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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 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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    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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    French Quarter in 75 Minutes

    It may be called the French Quarter, but you'll get to know 100% of the areas vibrant history on this informative tour! (Ok, maybe not 100%...but definitely more than a quarter.) Spend 75 minutes getting to know the French Quarter alongside a local guide who will give you an insider's perspective around fabled Jackson Square. You'll spend time visiting notable landmarks and enjoying a look at some of New Orleans' 19th-century architecture. As you walk, your guide will offer fun facts, and cultural and historical insights, covering such topics as the Great Fire and drama behind the buildings that dominate Jackson Square. Learning about the Big Easy just got...easier!
    French Quarter in 75 Minutes

    615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans

    • Relax on an inexpensive, one hour and fifteen minute walking adventure centered around Jackson Square
    • Enjoy entrance into the 1850 House Museum
    • Revel in a small, intimate tour group
    • Learn about Creoles and Cajuns and their cuisines, the Mississippi River and iconic French Quarter buildings
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    Garden District 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 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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    Two Plantation Tour Combo

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    You're not gonna get to know N'Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that's been doing their thing since '89! On this tour, you'll visit two plantations. One is The Laura Plantation, once run by four Creole women (most notably, Laura, whom it was named after). You'll also hear other facts about how the book "Brer Rabbit" was written on the grounds, and how The Laura Plantation was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003 and rebuilt to its original design using materials from antique homes that had been disassembled and sold off into pieces. What a history! The other stop will be at The Oak Alley Plantation -- which looks just like the movie, "Gone With the Wind." 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. In both Plantations, you are sure to 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 learn facts about the previous owners of The Plantations and the restoration efforts both grounds have endured. Either way, you're bound for a history lesson. Take this tour to get to know the human history of this beautiful region. 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!
    Two Plantation Tour Combo

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Soak in the history of our nation when you visit The Laura Plantation and The Oak Alley Plantation
    • Explore New Orleans in the best way -- with a local guide
    • Get a glimpse of how life was in the oldentimes when you visit two plantations with actors in full dress
    • Get to know the Bayou like a local with a local captain from a locally-owned family business that started in '89!
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    Ghosts, Haunts & Voodoo Tour

    From Madame LaLaurie to Anne Rice, New Orleans has a long history of the supernatural. In Magic Tours Ghost, Haunts and Voodoo Tour, you'll uncover the most blood freezing parts of the old city. You'll join your expert guide for an historical, fun-filled, and creepy after-dark walk around the Quarter's edges in search of the living dead. Delight in (or get freaked out by) stories of ghosts, vampires and voodoo. This is one of the longest running tours in New Orleans, having been operated since 1992! Bring along the kids (unless they're scared... or maybe because they're scared) as kids under six tour free.
    Ghosts, Haunts & Voodoo Tour

    441 Royal Street, New Orleans

    • Explore the spooky side of New Orleans with an expert guide
    • Learn all about one of the most historic cities in the US in this long running tour
    • Children under six tour for free
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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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    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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    Laura Plantation Tour

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    The Laura Plantation -- once run by four Creole women, (most notably, Laura) has been home to many over the years. But now the grounds are home only to visitors who seek the remnants of the past. Cross the threshold of the front portico and 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 how the book "Brer Rabbit" was written on the grounds, and how The Laura Plantation was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003 and rebuilt to its original design using materials from antique homes that had been disassembled and sold off into pieces. What a history! Don't miss this incredible antebellum adventure.
    Laura Plantation Tour

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Visit the Laura Plantation, considered by many to be "the best historical plantation tour in the Mississippi Valley"
    • Discover the history behind the home setting of the story "Brer Rabbit"-- written right on the grounds
    • Gain an appreciation for the ghosts of the past when you explore former dwellings, worksites, tools and clothing from The Plantation's former residents
    • Enjoy an activity that is both educational and fun for the whole family
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