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About Tours by Isabelle
locally owned and family run New Orleans tour company,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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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

Getting to the Louisiana bayous and plantations from New Orleans can be extremely difficult without renting a car, but this swamp boat adventure and plantations tour includes round-trip transport for a stress-free day. First, go deep into the swamps safely with a guide, and then visit two Southern plantations with lunch included. Plus, you can choose from two different swamp-boat options for whatever best meets your budget.
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9 hours
from $194.00

Small-Group Tour of Laura and St. Joseph Plantations from New Orleans

Go beyond New Orleans and visit two historic Louisiana sites on the banks of the Mississippi River: Laura Plantation and St. Joseph Plantation. Led by historian guides, each small-group tour includes anecdotes about the sugarcane fields and historically significant slave quarters. Travel there by 14-passenger minivan with hotel pickup included.
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6 hours
from $128.00

Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Take a wild ride through the bayous of Cajun Country on this airboat adventure from New Orleans. In a small group, wind through tree‐lined swampland and spot abundant local wildlife, including nutria, alligators, and giant catfish, and stop at Destrehan Plantation to get a taste of the elegant antebellum south.
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5 hours 30 minutes
from $165.00

Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

Cruise through the lush Louisiana bayou on an airboat ride that combines classic southern scenery with the excitement of speeding through the waterways. Ideal for New Orleans’ visitors without a car, this tour transports you out of the city and into nature. Once there, you can experience a side of Louisiana that most New Orleans visitors never get a chance to enjoy.
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4 hours
from $128.00

Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour with Lunch from New Orleans

Experience the elegance of New Orleans’ antebellum south on this full-day historical plantation tour. In a small‐group, visit San Francisco Plantation and Houmas House Plantation, where you’ll view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and former slave quarters while hearing fascinating – and often somber – pre‐Civil war histories from expert guides.  You'll also enjoy a private luncheon, served exclusively for your group at Houmas House.
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7 hours 30 minutes
from $169.00
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Sofia Z wrote a review Yesterday
Matthews, North Carolina16 contributions7 helpful votes
we loved the small group experience gave us the gift to enjoy nature, and the sounds and enjoy nature, without the noise of speed boats... Love it, would go again
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Date of experience: March 2020
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jmorehart wrote a review Oct 28
Asheboro, North Carolina15 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I visited New Orleans this month. I had been planning this trip for about a year. Then Covid hit. Isabelle was absolutely awesome. She kept me informed, offered different times and options as well as worked around my schedule. The small but personal airboat company was great. Last time we did an airboat ride ( also our first one) was with a company that was very commercialized. This was more personal and informative. The 2 plantations were interesting. Unfortunately the second tour was hampered by a down pour that we all were soaked and could not see the gardens. This is a must do activity and Isabelle is the best.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Julie Jimenez wrote a review Oct 25
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We had a fabulous time on our tour! Thank you, Isabelle, for such a fantastic experience. Giselle was a world class tour guide and made the experience very enjoyable. She was friendly, kind and very knowledgeable. The swamp airboat ride was the coolest and we had the best time. Our airboat driver was engaging and very friendly. The conversation was great and he shared interesting facts and lots of information. The plantation tours were top notch. We were so impressed with the tour guides and their presentations. Our luncheon was more than we ever expected. Thank you, thank you for a beautiful day!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ashlyn D wrote a review Oct 23
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My best friend and I had such a lovely time at the Laura and Houma plantation. The Laura plantation was unexpectedly lovely with its rich Creole culture and the unique architecture. The Houma house was Devine with a luxurious lunch and dessert that sat beautifully in the carriage house. Ms. Isabelle was lovely and a friendly tour guide that informed us of all the lovely history of Louisiana.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jennifer C wrote a review Oct 23
Saint Louis, Missouri14 contributions
We cannot say enough great things about this tour! Isabelle is wonderful and very knowledgeable. This was a great way to learn about New Orleans, the culture and to see something other than the city! The airboat ride was a lot of fun and we were able to see a lot of wildlife. The two plantations were beautiful in different ways. A must do tour while in New Orleans!
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