Guided tour

New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans

New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans

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.

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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

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.

Includes
  • Live guide
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Guided tour of the Big House
  • Self-guided tour of the grounds
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Your meeting point is located around a variety of parking lot options. You will need to exchange your voucher for a boarding ticket when you get there.

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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

4.4 /5

based on 204 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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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.

November 15, 2022

the guide was great and knowledgeable. one thing for I provident is to allow at LEAST 3 hours to explore the grounds. 2 hours was far too little time to see the plantation and take the time to immerse in the history. it felt like we had to skim all of the placards and barely look at the artifacts.

October 10, 2022

The drive to the plantation was a little longer than expected, about an hour and fifteen. The bus driver was good, got us to/from the plantation safely - he also threw in a few educational moments as well, and also stopped along the way to point out other plantations. Visiting Oak Alley was fantastic, although a bit somber at times. There were slave living quarters still on site, which was eye-opening. Would definitely recommend a visit to Oak Alley.

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August 23, 2022

Product ID: 22860