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New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation & City and Katrina Tour
Get an insider's view of New Orleans and learn about Creole history in this guided full-day tour. Visit the historic Oak Alley Plantation, city landmarks and areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
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- Be picked up at your accommodation
- Discover the highlights of New Orleans by comfortable minibus
- Learn about the impact of Hurricane Katrina and how the residents are rebuilding
- See the famous oak trees that gave Oak Alley Plantation its name
- Take a guided house tour of Oak Alley Plantation
DescriptionEnjoy a full-day tour of New Orleans that consists of two parts; a tour of Oak Alley Plantation and a 3-hour New Orleans City and Katrina Tour. Pickup at your New Orleans accommodation is included. - Experience history firsthand on a guided walking tour of Oak Alley Plantation. Gain insights into plantation life from a knowledgeable guide and observe antique farm machinery. Located in Vacherie near the Mississippi, approximately 70 miles (about 1 hour 10 minutes) from the French Quarter, Oak Alley is graced by 28 oak trees that predate the 19th century, creating a majestic pathway to the plantation house. Marvel at the Greek Revival architecture of the 19th-century main house, explore original features, and enjoy on-site amenities like a restaurant and shop. Accompanied by a guide dressed in authentic plantation attire, uncover the groundbreaking Antebellum restoration along the renowned River Road. - Embark on a 3-hour New Orleans tour in comfort, aboard an air-conditioned minibus. Visit historical landmarks such as Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the former seat of the Spanish colonial city hall at The Cabildo. See areas that were most impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Get a French Quarter preview for later exploration. Pass century-old homes on Esplanade Avenue, en route to City Park's Dueling Oaks. Explore a unique above-ground cemetery on foot, uncovering the reasons behind the burial tradition. Travel along St. Charles Avenue to discover the American side of the city, including the elegant Garden District. Pass the residence of the Gothic fiction writer, Anne Rice. Witness the Lower 9th ward's post-Katrina recovery and learn about how residents are rebuilding.
IncludesHotel pickup and drop-off Transportation by air-conditioned minibus Licensed guide Guided tour Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation 3 Hour New Orleans City & Katrina Tour
- The drive to Oak Alley takes approximately 75 minutes
- Walking is required on this tour