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Address: 12621 Patterson Rd, New Orleans, LA 70131-3219
Phone Number: +1 504-398-0365
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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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Knowledgable, interesting and fun!

Our group had a wonderful time on a bespoke tour by Ellen. She was a true local. Knew a lot about everything historical and current. She planned a tour just for us, covering... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Our group had a wonderful time on a bespoke tour by Ellen. She was a true local. Knew a lot about everything historical and current. She planned a tour just for us, covering local traditions and customs. We felt in good hands the whole time.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

What a fantastic day. Picked up by Billy on time and he provided interesting and enjoyable commentary on the way to our first stop; Destrehan Plantation. Tour lead by Frank, and what an experience! Really fascinating journey through the history of this marvellous property and the state of Louisiana. Then off to meet Garry (or Gazza as he reminded us... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

My husband and I did the Grand Tour, which included a swamp-boat ride, followed by tours of Oak Alley and Laura Plantations. The lunch at Oak Alley was fabulous--my husband thought he'd died and gone to heaven when he ate the bread pudding! The guides for each tour were interesting, and Joseph, our tour guide, filled us in on lots... More 

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Adelaide
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

We did the all day tour of the swamps and plantation houses. Very well organised tour and the guide (Madeline I think) was very friendly and informative. It was a long day but a well paced tour. Felt like we had enough time in each spot. The included lunch was a buffet of local cajun and creole foods but very... More 

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El Centro, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Highly recommend this tour. Excellent communication about pickup at hotel and our guide, Niji, was well informed, friendly and helpful. Due to traffic that was unexpected on a Sunday, we got out to plantations late and Niji adjusted our travel time as best she could. Also, sunsets early on Nov. 30.. nothing to do with tour company. You could tell... More 

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massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

We were picked up prompty at our hotel and our first stop was at the Swamp boat for a ride from an Alligator hunter (not his full time job) who gave us a pleasant boat ride through the swamp. We then went to two Plantations (Oak Alley and Laura Plantation). They were very different but very historic. We had a... More 

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

We recently did the City and Estate tour with Isabelle, and honestly we were all a bit disappointed. The reservation, pickup and transport services were all 5 star - but we had specifically requested a tour guide - based on careful research I had done online - because there were 9 members of our family and we are all goofballs... More 

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

Hello Adrienne, Thanks for taking the time to write a review about our tour. I am so glad you thought that our "reservation, pickup and transport services were all 5 star". In your original email, on August 28th, you had in fact asked for either Billy or Anna: "...Also could we request a special driver (Billy or Anna?) thanks! Adrienne... More 

Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Took our family of 4 (youngest is 8) on an airboat tour with "Tours by Isabelle". What a great experience! The tour staff was easy to work to with and even called a couple of days ahead to confirm and provide us with some helpful tips (the boats move pretty fast at times, so be prepared with eye protection/sunglasses or... More 

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Anaheim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

This was a wonderful tour. Ellen, our guide and driver, couldn't have been nicer. She was funny and wonderfully informative. You can tell that she loves her city and wants to share that feeling with others. This tour was packed, but full of the things that make New Orleans unique. From a great Bayou trip, complete with alligators, to a... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Although this was our longest day of touring on our trip, it really was worth it. Tours by Isabelle provides door to door service with a well versed tour guide. We learned a lot from Muriel! The van was comfortable and all of the tours were exactly as we had been told.

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