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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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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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I made an all day tour with the tour-guide "Kat". She is excellent, very professional. She knows a lot about NOLA history, geography, climate. Very pleasant and well documented... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I made an all day tour with the tour-guide "Kat". She is excellent, very professional. She knows a lot about NOLA history, geography, climate. Very pleasant and well documented tour, I recommend

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Wood Dale, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My daughter and I took this tour and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our guide was a wonderful young woman Anna, who told our group the history of New Oreleans, the surrounding area and plantation life. Absolutely recommend this tour.

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Temple, Texas, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My husband and I took the Grand Tour and it was great. Our tour guide was super knowledgeable and friendly. Both the plantations were great and lunch at Oak Alley was superb! We didn't get to see any alligators since it was winter and they were hibernating but the swamp tour was still interesting. I highly recommend this tour and... More 

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Buckman, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We took the grand tour and had an excellent time. It was a bummer not seeing alligators, as we did not know they hibernated, but was still a good experience. Both the Oak Alley and Laura plantation were meat to see. Our tour guide John was very polite and knowledgeable!

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was a great experience and John was a very knowledgeable guide and prompt. The swamp tour and plantations were excellent. The service and hospitality from Ms Isabelle was incredible. I would recommend this tour to my friends and family.

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We took the City and Katrina tour. Very impressed with Ginnie's genuine, personal stories of history of the city and more recent history of Hurricane Katrina. It was an intimate 8 person tour which was nice because you got to meet the others and get a more personal tour feel. We left our tour understanding New Orleans (now and then)... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This all-day excursion was an amazing experience! Our tour leader Ellen was fabulous and she really made the day interesting with all of the information she shared with us. She really cared about how much fun we were having and it made it that much better for us. Also, I accidentally left my cell phone in the van when they... More 

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Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I booked two tours with this company and both were amazing. The first was an architectural tour of the City of New Orleans and the second a trip out to Oak Alley and Laura Plantations. Excellent guides both times who were knowledgeable and friendly. Great content. Well organised. Thank you Isabelle

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Boca Raton, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My family and I had an amazing day with Ginnie on our private tour of 3 sugar plantations. Evergreen, Oak Alley and Houmas House. Isabelle was very helpful via email in setting up the tours. Once Ginnie picked us up at our hotel she told us the history of the area and the era of the plantations. Ginnie has lived... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

John our driver was extremely friendly and knowledgeable! There were clean bathroom facilities at both plantations, and food (sandwiches, muffins etc) are available for purchase at Oak Alley. Such an interesting and informative tour of both plantations; Laura for it's interesting family history, and Oak Alley for its beauty. Not to miss!

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