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Experience first-hand 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.

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 favourite cities. Travel through districts 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 lake-front 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 Musicians' 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 first-hand 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.

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 favourite cities. Travel through districts 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 lake-front 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 Musicians' 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 Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English.
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per adult
AU$64.02

Total price is AU$64.02, 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 districts in New Orleans

  • Chance to see the home of legendary musician Fats Domino

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

  • Devastated districts 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 aged 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 are situated 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 a hotel pick-up service.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

New Orleans, LA United States