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Louisiana plantation tour: Oak Alley and Laura

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Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Duration: 7 hours, 25 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • A captivating look at life on a historic southern plantation
  • See 2 famous plantations that sit along the Mississippi River
  • Get the perspective of people who inhabited these properties
  • Walk through an alley of towering 300-year-old oak trees
What to expect

Take an eye-opening look into American history and visit 2 out of 3 prominent plantation homes along the Mississippi riverfront. Take a drive along the Great River Road, which winds along the Mississippi River, where you will visit the Laura, and Oak Alley plantations.

At Laura Plantation, enter the fascinating world of Creoles who lived at this sugar plantation, apart from the American mainstream, for over 200 years. The tour is designed based on information taken from 4 generations of family documents that reveal the real-life accounts of the slaves, owners, women, and children who lived there.

Oak Alley is Louisiana's most photographed plantation, showcasing beautiful Greek revival architecture. The site is famous for having once played host to a Civil War encampment. Stroll a magnificent alley of 300-year-old live oak trees leading to the Mississippi River. After this fascinating journey, enjoy a hassle-free ride back to New Orleans.

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What's included
  • Guided tour of Laura and Oak Alley with narrated coach transportation
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from central New Orleans
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
What's not included
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuity (optional)
  • Pick-up and drop-off from/to hotel
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  • Children (0-5): free
  • Children (6-12): reduced
Where

600 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Meeting point:

Departure point: Gray Line Light House on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River)

What to remember
  • Children 5 and under are complimentary
  • Pick-up from your hotel is not included
  • This bus tour has a good amount of walking during at the Plantation houses and you must be able to climb and descend stairs
  • At least 10 people are required for this activity to take place
  • Lunch is only available for purchase at the restaurant at Oak Alley. Snacks are available at the other plantations and guests are welcome to bring light food/snacks for the trip
  • Only dry snacks/foods and beverages with tops are allowed on the vehicles. Coolers or meals are not allowed. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase at each plantation; Oak Alley has a café
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
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When

This tour is available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 9:00am

  • All tours and cruises depart from the Lighthouse Ticket Office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River.
  • You will find the Gray Line offices directly behind the JAX Brewery, which is located at 600 Decatur St. The ticket office is directly in front of the Steamboat Natchez
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Provider
Gray Line Louisiana
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