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Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

By Gray Line
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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S$103.74
per adult
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S$103.74
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 25 per group
Duration:4h 30m
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Ticket type:Mobile
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

  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

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.

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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3780OAK

  • 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.
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3780OAK

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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ddj18
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Kate was so fun!
So fun! Kate H was super knowledgeable and provided a lot of information about the signature drinks and the history
Patti2708
Patti2708
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A Great Walking Tour
The tour was fun and informative. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans. He was able to
ddj18
ddj18
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Ask for Robi!
Very interesting. Robi, a long time NOLA resident, is a fantastic story teller! Best, most historically accurate, g
NorthStar12317247219
NorthStar12317247219
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Leaning historical and ecological background of New Orleans city with an highly qualified local guide.
I learned a lot about American history and the ecological background of New Orleans city. Guide was very informativ
bluebonnetbaby
bluebonnetbaby
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Loved every spooky tale
Our guide Leslie was so knowledgeable and very cool! We loved all the stops! It wasn’t too much of a walk, it was v
Djt338
Djt338
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Educational
Interesting to see plantations and hear another part of the story. The plantation we saw & what Hollywood depicts
822audev
822audev
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First class experience - take it!
I took the tour earlier this week with my two teenage children, who were a little doubtful of a 7.5 hour tour. We
Tina C
Tina C
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Saw the Gators later(in the day)
Captain Bishop made it tons of fun! Saw so many gators we lost count! His commentary was hilarious and lighthearted
RoundBellly
RoundBellly
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Such an amazing experience with tons of history. Beautiful sights throughout the entire tour.
Amazing Plantation and Swamp tour. Rōbi from GrayLine was absolutely terrific and Swamp Tour Captain Bishop was ver
bitsmarter
bitsmarter
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Awesome....definitely would recommend
Gail was an awesome tour guide. As a retired history teacher she provided excellent detailed accounts of the histor
bitsmarter
bitsmarter
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Great...would recommend
Kate was an awesome tour guide. She provided the history of everything and really put things into perspective.
Patti2708
Patti2708
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Great Day Trip to the Swamp and Plantation
We went on the tour yesterday, our guide was Jim and the driver was Alton. The tour was super, Jim was very knowled
M F
M F
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Do This Tour!
From beginning to end this trip was fun and educational! Jim was our Gray Iines Tour guide, Alton was our bus driv
aylexx728
aylexx728
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A great experience
They have 5 stars and hundreds of reviews for a reason…This tour was well worth every dollar! Jim was very knowledg
LaurenO551
LaurenO551
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Definitely recommend!
We had a blast during our cocktail tour with Tom! He was very knowlegeable about the city and drinks- and super fr
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BrightOre
Hillsboro, OR9 contributions
Very well organized. Effortless way to see a plantation and get back to New Orleans in an afternoon. We really enjoyed our driver and the trip in general.
Written 6 October 2022
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Don Tjaden
6 contributions
Sep 2022
A great day in the plantation area of New Orleans. About an hour to get there, the driver George, had many interesting facts about the area and what it might have been like to see this area operating. The plantation itself was gorgeous with several helpful guides to educate us about the slave life, mansion life and the gardens.
Written 4 October 2022
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CMWanderLust1969
15 contributions
Our guide Kindrell made our tour very enjoyable. Kin gave us so much background and history on the way to the plantation. He was humorous and knowledgeable and he narrates while handling the bus expertly and safely. The plantation at Oak Alley was beautiful but we felt the tour of the house was overcrowded and we didn’t get to see enough. The talk at the slave quarters was good. Skip the Mint Julep- cheap bourbon and no mint. I’d give the plantation 3.75 or 4 stars but our guide Kindrell 5 plus!
Written 3 October 2022
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Kristin B
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The plantation was beautiful. The oaks are majestic and are the highlight of the tour! The big house tour left a lot to be desired. Perhaps our tour guide (Oak Alley) was new, but didn’t thoroughly answer questions and could have pointed out so many more “traditions” and furniture designs than she did. I’ve learned more from other tours. The self guided grounds tour was just okay. I think the re-created enslaved quarters are much nicer than the original living conditions. There was no “tour guide” on the bus (apparently due to low employment / help wanted signs everywhere) so the driver did his best with pointing out in town sites and then played a film that taught about plantation preservation and building techniques. I’m glad I went on this tour, but would not repeat or recommend since there are so many other things to do in New Orleans
Written 3 October 2022
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Alexander G
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
The grounds were great and served as a nice memorial to the slaves that built and ran the property. However the house tour was a bit underwhelming. I've seen some incredible homes in Louisiana refurbished to their former astetic. I was excited to see this one as it was the largest home I've seen. You don't get a tour of the whole house (the third floor is completely blocked off) and you have serious restrictions on which rooms you can enter. The refurbishing effort by the current owners could be improved. The old spiral staircase was removed and replaced with a straight one by a former owner, why don't they rebuild the spiral staircase? I'm sure it would add so much the experience.

I'd really like to come back if further work is done on the house and more of the rooms are opened up. Some aspects were great, such as the beautiful views on the second floor balcony.

If you're looking for a great home to tour I highly recommend the Gallier home in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Written 26 September 2022
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AdrienneGLNOSC
While we do not run the house or any of the attraction, we can share this with the non-profit that attend to it. You might want to reach out to them with your suggestions.
Written 26 September 2022
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Anderson A
2 contributions
Guided tour of the house was good. They don’t allow pictures inside the house, but you’re allowed to take plenty outside. Hardly any original furniture. I also read the tour would be done by people in costume. There were no costumed guides. Tour was very short in the house, but you have a decent amount of time to go around the outside area and take pictures of the trees. Bus ride is 1 1/2 hours ride back was much longer as you may hit a traffic jam.
Written 25 September 2022
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AdrienneGLNOSC
I am not sure where you found the costume docents, they were discontinued before Covid. We will make sure it is not on our website. As plantations were working farms they are a distance outside of the city. It was most likely a full day ride by horse and buggy in hoop skirts and wool suits for those generations.
Written 26 September 2022
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Shannon K
18 contributions
Sep 2022
What an amazing trip. The plantation was beautiful beyond words, and the history of the life on the plantation made you feel as if you were actually living it. Just to walk around the grounds and through the gardens was so serene. Looking out from the top balcony at the rows of trees was by far my favorite view. I could have sat there all day just looking up the drive.
Written 21 September 2022
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AdrienneGLNOSC
You captured the feeling that many people share. You can see why these families had homes in the city, with this to come back to for the quiet nature.
Written 26 September 2022
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Nina F
3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
I enjoyed our ride to and from the plantation.
The bus driver was very knowledgeable however I didn't feel that the tour guide provided enough detailed.
Written 19 September 2022
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AdrienneGLNOSC
Are you speaking of the tour guide on the bus or at the plantation? If you want to tell us more you can reach out at Guestexperiences@glnosc,com
Written 26 September 2022
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Carlos N
10 contributions
The information given by George was extremely helpful. A wonderful experience of the life of a Plantation. The tour of the mansion and the way they live was superb.
Written 15 September 2022
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AdrienneGLNOSC
Carlos, thanks so very much.
Written 18 September 2022
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Stacy W
Lima, Peru1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
George was a Great driver! Was very friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend to anyone!
Written 11 September 2022
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AdrienneGLNOSC
Yes, please recommend George. He loves his guests.
Written 18 September 2022
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