Welcome, Marathoners!

Coming to New Orleans for the 2012 Rock 'n Roll Mardi Gras Marathon and 1/2 Marathon? Join us for a relaxing tour by van before or after your race to give your legs a rest! We have city tours, swamp tours, and plantation tours available all weekend and into Monday but we are filling up so give us a call to make your reservations today: 1-888-223-2093.

Hello, Carnival!

Carnival season has officially begun with yesterday's Feast of the Epiphany. Mardi Gras is such a wonderful time to visit New Orleans for the world's best free show. If you're coming to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday (and the many days of celebration beforehand) be sure to make your reservations soon! Although we have limits on our ability to operate city tours in the days leading up to Mardi Gras as streets are closed for the many fabulous parades, plantation and swamp tours are a great way to get out of the city for a day before rejoining the party! Reservations and Mardi Gras availability at 1-888-223-2093 or toursbyi@gmail.com.

Attention Locals!

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has been sponsoring Be A Tourist during the month of September. Now that it's cooling off, it's a great time to enjoy this fabulous city we live in–and there are still a few days left to take advantage of some of the CVB's great deals! Check them out here.

If you want to learn some more about your hometown or get out of the city and see some Southeastern Louisiana sights, why not book a tour with us? We'll show you a great time and provide you with tons of Louisiana fun facts you can use to impress your out of town visitors who will be flocking to New Orleans soon. Give us a cal at (504) 398-0365 or check out our tours on this site–all the links you need are at the top of the page.

Did You Know?: Superdome Edition

On our tours you will learn tons of fascinating facts about the people, history, and culture of New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana. Since today is Sunday and there is a pack of Saints fans outside our office door (literally!) we figured we'd pass on some insider information about the dome…

Most people who visit New Orleans, and everyone who takes either our Combo-City Tour or Post-Katrina Tour, will know that New Orleans is below sea level. This is of course why we have our intricate canal, levee, and pumping station system to help us move all of our 60 annual rainfall out of the city and keep our homes dry. But downtown we have a rather problematic structure–the New Orleans Superdome. You've probably noticed that the superdome is surrounded by a concave tubular wall. This wall is what keeps the Superdome from flooding the entire Warehouse district every time there is a heavy rain, as it takes all that rainfall underground where it is stored until it can be pumped out to Lake Pontchartrain. Because the dome is so big, if this wall wasn't there the rainfall streaming off the dome would create huge floods around the Superdome on a regular basis.

Want some more info? Take a tour! Call us at (504) 398-0365 or click here to reserve today!

Kind Words from a Recent Visitor on 6th Anniversary of K-Day

On the 6th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina our thoughts are with all those affected by Irene on the East coast. A recent visitor to New Orleans took our Post-Katrina tour, and had these kind words to offer us on Trip Advisor:

Post Katrina Tour – Very worthwhile

Reviewed August 27, 2011

We were interested in seeing how New Orleans had recovered from Katrina. Tours by Isabel seemed to offer the best option. Our guide was a Katrina survivor. Her house was flooded and structurally damaged and had to be razed (not raised). We heard the difference those words make to people in New Orleans.

We learned a lot about what caused the huge flooding, actions taken to prevent this from happening in the future and how areas just across the street from each other were affected so differently. We saw areas where rebuilding is still taking place and saw some that appear deserted with Task Force markings still on the door.

We were very impressed and this was well worth the $65 per person that we spent on the tour.

The fact that we were guided by someone who was there and understood not only what happened but how victims of this tragedy felt. Great tour.

Visited August 2011

Anyone else interested in our wonderful Post-Katrina Tour should check out the details here.