New Orleans City Tour and Katrina Tour
Spend an unforgettable 3 hours on our comfortable air conditioned Mini-bus and get an overview of New Orleans. Experience the history and culture of the Creoles with your licensed tour guide. No trip to New Orleans would be complete without seeing the highlights of our city and the some of the areas affected by Katrina’s flood waters. You will see: Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo and the French Market. You tour guide will give you an overview of the “French Quarter”. The guide will point out areas of interest, so that you can explore them later, at your own pace.
You will travel slowly toward City Park and view 100 year old homes along Esplanade Avenue, on the way to the “Dueling Oaks” of New Orleans’ City Park. Visit Saint Louis #3 cemetery, where you will go inside on a short guided tour. Your tour guide will explain how the people of New Orleans bury their dead above ground in re-usable tombs. This tradition was by necessity, not by choice. Drive slowly down St. Charles Avenue, the American side of New Orleans. See some of the homes of the Garden District. You will pass Ann Rice’s home, Governor Claiborne’s Daughters home, circa 1840, the Elms Mansion, and much more. See the diverse Architecture of the American side of New Orleans. As part of this tour, you will get to the view an area damaged when the Hurricane Katrina broke the levee and swept the residents and their homes away.
What To Expect
Part 1: City Tour/Katrina Tour
Your ground transportation will arrive starting at 9:30am at the curbside of your hotel. We use our sister company, “Alert Transportation” for the ground transportation service. The driver will go hotel to hotel to pick up our guests. Please allow us up to 30 minutes for the pick up process. The city tour will begin as soon as everyone is aboard and there will be a 20 minute break in the middle of the tour for snacks and restroom. . You will spend an unforgettable 3 hours on our comfortable air conditioned Mini-bus and get an overview of New Orleans. Experience the history and culture of the Creoles with your licensed tour guide. No trip to New Orleans would be complete without seeing the highlights of our city and the some of the areas affected by Katrina’s flood waters. Your tour will end by about 1:00 pm, when you will be transferred to our swamp tour vehicle. The driver will take you to the swamp tour dock, where you will arrive by 1:45pm. There is a snack and souvenir shop with candy, chips, microwave sandwiches, muffins and drinks. There is no time for a sit down lunch.
Part 2: Large Airboat Swamp Tour(16 passengers)
On this tour, you will experience the best of both: an educational swamp tour and an exhilarating boat ride. You will travel at high speeds in the airboat then slow down and stop for pictures. Your Captain will give you a tour of a life time explaining the culture, animals, and the swamps. You may even experience a close encounter with some of the local swamp life. You will return to you hotel around 5:00pm.
*The order of the combination tours may change based upon availability and weather.