This tour extends the traditional Super City Tour to include an area and narration specific to Hurricane Katrina.
The tour begins in the original city, the French Quarter, and travels to the Ninth Ward, one of many New Orleans neighborhoods devastated by the flooding caused by multiple levee breaks. Pass the house of the legendary rock and roll pianist Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino, and learn of his personal journey through the storm. Under the shady oak trees of Esplanade Avenue, retrace the route taken by carriages of yesteryear to escape the summer heat.
After visiting a unique above-ground cemetery, it’s on to City Park, at 1,300 acres one of the largest urban parks in the country, en route to Lake Pontchartrain. New Orleans is a city of neighborhoods and you will travel through many on this tour - Faubourg Marginy, Faubourg St. John, Lakeview, Carrollton, and Uptown. In the Carrollton section view Xavier University, founded by St. Katharine Drexel and presently the only historically black, Catholic University in the Western Hemisphere.
Follow the path of the St. Charles Avenue streetcars (refurbished since the storm) past Tulane and Loyola Universities, across from Audubon Park, and the exclusive Garden District.
Duration: 2.5 HOURS.
Tour departs daily.
Tour departs at 11.30am and 3.00pm depending on season. (From June onwards 3.00pm departure will take over the 2.00pm departure time).
Tour departs from the Gray Line “Lighthouse” Ticket Office located at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), only 1 block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
Prices from: £25.00 per adult £15.00 per child (6 - 12yrs)