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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
+1 504-398-0365
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 24, 2008

After reading about Tours by Isabelle from a travel guidebook, I found the website and reviewed which tours were available. We were curious about the damage experienced from Hurricane Katrina so we booked the Post Katrina tour. We were picked up at our B&B by...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 1, 2011

We were the only 2 tickets purchased for the tour on our selected day. This was the one tour we really wanted to do while in NOLA, so we inquired about how many people were necessary for a tour to run. When we were told...More

10  Thank Debbie H
ToursByIsabelle, Owner at Tours by Isabelle, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2011

First of all, I am sorry for not responding to your email sooner, I was out of the country visiting my ailing father and just returned to the US. I completely understand your frustration in awaiting my response. I thank you very much for taking...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The experience was good full of really good stuff and so so good stuff. I would have done it again. However good or bad the part that made the tour period was the terrific tour leader or driver BILLY. The last part of the tour...More

Thank BigMikeofPortland
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our City Tour of New Orleans with our excellent guide Gene Reyes! He was very knowledgeable, polite, great driver and made the day that much more enjoyable! We also met some wonderful people on the tour and will cherish...More

Thank Luvtotravel7219
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great experience. We called at the last minute and they did not have a tour (they have to have 4 to go). We got on a list and they emailed and called the day before. We had Billy Liberta. He was great:...More

Thank enelso16
Reviewed 1 week ago

We so enjoyed the city tour. Gene was extremely knowledgeable and engaging and we learned a vast amount of interesting content around history, architecture, where to dine and shop.... with the great pride and humor as only a native can do! He made the trip...More

1  Thank Babson15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joseph was a very informative guide that had information about everything and the area. He kept us entertained for the whole tour. The stops on our tour were worthwhile and very interesting! The airboat tour was very fun-a little chilly but fun. The different plantations...More

Thank adprochris222
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gisele was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and Gracious. Felt like family and a part of the Coulter. Thank you again for the tours and hospitality.

Thank B6302QLtamarak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide Madeleine was very knowledgeable. The pontoon ride with Brian was excellent. The guides at both of the plantations were also very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour immensely.

Thank Traveler519268
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide Ginnie Robilotta, promptly picked us up at our rental house at 8:00 am. We were a group of ten people. We went on a pontoon boat tour of the bayou and toured the Oak Alley Plantation and the Laura Plantation. Ginny is...More

1  Thank Inspire771261
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, our guide was the best part. He was inviting, warm and knowledgeable. The plantations were lovely, as was lunch. The airboat tour was fun, even though we didn’t see any alligators. I was told they are hunkering down for the colder weather. Would totally...More

1  Thank Lexycat15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a swamp tour followed by two plantation tours. Lunch was included in the Grand Tour with Air Boat. The professionals at the site locations were respectful, the food was good, and to top it all off, Gisele was skillful and passionate in relating...More

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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.