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New Orleans Oak Alley Plantation Half-Day Tour

New Orleans Oak Alley Plantation Half-Day Tour

From $69 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
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Covid-19 precautions
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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 you are transported back to the glory of the Old South! This half-day guided tour will reveal the exclusive and fascinating stories behind the old New Orleans. Sit back and relax as you're transported around this historic and beautiful area.  Oak Alley is perhaps the most photographed plantation ever; it has been the setting for such motion pictures as “Interview with a Vampire,” and “Primary Colors.” Because of its sublime visual impact and implication in the history of New Orleans, this is a great educational tour to experience with friends or family. After we have explored the plantation, treat yourself to a refreshing snack in the on-site café and ice cream parlor. This is a relaxing way to end your tour, sitting at the picnic tables enjoying the views of the live oak trees stretching from the mansion to the gently flowing Mississippi River. You will feel as if you have stepped back into a bygone era.
Includes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • Guided tour of the Big House and self-guided tour of the grounds
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point - 400 Toulouse Street (behind Jax Brewery) at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure to exchange your voucher for a boarding ticket.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Cameras

Know before you go

  • 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)
  • The parking lot fee is approximately $11 to $13 for up to 4 or more hours unless it is a special event
  • 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
  • Meet at the Gray Line Tours Ticket Office in the French Quarter, we offer complimentary transportation 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. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, these can be stored securely on the vehicle. Handicap reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Contact details on voucher.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 152 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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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

Fascinating tour!

The house was lovely and you get a good feel for the antebellum lifestyle. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us excellent information on the history of the home. The slave quarters were eye opening and gave a look at the slavery lifestyle on the plantation too. But the most beautiful thing of all were the majestic 200+ year old oak trees....breathtaking! I would highly recommend this tour.

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May 5, 2019

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