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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 in love with Louisiana!
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  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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12621 Patterson Rd, New Orleans, LA 70131-3219
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For the money, this tour should have been better. Driver could have been better...started the tour chatty, but, after bayou tour, said almost nothing the entire trip...even got us back early - by 4:30...would have preferred more time at a plantation, or, better yet, more...More

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Kat Fields was our tour guide and she was excellent. We were picked up at our hotel and started our day with a high speed air boat drive and then toured 2 plantations. Worth the money for a great day!

Thank dcmulholland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This tour was fantastic! Our tour guide John was a gem; full of great stories and anecdotes. We went on the swamp tour, Captain Rodney DuFresne was awesome. Alligators galore, and the airboat is fast and fun. We then visited Laura Plantation and Oak Alley....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide was Muriel. She arrived promptly at the designated time. The van was clean and comfortable. Muriel was telling us the history on almost everything we passed. It was pouring and she provided raincoats and umbrellas for us. These were a god send, no...More

Thank Daytripping2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a tour of St. Joseph Plantation and the Whitney Plantation. We loved how the information was presented from both the slave owners perspective to what the slaves endured. The tour guides were very knowledgeable about the history of the plantations. I would...More

Thank amylou578
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting from Scotland, we booked before we left using all the good reviews to make our choice. Got picked up from hotel and driver was very knowledgable about some of the local history and places to go on the trip out. Our swamp guide was...More

Thank Colin M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We knew straight away jerry was not going to be much fun he didn't greet us only asked us to sign his tablet. He was very lacking in tour guide skills (friendly , social and talkative) and didn't come across as someone who liked his...More

Thank lisa j
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Isabelle C, Owner at Tours by Isabelle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Lisa and thank you for your review, I am sure glad you found our bayou tour to be 'fun', with 'many alligators' and our boat guide 'very knowledgeable'. Also I see you thought the 2 Plantations were 'interesting', especially Laura, and the lunch 'good'....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent time on this tour. The swamp tour was great. Brian was a great guide. Thank you Ellen for the detailed history conversation. Definitely would recommend Tours by Isabelle. It was awesome to be picked up and dropped off at the hotel...More

Thank Vicki G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have taken a Tour by Isabelle on a previous occasion when visiting NOLA. I highly recommend this tour company for efficiency and quality. Our tour guide, Ellen, was a long-time resident of New Orleans and provided the most interesting facts about the city and...More

Thank RayNS1914
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the swamp and plantation tour and had the best guide ever! Thank you Joseph for your knowledge and wonderful voice as we traveled into the bayou and into the past. The Oak Alley Plantation was nice and the lunch outstanding. The highlight in...More

Thank Francine W
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191kelseyf
April 27, 2018|
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Response from Dakota H | 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.
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flyawayCA
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.
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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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