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Oak Alley Plantation Tour, New Orleans

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily


  • Duration

    Approx. 4.5 hours

  • Start time

    Nov 1 - Dec 31

    12pm Daily & 1pm Fri, Sat & Sun

  • 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

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a tour of the Oak Alley Plantation, one of the most photographed plantations ever
  • The plantation has featured in movies like ‘Interview with a Vampire’, ‘Primary Colors’ and the soap opera, ‘Days of our Lives’
  • Enjoy Southern hospitality and admire the alley of 28 magnificent oak trees, over 250 years old
  • See the majestic cypress trees in Louisiana’s swamps bordering the Mississippi River
  • Enjoy the services of a professional tour guide
  • Transfers in an air-conditioned coach included in the package

Overview

Experience the warmth of Southern hospitality as you take a trip back to the bygone era of New Orleans. Built in 1839, the Oak Alley 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 Alley 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

  • 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

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

To enter buildings, be seated in bars/restaurants or access restrooms inside, guests must be ready to show proof of vaccination, or a negative covid-19 test in the past 72 hours.

Masks are not required outdoors.

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