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Oak Alley Plantation & Swamp Boat Tour with Transportation from the French Quarter

 New Orleans, LA
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Southern majesty meets rugged Louisiana bayou on this plantation and swamp combination tour with roundtrip transportation to and from the French Quarter. Experience Oak Alley Plantation, a National Historic site built in 1839, and its beautiful grounds in all of their glory on this guided history and cultural tour through the mansion and grounds. From the moment you arrive, you are treated to the beauty of Oak Alley's quarter-mile-long alley of 28 live oak trees, each over 250 years old. The plantation has even been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire" and "Primary Colors." Upon completion of the tour, you and your group will take a trip to the Manchac Swamp to take a leisurely swamp boat tour through a privately-owned wildlife refuge, home to American alligators, herons, and wild boars as well as the legendary “Rougarou,” the Cajun werewolf! Learn about the resiliency of Louisiana's French families and their ways of life. Reserve your tour today and take in the plantation's beauty, history, and culture with an expert guide and get transportation to and from the French Quarter.

Activity Highlights
  • Guided and narrated tour of Oak Alley Plantation with transportation from the French Quarter and boat tour the Manchac Swamp
  • Learn about the history of agriculture in the region or browse the Blacksmith Shop for gifts
  • Have the opportunity to see wild alligators & learn about plantation life pre-Civil War
  • Visit the "Slavery at Oak Alley" exhibit & the Civil War Tent
  • Roundtrip transportation from New Orleans is included
  • Hear fascinating stories of the home & its history

Duration: 5.5 Hrs.

Safety Precautions

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

What's Included
  • Roundtrip motor-coach transportation from the French Quarter
  • Narrated tour of Oak Alley Plantation
  • Manchac Swamp Tour by boat
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Raincoat, umbrella, or poncho
  • Comfortable flat shoes
  • Bug spray
  • Camera
  • ID
  • In an effort to provide the most accurate information regarding all COVID-19 measures, policies, restrictions, and requirements, please reach out to the provider prior to your activity/trip date.
  • Due to the historic nature of the plantation home, access to the second floor is by stairs only. Therefore, tour has limited handicap accessibility. Buses, however, are handicap accessible.
  • Photography is not permitted inside the plantation home.
  • No service animals, comfort animals, or pets permitted.
  • No coolers or alcohol permitted on bus.
  • Hotel pick up is not available.
Additional information
  • Tour runs rain or shine, however if weather is deemed by the vendor as unfavorable for this activity, your reservation may be altered, modified, rescheduled, or refunded, at vendor discretion.
  • Please be aware that there are no taxi or ride-sharing services available in the New Orleans Plantation Country area to bring travelers back to New Orleans.
  • Parking is available for a fee at 500 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA near the French Quarter departure location.
  • Travel time to Oak Alley is 2 hours total roundtrip. Guests will spend about 3 hours exploring grounds.
  • Shuttle departs from the lighthouse ticket office at 400 Toulouse St. in the French Quarter.
  • Snacks, salads or sandwiches available for purchase in the Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor.
  • Children under 6 (not occupying a seat on the coach) are free of charge.
  • Restrooms are available on-site.
  • There is a bar located on-site.
  • Gift shop located on-site.

400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

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Oak Alley Plantation & Swamp Boat Tour with Transportation from the French Quarter

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Plantation and Swamp boat tour

about 11 months ago
We had an excellent time JIM was great. He was informative and very entertaining. Definitely recommend.
Armando M


about 1 year ago
Our guide Dionne was awesome! She made the tour so interesting and was so knowledgeable. The plantation was beautiful and we saw so many alligators at the swamp.
Diane B
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