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New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Cruise Day Trip

4.5 / 5

93 reviews

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company

New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Cruise Day Trip

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company
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From US$ 121 per person

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Visit the Oak Alley Plantation and cruise down Louisiana's bayou swamplands on a day trip from New Orleans. Learn the history of the wetlands from your local guide and keep an eye out for alligators.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in New Orleans. There is a 30 minute pickup window between 8:15 AM and about 8:45 AM. Please be out front of your location for pickup time and be on the lookout for a bus that says Alert Transportation.


  • Experience the complicated history and natural beauty of Louisiana
  • Cruise through a Louisiana swamp and look out for unique wildlife
  • Step into the past as you explore an authentic plantation home
  • Learn about the history and culture of the wetlands from your guide
  • Pass important landmarks, including a Native American burial mound
Full description

Explore Louisiana with a visit to the Oak Alley Plantation, followed by a swamp boat tour. Enjoy a guided day trip from New Orleans on a day trip you won't forget.

Begins your day with a pickup at your New Orleans hotel. Enjoy the views as you head out to the Oak Alley Plantation, where you will be led on a tour by guides in period costume. Explore the house and its grounds as you learn about the history of the plantation.

Next, head out on a boat tour to explore the Louisiana bayous. Relax in the covered boat and tune in to your guide’s commentary about the local culture of the wetlands. 

Cruise past a Native American burial mound, a Cajun cemetery, and a fishing village. Drift down narrow waterways and pass moss-covered trees. Be on the lookout for wildlife, including snakes and alligators.

Back on dry land, you will board the bus to return to New Orleans, then you will be dropped off at your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Oak Alley Plantation entry ticket
  • Swamp boat trip (1 hour and 40 minutes)
  • Tips
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Some walking at the Oak Alley plantation is involved
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 93 reviews

Review summary

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There was a lot of confusion in the morning when the driver was picking up guests. I was on the bus for 45 minutes before we started the trip to the plantation. Lots of travel time was not explained in description of tour. Overall, I spent over 4 hours on the bus getting to/from the sites. Tiring! But Keith was a delight!

June 19, 2022

Myself, my sister, and my mom went on this tour in early December 2021. We had a great time. The bus driver, Gary, was so fun and made the hour-ish ride to the plantation so enjoyable! We thought we had plenty of time to explore the plantation and the swamp tour was excellent too - we saw so many gators. It was a unseasonably warm weekend so maybe that is why, but it was beautiful on the swamp.

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December 11, 2021

It was great and a lot of fun! Our guide was fun and funny. The swamp was a lot of fun? Enjoyed that a lot. The plantation was beautiful! So enjoyed being able to see it. The tour of the house however was too quick. I know there trying to get as many groups in and having to deal with the Covid stuff, but it was rushed. That too was also disappointment with the combo tour. We didn't get a lot of time at the plantation. We didn't really have time to look around the grounds. We had to rush through the slaves quarters. There is a restaurant and Cafe on premises, but we barely had any time to eat before we had to rush to the bus to leave. We're happy that we sent and that we did this tour, but we just wished we had more time to spend, especially at the plantation.

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June 6, 2021

Product ID: 145626