Louisiana Plantation Tours: Explore Historic N’awlins Luxury
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44 Ratings
Vacherie

Embark on a 5.5 hours round trip to one of three Plantation Country locations. Self - Guided Audio Whitney Museum Plantation: Gain a fresh understanding of the conditions of enslaved individuals on a Louisiana sugar plantation in this immersive 90-minute walking tour, guided by the authentic oral histories recorded by the Federal Writers Project during the Depression. Laura Creole Plantation: Experience the top-rated History Tour in the United States. The tour encompasses The Maison Principale (Big House). Oak Alley Antebellum Plantation: Venture into Louisiana’s most photographed plantation. Built in 1839 and originally named Bon Séjour, the property is renowned for the quarter-mile avenue of 28 substantial, live oaks leading to the house, which earned it the name Oak Alley.

Duration: 6 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
What's Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Experienced driver/guide provided
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Itinerary
  • Laura Plantation: Louisiana’s Créole Heritage Site - Laura tour includes The Maison Principale (Big House), The French Jardin, The Plantation Kitchen Garden, The Banana Grove, and the original 1840s Slave Cabins where The Legendary Tales of Compair Lapin (known in English as Br’er Rabbit) were first recorded. Take time to browse through local arts, crafts and souvenirs in the historic Laura Plantation gift shop. Also don’t forget to visit the new museum exhibit where it displays the daily lives, free & enslaved, on the sugar plantation. That’s why Laura Creole Plantation was awarded the title of top travel attraction by The Louisiana of Tourism.
Additional Information
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Please provide hotel pickup information.
Location
Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Créole Heritage Site
Louisiana 18
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Marjorie_e
Dec 7, 2023
Laura Plantation - Comfortable ride, skilled driver. Enjoyed talk through city. Lara plantation unique. Knowledgeable and interesting guide.
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Jennifer_r
Nov 3, 2023
Great service - Great experience from pick up, tour then drop back. Would highly recommend for a super smooth, friendly experience.
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Corneliatodd_h
Jul 20, 2023
Great drive - Courteous, and safe driver/guide who entertained with antidotes to make the hour’s journey not boring.
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Inair1938
May 28, 2023
N'Awlins Whitney Plantation Tour - Our group of 7 visited the Whitney Plantation with N'Awlins Tours. If you visit only one plantation - this is an excellent choice. The story at this plantation comes from the perspective of the enslaved. There is an excellent audio guide - that is very easy to use - with a terrific guided tour that you can follow at your own pace. It is mostly outdoors and each of the 14 stops has a place to sit while you listen to the narration. The tour passes Twelve Oaks and we were able to view the quarter mile drive lined with massive oak trees at that plantation. Our guide and driver from NOLA was DeeAnn (I think I remember correctly) and she gave us lots of information on the one hour drive to the plantation. A great tour!!!
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Davean4845tw
Apr 9, 2023
A nice half day trip with some interesting history - We had a great excursion! Tour guide (Dionn) was very polite, a courteous driver, and was knowledgeable about the city with a good sense of humor. Pick up and drop off were timely. Of the 3 plantations we saw, Oak Alley seemed the nicest to us (but we didn’t get to tour the other two.). This is a nice half day trip to get you out of the hustle and bustle of NO, and as well to appreciate the history of the area.
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Robert
Feb 17, 2023
Great transportation - Took the tour to Laura Plantation. Picked us at our hotel on time. Nicely narrated drive out to the plantation, with background on the others nearby. A nice stress free way to get out of New Orleans and out to the plantations. They service all of them.
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O7360omellenm
Nov 6, 2022
Important historical site, brilliantly curated. - I took my 12-year old son the Whitney Plantation. It was a profound and moving experience. We were concerned when we heard that the tour was entirely via audio guide, but the audio content was excellent--very thoroughly researched and very compellingly expressed. I learned a lot and was interested throughout the 14-stop itinerary on the plantation site, even under heavy showers. In the welcome center/gift shop there is a second exhibition on the history of slavery, and it, too, is excellent. I commend the Whitney Plantation curators on their work. N'Awlins got us there and back quickly and comfortably. Dionne was our driver and she was a warm and charming presence. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the region.
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Lisa_g
Nov 4, 2022
Nice half day tour - I had a nice time on this tour. Pick up from the hotel was easy and in time. I felt safe with the driver and she pointed out different places as we drove. Oak Alley was a beautiful place and I enjoyed my tour
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Davidk2041
Feb 11, 2023
Informative tour - This tour was informative and generally well done. It went into some more detail than other similarly themed tours. Things to know: the plantation takes over an hour to get to, which is why the overall tour is over 5 hours. No lunch is provided - you have to buy chips at the gift shop or wait to get back to the City. You can see the inside of some but not all buildings. While the driver gives some history on the way in, the plantation tour itself is a self-guided audio tour, with interpreters available for questions. You will likely spend over an hour outdoors, so dress appropriately.
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Natasha_h
Feb 23, 2023
Not guided as listed - The information was great (that's why we are giving at least a 3 star) but we booked this tour because it said it was a guided tour when in fact it was a SELF guided tour with audio. That was disappointing as we have booked many other guided tours in the past with viator and they have been amazing experiences. Wish it was guided it would have enhanced our experience.
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