Hurricane Katrina Tour
New Orleans flooding © Wikimedia Commons
In the wake of one of the worst hurricanes to ever hit the United States, Gray Line Tours offers a three-hour bus ride around some of the hardest hit areas in New Orleans, including Lakeview and Gentilly, and is aimed at gathering support to rebuild the city. To respect the privacy of the locals, buses will not allow tourists off the bus to take pictures, but will pass around pictures of the storm and its destruction, and guides will describe the events before and after the storm hit the city, as well as explaining the significance of the levee system.
Address: Tours depart from Gray Line Lighthouse ticket office, Toulouse Street, French Quarter
Telephone: (504) 569 1401 or (800) 233 2628
Opening times: Three-hour-long tours are conducted daily at 1pm, running March through November. December through February tours leave at 1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Admission: $48 adults, $30 children.