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Tours by Isabelle

P.O. Box 740972, New Orleans, LA 70131
504 398 03 65
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Ranked #31 of 164 activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Tours By Isabelle is the oldest locally owned and family run New Orleans tour company, providing first class, small scale, personalized service since... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We took this tour on our last day in New Orleans and it was absolutely our favorite day. Our guide was super. She did everything to make us all as comfortable as possible. She had so much information about the area and the people of New Orleans that the time spent driving flew by. Our lunch at the plantation was... More

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Boston MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We took the morning tour and were picked up on time by our tour guide Dylan. It was a four hour tour with two stops....one a "rest stop" for bathrooms and beignets, the other at a cemetery. Dylan was a long time resident of NO and extremely knowledgeable about pretty much everything. As we drove along on our way to... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I am writing to you to let you know how much I enjoyed the tour by Katha Fields on Sunday, March 30th, 2014. I had the New Orleans City and Katrina tour, which was not my first choice as the New Orleans City tour was already booked up. However, I did find the Katrina information interesting much to my surprise.... More

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North Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We booked the Tours by Isabelle airboat swamp tour/ plantation tour through Viator.com. We have taken numerous local tours throughout, and I have to say, this is one of the best. Their response and communications was superb. We rented an apartment in the lower garden district, and they offered to pick us up there instead of a nearby hotel. The... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Ellen was our fabulous guide for this all day plantation tour. While we were driving she gave us an enormous amount of information about life in New Orleans now and then. But I agree with other reviewers...the van was really too crowded! We visited three plantations and at each one we had as very knowledgeable guide, just the right amount... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Niji was my family's guide. She was punctual, helpful, and very accommodating to our needs. She was very knowledgeable of the city in general and knew much of all the places we went to tour. My only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer and we had to eventually say goodbye.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

John, our tour guide on the bus, was informative, courteous and kind. His narration was excellent, and he was able to answer all of our questions. The two Creole plantations (Laura and Oak Alley) were quite different, and my 3 sisters and I enjoyed the tours very much. We learned a lot about the slaves as well as the plantation... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The guide was very good but the van was way over packed - couple of people in our party have to set on half a seat - I was in the back and was soo packed in that I could not hear the guide due to the fact that my knees covered by ears - Avoid this one - very... More

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ToursByIsabelle, Owner at Tours by Isabelle, responded to this review

Hello JHs, Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your experience on my tour. I am glad that you found my Guide "very good" but certainly i am sorry you found my van uncomfortable. We are in our busiest part of the year and we do sell out often. Our vans are rated by Chevy to have a... More

Laval, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had fun going outside of New Orleans. The airboat was great but do dress warmly because of the wind, even if it's sunny. We got to see gators and eagles and our guide was really friendly and easygoing. Ginnie was great and switched from french to english as we had a couple from France with us. Her french is... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We took the grand tour with the bayou boat tour and had a great time. The guide picked us up at our B & B. She was knowledgeable, friendly, organized and helpful. The experiences at both Laura and Oak Alley Plantations were educational and interesting. The Swamp tour wasgreat with lots of gators. Take a jacket though. The weather changed... More

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