Double Plantation Tour in New Orleans
Explore two historical Louisiana plantations on this day tour from New Orleans. You'll travel along the Great River Road, which winds along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, to reach Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation, and/or Oak Alley Plantation. Select your preferred combination of two out of the three plantations when booking.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Ideal choice for families
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Great River Road, Louisiana
Your tour starts as you depart New Orleans by coach with a driver, who takes you out of the city and onto the Louisiana portion of the Great River Road, made up of many state and local roads that follow the Mississippi River all the way up to Minnesota.
You'll visit two plantations, depending on the option selected when booking. You have three choices.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, 2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-5409
Laura Plantation: The tour of this Louisiana Creole plantation is based on 5,000 pages of documents found in the French National Archives and in the memoir Memories of the Old Plantation Home, written by Laura Locoul Gore, which details 250 years of the people who lived and worked here. It's listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7079
Oak Alley Plantation: Go back in time to 1839, when this plantation was built, and marvel at the long alley of 28 oak trees, each more than 250 years old, planted before the house was constructed. You can also check out the swampy area of cypress trees bordering the Mississippi River. Known for its Greek Revival architecture, this plantation is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Whitney Plantation, 5099 Highway 18, Wallace, LA 70049-2803
Whitney Plantation: Also listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public in 2014 for the first time in its history, which dates back to 1803. The plantation opened as a museum dedicated to slavery in the South.
At the end of your two visits, your tour ends with return to your departure point in New Orleans.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: St. Joseph Plantation, 3535 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7073
Historic plantation, circa 1830, that remains a family owned working sugar plantation today along with sister property Felicity Plantation, circa 1846.
Pass By: I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge, St Rose, LA 70087, USA
View the spillway, a flood control operation in the Lower Mississippi west of New Orleans. The spillway, when open, allows floodwaters from the Mississippi River to flow into Lake Pontchartrain and thence into the Gulf of Mexico
Pass By: Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, LA
Although called a lake, this is actually a large lagoon and brackish estuary fed by fresh water rivers and connected to the Gulf of Mexico. Covering 630 square miles (1600 km2) it is one of the largest wetlands in North America.
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
- Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes (Approx.)
- Departure Time: 9:00 AM
- Return Details: Returns to original departure point
- Live commentary
- Round-trip coach transportation from central New Orleans
- Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
- Entry/Admission - Whitney Plantation
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children 5 years and younger are free.
- You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved terrain.
- Wheelchair Access: If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
- Oak Alley Plantation: Guests visiting Oak Alley using a wheelchair will have access to the gift shop, restrooms, and museum. The plantation grounds are accessible; however, there are uneven gravel paths. The main house tour is not accessible to guest traveling in wheelchairs and is not required to be modified as it is a historic home; however, the first floor is accessible. Guests would be able to view the slave quarters, but would not have access to enter.
- Whitney Plantations: Guests visiting Whitney using a wheelchair will have access to the gift shop, restrooms, and museum. The plantation grounds are accessible; however, there are uneven gravel paths. The main house tour is not accessible to guest traveling in wheelchairs and is not required to be modified as it is a historic home; however, the first floor is accessible. Guests would be able to view the slave quarters, but would not have access to enter.
- Laura Plantation: Guests using a wheelchair at Oak Alley Plantation will have access to the gift shop, restrooms, and museum via a ramp. The plantation grounds are accessible; however, there are narrow and uneven dirt paths. The main house tour is not accessible to guest traveling in wheelchairs and is not required to be modified as it is a historic home; however, the basement is accessible. Guests would be able to view the slave quarters, but would not have access to enter.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Average 4.75 out of 5 stars based on 63 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor.
Tour guide was great. Trip was well organized and had lots of good information. Exhibits were very good and well cared for. The whole trip explained local history very well and gave a perspective from both sides.
Did the Laura and Oak Alley tours. Laura Plantation (tour guide Stephen) was excellent. Lots of history of the family who owned/worked the plantation. Did not know that the Uncle Remus/Tar Baby stories came from this area. Glad this plantation has been saved/preserved. On the other hand, the Oak Alley plantation tour is more self-guided. While the areas around the large home have good signage that was very informative, did not like the house tour where there was constant "slant" of political views around the South/slavery. Would recommend the house tour guides just stick to historical facts.
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