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Overview
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.
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Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe 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.
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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
    Pass by I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge
    Pass by St. Joseph Plantation
    Pass by Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
You'll end at
Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe 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.
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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.
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Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Karen H wrote a review Mar 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
This place was beautiful. It was interesting to learn about this time in history from both sides. They did an amazing job getting the information across. Quick tour of the big house, and then lots of time to see the other aspects of life on the plantation. I definitely would
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at Oak Alley Plantation Tour
Responded 22 Mar 2020
Karen, thanks for sharing your time with Gray Line.
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cochrancrew5 wrote a review Mar 2020
Buckner, Missouri14 contributions3 helpful votes
The plantation was awesome and the tours were very informative. We loved the period furniture that the placed in the house from the inventory list the original owners had. Great time and the gray line tour guide Susan was great. She gave us the whole rundown about New Orleans,
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at Oak Alley Plantation Tour
Responded 22 Mar 2020
Guides like Susan will add so much to an experience. She loves to share her knowledge of south Louisiana to all those who want to hear. Thank you.
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tripmama2018 wrote a review Mar 2020
Troy, Michigan16 contributions1 helpful vote
We really enjoyed our tour to the plantation yesterday. Our guide Ms. Mary was extremely knowledgeable about New Orleans and the surrounding areas. We loved her stories and New Orleans music she played on the way back. The plantation itself was lovely and peaceful. A great
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Responded 22 Mar 2020
Oak Alley and Mary are quite a combination for a tour. Both share all they can.
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Threxia wrote a review Mar 2020
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Oak Alley Plantation was absolutely beautiful. Our tour guide was Mary and she was such a doll. Would come back again for sure!
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Tami B wrote a review Mar 2020
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If I could leave 0 stars, I would! I have NEVER left a review before but felt like I should considering this may save other people money in the future. I was very unhappy that the drive to the actual plantation was over an hour away...when we finally arrived, I saw visitors who
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