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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
  • Hear fascinating stories of the home and its history
  • Visit the "Slavery at Oak Alley" exhibit and the Civil War Tent
  • Learn about the history of agriculture in the region or browse the Blacksmith Shop for gifts
  • Have the opportunity to see wild alligators and learn about plantation life pre-Civil War
  • Roundtrip transportation from New Orleans is included

Duration: 5.5 Hrs.

Safety Precautions

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

What's Included
  • Narrated tour of Oak Alley Plantation
  • Manchac Swamp Tour by boat
  • Roundtrip motor-coach transportation from the French Quarter
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Raincoat, umbrella, or poncho
  • Comfortable flat shoes
  • Bug spray
  • Camera
  • ID
  • 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.
  • Pets and service animals not permitted.
  • No coolers or alcohol permitted on bus.
  • Hotel pick up is not available.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • These tours go out rain or shine. Please note that a portion of the tour will take place on the plantation grounds, so if it looks like there is rain in the forecast, please dress appropriately and remember to bring your umbrella.
  • 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.
  • Availability for this tour 9AM Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from April 30-October 31, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed.
  • 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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