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Hurricane Katrina Tour - America's Greatest Catastrophe

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Gray Line New Orleans opened in 1924. It is a locally owned and operated business with highly trained and licensed guides providing 13 different tours a day.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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600 Decatur St. Ste 308, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife pressed me to do this tour but I resisted in part because it was to last for 3+ hours and I felt badly about gawking at the city's tragic sights. How glad I am that she prevailed because the tour guide, Daniel, was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dmymd
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Hurricane Katrina Tour - America's Greatest Catastrophe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great reveiw! You brought out the very reason we started the tour and why it continues. It is not just "what was destroyed" but what led up to it, the reasons or rejections for evacuating, the aftermath and the rebirth of our city.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jo Anne, our guide, was so knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. We loved the fact that she had lived in New Orleans her whole life and was able to give us the inside scoop on life before and after the hurricane. This tour is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bella B
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This was a devastating time in New Orleans, It was a tour I really wanted to do and thought I was lucky getting room on the tour. This tour should be stopped now it's $50 each and to be honest it is a huge amount...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maria W
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Hurricane Katrina Tour - America's Greatest Catastrophe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Maria, it is amazing to us that people are still interested in not only the devastation but the rebuilding as well. The narrative explaining the impact before, during and after such a disaster can be eye-opening, We place in our brochures the details and stops...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Depending on the Guide this tour can be excellent or dull. I read reviews pre & post tour and in hindsight I wish I would have specifically requested Bruce Nolan. Our guide was Liz and our group was small. She passed around outdated binders and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Great tour - you learn loads about the hurricane and the city and also great way to see parts of the city outside downtown.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dinosaursloan
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Very comprehensive and informative tour. Wanda was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend. We also stopped at City Park for refreshments.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joyce B
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Hurricane Katrina Tour - America's Greatest Catastrophe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you Joyce on behalf of our staff. It is still an important story to tell.

Reviewed 4 October 2018

This tour was not like our last at all. We got to spend more time at Lake Pontchartrain which I really enjoyed as we got to up to the top of the light house. We toured more of New Orleans and really did not see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

My husband and I took the Grey Line tour and Bruce Nolan was our guide. Bruce is a retired newspaper reported who covered the hurricane back in 2005 and we couldn't have asked for a better guide. This tour went WAY BEYOND our expectations and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Hurricane Katrina Tour - America's Greatest Catastrophe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

We will be glad to let Bruce know the great review you shared on his tour. Bruce knows it and he "feels" it. Thank You!

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Very informative on the hurricane Katrina! Our tour guide "Bruce " had extensive first hand knowledge of Katrina. We would highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide was Bruce and he was awesome. It's one thing to just have a tour guide its another thing to have a tour guide that actually lived it because it brings a very real perceptive on Katrina. The tour was very informative I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Monique J
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Hurricane Katrina Tour - America's Greatest Catastrophe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

When a guest enjoys the tour and appreciates the tour guide's personal information it makes for a wonderful experience for both. Thank you !

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