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Hurricane Katrina Tour - America's Greatest Catastrophe

New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-569-1401
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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
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mary LaCoste and George were our tour guides. Mary brought excitement to this very humbling experience in explaining the devastation of Katrina.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bruce (guide) and Diane (driver) did a great job showing us a side of New Orleans' history most tourists miss out on. I suspect Bruce is doing this at least in part to spread the love (and worry) about New Orleans - and he is...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I found there wasn't much to see, which is actually a good thing, since much has been restored. I found it a little too long, with two hours on the bus before a bathroom break. The ninth ward was the most interesting, since you can...More

1  Thank mac_belle
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Great tour, very informative. Our guide Daniel is very knowledgeable and passionate about this tragedy and how it changed people's lives impacted the city and its residents. Daniel added a lot of historical facts and personal anecdotes as well. Highly recommended!

Thank Patricia M
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Hurricane Katrina Tour - America's Greatest Catastrophe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

It is still a difficult discussion for many, but our guides do their best to explain the background, the event, and our development since then. Thank you for joining us.

Reviewed 13 June 2017

This tour was very well organized and our guide, a native-born resident of the city, was extremely well-informed. We got a close-up look at some of the areas affected and an intelligent description of what happened and why. It was a little redundant in terms...More

Thank MisterBuster
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Hurricane Katrina Tour - America's Greatest Catastrophe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you for the nice review. We find that former residents find it interesting to see and hear the story now 12 years later. We do occasionally have to double back due to traffic patterns, street access etc., but we try to cover as much...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This was our first time visiting New Orleans and we were very interested in learning about how the hurricane effected the city. While the tour guide had a lot of background information, she was very boring and talked to us like we were in grade...More

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The Katrina Tour is a must-do for any visit to NO. The price is reasonable for a 3 hour narration. The bus is comfortable and the size of a shuttle bus. The guide was a retired school teacher. Listening to her was like being part...More

1  Thank 112EstherW
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Hurricane Katrina Tour - America's Greatest Catastrophe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you for the review. It is our history and a story of our people and our lives. We appreciate your note on the Memorial as it often a reality piece for those that visit.

Reviewed 27 May 2017

We did not do this tour the first time we were in New Orleans, but realized that it might give us a better feel for the city and its history on our second visit. It's a little pricey, but well worth it. Daniel was our...More

Thank kgilbert78
Reviewed 27 May 2017

John, our tour guide, is a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Seeing and hearing about Hurricane Katrina first had was emotional but very informative. I found a lot of it a repeat of the museum. City Park was a beautiful stop on the tour (necessary...More

Thank retiredtraveler1249
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Informative, educational, emotionally affecting tour. Our tour guide had lived through Hurricane Katrina as a newspaper reporter. Bruce Nolan gave an eye-opening account of the hurricane and it's aftermath. One of the best experiences we had on our trip to the Crescent City. I highly...More

Thank Stephanie M
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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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