The Laura Plantation tour pickup begins at 8:00 am for tour number one of the day. Second tour of the day pickup begins at 1:15 PM Our sister company, “Crescent City Tours & Transportation ” does the ground transportation service for us. The driver goes hotel to hotel for the pick up process. We ask for up to 30 minutes for the pick up process. The driver will pick up at the front of the hotel, so please be ready for the pick up. It is a 70 mile ride (approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes), one way to the plantation. You will spend about 2 hours at the plantation. You will be given a guided tour of the Laura plantation House which is approximately 70 minutes. The tour will include history of the property including a walk through of the 200-year-old sugar plantation homestead and 3 gardens (Jardin Français, the kitchen potager & Banana Land grove). On the grounds are 12 buildings on the National Register, including animal barns, overseers’ cottages and the 1829 Maison de Reprise. After your tour, you will have some time to visit the gift shop. You will see the front of Oak Alley Plantation during your trip to Laura Plantation. You will return to your pick up location by 2:00pm.
Plantation Tour includes Hotel Pick Up and Transportation & House & Ground tour is about 1 hour 15 minutes
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, is a story in itself.
8:00 am to 2:30 PM (6.5 hours)
The Laura Plantation tour begins at 10:00 until 11:45 am. You will be given a guided tour of the Laura plantation House which is approximately 70 minutes. At the conclusion of your tour you will have an additional 30 to 45 minutes for self guided tour of the property and picture taking.
The Airboat Tour leaves the dock at about 12:10 pm and returns about 1:50 pm. On this tour, you will enjoy a fully narrated swamp tour by one of our local captains in the comfort of an Airboat. You will enjoy close encounters with swamp life as you learn about what it is like to live in the Louisiana swamps. You will return to your hotel around 2:45 pm depending on traffic.