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Hurricane Katrina Tour - America's Greatest Catastrophe

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Address: New Orleans, LA 70130
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+1 504-569-1401
08:45 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:45 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Gray Line New Orleans opened in 1924. It is a locally owned and operated...

Gray Line New Orleans opened in 1924. It is a locally owned and operated business with highly trained and licensed guides providing 13 different tours a day.

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A great non-typical tour

Take the Katrina tour for something different than the haunted/swamp/plantation/FQ tours. Grey Line's Katrina Tour takes you on a bus ride around New Orleans to see the levees... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin M
Hamilton, Bermuda

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the Katrina tour for something different than the haunted/swamp/plantation/FQ tours. Grey Line's Katrina Tour takes you on a bus ride around New Orleans to see the levees, canals, pump stations, and the neighborhoods that were affected by the flooding. Note that much of the damage has been repaired in the last ten years, but the tour is still effective... More 

Thank Kevin M
Easton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bruce Nolan is probably one of the best tour guides I have ever met. Each story is captivating and his presentation is top notch. Did his cocktail tour last year and called Grayline to see when he would be hosting the Katrina tour. Was able to book his tour during our time visiting and we were so thrilled. So many... More 

Thank Jill K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, this tour is pricey ($51) but it is also the best thing you can get if you have an interest in Katrina. I took the tour because I'm into civil engineering and wanted to come out and see the levees and flood protection solutions - this tour is great for that purpose too, our great guide Daniel could answer... More 

1 Thank LzElzbth
Houston, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was our second time in NOLA and had a great time again, but this time we wanted to see more than just the French quarter and Garden district so we decided to take this tour. It was really interesting, and eye opening. The 3 hours didn't seem too long as our guide kept it interesting all the time.

Thank Marc r
Northcote, Australia
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour is most highly recommended. Emotionally charged, extremely informative with many stories from 'the ground' on the day of Katrina and the ensuing impact of the levee breaches and beyond. Daniel was a brilliant guide who in a very sensitive manner discussed both the immediate and long term impacts of this disaster on his home city and to the... More 

Thank Erin G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although this is a very brief synopsis, super informative and transparent. It doesn't take long at all and is worth the visit.

Livingston, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't sure if we should do this tour as we felt it might be prying, even after the time that has passed. We were so glad we did - the tour was educational, emotional, inspiring and one not to be missed if you'd like to understand the real story about Katrina and its effect on Nola. Our guide was... More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to book the tour after reading other reviews on Trip Advisor. If you're in town I would highly recommend it. It was very educational and Bruce did a great job of giving his personal account of his experience of Katrina. After travelling over 15 hours from the UK I can say that it was fully worth it just... More 

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

Ciara - so glad to have you visit us from the UK. And thank you for the terrific review of the Katrina tour. We are proud to have Bruce as a tour guide, he relays the story so well. More 

Ventura, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Bruce Nolan's description of the events during Hurricane Katrina was riveting--all the more impactful given that he was there and he is exceptionally articulate. He answered questions thoroughly. Two thumbs up. I'd take this tour again.

Thank Roanna P
Fairview Heights, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The tour with gray line was totally worth the $51/person ticket. The tour guide Bruce Nolan lived through the events of Katrina and paints a vivid picture of what those days were like. The tour was very informative, not just a story. Bruce also recommended a great restaurant for us to visit as it was our last night in town.

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