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Oak Alley Plantation Tour provided by Gray Line

Oak Alley Plantation Tour
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Visit Oak Alley Plantation, one of the South’s most famous and photographed plantations, on a tour down the River Road. And, do it without renting a car. Pass under a canopy of giant oak trees to tour the antebellum mansion and gardens with a costumed guide. Explore the plantation’s elegant yet somber history as you learn about the lives of former inhabitants, including slaves.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Tour Oak Alley, one of America’s most famous and well-preserved plantations
  • Learn about southern plantation life before the Civil War
  • Tour the elegant ‘Big House’ with a costumed guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from a convenient French Quarter location is included
What to expect
  • Depart New Orleans from a convenient French Quarter pickup point and ride in a comfortable air-conditioned coach around Lake Pontchartrain and along the Mississippi down River Road. As the bustle of city life fades away, experience the peace and quiet of Louisiana swamp country. Reach the plantation by driving through the "Oak Alley" of giant trees that are more than 250 years old. Tour the perfectly restored rooms of the 1839 Greek Revival mansion, which you may recognize from movies like Interview with a Vampire and Primary Colors. A costumed guide shares Oak Alley’s fascinating history, including stories of Creole plantation life before the Civil War. Spend some free time exploring the grounds, including an exhibit about the slaves who built the plantation and lived there.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Tour Oak Alley, one of America’s most famous and well-preserved plantations
  • Learn about southern plantation life before the Civil War
  • Tour the elegant ‘Big House’ with a costumed guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from a convenient French Quarter location is included
What to expect
  • Depart New Orleans from a convenient French Quarter pickup point and ride in a comfortable air-conditioned coach around Lake Pontchartrain and along the Mississippi down River Road. As the bustle of city life fades away, experience the peace and quiet of Louisiana swamp country. Reach the plantation by driving through the "Oak Alley" of giant trees that are more than 250 years old. Tour the perfectly restored rooms of the 1839 Greek Revival mansion, which you may recognize from movies like Interview with a Vampire and Primary Colors. A costumed guide shares Oak Alley’s fascinating history, including stories of Creole plantation life before the Civil War. Spend some free time exploring the grounds, including an exhibit about the slaves who built the plantation and lived there.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3780OAK
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • Wheelchair Access: If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.
  • Guests using a wheelchair at Oak Alley Plantation will have access to the gift shop, restrooms, and museum via a ramp. The plantation grounds are accessible; however, there are narrow and uneven dirt paths. The main house tour is not accessible to guest traveling in wheelchairs and is not required to be modified as it is a historic home; however, the basement is accessible. Guests would be able to view the slave quarters, but would not have access to enter.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • Wheelchair Access: If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.
  • Guests using a wheelchair at Oak Alley Plantation will have access to the gift shop, restrooms, and museum via a ramp. The plantation grounds are accessible; however, there are narrow and uneven dirt paths. The main house tour is not accessible to guest traveling in wheelchairs and is not required to be modified as it is a historic home; however, the basement is accessible. Guests would be able to view the slave quarters, but would not have access to enter.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    See address & details
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    Oak Alley Plantation
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings - Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839. Marvel at the unbelievable quarter-mile long alley of 28 magnificent Oak trees, each over 250 years old. Perhaps the most photographed plantation ever, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire", "Primary Colors" and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, "Days of our Lives". Your guided Oak Valley Plantation tour will reveal the stories of the home and its history. View the Majestic Cypress Trees in Louisiana's swamps bordering the Mississippi River. You can purchase a snack, salad or sandwich in the Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor to enjoy at the picnic tables or aboard the coach (not included in price).
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    Pass by
    Lake Pontchartrain
    I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge
    St. Joseph Plantation
    Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Bruce B
Albuquerque, NM11 contributions
We need more time in the Time Machine!
Jul 2021
WOW, right out of 1860's!

There are several tours to this BEAUTIFUL place, Gray Line is the one we took and this review.

The only reason this review did not get a 5 is the amount of time there, way too short, at least by half!

Our driver was very friendly and was knowledgable about current issues but not a scholar (she said so at the start), but gave us a good flavor for NOLA and the area as it is now. Gray Line only provides the transportation. The rest of the tour is performed by the organization that maintains the plantation.

The plantation is right out of the pre-war time and is spectacularly preserved. What an amazing place and so packed with information and history! The only draw back to its beauty and splendor is that it was made so on the backs of so many souls. The tour is on your own once you are there except for the "Big House". There were many placards and reconstructions there and we had a speaker at the slave houses that was amazing in his knowledge and ability to pair down what was important for us to hear in the limited time we had there. We could have spent half of the day there wandering the grounds and reading everything. Although this tour is not focused on the slavery issue (go to Whitney if you are looking for that focus), there is appropriate recognition of what happened there and their contributions and sacrifices.

This bus dropped off at Whitney also. The ride is about 45mins to an hour each way. Leaving at noon, did not leave much time there. Your going to want more...

GRAY LINE: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make this longer!!! Leaving in the morning, 9ish, and picking up at 3:30 would have been perfect!
Written 3 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hank and Bonnie H
Toledo, WA66 contributions
Beautiful Plantation-- Very Long Drive -- Not Enough Time
Jul 2021
The Plantation is quite remarkable. The bus ride is very long. About two hours each way, from New Orleans. Seve, our driver, got us there and back without incident. John, our bus guide, was very informative and entertaining. Once at the Plantation, we had limited time... not enough time to do justice to the Plantation. We were there only one and a half, maybe two, hours. At one time, the Plantation tour included two plantations. Once you have driven for two hours, it makes more sense to see two. The big house guide, Andrew, was friendly and informative; however, he was very hard to understand. The mask made it even harder. This is also a rather expensive tour, especially considering how much time we actually had at the Plantation.
Written 31 July 2021
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Kristi E
Kansas City, KS1 contribution
Beautiful plantation!
Our tour guide, Jon, was very knowledgeable and funny too. Learned a lot about NOLA, Louisiana, sugar cane crops, in addition to what we learned at the plantation. We were thrilled to find the “big house” was air conditioned. Also were greeted by a little bar with yummy mint Julio. The grounds and the house are beautiful, there is a slave quarters, which I appreciate they are showing the contrast in the way people lived and were treated. There’s a restaurant, gift shop and bed and breakfast on the grounds. We did wish we had longer, we couldn’t see everything in the 2 hours before the bus pick up, but all in all it was worth the money and time!
Written 30 July 2021
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Jennifer S
California18 contributions
Great tour! Well worth the money!
This was an awesome experience! Oak Alley was a beautifully kept plantation! Good main house tour and self tour of the slaves quarters. They have both a restaurant and a Cafe for quicker meals. Wonderful gift shop too! Bus ride was flawless and air conditioned! Movie out helped pass the time. Music on the way back. Really well run!
Written 28 July 2021
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Yigael
San Diego, CA192 contributions
Short tour but interesting
Jul 2021
Very beautiful surroundings and the house was interesting but seemed short, especially for the long drive from New Orleans Tour guide was knowledgeable and informative. Learned a lot about the history. Good discussion of the enslaved people that worked the plantation.
Written 13 July 2021
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Blanka K
1 contribution
Very informative plantation tour
Jun 2021 • Family
Everything was well organized. We were able to easily find where to pick up our tickets and then the bus. After we did the tour of Oak Alley, our bus driver drove us past other plantations and gave a brief description of each.
Written 23 June 2021
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David P
1 contribution
Worth the money
Very good tour. Our driver was fantastic. She told us about hurricane Katrina. Wish we would have had more time to explore the plantation. We missed quite a bit of the grounds.
Written 15 June 2021
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Ambassador59675
3 contributions
Wonderful experience.
Jun 2021 • Couples
Jim was great! Very knowledgeable. The driver Mike was impressive his uniform was impecable, a save drive. Both my wife and I were pleased.
Written 14 June 2021
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Lori B
Janesville, CA40 contributions
Top notch site
We toured Oak Alley arriving by car. The entrance fees are worth the money. (They have senior and military discounts by the way) Having visited several plantations in Natchez, Vicksburg and elsewhere that didn't have signage or manicured grounds or nice bathrooms, we appreciated the care and maintenance of Oak Alley.
There is a lot to see with a fair amount of walking to appreciate everything. It highlights a time in our history of the very tragic and unjust treatment of people being enslaved and how the culture of the day allowed it to continue. Of course, the iconic view of the 180+ year old Live Oaks arching over the drive is a definite photo op.
Written 12 June 2021
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Shelly A
Harrison, AR56 contributions
Beautiful Historic Preservation of Time
Jun 2021 • Couples
Beautiful and full of history. We have been to several different plantations in the South and this would be my number one choice for visiting. They have done a wonderful job with preservation and recreation of what would have been on the plantation during its operation. There are lots of artifacts and personal touches and stories that make this a great place to visit. In addition, there is a small restaurant on the property that serves delicious food, but does not take anything away from the overall feeling of the site. The tour guide we had was very knowledgeable and had a great disposition. Even though it was raining when we went, we still had a great time and the pictures turned out wonderful.
Written 9 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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