N’awlins Luxury: Laura, Oak Alley or Whitney Plantation with Swamp Tour
First stop is Plantation Country where you will explore one of three plantations.
Whitney Museum Plantation: During the 90-minute walking tour, visitors will gain a unique perspective on the lives of the enslaved people on a Louisiana sugar plantation, learning their stories through the real oral histories recorded by the Federal Writers Project during the Depression.
Laura Creole Plantation: The Best 75 minutes History Tour in the United States. Tour includes The Maison Principale (Big House), Slave Cabins and more.
Oak Alley Antebellum Plantation: Explore the most photographed plantation in Louisiana, this home was built in 1839 and was originally name Bon Séjour.
Swamp Tour Included: take a 90 minute enchanting Louisiana swamp tour.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: N'awlins Luxury Tours, New Orleans, LA 70112-3552
Daily pickup start at 8:00am from downtown hotels (please allow 30 minutes for pickups). Take a guided narrative tour down to Plantation Country in a 14 passengers bus, once there enjoy a guided tour of one of three plantations (Laura, Oak Alley or Whitney Plantation).
Laura Plantation 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.
Oak Alley Plantation includes gracious interiors that echo the romance of another era, where gleaming hardwood floors and shimmering chandeliers reflect both streams of sunlight, and the venerable history of this magnificent home.The Slavery at Oak Alley exhibit it shares the story of those who were enslaved on this sugar plantation from approximately 1835 to the end of the Civil War. It also shares the daily life of these slaves, including topics such as healthcare, punishment and life after Emancipation. The Confederate Commanding Officer’s Tent exhibit. The Sugar Cane Theater, it tells the story of sugar’s impact on the people of Oak Alley, through video and exhibit. Black Smith Shop House, one of the few remaining 1890s era forges of its type in Louisiana.
Whitney Plantation (CLOSE ON TUESDAYS) is on the National Register of Historic Places, the site includes the last surviving example of a true French Creole Barn, what is believed to be the oldest detached kitchen in Louisiana, and the Big House, considered the earliest and best preserved raised Creole cottage in Louisiana, all built by slaves. With the original structures nestled in a working sugar cane field, visitors are sure to marvel at the authentic representation presented at Whitney. Through these restored buildings, museum exhibits, memorial artwork and thousands of first-person slave narratives, Whitney Plantation gives a voice and respect to the slaves, who lived, worked, and died here.
Swamp Tour: Then end the day with a Louisiana swamp tour. The Cajun Captains will navigate their way through the back swamp. You will learn about Louisiana Wetlands, the inhabitants of the swamp, the life and habits of the American Alligators. Our experience Captains will take you back to the history of Louisiana Bayou and Swamp exploration days.
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: Traveler pickup is offered
- Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Departure Time: 8:00 AM
- Single plantation
- Swamp tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A moderate amount of walking is involved.
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
- Stroller accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
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