- 6 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Go beyond New Orleans to tour two grand Louisiana plantations on the banks of the Mississippi River. Watch historian guides bring to life the history of Oak Alley Plantation, named after a double row of live oaks planted nearly 300 years ago. Then tour the Creole Laura Plantation with its sweeping sugarcane fields and historically significant slave quarters. Admire several other plantations on the Great River Road from afar, and learn their unique stories. This small-group tour allows a limited number of people to ensure a more personalized attention from your guide.
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- All entrance fees included
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Small-group tour
- Transport by air-conditioned 14-passenger van
- Guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation
- Guided tour of Laura Plantation
- Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
- Entry/Admission - Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
- Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Tour departs from downtown New Orleans and French Quarter hotels only. Please specify your hotel at the time of booking.
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, Louisiana
Your trip back in time to the Antebellum South begins with pickup from your New Orleans hotel. Travel with your small group by van along the shores of Lake Ponchartrain as your guide shares facts and stories about plantation culture.
Stop At: Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana
Head along the Great River Road on the shores of the Mississippi to Oak Alley Plantation. During your 1.5-hour tour, admire the mansion's Greek Revival architecture, and listen to guides in period costume talk about the lives of those who called the plantation home. Afterward, enjoy some free time to walk under the spectacular canopy of 28 giant live oaks on the plantation grounds.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Vacherie, Louisiana
Leave Oak Alley and continue along the Great River Road. Pass Whitney, St Joseph and Evergreen plantations and learn about their histories from your guide before arriving at Laura Plantation, a lovely Creole plantation surrounded by sugarcane fields. After seeing the mansion, explore the outbuildings and lush flower and vegetable gardens. Your 1.5-hour guided tour finishes up in one of the slave cabins where the West African folktales that inspired the Br'er Rabbit stories were said to be recorded.
Following your tour of Laura Plantation, reboard your van for the ride back to New Orleans. Your 6-hour Louisiana plantation experience ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Child rate applies to all children and infants
- Service animals are permitted. Please advise at time of booking to arrange accommodations
- Tour cannot accommodate wheelchairs of any kind
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Laura focused more on the story of one family and much about the history and life of the slaves. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable.
Nice gift shop.
Oak Alley was beautiful, home and grounds. Also nice restaurant and good food. More info about plantation life.
Very informative and enjoyable. Don't miss..
We had a great time and our driver was very knowledgeable about the history of NOLA as well as both plantations. It was a full day and worth the price on Viator!
This was an excellent tour. Our guide, John, was well informed and answered several questions as well as providing us with a good amount of information on the drive to the plantations. The two plantations are very different, but the plantation guides were wonderful. I would highly recommend this tour.
Great tour, very well organized. Excellent guide. Isabelle was also extremely nice and helpful when we forgot our wallet in the tour van.
This small group about 12 people tour takes you to two Plantations- Oak Alley American style and Laura French-Creole. Oak Alley is beautiful, although I found Laura more interesting. You are taken on tours through the houses which are very good for history and information. Stories of the enslaved and how they were treated are very sad.You also see some other plantations from the road. Our driver John was full of stories and continually pointed things out throughout the trip. There is a good cafe at Oak Alley with food. Souvenir shops at both.Highly recommend this tour
Great guide Gene. Excellent visits to Clara and Oak Tree, very well narrated. Many thanks
I can't recommend this tour highly enough. Our guide was especially informative, talkative, and knowledgeable. She knew so much and passed it along to us in a warm, cheerful, friendly manner. I loved seeing these two plantations and learned a lot about the history and culture of New Orleans while there.
This was a beautiful tour very informative, the guide at the Laura Plantation was an amazing girl born in new orleans and studing history of the area , very emotional I loved it.
Really enjoyed our tour. Driver and tour guides at the plantations were so entertaining and knowledgeable. Had a great day.
Excellent tour and tour guides at both plantations. The knowledge of history by the tour guides was fantastic. I truly enjoyed the tour and the ground were beautiful. It's important to know history and a good tour. Used Tours by Isabelle and that tour guide was really good in pointing out sites along the way to/from the plantations.
A real feel for life back them. Highly recommend this tour. Our guide was great!
Our tour guide Billy was amazing. He told us so much about the area on the drive to the plantations. Oak Alley is beautiful and the tour very informative. Laura was our favorite. Our guide Stephen was a wealth of information. We really enjoyed the history of the people who lived on the plantation and how the house was constructed.
This particular tour wasnt available the day that I was scheduled, instead I had the option to do another similar tour where I got to experience two other plantations including the Whitney Plantation which was recently established with a focus on the slaves in the area.
We had a small group and our guide was amazing! Very knowledgeable on the history and answered as many questions as possible.
I would recommend doing any tour that includes the history and area of the plantations near New Orleans :
We were booked for this tour, but they didn't reach the minimum number of guest, so we saw two other plantations instead. Our guide, Muriel, was fantastic. Learned tons about the history of Louisiana. The stop at San Francisco was very interesting. Guide on the tour was knowledgeable and made history come alive. I loved Houmas plantation was gorgeous. Looked just like what I imagined an old southern plantation would be. The gardens were gorgeous. All in all, a great visit.