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New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation Half-Day Tour

1. New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation Half-Day Tour

Embark on a half-day tour to the Oak Alley Plantation from New Orleans. Pass under the alley of 250-year-old Oak trees and uncover the history of the Old South on a guided tour of the plantation. 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.

New Orleans: Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour

2. New Orleans: Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour

Meet your guide in New Orleans, then leave the city behind as you travel back in time to the Oak Alley Plantation. Passing by the impressive Lake Pontchartrain. See the plantation's quarter-mile-long alley of oak trees, each over 250 years old, and the cypress trees which border the Mississippi River. Explore the plantation with your guide, and listen to stories of its history dating back to 1839. Learn about the site's former uses and residents, and visit the plantation's on-site exhibitions, Slavery at Oak Alley, Blacksmith Shop, and Sugarcane Theater, to learn more about its past.  Afterwards, travel past several of the area’s plantations as you head to the Manchac Swamp. Explore this privately-owned wildlife refuge, and hear about the legend of the Rougarou werewolf. Take a boat ride across the swamp, and get up close to alligators and other wildlife.

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based on 92 reviews

This tour is a must-do for those who visit NOLA for the first time. It's well organized and of great value. The plantation is such a beautiful yet heart-wrenching place, which I think every American should visit once to have an idea of what it wasl like back then. The swamp tour was fun. We got to see lots of swamp animals like gators (lots of them because of the warm weather we got), turtles, cranes and racoons. Both John and Tom are knowledgeable and have a great sense of humor. I also want to shout out to the driver lady who got us there and back safe and sound. All and all, we had a great time and were glad we took this tour. It was the highlight of our trip so far. I highly recommend this tour and the guide.

the tour started with Alton. he was our driver/tour guide all the way to the plantation. he was very informative. he gave a crash course about new Orleans. it was awesome! bring some cash so that you can tip your driver. now the plantation is beautiful! the grounds are well manicured and full of history.

Ken our driver was extremely informative and entertaining! Oak Alley Plantation is just beautiful!

The whole experience from the bus ride tour to the plantation tour was fantastic.

super friendly guides, we had Dwyane as a driver and Kate Hoffman as a guide