Oak Alley & Laura Plantation Combo Tour From New Orleans

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Spend the day along the old Mississippi River Road, visiting Louisiana’s most famous plantations. Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site is focused on the generations of a real Louisiana Creole family, both free and enslaved. Oak Alley Plantation, located just a few miles away, is a powerful testimony to the wealth that Americans gained during the antebellum era. See the beauty, history, and culture of two of the most popular plantation homes, today!

Activity Highlights

  • Full day excursion with narrated commentary at Oak Alley and Laura Plantation
  • Historical and educational tour of both plantations
  • Fascinating true-life stories of the plantation workers
  • Round trip transportation included

What's Included

  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off at select hotels
  • Admission to Oak Alley and Laura Plantations
  • Guided Tour of both Plantation Homes
  • Narrated Transportation

Restrictions

  • Due to the historic nature of the plantations, access to the second floors (the main living quarters) is by stairs only.

Additional information

  • Walking the grounds is an integral part of this experience.
  • The length of this tour includes travel time.
  • There are set pick up windows for each tour departure time, which last 30 minutes each. We ask that the guest be ready and on the lookout for the bus to arrive at the start at the pickup window, as we will not know beforehand which guest will be picked up at the start or end of the window.
  • Departure time selected is the start of the pickup window.
  • Children 3 and under are complimentary, please select infant ticket for them to be accounted for.
  • Lunch is not provided on this tour however, you may purchase "grab & go" options in the Cafe' at Oak Alley Plantation.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If the guide calls off the tour due to weather, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded.

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Underwhelming Tour

Review of Oak Alley & Laura Plantation Combo Tour From New Orleans

  • David Phillips USA Apr 6 2018 07:31pm

    Cajun tour company is not only disorganized (we called twice to confirm pick up address and both times they gave an incorrect address but they also had no way to tell you what time you'd be picked up...they essentially gave an 45 minute window) but their itinerary was so tight that it did not provide adequate time at either Laura or Oak plantations to learn it's history or explore the grounds. Additionally, the guides they arranged for were cold (no emotion at all) and provided limited information. And the final straw was that the tour group was so large, those of us in the back could not hear or see anything. It was a waste of money. Much better tours are provided by competitors.

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  • Management Response, about 1 year ago

    Hi David, We are so sorry to hear about your experience! We've contacted the vendor who operates the tour and they have shared your feedback with them. Because traffic in New Orleans can be very unpredictable, the 45 minute window of time for hotel pick up is quite common for many tours. It was a very busy week in New Orleans with spring break and Easter falling on the same week, so there were delays and large groups for many of the tours. The guides at the plantations are not employees of the tour operator but rather employed by the plantations directly, and we've shared your feedback with them as well. The vendor has offered their apologies and a partial 50% refund which we have processed today. We are sorry things didn't go as planned but hope this gesture helps compensate you for your time and frustrations. Thank you for booking with us and please let us know if there's anything else we can assist with. Best regards, TripShock! Guest Service Manager

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  • Spencer Bailey USA about 6 months ago

    Nothing great

    The tour was too rushed and we could not spend enough time at either of the 2 plantations. Rain made things worse. n extra 2 hours would have been much better.

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  • Elizabeth USA about 1 year ago

    Mostly Enjoyable

    The tour was very enjoyable. It is a great way to get to the plantations without renting a car and the buses are comfy. That being said, a little bit more information on the plantations on the drive out would be amazing, maybe the history or talking about other plantations or more history on the slavery aspect. Also, dropping people off needs to be improved, once we got back to the city, it was an hour and half before we dropped at our hotel, we circled it before being dropped of, we asked twice if we should get off and the bus driver just said we would get there.

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  • rosalind New Orleans about 1 year ago

    Plantation Tour

    Cajun Encounters rushed us along. On the phone I was told we would return around 5:30. That extra hour would have been nice to spend at Oak Alley. We had a nice tour at Laura's Plantation and the tour guide, Logan was great. Very enjoyable but we couldn't even visit the gift shop and use the restroom afterward as we were rushed out to make our tour at Oak Alley. We get to Oak Alley and immediately rush to our tour. I still had to use the restroom so we got left behind and didn't know where to go. Rushed frantically after roaming around trying to find our tour group. Afterward we had -0- time to explore the grounds and there was a lot that we missed. The Oak Alley tour was only to see the house and rush to the restaurant to meet our driver. No time to explore the grounds.

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2018-05-31 14:29:27

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