Learn the history and romance of New Orleans on a 3.5-hour coach tour, led by an expert guide. Encounter the sights and sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, home to the Cabildo and Presbytere Museums.
What to Expect
Get a first hand account of the events leading up to Hurricane Katrina and the days immediately following the disaster on this neighborhood tour of New Orleans, led by a professional local guide.
The tour begins in the historic French Quarter. Your guide will explain the direct connection that America’s disappearing coastal wetlands, and oil and gas pipelines have with the extreme destruction caused by recent hurricanes. You will also stop at a cemetery on Esplanade Avenue, and at City Park, where you can either break at Morning Call Café or visit the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
Take a guided tour of the New Canal Lighthouse Museum on Lake Pontchartrain, and travel through nieighborhoods, such as Lakeview, Gentilly, New Orleans East, St. Bernard, and the Ninth Ward. Along the way, you will meet locals who will provide personal accounts of Hurricane Katrina and their city.
- Motorcoach transportation
Know Before You Go
• The parking lot fee is approximately $11-13 for up to 4 or more hours, unless it is a special event
• When you pass Rampart Street, you are in the French Quarter. Please allow extra time due to heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the French Quarter at all times
• Tours will not be conducted on Mardi Gras Day and Thanksgiving Day
• The supplier provides handicap access for wheelchairs but not scooters or walkers. Vehicle lifts meet all ADA requirements and are equipped for wheelchair storage (based on availability). If wheelchairs can collapse and fold, staff will assist in accommodating the chair in a safe place on the vehicle. Handicap reservations must be made 48hrs in advance to secure availability. Contact information will be provided on your voucher