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Tours by Isabelle

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Address: P.O. Box 740972, New Orleans, LA 70131
Phone Number: 504 398 03 65
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Tours By Isabelle is the oldest locally owned and family run New Orleans...
Tours By Isabelle is the oldest locally owned and family run New Orleans tour company, providing first class, small scale, personalized service since 1979! Experienced and knowledgeable Driver-Guides on board comfortable, top of the line 13 passenger vans enthusiastically will make you fall in love with Louisiana!
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New Orleans Comprehensive Expert

We were picked up promptly by Ellen who from the outset was personable and chatty, full of snippets of historic details of places we passed all over the city and environs. Ellen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We were picked up promptly by Ellen who from the outset was personable and chatty, full of snippets of historic details of places we passed all over the city and environs. Ellen really showed a passion and knowledge of her city and took us on a comprehensive tour of the hurricane affected areas, as well as the touristy spots, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I booked the Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full Day Tour from New Orleans through Viator. I enjoyed the visit to Oak Alley and Laura. It was nice to see two different plantation styles on the same tour. Our Tours by Isabelle driver, Madeline, was informative and friendly. The guides at each house were excellent. The Swamp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We did the half day air boat and Destrehan Plantation tour and Anna was our guide/driver. Anna is a born and raised local and the history she gave us about herself and the city was extremely interesting and we appreciated her sharing with us. We gained so much more knowledge about New Orleans. When we stopped at each destination, I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We were so glad we were told about this particular tour agency. They use a small minibus, and this makes it easier to ask questions and easier to tour when the group stops . Our guide was Jerry. He grew up in New Orleans, and his personal comments as we passed various parks, districts or monuments made the tour much... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We had a great Time with Muriel on our Grand Tour! A day full of the Bayou, historic plantations and tasty Cajun food kept us busy. A great day trip from New Orleans!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We did the swamp and plantation tour and it was a great one that is worth the money. We went as a couple, but there was a family with us as well (the kids had a hard time staying amused for the duration - it is a bit of a long day). We got picked up at the hotel (we... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Madeleine started the day off wonderfully by picking us up on time and being fabulous with the group. Her knowledge of NOLA overall was amazing and she made sure to keep us on time the entire day. The airboat on the swamp in and of itself made the entire day completely worth it! Our guide (Derek) was literally petting the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Our guide Billy was on time for our pick-up. He's quite personable and versed in all areas of the NOLA area. Whether it's food or crops, info about the levee or the steamboats on the Mississippi, he stays up to date about the area. ?bonus info about Evergreen where a movie is being filmed now. He also, chose to show... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I would to start by saying our tour guide, John, was great. He picked us up at our hotel on time and he has great knowledge on the history of New Orleans. He took us through The French Quarter, Uptown and all over showing us different landmarks and explaining the rich history of New Orleans along the way. We made... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had a very enjoyable day touring the Destrahan Plantation and an air boat ride in the Bayou. Our guide, Ginnie, was a wealth of information and helped us to understand the difference between Creole and American Plantations. Louisiana history is fascinating and she could not have been more informative!! Our airboat ride with Captain Gary was a delight and... More 

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