Tours By Isabelle
Tours by Isabelle is the oldest locally owned and family run New Orleans tour company, providing first class, small scale, personalized service since 1979. Experienced and knowledgable Driver-Guides on board comfortable, top of the line 13-passenger vans will make you fall in love with Louisiana.
Join us for an in-depth narrated driving guided tour of New Orleans’ famous neighborhoods. Explore the French Quarter, St Louis Cemetery #3, Bayou St John, the Lakefront, the Garden District and more. Our City Tours include rich and extensive history of New Orleans, detailed information on our architecture, streetcar lines and on many historic homes. Hear personal accounts of the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Katrina and an up-close view of the recovery effort and affected areas as well as a comprehensive explanation of our levees and flood control system.
Our guides’ stories of the Antebellum South prepare you for a pilgrimage back in time. Tours by Isabelle’s Plantation Tours include small group guided tours of 8 different gorgeous plantation homes and their historic slave quarters, showcased in 4 different tours:
Narrated journey as our driver-guide brings you down to a remote Cajun Country swamp. On the fast and fun high-speed airboat ride you will glide over marshes and deep into secluded bayous, you might even hold a baby alligator and encounter a nutria face to face! You could also enjoy a more leisurely paced, slow and peaceful covered pontoon boat ride narrated by a local Cajun guide who will share his first hand life-long knowledge of living in the swamp.
Combine plantations with a boat ride in the bayous and swamps, choose either a half-day shorter version or an all day Grand Tour with lunch included at Oak Alley Plantation’s Cajun restaurant.
P.O Box 740972
New Orleans LA 70174
Call toll free between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm
Le Monde Creole
LE MONDE CREOLE“THE INSIDER’ S FRENCH QUARTER” COURTYARD AND CEMETERY TOURS
Walk through locked doors and, surrounded by the stillness of secluded, tropical courtyards, step into the mysterious and remarkable lives of generations of Creoles of New Orleans.
Amid patios of profuse and entangled beauty, meet the specters of those long dead; the European and African branches of this community.
Hear about real men and women, free, enslaved, white, black, colored, lives that were inter-twined and inter-related.
See this world slowly come alive and tragically dissolve as they struggle through changing society, civil war, the birth of Jazz and the Americanization of our city. Discover where they actually lived, their ambitions, intimate secrets shared only with Voodoo Queens of long ago.
From grand townhouses to simple cottages and original slave quarters, hear about Creoles, Free People of Color and slaves.
Intimate tales of passion and ambition reveal the gaiety and decadence of a fabulously wealthy city of white and black aristocrats… and the harsh reality of the slaves who built it.