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

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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 10/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans
    300 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Please be outside of the Doubletree Hotel (Tchoupitoulas St. Entrance) at the beginning of the pickup window. Please see pickup time below. Your shuttle departs promptly. 9:30AM Tour (Picks up at 9:00AM)
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  • 1
    Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Oak Alley Plantation
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans
    300 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Please be outside of the Doubletree Hotel (Tchoupitoulas St. Entrance) at the beginning of the pickup window. Please see pickup time below. Your shuttle departs promptly. 9:30AM Tour (Picks up at 9:00AM)
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Highlights
  • Visit both Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation without renting a car
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans, 300 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Pickup and drop off outside of Doubletree Hotel (300 Canal St.) ONLY
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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rutger wrote a review Mar 2020
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our guide Kimberley was very helpfull. Laura Plantation is very special, they did a lot of research on the family living there, it really comes to life. great guide there as well! Oak tree plantation was also good, but not enough time to see everything, and tour of main house
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Bogi Simo wrote a review Mar 2020
Dallas, Texas5 contributions
The ride to the plantations was fun, our driver/guide, Kimberly, was very nice. The tour at Laura Plantation was fantastic; our guide , Pam, was super knowledgeable and funny (well, appropriate for the serious topic of slavery). The guided tour of Oak Alley is much shorter then
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Espen T wrote a review Mar 2020
Saetre, Norway67 contributions5 helpful votes
Oak Alley is beautiful and well preserved! Well worth a visit. Negative in our view: Too much focus on the rich owners, and too little focus on the slavery. The cafe could need a makeover.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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David B wrote a review Feb 2020
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Emicka was awesome. Friendly and Entertaining. Jacob was also a great tour guide at Laura. It was a very educational tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Blair F wrote a review Feb 2020
Buffalo, New York43 contributions8 helpful votes
We visited both plantations and overall everyone in our group agreed that the Laura Plantation tour was far better than the Oak Alley tour. The Laura Plantation was a Creole sugar farm and differed considerably from the Oak Alley plantation. There was much more history
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mle1029
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Mixed
Not covid friendly. Besides the temp check and the driver suggesting masks nothing else was done. If this was not
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Highlight of my vacation.
Butch was the best! So much knowledge. I learned so much about New Orleans history. Safe driving, helpful.
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746sydneeh
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Awesome
We had a blast here, the guide was funny and knowledgeable. We enjoyed seeing an alligator, hot, raccoon and birds.
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Kevin the sore loser
I booked the tour at 8:00 am driver was late so I rescheduled for 1:30 pickup driver left called place no refund sa
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phelpsusa
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Awesome guide, felt like a friend who loves New Orleans showing us around the French Quarter for 2 hours
Awesome guide, felt like a friend who loves New Orleans showing us around the French Quarter for 2 hours.
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Enjoyable trip
Enjoyable trip, boat wasn't overcrowded which was important to us during the pandemic. Boat operator was very knowl
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Great swamping
The swamp tour was great. Captain Stephen was a great tour guide. He kept us entertained and provided a wealth of k
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Nickyluvsgod
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Awesome tour
My boyfriend and I did the French Quarter walking tour. Unfortunately we couldn’t go to the cemetery because it was
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stevenkin_greenline
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Fantastic
Awesome tour guy, wonderful experience! I will definitely do it again! Very knowledgeable and amazing
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dani010110101
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Best swamp tour
From the pickup point right from our hotel the driver was informative and funny. But the real draw was luka our cap
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lekrosso
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Gators Racoons And Pigs oh my!
Had such a wonderful time our tour guide was not only informative but was keeping us on our toes. He was funny qu
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One of a kind experience!
Had an absolutely amazing time thanks to Captain Stefan! He made the trip so much fun and he is so knowledgeable ab
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Pioneer754276
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very exciting and informational
From the beginning of our tour starting with the bus ride with Ms.Kim was wonderful. She was so informative. The ri
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fior07
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Exciting tour!!
The 2 hour swamp tour was a lot of fun! Our guide was super knowledgeable and friendly with the animals. We saw man
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Schooled in LA Swamp Data!!
What a delightfully unexpected encounter! This tour (with narration by LUCA) was amazing! To hear history, legend/l
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