Double Plantation Tour - Whitney and Oak Alley by JamesDeMers
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Double Plantation Tour - Whitney and Oak Alley

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Gray Line now offers a special tour where guests will be able to choose 2 of 3 plantation to visit on the Great River Road


Includes guided tour of two plantation homes and narrated transportation. So as to have ample time to tour the plantation homes and grounds, we suggest you bring dry snacks/food to consume on the bus ride. Only dry snacks/foods and beverages with tops are allowed on the vehicles. Coolers or meals are not allowed. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase at each plantation; Oak Alley has a café.

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Jul 17 2018
The actual tours of Whitney and Oak Alley were of a very high quality. The tour guide on the bus, Elisabeth?, was not good. She claimed to have a large amount of history knowledge and to have a passion for it. However, she mostly just said that, made bad jokes, and constantly said "I kid you not". She would be better if she was a bit more serious about presenting the information and going more in depth. I'm not asking for a lecture but to talk perhaps less but focused on presenting an interesting but serious story. Also, on the way back she talked too much. It has been a long double tour. Many people just wanted a rest and she would talk for long periods but with very little content.
Jun 18 2018
Whitney was amazing, the tour guide was very informative and passionate about the place. She was very helpful and full of knowledge to share with the group.Oak alley was a beautiful place to visit, however the experience there wasn’t as goodThe tour groups were too big, which meant the tour guide had already started talking in one room before people at the back of the group had reached itThe tour guide also sounded like she was reading from a script, rather than having any personality or opinion of her own
May 07 2018
Tour guide was amazing. Everything was perfect.
Apr 29 2018
Good, informative plantation tour!
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Gray Line now offers a special tour where guests will be able to choose 2 of 3 plantation to visit on the Great River Road that winds along the Mississippi River: Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation, and Oak Alley Plantation. The possible combination are as follows: Whitney/Laura, Whitney/Oak Alley, or Laura/Oak Alley.

Whitney Plantation – Opened to the public for the first time in 262 years, it is the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery. Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, restored buildings and hundreds of first – person slave narratives, Whitney serves as a site of memory and consciousness that pays homage to all slaves who lived and died here, as well as those who lived elsewhere in the United States.

Laura Plantation – Enter a fascinating world of Creoles who, at this sugar plantation, lived part from the American mainstream for over 200 years. The tour is based on four generations of family documents revealing the real-life accounts of the owners, women, slaves and children who lived here.

Oak Alley Plantation – Oak Ally, the Grand Dame of the River Road, is Louisiana’s most photographed plantation, showcasing beautiful Greek revival architecture. See a plantation that once played hosts to a civil War encampment. Stroll the magnificent alley of 300 year old live oak trees to the Mississippi River.

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