Oak Alley Plantation Tour & Laura Plantation Tour or
also The Whitney
8:30 am to 3:30
Hotel Pick Up and Transportation included
This Plantation Tour Combo combines both the Oak Alley Plantation, Laura, or The Whitney Plantation Tour all in one day. Pick up time is 8:30 AM We use “Crescent City Tours & Transportation ” for the ground transportation service. The driver goes hotel to hotel for the pick-up service. We ask that you allow us up to 30 minutes for the pick-up service. We should arrive at about 10:15 am at Plantation #1 You will spend approximately two hours, tour times vary depending on your choices. For Tour #2 we will take a short 15 min drive down to your second choice where you will spend approximately two hours. All tours have on site Tour guides, some parts will also be self guided.
Two Plantation Tour Combo
All three plantation are located 70 miles or about 1 hour from the French Quarter. The pick-up begins at 8:30 am. We use “Crescent City Tours & Transportation” for the ground transportation service. The driver goes hotel to hotel for the pick-up service. We ask that you allow us up to 30 minutes for the pick-up service. Pick up will be curbside of your hotel. The bus will arrive at your first plantation tour approximately 9:30 am to 10:15 You will spend approximately 2 hours there. After tour #1 we will then take a short 15 min drive to plantation #2 it will last about two hours depending on witch two tours you choose. We will also have time for a quick lunch at a local cafe in the area or the Oak Alley Plantation
As a courtesy we try to take into consideration, reservations and other specific excursion. so if you would like to be dropped off at a restaurant or another location somewhere within reason of your original pickup location we will definitely try to accommodate you. Just let one of our professionally trained driver know your intentions. Thank you for choosing Crescent City Tour & Transportation for all of your tour needs.Hotel return will be around 3:30 pm depending on traffic
The Oak Alley plantation tour is one of the most magnificent plantation tours near New Orleans because of the 28 evenly spaced, huge Oak Trees that go from River Road to the Plantation House. It looks like the movie “Gone with the Wind”. This Greek Revival style home dates back to 1837. Located on the ground is a restaurant, blacksmith shop, Souvenir Shop and antique farm equipment. The Oak Alley tour is the complete plantation experience! The Oak Alley house tour is approximately 35 minutes and conducted by the plantations tour guides . Walking is required for this tour. The distance from the Plantation house to the restaurant and souvenir shop is about one block in distance. Along the path, there are benches shaded by the oak trees.
Whitney Plantation is the only plantation museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people. Visit Whitney’s memorials and restored buildings to enter the world of a Louisiana sugar plantation and to remember those who built and worked this property. The Whitney Plantation is the only plantation that has a focus on the institution of slavery. The Whitney museum offers Tour Guides who have been educated in African Studies,with some holding PhD’s, so prepare yourself to be educated on the institution of slavery as whole with a narrative and a strict focus on enslaved Africans in Southeast Louisiana.
The Laura Plantation tour near New Orleans is considered by many in the tour industry as the best historical plantation tour in the Mississippi Valley. The plantation was run by four Creole women, most notable, was Laura, from where the plantation gets its name. The women ran the plantation over 60 years, using slave labor. You will get to view and enter the 1840’s slave quarters, as part of this tour. You will hear stories of all aspects of the plantation life. including the fact that the book “Bier Rabbit” was written here. The Plantation house was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003, but it was rebuilt to the original design using building materials from antique homes that was disassembled and sold off in pieces. The rebuilding process of the plantation house is a story in itself!