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Your Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation tour from New Orleans starts with a hotel pickup at select downtown New Orleans hotels. Board a minibus, and enjoy 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 with drop-off at your New Orleans hotel.

Locations visited
Oak Alley Plantation
Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Cajun Encounters
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Overview

Tour both Oak Alley and Laura Plantation in one convenient trip, with transportation between the two and helpful hotel pickup and drop-off (at select New Orleans hotels) included. 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.

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oak Alley sugar plantation tour.

Nancy was our tour guide. Very nice lady and informative on the history of New Orleans and during our tour. She answered all of our questions and made it a fun bus tour to there and back.

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 31 July 2018
Magnificent Oak trees.

Very beautiful grounds and the big house is a beautiful example of southern architecture of the slave period. The oak trees are truly magnificent.

Thank daveamiet
Reviewed 8 May 2018
Very impressive!!

I went on this tour quiet a while ago, but still remember it as a New Orleans highlight! Oak Alley was obviously gorgeous, but I was really shocked by how awesome the Laura Plantation tour was! It has such an interesting and unique history, and...More

1  Thank amy_doo_does
Reviewed 22 April 2018
Visit to Oak Alley

We booked two plantation houses to do in one day, We firstly went to Laura Plantation (see my separate review) Oak Ally was a very beautiful house but I felt that it was very rushed and the guide we got was not at all passionate...More

4  Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile
Terrific tour, but Cajun Encounters just transported

Outstanding and memorable tours at Laura and Oak Alley (especially Laura - see my separate review), but Cajun Encounters just provided the transportation to get there. The driver was very nice and friendly, but no narration or history, just drove us out there (about an...More

1  Thank TravelDeer
Michael F, Owner at Cajun Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed the overall experience. I'm not sure why you driver guide did not provide a tour on the way to the plantation. I'll be investigating this and speaking with the driver and make sure the entire team is providing a planation...More

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MelissaL272
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Response from Jane O | Reviewed this property |
I believe that info is online...I went early which I recommend given the heat of the day gets worse....
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Sue L
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Provided you take a morning tour you will be back downtown by 3pm
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