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Hurricane Katrina bus tour

Availability: Daily
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Guided tour of Katrina-impacted neighborhoods in New Orleans
  • Hurricane Katrina Memorial, dedicated to the 1,800 lives lost in the storm
  • Devasted neighborhoods like Lakeview, Gentilly and St. Bernard
  • Stories of rebuilding efforts—some championed by celebrities
What to expect

Get an eyewitness account of the events surrounding the most devastating natural - and man-made - disaster on American soil with a local’s chronology of events leading up to Hurricane Katrina and the days immediately following the disaster.

On this tour you will:

  • learn the history of the original city, the French Quarter, and why it was built at this particular location along the Mississippi River
  • drive past an actual levee that “breached” and see the resulting devastation that displaced hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents
  • learn the direct connection between America’s disappearing coastal wetlands, oil and gas pipelines, levee protection and hurricane destruction
  • see the Lakeview, Gentilly, St. Bernard, and the Ninth Ward neighborhoods
  • see the volume and variety of products “offloaded” in the multimodal port of New Orleans, the second largest port in the country, and then distributed to your hometown
  • understand how 30% of the seafood (fish, crabs, shrimp, oysters, and crawfish) harvested in the lower 48 states comes from the coastal wetlands in South Louisiana
  • have a better understanding of events pre- and post-Katrina and the “Rebirth of New Orleans!”

NOTE: Gray Line contributes $1 per passenger on this tour to LowerNine.org, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization involved in the long-term recovery of New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward.

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What's included
  • Guided tour of New Orleans
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
What's not included
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuity (optional)
  • Pick-up and drop-off from/to hotel
Reduced price
  • Children (ages 0-5): free
  • Children (ages 6-12): reduced

600 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Meeting point:
  • Gray Line Light House on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River) Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River
What to remember
  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary
  • This activity is wheelchair accessible
  • This bus tour has a minimal amount of walking during the tour stops
  • Pick-up is not included
  • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. Please submit any special requests at least 48 hours in advance of your reservation
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  • Tour departs daily at 1.00pm from March to November
  • Tour departs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 1.00pm from November to March
  • All tours and cruises depart from the Lighthouse Ticket Office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River.
  • You will find the Gray Line offices directly behind the JAX Brewery, which is located at 600 Decatur St. The ticket office is directly in front of the Steamboat Natchez
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