Yes, We Are Open!

Tours by Isabelle started operations again September 1; our power, computers, and some of our land lines are back.

All of our destinations are now open and running. We are so pleased that all of our wonderful Driver Guides are OK and our tour vans are in good shape. We are ready to work, so please come and visit New Orleans, y'all!

A Message from the City of New Orleans

Although we at Tours by Isabelle are still suffering from power difficulties, we are running tours, and are open for business, along with the rest of New Orleans! We were well prepared for this storm, even though Isaac turned out to be much larger and longer lasting than expected, and are ready to welcome visitors back to our wonderful city. Come on by when you can!

Hurricane Isaac

In light of the current weather conditions due to Hurricane Isaac, we will not be offering any tours through Thursday, August 30. We hope to be able to resume our regular tour schedule on Friday, August 31. Please call 1-888-223-2093 with any questions as our phone lines will be open.

New Addition

It's been a hectic couple days over at Tours by Isabelle headquarters as we have upgraded on of our vehicles! The newest member of our fleet received her letters today and is all ready to join her siblings out on the roads of New Orleans. You can see our friend Paul finishing up the final touches on the newly christened Van 30–isn't she lovely?

Shhh…it’s a Sneak Preview!

It's all a bit crazy here at Tours by Isabelle right now; not only are we busy with tours, but the orchard is in full swing (Satsumas, anyone?). On top of that, we're currently revamping our website (please be patient…) AND we're adding some new tours! They won't be available to public tours for a while but if you're in the mood for a private adventure feel free to request a test-drive! These are the three tours we'll be adding over the next few months (official names to come):

  • New Orleans and Katrina City Tour–see the entire city and learn about the complete history, including our most recent chapter and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This will be a half-day, 4-hour tour.

  • All Day Plantation & Slave Cabins Tour–see three different plantations complete with slave cabins, including the 22 original slave cabins at Evergreen Plantation, and stop for lunch at an authentic Cajun restaurant.

  • Evergreen & Destrehan Half-Day Plantation Tour–visit too plantations that are decidedly off the beaten path, including the beautiful (and, sadly, often overlooked) Evergreen Plantation. We took some visits to Evergreen recently as part of a plantation scouting mission and fell in love with it; we're sure you will too! Check out the photos on our Facebook page.

Watch this spot! Our new site, new tours, and new brochures will be floating around New Orleans soon…

We’re Still Running!

As tropical storm Lee continues to move across Louisiana, Tours By Isabelle is still running! Despite both the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans being in a declared state of emergency as of Friday evening, we ran tours all day yesterday and are running tours all day today–if you would like to see plantations or the city, you should have no problems. We should even be able to run swamp tours on Monday afternoon if you are looking to see a rather wet bayou, although these tours may still run into weather-related difficulties. Send us an e-mail if you are up for a rainy day adventure!