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Cajun Encounters Oak Alley & Laura Plantation Tour

See not one, but two historic sites: Oak Alley and Laura Plantations

$92.00 6.5 hours

About This Experience

Spend the day along the old Mississippi River Road, visiting Louisiana’s most famous plantations. Laura, a Creole plantation, has a rich and unique history, from the home itself to the stories of the four women that ran it, one of which it was named for. Tour this 200 year old sugarcane plantation with a walk through of the “Big House” as well as the slave quarters. Oak Alley Plantation gets its name from the spectacular quarter mile tunnel of 28 oak trees that frame the plantation as you approach. Built in 1839, Oak Alley’s magnificent appearance makes it a must see destination in Louisiana

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Please meet in front of your hotel for pick up 30 minutes before tour time, and allow for 30 minutes for pick up. Refunds are not applicable to tours cancelled within 24 hours of the tour time

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Journey down the historic River Road Region as you make your way to these historic landmarks. See the grandeur and diversity of New Orleans by visiting Oak Alley and Laura Plantations. Learn about the history and families of both Laura Plantation and Oak Alley while also witnessing the differences between traditional Creole and American plantations.

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We waited for over an hour for the bus to pick us up. Buses were passing by us with the Cajun Encounters sign but none stopped, one did stop but it was for the swamp tour. An hour in August heat, does not matter it was morning, it was sweltering. Finally a company rep comes to get to us at 9:45ish, she said that we had a new bus driver who got lost and didn't understand the street regulations, and walks us to the bus 2 blocks away and then she gets in and starts driving, she was the new bus driver she referred to (very weird introduction). She proceeded to pick up additional people while trying to maintain a conversation over the loudspeaker with the rest of the bus, it was all very awkward. We were so behind schedule that she switches off and starts speeding to the first plantation, hitting every bump, going over curbs, the whole shebang. My boyfriend got very bad motion sickness from the erratic driving there. The plantations themselves are run separate from the company and they were AWESOME. Laura Plantation Tour was great, very interesting and the guide there was just terrific and knowledgeable. By the time we got to the second plantation we were so behind schedule that we were told to go into the quick tour and meet back right after. This was disappointing as Oak Alley was the plantation I was really looking forward to seeing. We did not get time to partake of its many exhibits or explore the property. We just had time to use the restroom. Then we were back on the bus and sitting in traffic, did not make it back to the quarter until 4pm. No food or time to get food at Oak Alley either. It just was not a very good day and a very long hungry day, the plantations were great, suggest going there by car rental or another company.

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Bus picked me up at the hotel, guide was good and was very informative during our plantation tour. Laura's plantation in my opinion was more representative of the creole culture and very interesting. Oak Alley is more for photography lovers. Our tour there was short, but was fine.