok. It was a perfect good 2-hours from start to finish with time to explore on our own. I’m glad we visited.
Written 13 December 2021
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Valerie S
2 contributions
We went through Greyline tours for the Oak Alley Plantation tour. It was a very nice experience. Our tour guide, Alton, was very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans and the plantations. He made us feel welcome and comfortable throughout the bus ride to the plantations. I highly recommend this tour and it is worth the money for sure!
Written 7 December 2021
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Nancy E
Sumner, WA6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
The bus driver was fun and informative. The tour guide at the plantation was informative and very engaging. The grounds and the exhibits were beautiful
Written 1 December 2021
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Great tour!
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly! I enjoyed the tour. Unfortunately, we were only able to see one
Aladdin A
Aladdin A
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We had a great time. Ruby was excellent at storytelling and very informative about the history.
We had a great time. Ruby was excellent at storytelling and very informative about the history. Will definitely do
CHRIS L
CHRIS L
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amazing Day on the sugar plantation
LOVED this tour, first time to new orleans and picked this tour! the bus was clean and the tour guide & bus driver
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Worst experience ever. DONT DO IT!
We wasted 3.5 hrs of our lives. The bus ride to the swamp was the best part. Our driver was funny and the bus was w
rhod819147
rhod819147
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2 hours well spent
Booked the basic trip so cannot comment on food but overheard positive comments. We went on a quiet day so plenty o
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eringM4540NG
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Great tour
We saw Oak Alley and took a swamp tour. Jim was a great tour guide. He was funny and knowledgeable. I’m glad we wen
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Thanks Kate !
Kate our guide was amazing ! What a storyteller : ) Would definitely recommend, we learned some history and hear
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Tourist32986370642
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Plantation and swamp tour
Jim, Alton and Swamp Tom were great. We were well entertained the whole day. We really enjoyed getting to see some
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Great experience!
Robi did an awesome job! He was very knowledgeable, added humor, and spoke very well. I defended recommend this tou
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We had a great time!
Tour guide John was very informative with the city history. The pace was good you didn't feel like you were rushed
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Professional
The guide was fantastic. He loves as clearly really experienced and thoughtful. Very professional for a badass Caju
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Fun and educational tour
This is an excellent tour! Our guide Jim was very knowledgeable, he conveyed information in a very engaging and int
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Judith and Davi... M
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Swamp Boat tour--waiting around
The information received during the bus ride to the swamp boat assembly area was interesting but not always intelli
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Jim is the BEST tour guide in NOLA!
Jim is hands down the best tour guide you can get in New Orleans. He was funny, knowledgeable, and an absolute plea
purdcm
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Powerful
Powerful tour. I've been to Oak Alley Plantation and there is a stark difference. Both are worth a visit. Touring W
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