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    Westbank Plantation Tour

    Once your cruise has returned to New Orleans, take a journey back in time to the Antebellum South with a tour of two separate plantations. On your ride out to Oak Alley Plantation, often referred to as the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road," pass and hear about the Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen plantations along the way. Once you've arrived at Oak Alley Plantation, enjoy time to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture, including a quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old! Next, travel to Laura Plantation, a historic sugar plantation built in 1805 displaying a different and unique culture. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves. Come experience this fully immersive tour of New Orleans historic past! Ride out to Oak Alley Plantation, passing and hearing about the Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen plantations along the way. Your guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation allows you time to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture. The quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home.

    Next visit the Laura Plantation, a Creole Plantation with historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves.

    You can catch the tour at two different departure times or two locations.
    Westbank Plantation Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Explore two of New Orleans' most iconic plantations
    • Witness the beauty of Oak Alley Plantation, referred to as the "Grand Dame of the Great River Road"
    • Visit Laura Plantation, a beautiful and historic sugar plantation built in 1805
    • Enjoy fascinating commentary throughout your journey from an expert local guide
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    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    Feel the gentle breeze of southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to a time of mint juleps, gracious living and the glory of the Old South. Oak Alley is your destination on this 4.5 hour tour, that takes you into the stunning plantation home, built over 165 years ago. Listen to fascinating and amusing stories of the home and its history, presented by your professional guide. Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings - Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839. Marvel at the unbelievable quarter-mile long alley of 28 magnificent Oak trees, each over 250 years old. Perhaps the most photographed plantation ever, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire", "Primary Colors" and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, "Days of our Lives". Your guided Oak Valley Plantation tour will reveal the fascinating stories of the home and its history. View the Majestic Cypress Trees in Louisiana's swamps bordering the Mississippi River. You can purchase a snack, salad or sandwich in the Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor to enjoy at the picnic tables or aboard the coach (not included in price). Feel the gentle breeze of Southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to the glory of the Old South!
    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Feel the gentle breeze of southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to the Old South
    • Enter Oak Alley, a stunning plantation home built over 165 years ago
    • Listen to fascinating and amusing stories of the home and its history from your professional guide.
    • Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings
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    Garden District Cemetery Tour

    You may start looking for homes to buy in the Garden District after this tour of New Orleans. Discover classic antebellum homes with beautiful architectural details. Would you like to take a peek into the life of a celebrity? You will see the homes of Anne Rice, Nicolas Cage and others. The tour also gives you the chance to explore the area that filmmakers used for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." See the Lafayette Cemetery #1, a cemetery famous for it's above ground tombs!
    Garden District Cemetery Tour

    SW Garden District, New Orleans

    • Spend some time learning more about the historic Garden District
    • See the homes of celebrities like Anne Rice, John Goodman and Trent Reznor
    • Discover the truth about the Creole vs. American conflict
    • Check out film locations from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, An Interview with a Vampire and more
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    Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour

    Go beyond New Orleans to tour two grand Louisiana plantations on the banks of the Mississippi River. Watch guides in period costume bring to life the history of Oak Alley Plantation, named after a double row of live oaks planted nearly 300 years ago. Then tour the Creole Laura Plantation with its sweeping sugarcane fields and historically significant slave quarters. Admire several other plantations on the Great River Road from afar, and learn their unique stories. On your ride out to Oak Alley Plantation, you will see and hear all about Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen Plantations. Your guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation will allow you time to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture. The quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home. Next visit Laura, a Creole Plantation and her historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves.
    Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Journey back in time to the Antebellum South with a small-group tour of two separate plantations
    • Visit Oak Alley Plantation, which has been called the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road"
    • Tour Laura Plantation, a historic sugar plantation built in 1805, with an experience that will feel very personal
    • Hear stories in dramatic detail of the lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves
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    St. Louis Cemetery Tour

    In the cemeteries of New Orleans the dead rise above the ground...literally. Experience the unique burial customs of the oldest cemetery in New Orleans. Built in 1789, all of the tombs in St. Louis cemetery are above ground vaults. Your expert local guide will escort you through this unique graveyard, relating stories of its many famous residents. You'll see the graves of famous (and notorious) local figures like Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen; Paul Morphy, one of the earliest chess champions and many more. Your tour will also bring you to some of the most iconic sights in New Orleans, including Storyville and the site for the filming of Easy Rider.
    St. Louis Cemetery Tour

    441 Royal Street, New Orleans

    • Take a spooky tour through the oldest cemetery in New Orleans, St. Louis #1
    • See the tombs of some New Orleans most famous residents like Voodoo Queen and the chess genius Paul Morphy
    • Children under six tour for free
    • Learn about some of New Orleans iconic areas like Storyville
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    French Quarter Tour

    Just like its food, New Orleans is rich mix of cultures. In this tour from Magic Tours you'll tour through New Orleans's historic French Quarter. Founded in 1718, the French Quarter - also call the Vieux Carre, was the original settlement of the city of New Orleans. See the unique architecture and the lush, inviting courtyards as you stroll through the narrow streets, soaking up the charm and ambiance of America's most interesting city. Learn about French and Spanish rule and the Louisiana Purchase from your expert guide. You'll great views of historic sights like the Cabildo, the Prebytere, the Pontalba Buildings, St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, the Old Ursuline Convent and the former residences of William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams.
    French Quarter Tour

    441 Royal Street, New Orleans

    • Explore the historic French Quarter of New Orleans with an expert guide
    • See stately mansions, lush gardens and the homes of famous figures, like Archie Manning and John Goodman
    • Children under six tour for free
    • Learn all about one of the most historic cities in the US
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    Haunted French Quarter Tour

    New Orleans comes alive with scary stories of hauntings and ghosts in this spooky walking tour. Did you know that the city has its own Phantom of the Orleans Hotel? You need to be prepared for visits from the Spirits of the Mississippi River and other ghosts with tales of horror and dread mixed with historical facts. You'll learn about native specters like the Witch of the French Opera, the Ghost of the Quadroon Mistress, the spectre of General P.G.T Beauregard and Pere Dagobert of St.Louis Cathedral. Visit haunted landmarks like the Lalaurie Mansion. You be spooked out of your skivvies!
    Haunted French Quarter Tour

    622 Pirates Alley, New Orleans

    • Explore the dark and mysterious on this haunted tour of the French Quarter
    • Listen to the stories of the past residents who still haunt the area like the Witch of the French Opera
    • Go inside some of the most haunted homes in New Orleans
    • Bring your courage to learn more about ghosts
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    Undead Tour

    Step lightly as you stroll through the French Quarter . . . you never know what might be lurking in the shadows. With your tour guide by your side, brave areas known to be occupied by the undead. Hear accounts of sightings that will leave you chilled to the bone. Let the moonlight lead you as you delve deeper into the mysteries and uncover secrets of the past. From blood sucking vampires to ghoulish ghosts, you'll discover the city has far more occupants than just those you see around you. Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, this tour is sure to have your imagination (and heart) racing.
    Undead Tour

    Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans

    • Connect with the spirits of the undead as you make your way through the French Quarter
    • Feel you heart race as you learn about ghosts, vampires, and other terrifying beings
    • Listen closely as your tour guide shares tales of undead terror
    • Experience an adventure that will send shivers down your spine
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    Haunted Houses of the French Quarter and Ghost Tour

    New Orleans is known for being a city full of life and celebration. Perhaps that's why the dead never want to leave . . . or is their presence due to a darker reason? On this tour of the haunted history of the city you'll hear disturbing tales of infamous mass murders, vampire sightings, slave torture, and more. Hear gruesome details surrounding the life of Madame LaLaurie, a wealthy socialite turned serial killer who had a knack for brutally torturing and murdering her help. You'll also step inside a 200 year old haunted mansion and learn all about the spirits that roam its many rooms.
    Haunted Houses of the French Quarter and Ghost Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Explore New Orleans's haunted history on a unique walking tour
    • Enter a 200 year old haunted mansion
    • Hear tales of terror and civil unrest dating back to the French settlers
    • Discover the dark side of the Crescent City
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    Original Five Star Garden District Tour

    Once the original city of Lafayette, this district of New Orleans was created in the 1800s to rival the magnificence of the French Quarter. Today, it is home to the rich and famous of New Orleans and continues to be a sight of beauty and wealth in the city. On this walking tour, you'll learn all about the history of the area and explore the locations that make it so beloved. See homes of local celebrities and explore the Lafayette Cemetery where movies are frequently filmed. You'll also see the home where Jefferson died and the former home of gothic fiction author and local favorite, Anne Rice.
    Original Five Star Garden District Tour

    Chartres St, New Orleans

    • Explore the history and beauty of the Antebellum section of New Orleans
    • Explore stunning architecture as you observe the homes of famous residents
    • Visit the Lafayette Cemetery and learn which popular movies were filmed there
    • Discover the elegant and historic gems of New Orleans
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