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Oak Alley Plantation Tour, New Orleans

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Key Highlights

  • View the amazing alley of 250-year old oak trees
  • Experience a bygone era in one of the most beautiful settings in the South – Oak Alley Plantation
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Approx. 4.5 hours

    Start time

    12:00pm
    Duration: Approx. 4.5 hours

    Meeting Point

    The tour departs from the Gray Line “Lighthouse” Ticket Office located at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), only 1 block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

    Ending Point

    The tour returns to the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Feel the gentle breeze of Southern hospitality as you take a trip back to the bygone era of New Orleans. Built in 1839, the Oak Valley Plantation’s driveway is lined with magnificent old trees, at the end of which is the plantation house. Marvel at the unbelievable view of a quarter-mile long alley of 28 magnificent oak trees, each over 250 years old.

    Perhaps the most photographed plantation ever, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as ‘Interview with a Vampire’, ‘Primary Colors’ and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, ‘Days of our Lives’".

    Your guided tour will reveal the fascinating stories of the home and its history. A tour of the Oak Valley Plantation is a great way to discover more about the history of the South and its days of glory.

    Itinerary

    The tour departs from the Gray Line “Lighthouse” Ticket Office located at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), only 1 block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

    From here you will board an air-conditioned coach and travel to the Oak Alley Plantation. One of the most photographed plantations, the most striking feature of the Oak Alley is the quarter-mile long alley of 28 magnificent Oak trees, each over 250 years old.

    A professional guide will take you on a guided tour of the plantation, which was built in 1839 and help you discover its fascinating history. The plantation’s picturesque setting has also made it a popular choice for film and television producers.

    View the majestic cypress trees in Louisiana’s swamps bordering the Mississippi River.

    You may purchase a snack, salad or sandwich in the Café and Ice Cream Parlor to enjoy at the picnic tables or aboard the coach on the return journey.

    The tour ends at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • Narrated motorcoach tour
    • Guided tour of the plantation home by a professional licensed tour guide

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals and refreshments
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Children under 6 (not occupying a seat) are free of charge.

    Schedule and availability are subject to change. Please call the local operator on arrival in New Orleans to confirm schedule.

    Due to the historic nature of the plantation, access to the second floor is by stairs only. No photography is allowed inside the plantation home