Hurricane Katrina Bus Tour By Grayline New Orleans

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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. 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 & gas pipelines, levee protection and hurricane destruction. See the Lakeview, Gentilly, St. Bernard, and the Upper Ninth Ward neighborhoods. On the shores of Lake Pontchartrain visit the New Basin Canal Lighthouse destroyed by Katrina but reconstructed and reopened in 2013. Your guided tour of this museum offers a bird’s eye view of the area, including the levees along the lakefront and, in the distance, the longest bridge over water in the world, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. We’ll make a brief stop in City Park, where you may visit the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. After this tour, you’ll have a better understanding of events pre- and post-Katrina and the “Rebirth of New Orleans!”

Activity Highlights
→ 3.5 hour narrated tour.
→ Discover the true history The French Quarter.
→ Visit neighborhoods affected by Katrina
→ Learn about important facts before & after the storm

Booking Details:

Please check-in for this tour with a valid photo ID at the Lighthouse Ticket Office located on Toulouse St. @ the Mississippi River in the French Quarter. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early. It is best to confirm the tour and time prior to departure.

Departure Details
Please check-in for this tour with a valid photo ID at the Lighthouse Ticket Office located on Toulouse St. @ the Mississippi River in the French Quarter. It is best to confirm the tour and time prior to departure.

Duration: 3 Hrs.

● Taxes.
● 3.5 hour narrated tour.

● Food & beverages at Morning Call Cafe'
● Gratuities (optional)

Additional Information
● This tour WILL NOT go to the Lower 9th Ward due to a city ordinance.
● Children under 6 (not occupying a seat on tours) are free of charge.
● Schedule and availability are subject to change. Call the number provided on your booking voucher to confirm schedule at least 48 hours prior to departure.
● Rates do not apply to Special Event or Holiday Tours.
● Transfers must be used in conjunction with optional tours.
● Above rates are per person and include all taxes. Rates do not include gratuity to drivers and/or guides.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable and the vendor calls off the tour, the customer may reschedule for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period.
Customers booking 10 or more tickets will be considered a group. The cancellation policy for groups is different. Groups of 10 or more will have a 50% non refundable deposit kept on any cancellations or changes regardless of how far out they are made. Customers are required to sign a contract and a copy of the signed contract is due within 7 days of booking to confirm your reservations, otherwise your order will be cancelled. A final guaranteed passenger count is due 72 hours prior to your tour. Decreases making total due less than the 50% deposit will not receive any refund of original deposit. Any decreases to passenger count within 72 hours will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded. Additional tickets may be purchased on site based on availability however tickets will be reserved for the final guaranteed passenger count. If you would prefer to book your group booking via phone please call 800-450-7139 and ask for the groups department.
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  • Connie Salo Washington, USA about 8 days ago


    Our tour guide, Bruce, was excellent, who was a journalist at the time of Katrina for a New Orleans newspaper. This trip is well worth the price for over 3 hours of in depth history, compared to other tours in NOLA. Highly recommended.

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  • Joanne Daywalt USA about 4 months ago

    Good choice

    Tour was well worth the price! Bill was an excellent tour guide and it went at a nice pace.

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  • Joanne Wallace USA about 5 months ago

    Katrina Tour

    The tour guide Bruce was very knowledgeable and a wonderful guide. BUT if you take this tour please know that you WILL NOT go to the Lower 9th Ward due to a city ordinance. Which is understandable but that is something they should tell you before you take the tour and not half way into the tour. It is fals advertising and when I spoke to the manager Rory or whatever his name was he said it is not his responsibility on what others advertise about his company. I have a photo of the advertising and it say Ninth Ward. He was very rude and had no intrest in trying to resolve the issue. I will never use Trip Shock again and I have already requested my refund from my card carrier. They were not at all simpathetic to the customer and very condisending. I’m not a happy customer but Bruce was... read more

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  • Kiffy Trinidad & Tobago about 6 months ago

    Review - Hurricane Katrina Tour

    This was very insightful and well executed. It should be made a little clearer that proceeds from every single tour are donated to affected Hurricane Katrina victims.

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  • Melissa USA about 10 months ago

    Good overall trip around New Orleans

    The bus was nice and clean and the guide was very knowledgeable. It is a long trip but you do make 4 stops to see a levee, the lake, city park and a cemetery. At the park is a restroom and a small cafe.

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  • darrel lefevre USA about 1 year ago

    Hurricane Katrina tour

    I really appreciated the tour. The tour guide was a native of New Orleans and really understood the flood and the implications. I felt Daniel did an excellent job. I liked his passion for history. I do suggest in the future that you could have a 15 minute video we could watch before the tour. Show us like the breaching of the levy and the water around the Super Dome.

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  • Management Response, about 1 year ago

    Daniel will be glad to know your reaction to his tour. It is the history of our city, at its best and its worst. Thank you for the input on the video. We had a short one taken from news coverage but received mixed reviews, but I will be sure to share this with the guides.

  • CAROL Avon, Minnesota, USA about 2 years ago

    Very informative..

    Very informative We learned so much about New Orleans. it was educational and very heartbreaking at the same time. would recommend this tour to all visiting New Orleans .

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  • Becky Watkins Pella, Iowa, USA about 2 years ago

    This tour emotionally took you to the Katrina expeience.

    This tour dispels myths and helps you emotionally experience a tiney bit of what happened during Katrina.

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  • Shannon Fredericks Ventura, California, USA about 2 years ago


    I am not a "tour bus" kinda gal, but I took a chance on a Katrina tour this afternoon with some friends and was wowed. Bruce Nolan was an amazing guide. He was a local reporter during the hurricane and his first hand account of the storm and the aftermath was chilling. His stories were fascinating, disturbing and uplifting. I highly recommend it if you'll be in New Orleans in the future.

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  • Sue Kachtik Harahan, Louisiana, USA about 3 years ago


    Absolutely fabulous tour. The tour guide is the MOST important part of a tour and ours was soooooooo good.....knowledgeable; stayed on topic; knew first-hand sooooooo many facts....was able to keep it on a level we could all understand; great communicator. I was here during Katrina (moved to Biloxi for 3 years after) but never knew as much about the storm as I wanted to. Thank you and him for a wonderful 3 hour.

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