The guide, an 81 year old native of New Orleans, was superb. The depth of his knowledge of the city, it's history, architecture, and people was wonderful. Any tour led by this guy will be good, I'm convinced. My only complaint is the van was a very uncomfortable ride. We were seated in the back row, and the washboard streets of New Orleans made for violent bouncing up and down. It may be better in rows further toward the front, so be sure to get in one of those seats if at all possible.
Great tour, perfect amount of time, nice stop in the mid point to restroom and get a drink and really got to see everything to get a feel for New Orleans! Highly recommend ! Loved our guide Gene.
Ellen, our tour guide was amazing and we learned a lot about areas and places outside of the French Quarter.
I would call this more of a city tour as we seemed to touch on every part of New Orleans. Our guide was wonderful, full of stories and knowledge. We took this tour on our first day in the city and that is what we recommend because it gives you such a good overview. Then you can go back and take a second look at the areas that really grab your interest. Worth every cent we paid and more!
Billy !!! You're the best guide ever ! Thanks for a great tour and lots of laughs along the way.
Bill was personable and knowledgeable and fielded all our questions expertly. Having the tour via van was a huge plus and allowed us the time to make a couple of unscheduled stops. I and my husband highly recommend the tour.
The tour consisted of only a few people and our guide was absolutely wonderful - she certainly knew 'her New Orleans' and was so very informative. Isabelle Tours would be used by us again should we ever be in New Orleans again!
Great tour! because there were only 2 couples on this particular day, we had personalized service! our guide gave us a few extras, helping us avoid the crowds, and take in the sights. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to get an overview of the area and see NOLA up close.
Tara K USA
Loved our city tour. Guide Kath was very friendly, knowledgeable, and conscientious For instance, I loved she provided each one laminated maps for perspective on what was being seen. She also went out of her way to ensure we made it to our next tour, dropping us off exactly where we needed to be!
We loved everything about the tour especially the guide,Diane! We wished we had booked additional tours while we were there.
Great Tour. We toured on January 10, 2015; the weather was sunny, but a bit colder than usual--40-45 degrees. We were picked up and driven around town in a smaller, but comfortable bus. The driver spoke over a PA system while she drove us thru all the more interesting parts of the city. Several times she stopped so we could get a better look at something. We stopped and got out of the bus to tour a colonial mansion, and an old cemetery. Great tour for someone who has only one day to take in as much of the city as possible. We drove around much of the French quarter. It was good to see what it is like in the morning, as we ended up spending our late evening there too. Highly recommend this tour.
On a freezing cold morning Diane picked us up and took us to the cemetery (as you do). Thus began our tour of New Orleans. Whilst the tour suggests architectural, you will get an historical account of the City. Loved it The only thing that perhaps could have improved this tour is more opportunity to get out of the bus (even if only for a frozen moment) and take a photo or two. OMG the park with the art (sorry don't remember the name) where we stop for coffee - incredible. Take the time to walk through the sculptures. It is attached to NOMA. And you absolutely must eat the beignets at the 'Morning Call'. Oh you must! This is a must do tour if heading to New Orleans.
Our guide was very informative. We really enjoyed the Garden District and the French Quarter. Being picked up at our hotel was a plus.
Our tour guide, Diane, was very knowledgeable and has a nice sense of humor. This was our first trip to New Orleans and this was a great way to get an overview of the city. There were only 7 of us on this tour so the seating was very comfortable and all sight lines for viewing were unobstructed. We have booked several tours in other cities through Viator and will continue to do so.
This is a great tour to discover the different parts of New Orleans and it's history. Our tour was changed to include some post Katrina sights which was a bonus and other parts were removed. The small group allowed us to ask questions and get a more intimate feel for the place which is hard to do on a large tour. Our driver/guide Muriel had a deep knowledge of everything NOLA. She has a great presentation style that we found downright charming and funny. The tour operatour was very organized dealing with changes to the tour schedule. Recommended!
It was just us and another couple, so we were able to ask a lot of questions and had no trouble seeing the sights. My only complaint is that the roads in New Orleans were really bumpy, which isn't the tour operator's fault, but I really wish their van had better shocks. But that is a minor point - and the tour was really fun otherwise.
Our guide was great - very knowledgeable and we saw so much of the city.
Guide very knowledgeable, good blend of history and present day conditions within the New Orleans area.
I would have liked to have an opportunity of more pictures but that's the photographer in me.
This is a great little tour to start out your trip, especially if you haven't been to New Orleans before. Loved trying all the different foods and getting a feel for the French Quarter. Our guide, Lyndel, had some wonderful historical knowledge and was very organized - she expertly navigated the streets and got us in and out of the eateries like a pro. The people on our tour were a fun bunch, so that also added to the overall enjoyment. All of the places we ate were interesting and had delicious food. One of the recommended restaurants we ate at after the tour, Tableau, wasn't great, but our guide hadn't been there for a while.
I enjoyed the tour. The guide was very friendly and demonstrated considerable history knowledge of the architecture of the city. It was a great tour which I did not feel that we rushed at all and had time to explore on my own, but enjoyed the day learning about the interesting history and life in New Orleans.