One of the most popular tour options out of New Orleans, Grayline’s Plantation Life Tour shows what life was like in some of the grand plantations along the Great River Road that winds its way along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The full-day tour allows visitors to choose two of three plantations, including Laura, Whitney and Oak Alley.
At Laura, built in 1805, hear the history of the families that lived within these walls, and the slaves who lived outside them in tiny wooden shacks looking out towards the sugar cane in which they toiled under a relentless sun.
Oak Alley is a much bigger property and is known for its row of 28 magnificent oak trees, each over 250 years old. Built in 1839, Oak Alley is one of the most photographed and filmed plantations in the south, with movies like Interview with the Vampire and Primary Colors filmed here.