Combine traditional NoLa with the highlights of Hurricane Katrina's story on this tour.
Our need to see and understand the problems that hit New Orleans will never disappear. This local tour operator understands and has been running this combination successfully for years. We always feel that every person we send their way is a help to the entire community.
This tour includes:
- Air conditioned vehicle and licensed local guide
- Views of breached levees throughout the city
- French Quarter, Esplanade Avenue, St. Charles Avenue
- Walking tour of St. Louis Cemetery #3
- All-inclusive views around the neighborhoods, Lake Pontchartrain, City Park
In a small group you will begin your tour in the French Quarter where the history and the architecture of this city takes predominance. Creole culture is everywhere: Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, Café du Monde and the Mississippi River. The city was developed around the importance of this port for commercial trading and it brought the French and their influence with it.
Along this route, you will see the French Market, the old U.S. Mint and old neighborhoods of the city that touch the coastal waters. Part of Katrina's history is the location of the levee breach which destroyed the famous 9th Ward. You will also see the nearby projects that celebrities have funded to help the transition back to the once-thriving New Orleans.
The famous mansions along Avenue Esplanade are still proudly standing and as you reach this area you will have a short walking tour of the interesting and historic St. Louis Cemetery #3. Then, riding on Bayou St. John you will see the houses built in the 1700s on risers as the area is under sea level.
Once you arrive at the London Avenue Canal you will understand more about the flooding as you see the breaches in the flood wall and your imagination will help you understand the problems as they occurred. You will continue to visit different locations of breached levees as you see other areas of the city. Most of all you will see the destruction, the rebuilding and the hopefulness of these locals that stay and believe in the city. We will include views of Tulane and Loyola Universities, grand old mansions and the beloved Arts District before circling the Superdome and returning to our starting point.
- Dress comfortably.
- Food and beverages are not included.
- This tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers
Days offered: 7 days a week