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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans provided by Cajun Encounters Tour

Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
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Tour snapshot
Visit both Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation without renting a car
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
33
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Tour both Oak Alley and Laura Plantation in one convenient trip, with transportation between the two. Stroll the plantations’ grounds with a group of like-minded travelers to gain a better understanding for this era of American history. You’ll learn about a woman-owned plantation, see 300-year-old oak trees, and view slave quarters with your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Beat the Louisiana heat while riding in an air-conditioned minibus
  • Learn about the history of plantation life in the US from a guide
  • Admission tickets to both plantations are included in this tour price
What to expect
Your Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation tour from New Orleans starts when you board a minibus in downtown New Orleans for a comfortable ride to the plantations. Stop at Laura Plantation to explore the 200-plus-year-old sugarcane plantation with your guide. Learn about what life was like there, as well as about the woman who inspired its name. Get the opportunity to walk through the main house, as well as the slave quarters. Next up is Oak Alley Plantation, which was built in 1839. Gaze on the Mississippi River as your guide tells stories from the plantation’s past. The tour concludes at the original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Beat the Louisiana heat while riding in an air-conditioned minibus
  • Learn about the history of plantation life in the US from a guide
  • Admission tickets to both plantations are included in this tour price
What to expect
Your Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation tour from New Orleans starts when you board a minibus in downtown New Orleans for a comfortable ride to the plantations. Stop at Laura Plantation to explore the 200-plus-year-old sugarcane plantation with your guide. Learn about what life was like there, as well as about the woman who inspired its name. Get the opportunity to walk through the main house, as well as the slave quarters. Next up is Oak Alley Plantation, which was built in 1839. Gaze on the Mississippi River as your guide tells stories from the plantation’s past. The tour concludes at the original departure point.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6953P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Transportation from the French Quarter - meet at 9:30 am outside Homewood Suites French Quarter
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter, 317 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA Please be outside of the Homewood Suites French Quarter at 317 N. Rampart St. at the beginning of the pickup window. Your shuttle departs promptly. Pickup begins at 9:30AM.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 33 travelers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Transportation from the French Quarter - meet at 9:30 am outside Homewood Suites French Quarter
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter, 317 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA Please be outside of the Homewood Suites French Quarter at 317 N. Rampart St. at the beginning of the pickup window. Your shuttle departs promptly. Pickup begins at 9:30AM.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 33 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter
    317 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Please be outside of the Homewood Suites French Quarter at 317 N. Rampart St. at the beginning of the pickup window. Your shuttle departs promptly. Pickup begins at 9:30AM.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Oak Alley Plantation
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
116 reviews
Excellent
73
Very good
25
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Stephanie L
Forest Hills, NY29 contributions
The shuttle bus arrived on time to pick us up. The driver Emicka did more than driving; she was professional, enthusiastic, funny, and shared some interesting information about New Orleans along the ride. The 2 plantation tours were lead by the plantation guides… one was adequate but the other was excellent! Emicka drove us back and gave good restaurant recommendations. We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend this company.
Written July 28, 2022
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Extraordinary565210
1 contribution
Friends
This tour was amazing! Our bus driver, Laura, was very funny and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our trip with her! Definitely request her as your driver! Once we got to the Laura plantation, we were able to take a guided tour and hear a lot of great stories and see the entire house (and it had a/c which was nice!). The Laura plantation had a lot of great creole history. Next we loaded up and went to the Oak Alley plantation, which was a self guided tour with the exception of the inside of the house tour. It was stunning and if you get the female tour guide, she gives you so much amazing information about the inner workings and social aspects of the home. I could’ve listened to her all day! We ate a delicious lunch at the Oak Alley restaurant (so good!) and loaded back on the bus. I give it five stars and two thumbs up. Well worth every penny. The tour takes up a full day- we loaded the bus at 9 am and returned around 5.
Written August 3, 2021
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busteezmama
Oak Hills, CA191 contributions
We were able to choose the pick up location closest to where we were staying which was nice. The van was on time, clean and comfortable. Pam was our driver and gave us bits of information along the way without overloading us with info. She also told us what to expect at each location and where we would find her when our tours were done. Although both Laura and Oak Alley were both sugar cane plantations with slaves that's where the similarity ends. Very different properties and very different tours so I'm glad we did both. We really enjoyed the Laura tour and had a great guide, Logan. He is very knowledgeable about the property and history and was able to answer many questions that weren't part of the regular narration. We even got to meet the resident plantation cat, Lola! The slave museum is worth a look if you have time before your tour starts. The Oak Alley tour is not nearly as in depth or informative (it's also a much shorter tour) but the property is stunning and the house is more in line of what I think of when I hear "plantation ". Both locations had nice gift shops and clean restrooms. I would strongly recommend doing this combo tour as the experiences were so very different from each other. The drive to the plantations took about an hour and takes you through a swamp and active sugar cane fields. We did tip the guide at Laura but not at Oak Alley. It's not required or asked for, just a way to show if you appreciated the tour. We also tipped our driver but again it was not required or asked for. Cajun Encounters was easy to book through and the communication was excellent. The van that picked us up was unmarked and we didn't realize it was ours but Pam reached out to us to let us know it was the right one so make sure you use your cell number when booking. Thank you Pam, for getting us there and back safely!
Written December 23, 2020
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time on our tours. Thank you for the feedback about Pam, our driver. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time here in New Orleans and hope to see you on our tours again in the future.
Written December 26, 2020
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W B
Waxhaw, NC1 contribution
Couples
The tour of the “big” house was mediocre. The historical details given by Charlotte outside the slave quarters was priceless. She was knowledgeable, eloquent and passionate about the history. This was indeed the highlight of the tour. Wish we had more time.
Written July 19, 2021
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Sophie
8 contributions
Family
Great tours, pretty plantations. However the trip takes all day (which I don’t mind). They wouldn’t give us extra time for lunch so we were very hungry. I didn’t eat breakfast prior to the trip so I went 7 hours in the heat without eating. It would be nice if the tour would stop at a restaurant without taking time out of the tour.
Written December 26, 2020
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Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your plantation tour. I am sorry to hear that you did not have enough time to eat at Oak Alley's restaurant, however the tour description on our website does state that the combo plantation tour does not provide the amount of time needed to sit and eat at the restaurant because of the tour durations at each plantation. The Oak Alley plantation tour by itself is the tour that provides the time for lunch at Oak Alley's restaurant. However, there is a gift shop and deli on site at Oak Alley for quick food or snack purchases. We apologize for any misunderstanding and hope you have a happy New Year!
Written December 30, 2020
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DianneC75126
Dallas, TX4 contributions
Our bus driver, Emicka, was a tour guide herself! She shared so much information as she drove us both to and from the plantations, which really added to the experience. I felt the tour of the main house at Oak Alley was rushed, with our group being hurried along to make room for the next group, but that reflects on the plantation and not Cajun Encounters. Our guide at Laura Plantation, Renee, was excellent: extremely knowledgeable, professional, and personable, and brought the enslaved person's life to light.
Written August 7, 2022
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Krystal P
6 contributions
Family
We had Emicka as our bus driver to the plantations. She was entertaining and shared some history with us along the way. She ended up going the wrong way and we had to turn around which added an extra half hour to our bus ride and because of that I felt that our time at the plantations was rushed. Both plantations were very beautiful. The tour at the Laura plantation was definitely better then oak alley. Overall we had a good tour but I don’t think it was worth the $95 a person.
Written August 5, 2022
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William B
Wilmington, NC8 contributions
Family
Laura Plantation is amazing and our guide Logan was one of the best tour guides we have ever had the pleasure of learning from. he was articulate, knowledgable, compassionate and interesting. we hung on to his every word. visitors to New zorleans should it miss seeing Zlaurs!! oak Alley is beautiful as well and touring its grounds was most enjoyable. the slave quarter displays were quite well done. spend time viewing them and skip the house tour done by a dear woman whose oft rehearsed script was a bit dull and uninteresting.
Written May 3, 2021
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Thank you for the feedback! We're so glad you had a great experience on your Plantation Tour. Logan is employed with Laura Plantation directly, so I would suggest leaving a review with the plantation directly as well so he can hear how much you enjoyed his tour!
Written May 11, 2021
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casslatimer06
20 contributions
Pickup locations are convenient! We were able to get picked up and dropped off really close to our hotel. We did the Laura and Oak Alley plantations tour. The ride out to the plantations went by quickly because our driver was telling us history and interesting facts about areas we drove by. Both plantations were beautiful. Great experience with Cajun. The bus was clean and comfortable. They were timely with pickups and drop offs. Friendly knowledgeable driver wish I could remember her name. Super sweet lady!
Written November 9, 2021
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D P
11 contributions
Great experience with both plantations. Each one is presented a little differently. Laura gets into more detail of the creole influence and Oak Alley deals more with the financial aspect of sugar plantations. Our driver, Steven, was very informative about the areas the bus traveled through to get to the plantations.
Written May 8, 2022
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