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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 Tour

    New Orleans' Garden District epitomizes the city's colorful history and beauty, home to one of the best-preserved collections of Southern mansions in the United States. On this tour, you'll take an informative stroll through one of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods in the country. You'll learn about those who lived in this historic area and those who still do, while comparing the different architectural styles of its magnificent houses. The tour will finish at Lafayette Cemetery #1, where you'll uncover the amazing science behind New Orleans' above-ground tombs! Embark on a day of history and sights you'll never forget!
    Garden District Tour

    2727 Prytania St, New York

    • Take a walking tour through one of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods in the country
    • Witness the ethereal beauty of New Orleans' Garden District
    • Learn about those who lived in this historic area and those who still do
    • Visit Lafayette Cemetery #1 to discover the science of above-ground tombs in New Orleans
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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure (New Orleans)

    Looking for a way to turn New Orleans into a giant game? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the amazing race with a sightseeing tour of all the best that New Orleans has to offer. Guided from any smartphone, you'll make your way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Answer questions to uncover the next, secret location. You'll learn about New Orleans landmarks like the French Market, Spanish Plaza, the Cafe du Monde and more. Your game will give you an entirely new perspective on the city as you weave through its fabled streets and solve the riddles!
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure (New Orleans)

    Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans

    • Compete in a fun, interactive scavenger hunt around New Orleans guided by your smartphone
    • Answer questions and complete challenges to guide you to your next location on the tour
    • Adventure by famous Big Easy landmarks such as Jackson Square and Bourbon Street
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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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    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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    River Road Plantation Tour

    You won't believe your eyes as your tour bus makes its way down River Road and you gaze upon the extravagant plantations that surround you. In an area steeped in history, you'll feel transported back in time as your guide shares tales of a world long past, but still visible in the grand homes of the area. See the 300 year old canopy of live oaks in Oak Valley and stroll through the magnificent property as you sip a mint Julep. You'll also have the option to tour Evergreen Plantation, a national landmark and the setting of Django Unchained, or the Creole plantation Laura where you can learn about Creole culture through generations of the Duparc-Locul family.
    River Road Plantation Tour

    Downtown New Orleans , New Orleans

    • Experience the countless plantations of River Road as you learn about their history
    • Tour Evergreen Plantation where Django Unchained was set
    • See incredible properties like Columbia Plantation, Whitney, Felicity, and St. Joseph
    • Learn about the lives of the plantation owners and the hardships of the slaves they kept
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    Oak Alley Plantation + Swamp Tour (Airboat)

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    You're not gonna get to know the swamps of N'Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that's been doing their thing since '89! Your first stop will be the Oak Alley Plantation -- which looks just like the movie, "Gone With the Wind." There you'll enter the harrowing history of slavery, viewing the quarters where humans were once entrapped into labor, and hearing stories of all aspects of the plantation life. You'll also hear other facts about the previous owners of The Plantation and the restoration the place has endured. The very last owners were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stewart, and though Mr. Stewart died years before his wife, Mrs. Stewart created a non-profit organization to keep their gift open to the public for years to come. But you're not getting away from this one without a trip through the Bayou! Next up is the swamp -- Take this tour to get to know the lay of the land. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you're in good hands!
    Oak Alley Plantation + Swamp Tour (Airboat)

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Explore New Orleans and the surrounding swamps via tour boat with a local guide
    • Visit the Oak Alley Plantation, one of the most magnificent plantation tours due to its 28 huge Oak Trees leading from the front steps to the River Road
    • Catch some crocodiles as you gaze over the bayou from the safety of the airboat
    • Get to know the swamps like a local with a local captain from a locally-owned family business that started in '89!
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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

    738 Toulouse St, 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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    The Historic French Quarter Tour

    Looking to get lost in the magic of The Vieux Carre, but not, you know, really lost? Leave your guidebook behind and bring only your sense of wonder during this 2-hour exploration of the crown jewel of New Orleans! The French Quarter is rife with old world charm, as you'll quickly find out for yourself. You'll travel alongside a friendly local and experienced storyteller, getting an inside look at the city's culture and history. As you walk, you'll visit popular sites such as the United State's oldest cathedral and opera house. You'll learn about pirates and profiteers, voodoo magic, the city's Creole roots, and the preservation efforts that have gone into keeping the city's history alive. What you say?
    The Historic French Quarter Tour

    Jackson Square, New Orleans

    • Explore the French Quarter during a 2-hour walking tour
    • Learn about the Quarter's culture and history from a local guide
    • Visit popular landmarks and hidden treasures alike
    • Soak in the beauty of one of the nation's favorite neighborhoods
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