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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans
300 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAPlease be outside of the Doubletree Hotel (Tchoupitoulas St. Entrance) at the beginning of the pickup window. Please see pickup time below. Your shuttle departs promptly. 9:30AM Tour (Picks up at 9:00AM)
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    Oak Alley Plantation
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Oak Alley plantation gets its name from the spectacular quarter mile tunnel of 28 oak trees that frame the driveway as you approach. Built in 1839 and facing the Mississippi River, the magnificent entrance to Oak Alley Plantation makes it a “Must See” destination on everyone’s list of historic Louisiana sites. This plantation was originally named Bon Séjour (“pleasant sojourn”), but became known as Oak Alley when riverboat passengers floating by marveled at the double row of giant oak trees leading to the mansion. Thanks to its classic appearance and beautiful restoration, Oak Alley Plantation has been featured in a number of movies and TV series, including the movie “Interview with a Vampire,” and Beyonce’s “Deja Vu” music video. During your tour, you’ll hear from expert guides in period dress, as they recount the factual history of the mansion and immerse you in another time. The tour will bring you through several interior rooms of the plantation, as well as upstairs, where you’ll step outside to take in a breathtaking view of the centuries-old Oak trees and surrounding grounds. After your tour, we’ll give you some time to explore the vast grounds surrounding Oak Alley, which include fascinating exhibits, recreated slave quarters, and of course, countless views of the Oaks themselves that have made this plantation famous. Oak Alley plantation also features a restaurant serving traditional southern fare, ready-made sandwiches and snacks, gift shop, and on-site bar staff ready to whip up a refreshing mint julep.
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You'll end at
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans
300 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAPlease be outside of the Doubletree Hotel (Tchoupitoulas St. Entrance) at the beginning of the pickup window. Please see pickup time below. Your shuttle departs promptly. 9:30AM Tour (Picks up at 9:00AM)
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Departure Point
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans, 300 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Pickup and drop off outside of Doubletree Hotel (300 Canal St.) ONLY
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jamison W wrote a review Jan. 2020
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Experiencing Oak Alley was incredible for all the right reasons (beautiful architecture, scenery) and wrong reasons (presence of slavery) and Cajun Encounters was the perfect way to experience this! They were professional, timely educational and very hospitable, displaying that
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Date of experience: January 2020
Yuan C wrote a review Dec. 2019
5 contributions
The driver is very professional and experienced. She showed us some signature buildings along the way, and her driving was smooth and safe as possible. The time we can spend in the plantation is around 210 min or more, which is a plenty of time. I would recommend going for the
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Date of experience: December 2019
Raq A wrote a review Nov. 2019
7 contributions
This tour was an eye opener and educational. The plantation was beautiful, the pathway is perfect for photo ops. The drivers were very nice! Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: November 2019
Linda wrote a review Oct. 2019
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Our driver Diana was very informative. Loved her knowledge of the city. The plantation was breathtaking. They gave us plenty of time to go on our guided tour of the plantation. Cajun encounters company is a must for reliable service& the website was seamless to use. Thank you!
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Ivette D wrote a review Sep. 2019
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My husband and I visited Oak Alley Plantation on Sept. 12th. There is construction going on at the property which made it a little restricting to walk around the grounds. Our tour guide Robert was very knowledgable and friendly. Unfortunately, photo taking is not allowed in
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Lot of fun
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Best bayou tour!!
I was expecting lots of boring tip bits, BUT that was totally not the case. Our tour guy Luca was amazing! Super
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Sergio E
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Good value, limited in colder weather
Having access to a car, this was a good value and only about a 30 minute drive from New Orleans. Parking on site,
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Wes A
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My wife’s favorite excursion
Captain Barry and driver Kimberly provided us a wonderful half day experience. Kim early picked us up across the
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Great Tour
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An Informative Look at Swamp Life
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Ashley
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Great Tour
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Craig N
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Wild boar Wild time!
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