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New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation Half-Day Tour

New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation Half-Day Tour

From US$ 71 per person

Marvel at the quarter-mile-long alley of Oak trees, each over 250 years old at the world-famous Oak Alley Plantation. This tour offers up a glimpse into the life of the Old South. Hear exclusive stories about life on this plantation built in 1839.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a bygone era at the world famous Oak Alley Plantation
  • Marvel at the sublime oak trees
  • Experience Southern hospitality old-style
  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour led by an expert guide
Full description

Feel the gentle breeze of Southern hospitality while being transported to the Old South. This half-day guided tour reveals the exclusive and fascinating stories behind the old historic New Orleans. Oak Alley is one of the most photographed plantations; it has been the setting for motion pictures such as “Interview with a Vampire" and “Primary Colors.” This visit is a fantastic educational tour to experience with friends or family. After exploring the plantation, treat yourself to a refreshing snack at the on-site café and ice cream parlor. End your tour whilst enjoying the views of live oak trees stretching from the mansion to the gently flowing Mississippi River.

Includes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • Guided tour of the Big House and self-guided tour of the grounds
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants aged 5 and older must present either proof of initial vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour departure to exchange your voucher for a boarding ticket. The meeting point is conveniently located around a variety of parking lot options. These lots offer hourly rates.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Cameras

Know before you go

  • Food and drinks are not included in the price of the tour but are available for purchase at the plantation café
  • Tips are not included
  • Due to the old building of the plantation, access to the second floor is by stairs only
  • No photography is allowed inside the plantation home
  • Tour is 4.5 hours long (including travel time)
  • When you pass Rampart St., you are in the French Quarter. Please allow extra time due to heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the French Quarter at all times
  • Tours will not be conducted on Mardi Gras Day and Thanksgiving Day
  • The tour includes complimentary transportation from the local supplier's ticket office in the French Quarter to the plantation by motor coach
  • The supplier provides handicap access for wheelchairs but not scooters or walkers. Vehicle lifts meet all ADA requirements and are equipped for wheelchair storage.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 158 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Very memorable experience. The self-guided tour at the plantation let's go soak in all the sights and informative areas of the property. we thought the 2 hr time limit was plenty and didn't seem rushed. Please note that we also spent the entire time walking the grounds and none at the food area. Bus transportation was comfortable.

January 1, 2022

The driver Alton was great, he made the drive enjoyable and informational. I would have liked more time than the 2 hrs allotted. Further for the price asked comparable to experience I think it was a bit too high. If something else was added like a discount ice cream or meal that would've helped.

November 16, 2020

The guide was more than awesome. She told us a lot of things, even gave af copies of things to do in town for NYE. Very precious and kind. the tour itself I have to admit is not so great. The big house has been renovated during the years and all the houses were the enslaved people lived are reconstructions. Only few original objects were showed in the mansion. The oaks are really great, but I wasn't intented to visit a beautiful house with a nice garden. I didn't feel much history and I was not really moved into what those enslaved people really had to experience.

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January 1, 2020

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