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New Orleans Hurricane Katrina Tour w/ Transportation

by Gray Line New Orleans
per adult Price is $55
Duration: 3h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Katrina-impacted neighborhoods in New Orleans

  • New Canal Lighthouse Museum (admission included)

  • Besthoff Sculpture Garden & Cafe du Monde in City Park

  • Impacted neighborhoods like Lakeview, Gentilly & St. Bernard

  • Stories of rebuilding efforts—some championed by celebrities

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Katrina-impacted neighborhoods in New Orleans

  • New Canal Lighthouse Museum (admission included)

  • Besthoff Sculpture Garden & Cafe du Monde in City Park

  • Impacted neighborhoods like Lakeview, Gentilly & St. Bernard

  • Stories of rebuilding efforts—some championed by celebrities

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1:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 3h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $55, taxes included

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New Orleans Hurricane Katrina Tour w/ Transportation

Activity Location

New Canal Lighthouse

8001 Lakeshore Drive

New Orleans 70124

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office

    400 Toulouse Street

    New Orleans 70130


Description

On this Hurriccane Katrina tour, experience firsthand the stories behind Hurricane Katrina, one of the greatest natural—and manmade—disasters in US history. Get a picture of 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. Your tour begins in the heart of the French Quarter via air conditioned motorcoach with rountrip transportation throughout the city of New Orleans.

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.


Inclusions

  • Guided Hurricane Katrina tour of New Orleans

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

  • Visits the New Canal Lighthouse Museum (guided tour)


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.


New Orleans Hurricane Katrina Tour w/ Transportation ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

1/5 Sep 19, 2019

It was interesting to get the personal aspect from the guide and to see what went wrong and how they have recovered. You got a bit of history and local background outside of the hurricane. Probably it would be better now to make it more of an environmental geology tour to highlight how New Orleans got into this precarious position and how it can be sustained as a city and an area.

5/5 May 26, 2019

Ms. Mary was an excellent Tour Guide! Even though we had seen what was happening, it was sad to fully understand how much of this disaster was man made!

Roxanne J

United States

5/5 May 2, 2019

John was our tour guide and he was very good. It was interesting to see all the places he took us too. Not allowed to go see the lower ninth, just FYI. I really enjoyed the tour.