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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...more
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12621 Patterson Rd, New Orleans, LA 70131-3219
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an excellent full day tour, excellently managed by our lively, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable French guide Giselle. The boat trip on the bayou was beautiful with the colours of the cypress trees and we saw bald eagles, vultures, egrets and a snake. The local...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

John was our tour guide and he was a delight to get to know. Extremely knowledgeable about everything. As we drove through the FQ to pick up additional tour guests he gave us a very informative history lesson on buildings, wrought iron/cast iron balconies as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ginnie was our guide and filled the time in the van by sharing all sorts of interesting tidbits about the area. The swamp boat was fun. Lunch at the oak plantation was good. The Laura plantation was most interesting. Day well spent.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lillywillis
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the all day tour (8am pick up, 5pm drop off) and start to finish it was brilliant. Our driver, John, was brilliant - born and raised in the local area, his knowledge and humor meant there was never a dull moment during the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

John was our guide and driver. He was full of knowledge and kept everyone entertained with his personality and charisma. He educated our small group on the history of New Orleans from the different time periods. The swamp boat was awesome and we had great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dafluke24
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed being picked up by Joseph, who was our driver and guide, as we drove to Oak Alley and Laura Plantations. Joseph informed us of so many things about New Orleans we never would have known about had we not taken the tour. Promptly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a wonderful time on our tour to the bayous north of New Orleans and two plantations. Ellen, our tour guide, was both informative and very entertaining. She made the day especially pleasant. We would highly recommend this tour and Ellen...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were picked up by Gisele at 8 a.m. and returned after 5 p.m. The first part of the trip was on a pontoon boat in a bayou. It took better than an hour to get there, yet Gisele kept us informed with stories of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Seajay p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go on a full day combination tour of a swamp and two plantations, Laura and Oak Alley. Our tour guide, Muriel provided a lot of great historical information during our ride to the swamp and plantations, and was very willing to answer...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AndreaMac1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the bayou boat tour and the Oak Alley and Laura Plantation tour. The entire day was great. Our guide Billy was funny and knowledgable. We have three kids (12, 10 and 10) and the kids loved the Laura Planation tour (the one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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April 27, 2018|
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Response from Dakotah909 | Reviewed this property |
We did both with a 11:00-4:30. We had a small group so we got back a little sooner then expected.
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Isabelle C | Property representative |
Typically, we return to the city around 5PM or 5:30PM depending on traffic.
Jeff G
March 28, 2018|
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Response from Isabelle C | Property representative |
It is $ 115. per person, including the entrance fees to both Plantation estates at Oak Alley and at Laura Plantations.
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best tour companies in new orleans?? (1 Replies)
I'm planning on visiting New Orleans for 4-5 days during the first week of April. I've been doing some research on different tours in N.O. and need some recommendations on the tour companies. I'm interesting in doing a combo tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantations and a swamp tour, and am thinking of either Cajun Encounters Company or Tours by Isabelle. I'd also like to do a tour of the Katrina effects, possibly by Tours by Isabelle. I'd also like to do a voodoo tour. Does anyone have any...More
February 02, 2012|
Response fromcajunyank|
tours by isabelle and bloody marys tours for what you described.
Phoenix, Arizona
Can't go on Tours by Isabelle (9 Replies)
We are heading to NO in a few weeks and cannot get a commitment from Tours by Isabelle for the post-Katrina tour. We would like to avoid the Greyline Tour. Are there any other tour suggestions? Thanks
October 29, 2008|
Response fromCajunWave|
I'd wait for the Isabelle tour. She doesn't confirm tours until she gets 4 or 5 people to commit, which makes sense she can't operate a tour for 2 people! It'll probably happen and, if it doesn't, you can then schedule with someone else. From my experiences, Isabelle is top-notch.
Banff, Canada
plantation/swamp tour (3 Replies)
Hi, We had decided on Tours by Isabelle for the combo tour but they do not run unless there are at least 6 in the tour. They decide up to the night before. That makes it a little scetchy for planning ahead. We are on the list and they will let us know if it's a go or not. What company is the next best? We'll be there at the end of July and I would like to have all my ducks in a row so I do not waste time. Thanks so much.
July 07, 2010|
Response fromHermicane|
Sportsmum, if all else fails, ask the concierge of your hotel--they'll book you fast! I loved both Honey Island, Manchac, and LaFitte's swamp tours. The only Plantation I've been to is Oak Alley, which I THINK we booked with Cajun Encounters. It was nice as well.