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Hurricane Katrina Tour of New Orleans provided by Gray Line

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Overview
See firsthand remnants of the damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina and how New Orleans continues to rebuild on a half-day bus tour that takes you through the areas most affected by the catastrophic storm. Pass by the levee breach points along the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchatrain, visit the devastated Ninth Ward, and remember those who lost their lives and homes at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial.
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You'll start at
Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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  • Pass by French Quarter
    Pass by Hurricane Katrina Memorial
  • 1
    New Orleans City Park
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    The New Canal Lighthouse
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Levee Exhibit Hall and Garden
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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Highlights
  • Tour the neighborhoods in New Orleans most damaged by Hurricane KatrinaTour the neighborhoods in New Orleans most damaged by Hurricane Katrina
  • Learn how the city has rebuilt and prepared for future storms
  • See where the levees broke along the Mississippi River
  • Stretch your legs during a stop at New Orleans City Park
Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - The New Canal Lighthouse
  • Entry/Admission - Levee Exhibit Hall and Garden
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Agata Wisniowska wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Peggy saved New Orleans for my husband and me. She is why I will return and enjoy my next visit. I was already in New Orleans for 8 days and could not wait to leave. I had such high hopes for the city and just couldn’t get past the layers of tourism and stink of the French
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at Hurricane Katrina Tour of New Orleans
Responded 04 Mar 2020
WOW! We are truly honored that our guide, Peggy, could show you the "Real New Orleans," to quote you. We are proud that this local could show you what it means to live in this city and be New Orleans. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we cannot wait to see you again!
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Nancy D wrote a review Feb 2020
8 contributions4 helpful votes
It’s been a while since Katrina, but New Orleans will never forget the horrible effects of that storm. Gray Line has a great tour that takes you around the flood areas and brings all that you saw on tv to life. The tour guide, Bruce Nolan, was part of the Pulitzer-winning team
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Dick L wrote a review Feb 2020
Birnamwood, Wisconsin9 contributions1 helpful vote
I never had a good understanding of what really happened in New Orleans. National news media had a lot of blurs but didn't explain the details. George did a super job filling in details. It was most interesting to hear how the various government agencies handled (or didn't
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Pindylouwho wrote a review Feb 2020
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I never really understood he problems that happened after Hurricane Katrina. When we decided to spend a week in New Orleans, I was excited to take the chance to finally understand. Bruce gave us an excellent tour of the Katrina sights and explained everything, as he was a
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Tyler Nelson wrote a review Feb 2020
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Enjoyed the trip and learning about the areas that were impacted by Hurricane Katrina and how the problems occured.
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C8660GLadrianr
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TripAdvisor left us high and dry
Went to dock, was cancelled. NO one told us. Rescheduled by them one time before second cancellation. Can't seem to
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S1067ULdanield
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Nice relaxing cruise
This jazz dinner cruise did not disappoint. Great music, good food and awesome views of the city! If you go on wai
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Kathy L
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Peaceful fun
We had a great time. We bought the lunch addition, which ended up being a box lunch, with no choices. What I ate wa
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V2519ZOsandrad
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Does not have live music
Ok, before I tell you what a great time I had, I do want to start with a warning. On the 2:30 Live Jazz Music Boat
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rstclair1980
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Will not return refund
Our visit was not able to happen in April due to their cancellation. We spoke to a manager yesterday after being
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bailey6203
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They are not ready to open.
This attraction is not ready to operate at this time. Natchez is opening slowly but with no live music like they a
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S9228BElisad
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People (A lot)
Loved it!! Beautiful! The only problem was when you want to take a picture of the lines trees, a lot of people in p
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Erik W
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Great River Boat ride
We had a great time just after New Year’s Eve and evening with light rain at times it was a great time and very fun
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Susan W
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Steamboat Cruise
Very good cruise. Just a little crowded. Be sure to sit on the side where you can see what the guide is referring
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Cyn102020
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Worth Every Penny!
This tour was fascinating, fun and extremely informative! Our small group had a leisurely time strolling through S
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bhale2020
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Great Steamboat Experience
A great way to spend a couple hours. The live jazz was entertaining for myself and my 6 year old son. Being allow
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Curbjaw
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The perfect relaxing tour
My favorite thing about this, aside from just how nice Natchez and its crew was, is that it was the only thing I di
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Kwebster27
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Multi generation girls trip
Great time, very informative. Relaxing with a nice time on the river seeing the sights. Everyone enjoyed the time o
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christy123998
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Fantastic Tour
The tour was great, very informative. The guides are fantastic and tell a variety of stories from the graves that y
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Fowler-Heard
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Fun on the Mississippi River
My friends and I had a fantastic time aboard Steamboat Natchez. It was my partner’s 40th birthday and this was the
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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