Katrina And City Tour
When looking for the perfect exciting tour to accompany your vacation to historic New Orleans, look no further than this amazing Isle of Orleans tour; see some of the most historic neighborhoods in the city, as well as the homes of famous musicians and scenic parks all while enjoying a full narration! This 3-1/2 hour tour will begin in the French Quarter and takes you through the Ninth Ward, an area of New Orleans that was devastated by Hurrican Katrina. You'll go past the house of Antoine 'Fats' Domino, a famous rock'n'roll pianist, numerous neighborhoods, and a lighthouse museum on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain that was reconstructed after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Travel to the Ninth Ward, a neighborhood that suffered major damage and flooding from Katrina, and retraces the routes that were once traveled by carriages to escape the heat of the day before visiting a historic and hauntingly enchanting above-ground cemetery.
After you have taken in the history of one of New Orleans' above-ground cemeteries, visit City Park and stroll through the Besthoff Sculpture Museum or visit the Morning Call Cafe. Explore a lighthouse museum and get a birds-eye view of the area as your guide explains some of the local history and geology, as well as some of the renovations the city has undergone since Hurricane Katrina. Some of the other time-worn neighborhoods you will see on this tour include the Lakeview, Uptown, Faubourg Marigny, and Carrollton neighborhoods, and you will be able to follow the path of old St. Charles Avenue streetcars past Tulane and Loyola. You won't want to forget your camera on this amazing and historic tour of Isle of Orleans, as there are numerous sights you will want to take home with you!
French Quarter - Also known as the Vieux Carre, the French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, and after the city's founding in 1718, the city was developed around this neighborhood. The district has been named a National Historic Landmark and boasts numerous buildings originating in the late 18th century.
Antione 'Fats' Domino House - Fats Domino is an American singer-songwriter and rock'n'roll pianist that specialized in rhythm and blues. He released five gold albums before 1955 and has had 35 Top 40 American hits over the course of his career.
City Park - This 1,300-acre park is the 6th largest and 7th most visited public park in the United States, and is home to the world's largest collection of mature live oak trees, the New Orleans Museum of Art, Lelong Drive, the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden, and City Park Golf Courses, among other landmarks and historic sites and buildings.