Hurricane Katrina bus tour
Activities

Hurricane Katrina bus tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
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 USD 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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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • 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
    Where

    400 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130

    Meeting point:

    Gray Line Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse Street and 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
    • 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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    When
    • Tour departs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1.00pm
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    Provider
    Gray Line Louisiana
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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