Hurricane Katrina Tour Of New Orleans

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    1pm
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from the French Quarter
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Witness the devastation and recovery from Hurricane Katrina on a guided tour that takes you through hard-hit neighborhoods of New Orleans such as the Ninth Ward, Lakeview, Gentilly and St Bernard. See high floodwater marks and levees that failed as you hear firsthand accounts of the storm from your expert guide. Take in the storm-damaged home of musician Fats Domino, the Hurricane Katrina Memorial and rebuilding projects championed by celebrities. Learn what caused the destruction as well as the history of New Orleans from your knowledgeable local guide on this comprehensive tour.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach

Know More about this tour

Make your way to the meeting point at a convenient location in the French Quarter. Board your comfortable air-conditioned coach and listen as your local guide shares the history of New Orleans, starting with how the site of the original French settlement of 1718 grew into the city we know today.

Travel to several neighborhoods including the Lakeview, Gentilly, St Bernard, and Ninth Ward, which were hit hard by Hurricane Katrina, considered the most destructive Atlantic tropical cyclone of 2005. Your guide takes you past one of the breached levees, such as the 17th Street Canal in Lakeview, the London Avenue Canal in Gentilly, or the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) and Industrial Canal in the Ninth Ward. See the high water marks, memorials and vacant lots in these neighborhoods.
During your tour, your guide explains the connections between disappearing coastal wetlands, oil and gas pipelines, levee protection systems and the destruction in New Orleans.

You also see several rebuilding efforts including the Make It Right houses in the Lower Ninth Ward, an innovative project founded by actor Brad Pitt. In the same area, pass by famous musician Fats Dominos house, which was badly damaged in the floodwaters and later restored. Continue alongside a community for musicians who lost their houses in the hurricane; called Musicians Village, the project was conceived of by Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr along with Habitat for Humanity.

Then take in the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, which memorializes the 1,100 people who died in the hurricane, one of the greatest natural and man-made disasters in US history. Also, hear about the importance of the port of New Orleans and stretch your legs when you stop at New Orleans City Park for a short break.

After three and a half hours, you are returned to your starting point where your tour ends.

Inclusions

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point, just a short stroll from most downtown hotels

Wheelchair Access: If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.

New Canal Light House Tour: Guests that utilize a wheelchair at the New Canal Light house will have full access to the gift shop and restrooms via ramp. The Light House Museum is accessible via a lift.

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

Coaches are unable to accommodate motorized scooters. If customers are able to get off the scooter, they can board bus and leave their scooter at the ticket office.