LA, New Orleans > City Tours
09/19/2019 ~ 09/25/2019

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. Drive past an actual levee that “breached” and see New Orleans' neighborhoods affected and how these neighborhoods have redeveloped years later. Learn the direct connection between America’s disappearing coastal wetlands, oil & gas pipelines, levee protection, and hurricane destruction. See Lake Pontchartrain and visit the New Basin Canal Lighthouse, previously destroyed by Katrina. 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.

Activity Highlights
  • Narrated bus tour of New Orleans
  • Understand New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina and the "Rebirth" of the city
  • Guided Tour of New Basin Canal Lighthouse Museum
  • Visit City Park and Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Duration: 3.5 Hrs.

What's Included
  • City tour focused on Hurricane Katrina
  • Climate controlled tour bus
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.
  • Service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed.
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. Groups of 10 or more will have to pay a $2 gratuity per person, select ticket during check out. 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 canceled. 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.


Hurricane Katrina Bus Tour By Grayline New Orleans

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Very moving
about 1 month ago
This tour is extremely interesting and quite moving, especially if you remember the hurricane and its aftermath when it was happening. One of the best parts is that it allows a tourist to see parts of the city they probably would not otherwise. Our tour guide was Bruce Nolan, a former reporter for the Times-Picayune. He covered the hurricane and does an incredible job on this tour. He's a font of all kinds of information about the city and has many individual stories to relate about the hurricane. We did a lot of things during the five days we were in New Orleans, and this tour was by far the best.
Tim K
Good tour
about 4 months ago
Would help if maps were shown so we would know where we were - passed many sites and along levees and different areas of the city. It was great to have a guide who was passionate about the story being told.
Pam L
about 10 months 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.
Connie S
Good choice
about 1 year ago
Tour was well worth the price! Bill was an excellent tour guide and it went at a nice pace.
Joanne D