American Queen Steamboat Company

Shore Excursions Department

701 Uhler Rd.

Easton, Pa 18040

1-888-966-0938

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QUINTESSENTIAL SOUTH

Disembark from the American Queen and walk across the street to enjoy the beauty of Oak Alley’s rich past. Located on the Mississippi River between the historic Louisiana cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation has been called the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road.”  Nowhere else in the South will you find such a spectacular setting!  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. Oak Alley’s setting will remind you of the movie “Gone with the Wind” and makes you feel like you are on a Hollywood movie set.  During this included tour, enjoy a guided tour of the Big House and explore the magnificent grounds.

INCLUDED TOUR

Oak Alley Plantation Tour

PREMIUM EXPERIENCE EXCURSION

Life in the Bayou Cajun Swamp Tour

Today we explore a true Cajun Experience away from the American Queen. As we travel into plantation country, our local guide will enlighten us on the affluent southern Louisiana lifestyle during the era when cotton was king. After our 45-minute narrated tour of the river, we will arrive in La Place, Louisiana; home to the 250-acre ecosphere called Manchac Swamp. Enjoy the picturesque sights of moss-draped cypress trees and lush, exotic vegetation cover the wetlands as our tour boat navigates the swamp.

*While Louisiana’s Manchac Swamp is uniquely beautiful year-round, it is possible that alligators and other native wildlife may not be as active throughout these colder months. Please take this into consideration while booking this tour on dates October through December, as well as, February through March.

APPROXIMATE DURATION  4.5 hours

CAPACITY 100 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$69.00

TIMING

7:45 AM – 12:30 PM

 

OVERFLOW

1:00 PM – 4:45 PM

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

Preserved swampland, local wildlife native to Louisiana*, scenic Spanish Moss-draped Cyprus trees

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Guided tour of Oak Alley’s Big House, Guided boat tour of 250-acre Manchac Swamp, Narration by an authentic Cajun Captain, Cajun Pride Swamp Gift Shop

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Northbound and Round Trip Voyages

PREMIUM EXPERIENCE EXCURSION

Laura…A Creole Plantation

Our day begins at Laura Plantation, where we will enter the fascinating world of true Louisiana Creoles who, at this historic site, lived apart from the American mainstream for over 200 years. Explore this unique, woman-run and owned Creole sugar plantation and uncover the compelling history of the family who occupied the home. Then, we make our way to Nottoway Plantation – another sugar plantation, but different in many ways! Enjoy a final guided tour of the “White Castle of Louisiana” before making your way back to the dock of the American Queen!

APPROXIMATE DURATION  4 hours

CAPACITY 50 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$69.00

TIMING

8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

Sugarcane fields, beautifully manicured gardens

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Guided tour through Laura Plantation, true “Southern-Creole” experience, guided tour through Oak Alley Plantation

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Northbound and Round Trip Voyages

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