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“I felt like we were back in time!”
Review of Tours by Isabelle

Tours by Isabelle
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Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed April 3, 2013

We went on the Laura and Oak alley plantation tour. Our guide Ginnie was an amazing source of historical information.
Very energetic and excited about sharing
Louisiana history. The tour guides at the plantations were also good , particularly
Joey at Laura plantation. Overall very good tour . Would reccomend tours by Isabelle very highly,

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I wanted to contact you to let you know that my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our New Orleans City and Katrina Tour. Dylan was our driver for the morning and he made the tour fantastic. He was very informative, well educated, friendly and enthusiastic. At no time did we ever feel rushed...it was just a really great experience. Next time we are in town, we will look you up again. Thanks again for making our trip to New Orleans a great one.
Sincerely, Krista & Ross

Thank Krista S
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Before leaving for New Orleans, I arranged for three Tours by Isabelle excursions.

The first excursion was the 1/2 day City and Estate Tour.

The second tour was the all day East Bank Plantation Tour with Ginnie, the most delightful, informative, and enthusiastic guide ever. As a lifelong New Orleanian, she shared a wealth of history and front line experiences after the battle of Katrina. Each plantation was distinctive with a history all its own. The lovely guide at Destrehan was a descendant of one of the original slaves. Kathleen, our Cajun guide at San Francisco Plantation, imparted stories and history with wit and humour. Our third guide at Houmas House was a character and obviously took great pleasure in her work. We enjoyed a great lunch at Burnside cafe on the beautiful grounds of Houmas House.

Our third tour of the Bayou by Boat was again with Ginnie. Although not far from the city centre, Kramer is a little town a world away. Kevin Torres, our guide, was a descendant of the original settlers and told great stories of growing up in this unique part of the state. We saw lots of alligators, turtles, an eagle, and other birds of prey.

Pickups at the hotel were prompt, communication with the office staff was great, and it was all very convenient and effortless. A terrific operation!

Thank Sacromonte
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We took a Plantation Tour, Swamp Tour (on an air boat), and a City Tour. Diana, our tour guide on the City Tour, was prompt, friendly and very knowledgeable. She knew a lot of the history of New Orleans and told us so many details. She picked us up when she said she would and was most accommodating. Our guide on the Swamp Tour was Gary. Not only was he a blast, but he knew a lot of details about the swamp as well. He made the tour most enjoyable plus we got to see five alligators and other wildlife. It was money well spent on our three tours. If we ever vacation in New Orleans again, we will use Tours by Isabelle for our touring entertainment.

1  Thank Helen W
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We signed on before our New York departure and all went well once we straightened out a glitch from the origional company. Tours by Isabelle completely straightened out the problem for us so we could be on our way. The tour was led by Ginnie- a very knowledgeable, lifelong New Orlean! The group was small and intimate. We saw Post Katrina and the Swamp Tour. Her personal experiences added so much to the visit. I only wish our other tours by other (larger) companies had gone as well.

1  Thank joeydiblet
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