Hurricane Katrina: Past, Present and Future Driving Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in New Orleans

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Explore New Orleans and the effect hurricane Katrina has played on the city's recent development on this 3 hour, private driving tour in New Orleans.  Drive more than 50 miles around the city while learning about the people, places, and history that comprise one of the most diverse cities in North America.  Hear how the storm affected New Orleans and what's being done to mitigate similar disasters in the future while developing a whole new outlook on the place and the people who live there.  
Hurricane Katrina was clearly one of the most devastating natural disasters to hit an american city in the 21st century. Along with flooding entire sections of the city, the storm washed away entire neighborhoods and left widespread destruction and loss of life in its wake. The disaster has had a widespread effects on how the city has grown and developed over the last ten years and impacted the way many communities traditionally relate with one another throughout the city.  This private tour takes a candid and honest approach to show you how and why Katrina impacted New Orleans the way it did and what is being done to mitigate the risk of such disasters in the future. Depending on which tour you select, the tour starts at either 9am or 2pm in the French Quarter and proceeds through the city, showing the key sites that visually tell you the story of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Your guide will explain to you why the specific topography of New Orleans left it vulnerable to storms such as this and what changes are being implemented to better control the risk posed by Mother Nature in. Your vehicle will be catered to your group size, with stops for refreshment and bathrooms along the way. Throughout the tour, your guide will engage you in honest discussion about the disaster and what social and governmental policies may have contributed to the devastation experienced by the people of New Orleans when it happened. The tour ends with a visit to the capital building projects currently under construction as part of the new storm defense being constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers, followed by a drop off at a select downtown New Orleans location.

What’s included

  • 3 hour guided tour of New Orleans focused on Hurricane Katrina and aftermath
  • Fully narrated tour 
  • Private tour

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors