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Oak Alley Plantation Half-Day Tour from New Orleans
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Oak Alley Plantation Half-Day Tour from New Orleans

By Louisiana Tour Company
About
Combine admission to the Oak Alley Plantation with a guided tour, starting with hotel transport from New Orleans. Follow the majestic oak-lined path to the Antebellum mansion where you’re greeted by costumed guides in period dress. It’s a great way to learn more about the cultural history of Louisiana.
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Ages 4-99, max of 28 per group
Duration: 5h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation
  • Admission includes mansion, blacksmith shop, and grounds
  • Shop at the souvenir shop and order food at the restaurant on-site
  • Includes pickup and drop-off from New Orleans hotels

  • Professional driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
What's not included
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pickup from any major downtown New Orleans hotel. For pickups, there will be a 30 minute window. Pickup will be between 8:15 AM and about 8:45 AM. Please be on the lookout for a bus that says Alert Transportation..
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • 1016 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
      • 1515 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
      • 623 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
      • 822 Howard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA
      • 888 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA
      • 925 Common St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
      • Elysian Fields Avenue & Saint Claude Avenue, Elysian Fields Ave & St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
      • 501 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
      • North Rampart Street & Esplanade Avenue, N Rampart St & Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15200P12

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

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

        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: 15200P12

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          The tour of the Oak Alley house is conducted by guides in authentic plantation style apparel. Walking is required for this tour. The distance from the plantation house to the restaurant and souvenir shop is about 1 block. There are benches along the path, shaded by the Oaks. The guided house tour will be about 35 minutes in length. The remainder of your time will be spent self-exploring the grounds. If you use your time wisely, you can grab a sandwich at the gift shop for lunch and still have time to walk the grounds.
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        Ricardo A
        2 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Family
        Oak alley plantation was georgeous! It definitely worths a visit. We had two problems with the tour. We were on time waiting for the bus, but they didn’t explain that we had to stay on the sidewalk (we were at the hotel lobby). They left, and we had to call them back. Inside the bus, the driver spoke all the time, obviously looking for the tip. We would have appreciated some moments of peace and quietness
        Written February 10, 2024
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Thank you for your feedback. The transportation is a 30 minute pickup window for pick-up and drop-off to allow the bus to go door-to-door to get all of the guests. The drivers do not have a place to park their busses nor would they be able to leave their busses, therefore, we ask that all of our guests wait outside or near the entrance where you will be able to spot the shuttle bus arriving. You did book through a third party, so maybe they didn't communicate clearly with you and we do apologize about that.
        Written February 12, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Mary B
        1 contribution
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Family
        Oak Alley is wonderful and many things to do and see, but with this tour, had only about 2 hours to see everything. We spent time picking up others for tour and changing buses. More than half of the tour group was doing the Swamp tour and we had to drop them off for that. Did not have enough time to walk the entire plantation or do the extra tours on the plantation. Would suggest finding a tour that only does Oak Alley so that enough time can be spent there and you can see everything. Our tour said only Oak Alley, but ending up with people for the Swamp tour too.
        Written March 23, 2024
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Thank you for your feedback. The pickup and drop-off is allotted 30 minutes each in order to go door to door to get all of the guests. Therefore, we will have other drivers helping with pickup in order to get everyone on time. Our buses do transport both Oak Alley and combo tours. The guests that are doing combo tours do get transferred to another bus, but we can assure you that the short stop is on the way to take guests back to the city. We understand that this takes an extra 5-10 minutes out of your time on the way back to your hotel, but please understand that this is the best that we can do to accommodate everyone.
        Written March 27, 2024
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        teresa
        Springfield, IL1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The tour bus was on time. Gary, our driver was friendly and engaging. Told us stories, history of the area, Katrina, plantations,. He was very clear in giving us his directions. He was a safe driver. I would recommend the Oak Alley plantation highly.
        Written June 25, 2023
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        Thank you for the five-star review!
        Written June 26, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Megan
        2 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2019 • Friends
        Let me start off by saying that Oak Alley is amazingly beautiful and you will not regret going. However, there are other ways to get to the plantation and I highly recommend you try driving yourself or using a different company.

        We were an hour late leaving New Orleans, degraded by our driver, and one couple got kicked off the bus before we left because the company had miss-counted. During the drive, our driver (Barbara) was trying to give us information about the area, but she was far from knowledgeable. She also ran 2 red lights and crossed over a double yellow line to pass a truck. We were glad to get off the bus alive and to escape the endless talking about buffet items that she thought was relevant.

        The worst part was that once we arrived at the plantation, she realized that half of the people on the bus were at the wrong location. Some were supposed to be at a different plantation and others were supposed to be at a swamp tour. This was the most unorganized company I have ever seen.
        Written January 29, 2019
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        MaryA32248
        Corona, CA73 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2018
        We took a bus tour with Cajon Encounter, Very good info and organization. They have a decent restaurant and gift shop. lots of walking for thoses who are able.
        Written May 1, 2018
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        RE_Reviews
        49 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Booking/setup was easy via Trip Advisor. Brian, our driver, was efficient, polite and knew the city well. We made many stops to gather a full bus/van prior to leaving. We didn’t leave city for about an hour; not a big deal. Beautiful ride out to the plantation. Gorgeous structure and grounds. Tour was nice and very informative. We had the right balance of time; not too long or short. Nice cafe, gift shop, etc if needed. Very nice experience.
        Written March 28, 2018
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        Susie B
        Grimsby, Canada3 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2019 • Couples
        Cajun tours transported us and were over an hour late. Made our tour rushed and put a damper on the day for everyone on the bus. The Plantation guide was very well versed on history and well worth having.. but the Plantations were not impressive ... many on the tour were disappointed. My suggestion would be drive yourselves if possible and do it yourself. Your admission provides a guide if you want one! We paid $92 US each and most of that is for your transport ( which is very poorly organized )...Its $25 US to get into the Plantations ... so as I said..if you ca drive yourself!
        Written January 6, 2019
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        Colleen W
        Decatur, Illinois, United States63 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2018 • Solo
        If our bus driver could receive a rating, I would give him a 5. He was awesome. He gave us great information about the city and what we were seeing out of our bus windows. I learned so much about the history of the city and some of the history of Katrina as well. We also had a lunch served at Oak Alley that was excellent. (I was surprised that sweet tea wasn't offered.) As to Oak Alley, it was just nothing to write home about. I do quite a bit of historical touring. The tour guide was friendly and answered our questions, it's just that I don't need to see "period furniture". It's ok if period pieces are needed to fill the house, but the fact that the whole house is "period" was disappointing. I did walk the grounds and see the graves of the last family that owned the plantation. The slave quarters have been rebuilt, but they are probably not that realistic. I was just very disappointed. There are other Plantations, I'd try one of them. I'd have given it a 2 if it wasn't for the bus driver and the lunch.
        Written August 12, 2018
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        Fahrvergnuegte
        San Antonio, Texas151 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2018
        In spite of hellish heat on a July Sunday, we decided to visit and walk around two plantations: Laura and Oak Alley. Good choices. Very interesting and certainly sobering, too. At Oak Alley we had to wait a bit long for our tour of the main house - sitting outside! Not pleasant, to say the least. Inside was air-conditioned to a good extent. The restaurant on the compound was full and waiting time long, thus we had to grab something from the snack bar. Not a lot and tasteful things.
        Written August 6, 2018
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        Latasha S
        Milwaukee, WI151 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2022
        Honesty i learn a lot but i got offensive going to the gift store n i seen two black slaves dolls next to the books, I did say something but the young girls didn't understand, they didn't had none African American tour guide there also. I hate the fact the plantation had a bed an breakfast over night stay that truly offensive to people of color.
        Written January 10, 2023
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        Thank you for your feedback. We do not have any ownership over the Oak Alley Plantation, we only provide the transportation to and from.
        Written January 13, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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