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Double Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Product ID: 56407
Choose two of three plantations to visit on the Great River Road that winds along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. For your visit, choose from Laura, Whitney, or Oak Alley Plantation.
About this activity
Duration: 7.25 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a drive along the scenic Great River Road
  • Visit two historic plantations on a day trip from New Orleans
  • Enjoy an optional lunch at Oak Alley Plantation
Full description
Visit two historic plantations on the Great River Road on a full-day trip from New Orleans. The Mississippi River properties to choose from include Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation, and Oak Alley Plantation.

Whitney Plantation is open to the public for the first time in 262 years, and is the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.

At Laura Plantation you’ll enter the fascinating world of Creoles, who lived at this sugar plantation for over 200 years.

If you choose Oak Alley Plantation you’ll be visiting the Grand Dame of the River Road. Louisiana’s most photographed plantation features Greek revival architecture and an alley of 300-year-old oak trees.
Includes
  • Guided tour of two plantation homes with narration en route
  • Return transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tours begin at the Gray Line Lighthouse ticket office in the French Quarter at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock).

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Important information
Know before you go
• Due to the historic nature of the homes, access to the second floor is by stairs only. Walking the grounds is an integral part of this experience
• Lunch is only available for purchase at the restaurant at Oak Alley. Snacks are available at the other plantations and you are welcome to bring light food/snacks with you
• The supplier provides handicapped access for wheelchairs but not scooters or walkers. Vehicle lifts meet all ADA requirements and are equipped for wheelchair storage (based on availability). If wheelchairs can collapse and fold, staff will assist in accommodating the chair in a safe place on the vehicle. Handicapped reservations must be made 48 hours in advance to secure availability. Contact information will be provided on your voucher
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 62 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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I could not give this tour an excellent rating because at Oak Alley, one of our selected plattaions it was so busy you could we did not have time to actually line up and do the tour of the main house. The Whitney Plantation was absolutely a must see and Oak Alley was beautifull on the outside. The food at the Oak Alley cafe was terrible but the shop was great. Our Gray Line bus driver and guide was loacl but all thge ifnormation presented was bland and delivered in a monotone, thus becoming boring and uninteresting and for such a wonderfull historical State this was shame.

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December 31, 2019

I was very happy with my choices of Plantations. Whitney had a brilliant guide that told us all about this history of the place, it really made us rethink a lot and couldn’t thank her enough for all she had to tell us. At Oak, there wasn’t much of a tour to experience but it had amazing photo spots. It still has a great story to tells us but not as well organized as Whitney. I think it was a perfect balance of history and photo opportunities.

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December 17, 2019

What's it like to be on a Plantation

We learned so much about life as a slave at Whitney Plantation. Our guide did a wonderful job and showed us the reality of what the slaves endured during this time. At the Oaks Plantation we saw what the rich had for homes and something of their lives. The examples of the slave cabins were great and again told the sad story of what people will do for money to others.

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April 14, 2019

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Gray Line New Orleans

Product ID: 56407