Oak Alley Plantation And 3 Hour New Orleans City Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:15 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from any major downtown New Orleans hotel. If you hotel is not listed please list in comments area. For pickups, there will be a 30 minute window. Pickup will be b.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to the point of Pickup.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Oak Alley Plantation features picturesque Oak Trees, beautiful landscaping, an elegant 1837 Greek Revival style plantation house, a blacksmith shop, a restaurant, and antique farm equipment. Guests will tour the plantation, then spend an unforgettable 3 hours in a comfortable air conditioned Mini-bus and get an overview of New Orleans. As part of this tour, you will visit the area that was damaged when the levee broke during Hurricane Katrina and swept the residents and their homes away.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

You'll spend an unforgettable three hours on our comfortable air conditioned Mini-bus while getting an overview of New orleans, and experiencing the history and culture of the Creoles with your licensed tour guide. No trip to New orleans would be complete without seeing the highlights of our city and the some of the areas affected by Katrinas flood waters. You will see Jackson square, St. louis cathedral, The Cabildo and the French market. Your tour guide will also give you an overview of the French quarter, pointing out areas of interest, so that you can explore them later, at your own pace.

On the way to the Dueling Oaks of New Orleans City Park, you will view 100 year old homes along Esplanade Avenue. You'll visit an above ground cemetery, where you will be given a short guided tour. Your tour guide will explain how the people of New Orleans bury their dead above ground in re-usable tombs. This tradition was by necessity, not by choice.

You'll take a drive slowly down St. Charles Avenue, the American side of New Orleans, and see some of the homes of the Garden District. You will pass Ann Rices home, Governor Claibornes Daughters home, circa 1840, the Elms mansion, and much more. You'll witness the diverse Architecture of the American side of New Orleans.

In addition to the city tour, you'll take a drive out to the Oak Alley Plantation. This is one of the most magnificent Plantation tours because of the 28, evenly spaced, huge Oak Trees that go from the river road to the Plantation House. Built in 1837 in the style of Greek Revival architecture, this house could to be straight out of the movie Gone with the Wind. Along with the antique farm equipment, the grounds also feature a restaurant, blacksmith shop and a souvenir shop. The choice is yours how you would like to use your free hour. It is a comprehensive plantation experience. The tour of the Oak Alleys house is conducted by guides in authentic plantation style apparel. Walking is required for this tour. The distance from the plantation house to the restaurant and souvenir shop is about 1 block. There are benches along the path, shaded by the Oaks.

The tour will be educational and enlightening, so that you can revisit and explore New Orleans attractions and points of interest. This is a must for anyone coming to the city. Your driver is a licensed City Tour Guide that will narrate along the way, during the course of the tour. This tour is an overview of New Orleans and the areas affected by Katrina. You will stop at a local cemetery for a short tour. We will have a 20 minute restroom/snack break in the middle of the tour. Tour times may run longer due to parades, traffic or road restrictions. The tour is conducted on a minibus and the guest(s) may stay aboard the vehicle for the duration of the tour. The only stops will be (1) the rest stop (2) the cemetery.

Lunch is not included.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Folding wheelchairs are allowed, but the driver is not allowed to pick up a person to help them gain entrance. The customer must get into the minibus by themselves or with assistance from family or friends.

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Nov-2022

    Ok comme tour pas plus Je suis contente que c’était une journée qui mouillait. On passe la journée sur le bus avec arrêt ici et la.

  • 20-Feb-2022

    You was rushed through and there was no true exhibits, except the main house and you was not able see all the house. The slave quarters did not look the way you presented. The slaves live poorly and Shame on you to represent my ancestors that way. You represented a lie to the public and your visitors. I will never return!

  • 11-Dec-2021

    Way. Way too much time on bus due to swamp tour group taken to their destination, then we were backhanded to start of our city tour. Waste of our time.

  • 23-Oct-2021

    The plantation was amazing, loved the tour, the restaurant, and the gift shop. Tour guide was knowledgeable and fun to listen too. Driving out to the plantation was an experience. Road had huge pot holes so we weaved and dodged or hit them. A little scary but not the tours fault. City tour was great too. If your going to be in NOLA a short time this is great to see and hear everything you need.

  • 15-Jun-2021

    Our tour guide and bus driver was awesome very friendly and informative during city bus tour i would totally recommend him Thanks so much make our trip ao enjoyable

  • 26-Jul-2020

    I would recommend this “tour” if you are looking for transportation to Oak Alley and nothing more because that is exactly what it was. There is no way to call it a tour because all it did was drive you to the plantation and then back. A tour would of explain the things you were passing along the way and maybe a brief history of the plantation. A tour would of given you more information, instead of a quiet ride there and back. Therefore this was a ride, not a tour! Read below for the experience. I originally booked an Oak Alley Plantation with 3 hours City tour with Viator. They handed us off to the Louisiana Tour Company. The after I booked they called to inform me that the city was not allowing tours yet and gave me several options to choose from. They young lady that contacted was very helpful and professional. On the day of the tour we were pick up at our hotel. Once we got on the bus, we sat there for 15 to 20 minutes waiting for another bus to bring guests from other hotels. Once we were off, we rode in silence all the way to Oak Alley. Upon arriving there, the bus driver got out and got the tickets and drive around back to park. Once parked, he said these are the out buildings but due the main house first and be on the bus at 12:20. We were sent off to do our own thing. Next we left to return, again in silence after he explained that we were going to meet another bus on the way back and drop off 5 guests (us included) and the rest would be going to the swamp. After a very bumpy hour and 30 minute ride we stopped on the side of a busy highway in the rain and were told to get out and go to the bus a 100 yards ahead. This new bus took us back to the hotel.

  • 06-Jan-2020

    First tour was Oak Alley Plantation, everything was good except the bus. The bus looked like it had no shocks, we could feel every bump from the road and the air condition was terrible. The heater and the air conditioner were on all the time and the heater was located in the middle of the bus, so if you seat in the middle of the bus, you will get burnt and the air conditioner was at the back of the bus above our head, so you had cold air blasting from above. We were transftered to another bus for the city tour. City tour was good.

  • 14-Apr-2019

    It was a fiasco trying to get from one tour to the next. That caused the second tour to start late and end late. The one bathroom break on the city tour was a portable toilet. The snack truck was closed. The plantation was fun and the food there was good. The guides did a good job.

  • 20-Jan-2019

    Oak Alley - Tours every ten minutes, so you never wait long. Informative. Unlike years back, we don't pretend that the slaves were servants. The property has done a great job with the study in contrasts. Tour the big house with staff, self tour of the slave quarters. If you are hungry, you can grab a bite. I enjoyed the Praline Cream liqueur - samples available. Suitable collection of books for all ages. Glad I came. Three Hour City Tour - informative, especially about the lasting effects of Hurricane Katrina (engineering changes, 100,000 people who never returned, changes Red Cross has made to evacuation procedures, etc.), history of Mardi Gras, settlement in the area by French Canadians (Acadians), birth of jazz, cajun and creole cuisine and people. Fantastic. Enjoy the beignets when you stop in the park. Fantastic tour of the city. Included a cemetery stop.

  • 12-Sep-2018

    This review pertains only to the Oak Alley Plantation itself. Although some would say if you have seen one Plantation, you've seen them all...isn't quite accurate. Some have more original furnishings than others; different stories regarding the history of the Plantation and other have more of the original settings than others. Oak Alley has giant magnificent Oak trees; interesting Plantation House tour and slave quarters too. For physically challenged, rather than stairs to the second floor of the Plantation House, a video is available. Also, there is sporadic "golf cart" transport making the rounds of the ground. If you are "into" historic Plantations, then visit Oak Alley.

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