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“Edward was a great guide and driver”
Review of Legendary Tours

Legendary Tours
Ranked #47 of 244 Tours in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Legendary tours is a locally owned and operated company dedicated to enhancing your visit in the Big Easy. Hop aboard our 27 passenger luxury style bus and allow us to navigate you through one of the nation's top tourist plantations homes Whitney and Oak Alley Plantations.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We booked a tour to the Whitney Plantation. Edward called the morning of the tour to say when he would pick us up. During the drive he discussed the New Orleans area and pointed out sites along the way.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Every element of the tour was done well, from Edward who not only drove safely and was on time, but offered great information on the area and at the plantation. Our tour guide, Ali, provided not only useful information but a context for that information and the different structures on the grounds. We recommend this tour to anyone who is willing to be uncomfortable with a painful part of the American experience to learn so much "in person."

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The Legendary tour to the Whitney Plantation was exceptional! It was emotionally moving and educational.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We booked the Oak Alley/Whitley Combo tour, nicknamed “Beaty and the Beast”. Edward, our driver/guide, made entry and exit into the tours seamless. We were ushered into the tours quickly and easily, so we didn’t have to waste time navigating lines and ticket windows. He was a wealth of information, and kept us on time.
My wife also lost some expensive sunglasses on the bus, and Edward drove them to our hotel front desk! He promised to bring them the morning of our departure, but stopped by with them the night before. Bravo!

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We had booked the double plantation tour of the Whitney and the Oaks. We really wanted to do this tour and Edward made it happen for us, despite the fact that we didn't meet the five person minimum. Not only did he make this happen, for a very reasonable upcharge, but he booked us with Leroyal, who was personable, professional, and amazing. We we were on a Sunday drive with a friend, going at a relaxed pace and talking about everything from crawfish to Papa Noel bonfires!

As to the Plantations themselves, I would recommend you do two. The Oaks was a beautiful plantation where the focus is on the family, the house, and sugarcane processing as an industry. You can have mint juleps as you stroll the grounds. This was an excellent counterpoint to the Whitney, which was more magnificent in its way.

The Whitney plantation highlights an earlier, working plantation home, that is more an education center than just a tour. The focus here is on the slave industry and the millions of enslaved peoples who were brought unwilling to America and their life once they arrived. We were nervous, like we were before visiting the concentration camps in Germany, because these topics are difficult to hear but so very important to understand. The guides at the Whitney did an amazing job blending stories of heartbreak and humor, and telling us facts that dispelled some myths but confirmed others. The guides all have a passion for learning and will answer any question; making you laugh when you are down. I really enjoyed the tour and would consider it a must do when in New Orleans.

The Whitney's gift shop, while small, is wonderful as well. My friend purchased six volumes of books at an extremely reasonable price, that are hard to find elsewhere. The crafts and sundries were also of high quality as well. Definitely take time to browse in the shop and visit the presentation on the slave industry timeline that is in the main building before you leave.

Thank you Edward and Leroyal for a wonderful day in the parishes!!

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