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Address: 12621 River Road, New Orleans, LA 70131
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+1 504-398-0365
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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locally owned and family run New Orleans tour company,first class, small...

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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Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St Joseph Plantation Tour

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St, Joseph and Whitney Plantations

My son and I joined Isabelle's for plantation tour in January 2017. We visited two plantations, St. Joseph and Whitney, which were an interesting contrast. St. Joseph is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son and I joined Isabelle's for plantation tour in January 2017. We visited two plantations, St. Joseph and Whitney, which were an interesting contrast. St. Joseph is maintained by descendants of the owners, and displays memorabilia of the former owners' family. The tour was conducted by a lady who seems to be a relative of the family, talking about... More 

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claremont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the tour to Laura and Oak Alley Plantations in Jan. 2017. Our driver, John, picked up the two of us from our hotel, we were the first, and then he picked up the other 10 people. My husband and I were lucky, we are claustrophobic and we would not have been able to sit in the back of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour is really expensive and not worthwhile at $150 pp. The tour is handled by Isabelle's but really they sub-contract the boat and plantation parts to other tour providers. If you had a car you could visit both places by yourself. Isabelle provides a driver, who collects you at your hotel/Airbnb and explains, whilst driving, the history of the... More 

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

Hello and thanks for taking the time to tell us about your experience on our 1/2 day Plantation and Airboat tour. I am glad you found the Destrehan Plantation tour itself to be fine and the pick up service at your AirBnB to be convenient. We have a 94% approval rating of "Very Good" to "Excellent" on Trip Advisor and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a tour with Tours by Isabelle via Viator for Thurs 5th Jan. The excursion was for a boat trip down the Bayou (swamps) and tours of 2 different types of plantation houses - Laura, a traditional, colourful Creole home and Oak Alley Plantation, a traditional, palatial western style home. Enitially, we were unsure whether to book as it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to set up a last minute tour of Oak and Laura Plantations as well as the bayou. Tours by Isabelle was very accommodating for a family of 5. Great historical and local information from Joseph for adults and teenagers, who was an awesome guide. Loved the beautiful plantations. Amazing history. Although the bayou was beautiful, we did... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Other reviews have shared the factual and great aspects of the tour. Tour is run very professionally and our guide Ellen was a gem. Informative and highly interactive with the group. A few things to consider... if he weather looks like it won't cooperate change your tour date. The fog the day we went impacted our ability to enjoy the... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of choices to reserve sightseeing excursions in advance and instead of renting a car or navigating your own way, this company will send a knowledgeable driver to come get you and drop you off at your hotel and take you to the places you sign up to see. We wanted to see two very different plantation tours, and along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the tour to Laura and Oak Alley Plantation, and would highly recommend it to anyone who comes to visit New Orleans and hasn't been there. Oak Alley was elegant and beautiful. Laura was unique and interesting in its own way. Our guide at each plantation did a fantastic job in telling the history of the plantation and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really recommend this tour... Made reservations at the last minute because I was waiting to make sure the weather cooperated. No problem for this wonderful tour operation. They truly stand on their head for you. They emailed information, texted me to confirm, picked us up right outside our hotel. Our guide was Gisele, who is bilingual French/English. She obviously... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, our grown son and I took the Airboat tour and two plantations tour on December 28th. Our guide was Muriel. She was so informative and made our trip great! We were picked up from our hotel and then started our day with an Airboat ride In The bayou. We had never been on an airboat, so this was... More 

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