Featured Tour for November 13

Louisiana Cypress Swamp

It might be a bit chilly out there but the swamp is still beautiful! Come see for yourself on our Plantation and Airboat Half-Day Tour which we’re featuring this coming Sunday, November 13. It’s supposed to warm up over the weekend which means you might just get to see some baby gators. Even if it stays too cool for the alligators to swim up to the surface of the bayou, you’ll still see acres of beautiful Louisiana Cypress Swamp. Plus, this tour includes a visit to Destrehan Plantation, a plantation established in 1787 that remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi River Valley. Enjoy a guided tour of Destrehan House from tour guides dressed in period clothes who will make the story of the plantation come to life. We’ll be running our featured tour from 11a.m. to 4:30p.m. on Sunday, so you’ll have the best possible chance of beautiful weather. Call today to reserve, (504) 398-0365 or toll free (888) 398-0358.

Featured Tour for November 11

Toulouse Street

It’s been a while since we had a featured tour; as you may have noticed we have a brand new website and three new tours (which you can find here, here, and here) which have kept us pretty busy over the past two weeks. You may also have noticed that some of our tours have changed their names–the actual tours themselves, however, have not changed. Our classic New Orleans City and Estate Tour, formerly known as the New Orleans Combo-City Tour, is still the same leisurely exploration of traditional New Orleans, providing a great orientation to the city for newcomers and a wonderful reminder of everything you love about New Orleans for old friends. That’s why we’re featuring our New Orleans City and Estate Tour on this upcoming Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11. Our feature tour will be running in the morning, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. If you want to hop on board, give us a call to reserve your seats!

Featured Tour for Sunday, 10/30

For some reason the combination of Voodoo Fest and Halloween is making us feeling the traditional New Orleans vibe…so we're featuring our New Orleans City-Combo Tour tomorrow! Join us for a traditional view of the city, tons of great history, wonderful views of old live oaks in city park (trust me, they're creepy enough to put you in a Halloween mood!) plus wander through St Louis Cemetery #3 AND visit Longue Vue House and Gardens. Sound like a great way to spend a Sunday? Then give us a call, (504) 398-0365, or book online.

#1 Reason We Love What We Do…

We get to make people happy! It is people like this who make the tour business such a pleasure:

My boyfriend booked this trip for me as a surprise and I was pleasantly surprised! We had a great time with Stanley, our tour guide. I learned so much I didn't know about one of my favorite places in the world. Stanley, being born and raised in the French Quarter, delighted us with tales of growing up and what has changed and what has stayed the same about the New Orleans area. Eric, from the Airboat Tour taught us SO much about the swamps and marshlands and their necessity to New Orleans and the environment as well. Erica at the Oak Alley Plantation was knowledgeable, kind and filled with great historical information. And Bryan at the Laura Plantation (my favorite) was funny, entertaining and even taught us some French! It really was an amazing day, full of wonderful information, New Orleans culture, lessons in history and excellent conversation. I don't think it would have been such a pleasant experience if it hadn't started with and ended with Stanley. We REALLY enjoyed having him all to ourselves for the day as we were able to talk about SO many interesting and different topics surrounding New Orleans, Louisiana and the South in general. We're Texans, so you don't find much more pride than you do in us, but when I'm in New Orleans, I REALLY want to be from there! If we hadn't been able to experience New Orleans from the perspective of Stanley, Eric, Erica and Bryan due wholly to Isabelle Tours, we would have missed out on such a rich and delightful experience!!!

You can read the review for yourself at our TripAdvisor page, and you can book a Grand Tour with Airboat (the tour this young woman took) by calling us at (504) 398-0365 or visiting our Reservations Page.

Looking for Something Special?

Tours by Isabelle specializes in personalized, quality private tours. For a private tour, we will pick you up and drop you off anywhere in the New Orleans area, including the airport; you are welcome to bring along luggage on a private tour, a service we are not able to offer on our regular tours. Want to see a specific neighborhood, plantation, or other New Orleans attraction? Let us know, we'll take you there! Interested in a tour tailored to fit a specific part of our city's fascinating (and varied) history? Let us know, we'll create it for you! Whatever you want to see, learn, or do in New Orleans, we can tailor your tour specifically to suit your needs and interests. E-mail us at toursbyi@gmail.com with your travel dates, number of people, and interests, and Isabelle will get back to you with a quote and proposed itinerary! Want to talk about some options? Give us a call at (504) 398-0365. Group and walking tour requests are also welcome!

Something Different

It's almost October, and apparently some people already have pumpkins on the brain–Saturday, October 1st, marks the first ever New Orleans Glass Pumpkin Patch! Sounds a little crazy, but might be a lot of fun.

In the meantime, if you're looking for a relaxing way to spend your Saturday afternoon, why not come along on our Combo-City Tour? See 45 miles of New Orleans without leaving the city limits, enjoy a guided stroll through St Louis Cemetery #3, and enjoy the beautiful Longue Vue House and Gardens to soak up some vintage culture. We've still got a few seats left and would love for you to join us! (504) 398-0365 for reservations, or click here.