Hurricane Katrina Bus Tour
We have all heard of the devastation that Hurricane Katrina brought to the city of New Orleans and now you can experience first-hand the neighborhoods that have suffered the misery of the storm that ripped through their livelihood and changed New Orleans forever. A portion of the funds from this tour also helps profit the organizations to recover the beautiful New Orleans area so as you go along all these sights and locations. Just know you are helping as well recover what was once lost in this fantastic area.
Drive past one of the actual levees that the water had breached during the hurricane as you witness the destruction that resulted from it. See many different neighborhoods in New Orleans that was impacted by this powerful storm including Lakeview, Gentilly, Upper Ninth Ward, and St. Bernard. During Katrina, the New Basin Canal Lighthouse was destroyed and has since been rebuilt. During your tour, you will go into the museum and see a wonderful view from atop the lighthouse where you can see the surrounding shores, levees, and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Then head to City Park which holds beautiful sculpture gardens to see.
You will also get to see the rebuilding efforts taking place by a people that will not be defeated by Mother Nature as they rebuild their hope with the help of friends and generous volunteers from all over the nation. Stories will be told and illustrated of people who refused to quit and remained positive that something good was to come of the tragic event. Sadly, you’ll see some of the areas where reconstruction will never take place and where memories have been washed away forever by the tropical wrath.
This is an emotional and unique tour that should be on everyone’s must do list while visiting this great city. If you want to hear the first-hand accounts of what you may have only caught a glimpse of on the TV, then get your tickets to this tour, and prepare for the powerful behind the scenes unraveling of Hurricane Katrina. Create the perfect vacation with this tour and many other fun activities today.
- What methods of transportation does the Hurricane Katrina Bus Tour use?
The tour uses a Gray Line tour bus.
- Approximately how long does the Hurricane Katrina Bus Tour last?
Approximately 3 1/2 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Appropriate for all ages.
- Where does the Hurricane Katrina Bus Tour depart from?
The tour departs from the Gray Line ticket office in the French Quarter at 400 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Hurricane Katrina Bus Tour?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted.
- Is the Hurricane Katrina Bus Tour handicap accessible?
Yes, there are vehicles with wheelchair access.