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Tours By Isabelle
Experienced and knowledgeable Driver-Guides on board comfortable, top-of-line 13-passenger vans will make you fall in love with Louisiana. We’ll pick you up! We invite you to join us and discover our beautiful city and its people.
New Orleans Historical City Tour
Enjoy this small group city tour of New Orleans with a wide variety of sights and sounds of the French Quarter, Jackson Square, French Market, St. Louis Cemetery #3, City Park, Lake Pontchartrain, and the Garden District. A walking tour of the Besthoff Sculpture Gardens at NOMA in City Park is included. This city tour is fully narrated, so guests will hear the stories of the famous people who made this city so intriguing. From the streets of the city to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, this Tours By Isabelle tour is full of fun, history, and excitement!
New Orleans Airboat Swamp Tour
Gather the group and head out on this exhilarating New Orleans Airboat Swamp Tour. Enjoy roundtrip transportation from select New Orleans pick-up locations and then off to the swamp, where the real adventure awaits! Fall in love with Louisiana as you travel through the winding bayous and go deep into the wetlands of the swamps. Glide comfortably through the marshes and set your eyes on the home of alligators, deer, exotic waterfowl, black bears, wild boar, and so much more! Hear about the history and culture that is like no other and catch some amazing photo opportunities. Do not miss your chance to experience this amazing tour; book yours today!
Laura & St. Joseph Double Plantation Tour
No trip to Louisiana is complete without a visit to a plantation country. Adventure to Laura & St. Joseph Plantations and learn the history and stories both plantations hold. Explore the location where “12 Years a Slave, “Skeleton Key,” and “Queen Sugar” were filmed. See how the enslaved West Africans’ work influenced all segments of the Creole culture but best highlighted today in cuisine, music, family-centered traditions, architecture, and lifestyle. Don’t miss your chance to learn the valuable history of these remarkable plantations; book your spot today!
Half Day Combo: Destrehan Plantation & Airboat Swamp Tour
Get whisked away to a land barely touched by time as guests journey along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain on this Half Day Combo: Destrehan Plantation & Airboat Swamp Tour. Gaze upon the grande estate of Destrehan Plantation, and enjoy a narrated tour as costumed guides share the mansion’s fascinating history. Zoom through the Louisiana swamp on a high-speed airboat and soak up the native plants, and spot animals that live in the secluded marshes and bayous. For an authentic experience through the Louisiana countryside, choc-full of history, mystery, and excitement, climb on board the Tours By Isabelle Half-Day Combo Tour!
Whitney & St Joseph Double Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
Take a full-day trip deep into the sugar cane fields of south Louisiana to see two different perspectives of plantation life with this double plantation tour of Whitney Plantation & Slavery Museum and St Joseph Plantation. Known for its focus on slavery, the Whitney Plantation unveils the truth lived by enslaved people. Walk through the grounds to see the various plantation structures, gardens, artifacts, and artwork that pay homage to the plight of the enslaved.
St. Joseph Plantation is a Creole-style, family-owned, working sugar cane plantation in operation since 1877. The tour guide will give guests a great glimpse into the daily lives of slaves and owners in the 1800s as family members personally guide many tours. Both of these destinations offer beautiful plantation homes, unique stories, and first-hand narratives of pre-civil war life in the south.
Laura Plantation: Louisiana’s Creole Heritage Site Tour with Transportation from NOLA Hotels & B&Bs
Walk back on a journey along the Mississippi River to Laura Plantation, a uniquely Creole estate. Learn the true meaning of Creole as guests get a rare glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of Laura Locoul Gore and her ancestors on the guided tour of the home, grounds, and slave quarters. The expert narrative will regale guests with the realities of the Creole caste system, like no other found in the U.S. today.
Grand Tour: Two Plantations, Lunch & Airboat Swamp Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
Take the Grand Tour with a mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures sure to dazzle, with tours of two southern Louisiana plantations and an airboat tour on the bayou. Journey along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain as guests prepare to be brought back in time on this small group van tour. Visit Plantation Country to tour both Destrehan Plantation: the oldest documented plantation along the lower Mississippi River Valley, and Houmas House: a grand estate so lavish that it was described by many as “The Sugar Palace.” Experience a thrilling airboat ride with high-speed bursts and gentle cruising on the bayou. Watch for alligators and other wildlife! Make the most of vacation time with this Tours By Isabelle full-day combo tour.