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Old River Road Plantation Adventure

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Address: 2041 Canal Street, River Ridge, LA 70112
Phone Number: 866-671-8687
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Old River very prompt!

Our driver Elmore was very prompt and informative. FYI they do call an hour before pickup----a wakeup call? Also they do drive the interstate for most of the drive. Would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had been looking forward to this particular tour for my whole trip. Our driver showed up 30 mins late and we were over booked on our bus. To not have to wait for another pick up and miss the whole tour, ultimately wasting a precious day of vacation and sightseeing, I road on the steps of the bus the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I thought this company would guarantee to take me on a scheduled and paid-for tour. Nope. I wanted to visit San Francisco Plantation and they advertise that they go there on Sundays only. So I booked and paid for it two months ahead.Then the day before the tour they call to tell me they will only take me to Laura... More 

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Lancaster, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our driver Elmore was very prompt and informative. FYI they do call an hour before pickup----a wakeup call? Also they do drive the interstate for most of the drive. Would recommend Oak Alley and the swamp tour but the lunch at Pier 51 is NOT on the water......and is NOT anything memorable. A lunch at Oak Alley would be much... More 

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SW MIchigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

SHORT: An amazing tour, punctual, great historic information and high quality tour guides, bus drivers and good food. Three Girlfriends and I headed down to NOLA on a girls only trip. We wanted to see some of the plantations while we were on our trip and did a bunch of research. We found the Old River Road Plantation Adventure company... More 

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Newport Beach
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We booked the plantation tour directly with them online and save $5 per person. At the time of booking you have a choice of Oak Alley and another plantation like Laura, Evergreen. Joseph and so on. We decided in Evergreen and Oak Alley. Elmer our tour guide called us the night before and picked us up promptly at our hotel... More 

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canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Took the oak alley/evergreen plantation tour. The bus picked us up at our hotel and the driver was a wealth of information going and coming back. The plantations gave us a feeling of back in time and amazing to see the original slave houses at Evergreen. Both areas are very well kept and a great lesson in life back then.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We visit NOLA every year, but this is the first time we have done a tour outside of the Quarter. This is a great one - they pick you up and drop you off at the hotel, arrange lunch if you're touring all day, and give you great information while ferrying you between stops. Be sure to check out the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We recently spent a week in NOLA, and the 2 plantations/swamp tour day was definitely my favorite. Jean Pierre, our guide, was very knowledgeable and made the hour drive out to the plantations go by quickly. The tours of Oak Alley and Evergreen plantations were top notch with very well-informed guides & time to explore on our own & get... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We toured Oak Alley and Laura with the added swap tour after the plantations. A minibus picked us up from our hotel. As soon as all passengers were aboard, we left for Oak Alley. Our guide was knowledgable, explaining and sharing information throughout the entire trip. Oddly enough, compared to the tour guides at the featured attractions, the driver rambled... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Ok I really hate to be critical when our guide was so great but I would recommend doing things differently. What we did; picked up at our hotel at 7:45am, told we could not bring coffee on the bus, made 4 more stops then drove for nearly an hour. Toured Oak Alley loaded up and toured Laura. Got back to... More 

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