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Hurricane Katrina Tour

by Gray Line New Orleans Duration 3h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $51

Experience firsthand that stories behind Hurricane Katrina, one of the greatest natural—and manmade—disasters in US history. Get a picture pre-Katrina New Orleans, learn the timeline of the catastrophic flood, and witness the aid and support that is going into resurrecting the historic city.

Set out to discover the history and culture of New Orleans, which was settled by the French in 1718 and has grown into one of America's favorite cities. Travel through neighborhoods like Lakeview, Gentilly, St. Bernard, and the Ninth Ward, witnessing high-water marks, memorials, and vacant lots. Pass by breached levees, such as the 17th Street Canal and Industrial Canal in the Ninth Ward, as your guide explains the connections between disappearing coastal wetlands, oil and gas pipelines, levee protection systems, and the destruction of New Orleans.

You can get a bird's-eye view from the New Canal Lighthouse, which was rebuilt after nearly being destroyed by Katrina. During the guided tour, you can see the levees along the lakefront and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway—the longest bridge over water in the world.

Admire the rebuilding efforts made possible by aid from celebrities like Harry Connick Jr. and Brad Pitt, including the Make It Right houses in the Lower Ninth Ward. Pass by famous musician Fats Domino's house, which was badly damaged by the flood waters and later restored. Also see the Musician's Village, a community for musicians who lost their homes in the disaster.

Finally, stop at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, dedicated to the more than 1,800 people who died as a result of the hurricane.

Experience firsthand that stories behind Hurricane Katrina, one of the greatest natural—and manmade—disasters in US history. Get a picture pre-Katrina New Orleans, learn the timeline of the catastrophic flood, and witness the aid and support that is going into resurrecting the historic city.

Set out to discover the history and culture of New Orleans, which was settled by the French in 1718 and has grown into one of America's favorite cities. Travel through neighborhoods like Lakeview, Gentilly, St. Bernard, and the Ninth Ward, witnessing high-water marks, memorials, and vacant lots. Pass by breached levees, such as the 17th Street Canal and Industrial Canal in the Ninth Ward, as your guide explains the connections between disappearing coastal wetlands, oil and gas pipelines, levee protection systems, and the destruction of New Orleans.

You can get a bird's-eye view from the New Canal Lighthouse, which was rebuilt after nearly being destroyed by Katrina. During the guided tour, you can see the levees along the lakefront and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway—the longest bridge over water in the world.

Admire the rebuilding efforts made possible by aid from celebrities like Harry Connick Jr. and Brad Pitt, including the Make It Right houses in the Lower Ninth Ward. Pass by famous musician Fats Domino's house, which was badly damaged by the flood waters and later restored. Also see the Musician's Village, a community for musicians who lost their homes in the disaster.

Finally, stop at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, dedicated to the more than 1,800 people who died as a result of the hurricane.

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1:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 3h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$51

Total price is $51, taxes included

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Hurricane Katrina Tour

Activity Location

New Orleans

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Gray Line New Orleans Ticket Office

    Toulouse St. and Decatur St. (behind Jax Brewery)

    New Orleans 70130


Highlights

  • Guided tour of Katrina-impacted neighborhoods in New Orleans

  • Chance to see the home of legendary musician Fats Domino

  • Hurricane Katrina Memorial, dedicated to more than 1,800

  • Devasted neighborhoods like Lakeview, Gentilly & St. Bernard

  • Stories of rebuilding efforts—some championed by celebrities


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of New Orleans

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. Please submit any special requests at least 48 hours in advance of your reservation.

  • All tours and cruises depart from our Lighthouse Ticket Office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River. We sit directly behind the JAX Brewery, which is located at 600 Decatur St.our ticket office is directly in front of the Steamboat Natchez. We do not offer hotel pick ups.


Hurricane Katrina Tour ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

3/5 Jun 26, 2018

Was disappointed a bit as, the person talking was not speaking loud enough. Many things we weren't able to hear.

Sandra M

United States

4/5 Jun 24, 2018

The bus tour and the guide get you to parts of New Orleans that you might not see otherwise. All guides have personal experience with the Katrina catastrophe which they share. Consider also the Katrina display at the Louisiana State Museum.