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Tours by Isabelle

12621 Patterson Rd, New Orleans, LA 70131-3219
+1 504-398-0365
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Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans
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Small-Group Tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans
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New Orleans Historical and Sightseeing Small-Group Tour
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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%
  • Poor1%
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“laura plantation” (229 reviews)
“oak alley” (247 reviews)
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12621 Patterson Rd, New Orleans, LA 70131-3219
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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Bayou tour with Brian Torres was great! Local family run business, shared the “real” life of swamp living! Tour guide driver Kate, very friendly with lots of interesting facts while driving. Learning about the history of slavery in LA and plantation life ., eye opening...More

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Took the Cajun Country: Swamp Boat: Plantation Tour at $171.00 per person. You should check and compare prices since there are a number of options for the Plantations...your tour will be given by the guides at the plantation, hence, all the tours offer the SAME...More

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Isabelle C, Owner at Tours by Isabelle, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

Hello Joe and Dolores, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on our Grand Tour. While we are glad you recommend seeing the 2 Plantations of Oak Alley and Laura, we disagree that all tours offer the same thing: we include...More

Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on our half day, swamp on a small air boat and plantation tour with Tours by Isabelle. Ginne, our tour guide, was fabulous. She called upon arrival at the front door of our Airbnb in the Warehouse district. Arriving a...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed October 25, 2017

We took the full day tour. It included a 2-hour air boat ride through the swamps and marshes of the New Orleans area and visits to two plantations. We loved it. Our tour driver, Ellen, was personable, knowledgeable, and helpful. She picked us up at...More

Thank boblana0623
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Looked on trip advisor for ‘best bayou adventures’ and found ‘swamp boat adventure and plantation tours’ where it promised to ‘In a small group, head deep into the secluded bayous to witness Cajun living and spot native wildlife.’ Truthfully this was SUCH A WASTE OF...More

Thank Adey M
Isabelle C, Owner at Tours by Isabelle, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Hello Adey, Thanks for your review, we are so glad you thought the 2 Plantations you visited with us were "very cool" and also very sorry you did not see alligators on the swamp tour part of our "Grand Tour", they are in the wild,...More

Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

The Isabelle tour driver Billy gave us alot of information about different aspects of now and past in NOLA.Billy was very personable. The Swamp tour was very informative giving a accurate account of wildlife,vegetation, swamp property laws, alligator egg harvasting and hunting. Both of the...More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Overall, this was an excellent day trip which greatly enriches any visit to New Orleans. The van picks you up at or near your French Quarter hotel (road construction prevented a front door pick-up for us, but we only had to walk two blocks for...More

Thank pabirds
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Ginnie, our bus driver was knowledgeable and informative from the moment she picked us up at the hotel, through our 40 minute ride to the swamp, continuing with our transport to the Plantation, until she dropped us back at the hotel! An absolutely "must do"...More

Thank rj w
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Did this tour Sept 23rd but as we went on a cruise after it, only getting around to comment on it. If anyone is interested in having a great day out then this just cannot be beaten. It more than lived up to our expectations....More

Thank David O
Reviewed October 7, 2017

We just returned from a great trip in New Orleans! Part of our adventures included a small group tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantation. Both beautiful properties, both very different. Our tour guides were excellent and very well informed. BUT the real treasure was...More

Thank Nancy F
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April 23, 2017|
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Response from Isabelle C | Property representative |
Actually you really don't have to worry about bugs and mosquitoes on our swamp tours, the swamps and bayous where we go do not have stagnant water. The water is running and constantly fluctuating, therefore there are no bug... More
March 27, 2017|
Response from Isabelle C | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in our tours! We usually recommend being picked up from Harrah's Hotel (228 Poydras Street) as they have a parking garage attached to their hotel. Thank you, Tours by Isabelle
December 20, 2016|
Response from Isabelle C | Property representative |
Yes! At Oak Alley Plantation they do have a cafe attached to their grounds where you could purchase a sandwich or snack. Thank you!