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Old River Road Plantation Adventure

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Take a exciting narrated journey through swamps and wetlands to a magical place where time has stood still, the Old River Road. Tour majestic Oak Alley Plantation's antebellum mansion and charming Laura plantation or historic Evergreen and view her...more
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2041 Canal St, New Orleans la, New Orleans, LA 70112-3017
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was absolutely amazed by the Plantations and the unbelievable settings. Some of our best vacation pics are from here. Gives a very clear thought of what life must have been like before the War!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a bit skeptical after speaking with a few who had been on a similar tour (different company) Wow, how fun! Jacques was a great guide who knew so much about the history of the area and local stories! He totally made the trip...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Whitney Plantation is a must see! Not only for people who'd like to know about history of the slaves on the plantation, but also as a reminder that slavery still exists in the current society. I found the most interesting part the methods used...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheBigTrippers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good option if you are visiting New Orleans to see nearby plantations. We chose the Oak Alley and Laura tour. Our tour guide Jacques, provided ample commentary on the journey to the plantations. Oak Alley does have a no photo policy inside the big...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank artdob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic tour of Oak Alley and the Laura plantations!! Our driver, Jacques, was knowledgeable and authentic. He told us of much of the history of NOLA and Louisiana. He made trip a truly enjoyable experience. Shout out to Stephen at the Laura plantation☺️...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time. My wife and I didn’t know what to expect. Received a text the day before by Jacques, our tour guide, to let us know what time he would be picking us up. They do pick up at your hotel. Jacques was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marwanj1978
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment of the booking to the end, it went very, very well. Despite the pouring rain, the driver made it fun! His knowledge of the New-Orleans, Louisiana and of course the plantations (I went to Oak Alley and Laura) was phenomenal. I learnt...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Geraldine G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Whitney Plantation is a tremendous recovery of the past. Tangible reproduction of what it meant to be a slave and the mindset of the masters. The tour guide that drove us to the plantation, Jacques, was a pro, knowledgeable, patient and provided a lot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank castroalbertou
Reviewed November 30, 2018

This was a beautiful drive outside of the city. Does not take long. If you have your own car and can be on your own schedule, would highly recommend it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank louannmm
Reviewed November 27, 2018

We saw Oak Alley and evergreen plantations from movie fame. Beware the driver wants you to go to the Laura plantation cause it’s cheaper and closer for them. Stick to the evergreen it’s prettier and more interesting by far.

Date of experience: November 2018
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412toOBX
September 13, 2018|
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Response from mike_escaper | Reviewed this property |
You can visit the plantation on your own. You will have to pay an entrance fee when you get there. Once inside, you can tour the area at your leisure. The house is a guided tour that occurs at specific times.
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412toOBX
September 13, 2018|
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Response from Gambino8 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I did and it was raining like crazy but I walked the grounds alone.
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ZAGranny
March 9, 2017|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can drive by and see the plantations. You can pull into the parking area and see them. You can't get into the houses or walk all of the grounds without a ticket. The plantations are beautiful but the explanation... More
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KMH15
NJ
First Time to New Orleans (10 Replies)
Myself, my husband and another couple are going to New Orleans May 7-12 this year. One thing that is definetley on our list is a historic plantation tour outside the city. I found a website for Old River Road Plantation Adventure and the Oak Alley/Evergreen plantation tours with the Jazz Cruise looked perfect for us. Has anyone had any experience with this company or can you recommend a better one? I also wanted to do a ghost tour at night in New Orleans, which ones are the best? I hate to...More
February 14, 2008|
Response fromJJNOLA|
Don't worry about the seafood allergies. Every restaurant in New Orleans, even "seafood restaurants," offer non-seafood dishes. Deanie's, for instance, has great burgers, steaks and chicken dishes but are known far and wide for fried seafood.
Katco
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Tours? (5 Replies)
Hi Has anyone used this tour company Old River Road Plantation Adventure Looking to do Oak Alley and Laura and want to book online as we only have 3 days in NO and want to be as organised as possible, so we see lots. Tried Isabelle but they are unable to confirm until nearer the time and we have other tours we want to fit in. Kat
June 10, 2008|
Response fromworldtraveler786|
I haven't used Old River Road, but I've heard good reviews. I have used Tours by Isabelle, which are good but pricey. However, with plantation tours, I don't think it really matters which company you use. That's because the plantations (Oak Alley and Laura) use their own tour guides, and plantation tour companies are NOT allowed by the plantations to have their guides tour the groups. Rather, Tours by Isabelle and Old River Road Plantation Adventure will have guides in the vans...More
grumpygranny21
Leeds, United Kingdom
Need to book a plantation tour !!!! HELP (5 Replies)
Hi all, I want to book a tour with "Old River Road Plantation Adventure" I can only book it while I am there as we are on a Guided tour of America & only in New Orleans for 2days , so I was wondering if they have a shop or somewhere we can go to Book,,
September 26, 2012|
Response fromaxle|
I would not take a plantation tour if I was only visiting NOLA for two days. You can call Tours by Isabelle and they will pick you up. But I would spend my two days getting to know the FQ and Marigny area of NOLA. Enjoy your trip.