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Hurricane Katrina Tour

Highlights / General details

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.

On this tour, you'll have the chance to 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 Ninth Ward neighborhoods.

You’ll be amazed at the volume and variety of products “offloaded” in the multimodal port of New Orleans, the second largest port in the country, and then distributed to your hometown. For example, did you know that 30% of the seafood (fish, crabs, shrimp, oysters, and crawfish) harvested in the lower 48 states comes from the coastal wetlands in South Louisiana?

After this tour, you’ll have a better understanding of events pre- and post-Katrina and the “Rebirth of New Orleans!”

Inclusion

Professional guide.

Exclusion

Gratuity to drivers and/or guides.

Hours of operation

Available daily at 1:00pm.

This tour does not operate during Mardi Gras and major Holidays in the US.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours.

Inclusion

Professional guide.

Exclusion

Gratuity to drivers and/or guides.

Hours of operation

Available daily at 1:00pm.

This tour does not operate during Mardi Gras and major Holidays in the US.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours.

Location

This tour will depart from The Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office, 400 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (at the Mississippi River in the French Quarter).

Policies

Reservations are recommended 24 hours in advance.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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