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Hurricane Katrina Tour - America's Greatest Catastrophe

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Address: Gray Line of New Orleans, Inc., 2 Canal Street, Suite 2500, New Orleans, LA 70130-1857
Phone Number: (504) 569-1401
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Did the grayline tour above yesterday with Mary L and Kevin the driver. Mary had a great sense of humour and kept us all laughing. Obviously you don't see any of the actual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am greatly disappointed to have to write this negative review for what was the most looked forward to aspect of our trip to New Orleans. But I feel short changed by Gray Line after spending $100 (for my wife and I), especially as what was supposed to be a three hour tour had us back home after only two... More 

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the grayline tour above yesterday with Mary L and Kevin the driver. Mary had a great sense of humour and kept us all laughing. Obviously you don't see any of the actual devastation apart from photos mainly as most of its cleaned up. But you see the breaches of the walls and plots where houses used to stand. The... More 

Thank apravo550
Venlo, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tour with a large bus was done by the guide Mary. She is an old lady with a terrible voice, who did not add any value to the tour. We regret we did not have other guides, for whom we have read enthusiastic reviews. So our advice; ask first who your guide will be and if it is Mary,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I did this tour to learn more about Katrina and also see more of New Orleans. The tour was very informative and gave a real picture of what it was like when the storm hit. There were a lot of good stops including a coffee shop. The tour itself is a little expensive but some of the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend the Bruce Hurricane Katrina Bus tour. Better than I expected although I do wish I could see the lower ninth ward. Our tour guide was Nolan, a native to New Orleans. He is a great storyteller!!! I never felt bored and he had my every attention. Some notes: -We made 3 stops during the tour, including a... More 

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AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Hurricane Katrina Tour - America's Greatest Catastrophe, responded to this review

You are obviously someone who really wanted to hear and understand the Katrina experie nce! We appreciate that! You are correct that although we discuss the Lower 9th, and visit the Upper 9th, the city forbides tour buses entering the lower 9th ward. Thank you for joining us. More 

Austin, Texas
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to grab this tour at the last minute because of some rain. It was interesting enough, but at times the guide's patter was a bit political. Probably the city tour would have covered as much. Pricey for families I would think.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Take this tour with Darren and George great local commentary about pre during and post Katrina!! The visit to Morning call is fantastic!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This a must do when visiting New Orleans. The guide was knowledgeable the stops were great. I couldn't imagine what we would be doing for 3 hours but the timing was perfect.

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Davis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This three hour bus (motor coach) tour provided a good appreciation of the Katrina flood. The tour guide was well-informed. The tour wasn't cheap (by our stingy standards), but was, overall, well worth the money. Our 9-year-old certainly didn't comprehend some of the statistics (and that's probably a good thing), but I'm glad the guide provided them. He was a... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We travel a lot and this was one of the best tours we have ever taken. The guide was born and raised in New Orleans. He was also a reporter for 40 years and covered Hurricane Katrina and the recovery. He was amazing. We truly enjoyed this tour. Do not miss this tour when visiting New Orleans!!

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Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.