Katrina/New Orleans City Tour
This tour extends the traditional Super City Tour to include an area and narration specific to Hurricane Katrina. The tour begins in the original city, the French Quarter, and travels to the Ninth Ward, one of many New Orleans neighborhoods devastated by the flooding caused by multiple levee breaks. Pass the house of the legendary rock and roll pianist Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino, and learn of his personal journey through the storm. Under the shady oak trees of Esplanade Avenue, retrace the route taken by carriages of yesteryear to escape the summer heat. After visiting a unique above-ground cemetery, it’s on to City Park, at 1,300 acres one of the largest urban parks in the country, en route to Lake Pontchartrain. New Orleans is a city of neighborhoods and we will travel through many on this tour - Faubourg Marginy, Faubourg St. John, Lakeview, Carrollton, and Uptown. Finally, in the Carrollton section view Xavier University, founded by St. Katharine Drexel and presently the only historically black, Catholic University in the Western Hemisphere. Follow the path of the St. Charles Avenue streetcars (refurbished since the storm) past Tulane and Loyola Universities, across from Audubon Park, and the exclusive Garden District. This tour will also include a stop at a cemetery on Esplanade Avenue, a stop at City Park where guests may visit either Morning Call Café or the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and a guided tour of the New Canal Lighthouse Museum on Lake Pontchartrain. This Lighthouse was destroyed during Katrina but reopened in May 2013.
→ 3.5 hour narrated motorcoach tour.
→ Discover the history of the Old South neighborhoods in New Orleans.
→ Travel through popular city landmarks.
Booking Details:This tour will depart from the Lighthouse Ticket Office located on Toulouse St. @ the Mississippi River in the French Quarter. Please bring a valid Photo ID and arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. It is best to confirm this tour and time prior to departure.
Departure Details: This tour departs daily at 10am. Please see booking calendar by clicking the "Book Now" button for availability. This tour is not available on most major holidays and Mardi Gras. See schedule for details.
Duration: 3.5 Hrs
● 3.5 narrated motorcoach tour
● Gratuities (optional)
● Food and beverage
● Children under 6 (not occupying a seat on tours) are free of charge but charged for food on cruises.
● 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.
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.
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Jul 1 2010 12:32pm
Loved the tour. The New Orleans scenery was beautiful, and it was eye opening to see and hear about the devastation caused by Katrina.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review