City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery Tour - Reviews

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Cynthia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

This was a great tour of New Orleans! We booked it the evening before and the Viator staff were awesome in helping this happen! We selected this tour because it advertised small groups. Ozzy our tour guide picked us up at our hotel right on time and we were the only people on the tour!! This was an additional bonus! Ozzy was knowledgeable about his city and gave us a great perspective of the city, what happened during Katrina and all of the wonderful things that have happened since. It was a wonderful tour and I highly recommend it! It was 3 hours well spent!!!

The van was clean and audio was clear and easily understood. Again...Ozzy was a great tour guide and I highly recommend this tour!

jeff h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

We took this tour the morning after we arrived - it was well worth it - the driver was very informative, knew the areas, gave a lot of information and it gave us a great idea of where we wanted to go back and see more of those areas.

pamelasanford

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Half of our group did this tour. Loved it. Very informational and it was nice to get out of the Fr. Qtr. to see the rest of New Orleans, see some very interesting architecture, a lovely park, stop for coffee plus lots of history and finally understanding how and where the levees failed during Hurricane Katrina. Very glad we did this tour.

Katelyn G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Great tour for if you don't have long in the city, and want to learn a lot!

Bruch G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

This was a great tour ! We were picked up at our doorstep French Quarter RV Resort and ushered all over New Orleans seeing the sights. This is definitely a tour you should do first day you're in NO so that you can pick up on the places you want to visit in the remaining time you have there. Our tour guide was prompt, courteous and full of knowledge that he shared. He was very easy to listen to and took questions whenever they came up. The van was comfortable and the small group size was great ! We highly recommend this tour.

Thomas F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Great way to see New Orleans. Learned so much about the city, its history, culture and highlights. Driver was pleasant, knowledgeable, fun, and gracious about answering our questions and seeing that everyone was comfortable.

Doy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

This was a great tour! The company was very helpful with my last-minute reservations. I loved that they picked us up at our hotel, and dropped us off there afterward. Wanda was a great tour guide and driver, and we saw and learned so many interesting things. I learned a lot about the Katrina flooding, and, although it was sad, I enjoyed seeing the sites she showed us. Interesting that no tours are allowed in the Lower 9th Ward, but we still saw a lot and got good info. Nice small van, too. There were 9 of us.

Sarah D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

We had a wonderful tour with Ozzy this week. The tour took us to the key sights with amazing insider information about the Hurricane damage and flooding. The bus was very comfortable and air-conditioned. We saw the Lakeside area and many of the flood damaged areas and homes in 9th Ward. The French Quarter was well covered with plenty of details and history about the varieties of architecture and many aspects of City Park where there was a stop for coffee and beignets and a stroll around the Sculpture Garden at City Park, which is definitely worth a visit.
Ozzy answered all of our questions clearly and with tons of additional info.
The visit to the cemetery and in-depth details of the burial styles and techniques was very informative and very interesting.
Would definitely highly recommend this tour for a historical and in-depth view of New Orleans, we found it to be very comprehensive and interesting and would not hesitate to say that Ozzy has to be the best guide we have come across in our travels.
We left Ozzy with tons of recommendations for restaurants and things to do, we will continue to enjoy New Orleans, what a great city, lots to see and do here!

Linda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

This was a great way to get an overview of the city with an experienced and very knowledgeable local guide. The van was able to easily take us where a tour bus would have been awkward, and we saw everything we hoped to see in this interesting and beautiful city. However, the streets of New Orleans are not smooth, so I strongly recommend that you avoid sitting in the back seat if you have back or neck issues!

Suzie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Great Tour.

scott

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

This was probably the best tour of New Orleans we could have taken. It covers a lot of the city both physically and historically. Ozzie gave us wonderful insight to the local situations. It was very well structured and moved quickly. I highly recommend taking this historical tour .

ksanchez

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

This tour was so informative, fun and just long enough! We were picked up at our French Quarter hotel and just had 2 other people on our tour. Our driver, Wanda was so informative and explained things as we were driving by - even the smallest details did not do missed. She covered the French Quarter, history, dining restaurants, Garden Districts history and details on celebrity homes in the area, political workngs of the past, LaFayette Cemetery No.1, history of NOLA traditions then took us to the 7th and 9th ward and we were able to see a home that has been preserved from Hurricane Katrina, she took us to the walls that broke and filled us in on so much history on Katrina, thr city itself and plenty of great information on so many areas to see and do! Great tour and I highly recommend it!

Jillian V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

One of the best tours I have ever been on gave us lots of background on New Orleans geography, history, and culture. It was a great experience!

Gary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Strongly recommend this tour. It was an encyclopedia of interesting and entertaining information.

Cheryl M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun and informative. Small group and very comfortable. Would recommend.

Mary L E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

We had such a great driver and only two other couples so it was comfortable driving around. Our driver was very explicit in discussing the areas. He drove slow when he was able. It was most informative and seeing things first hand was an eye opener.

Jim H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

When Ozzie picked me up for my tour at the hotel I new right from the start it would be a delightful and informative tour just by his friendliness and introduction. I was joined by 6 others on the tour leaving plenty of elbow room in the van. Ozzie is very knowledgeable of the city and its many districts as he has lived here his whole life 5th generation and remained here during Katrina as a brave 24 year old, and what a story he has on thatfirst hand experience and witness to the aftermath. Ozzie explained the many different type of architecture around the city with the early French, Spanish and then American occupants. We toured areas from the not so wealthy still recovering from Katrina to the very elaborate Garden District homes and their lovely tree lined streets. We saw the area were the levy's broke flooding the city and what they have done to prevent future flooding with massive pumps and gates separating the canals from the Lake. I surprise was a half hour stop at the city parklarger than NYC Central Park for refreshments and a walk around the sculpture garden. At the end of our tour Ozzie offered to drop us off at our hotel or at a stop nearby for our convenience. As I am an old church person I asked to be dropped off at St. Patrick's a must see which we just happened to be passing. Whether you get Ozzie for this tour or his father you will not be disappointed with the sights, history and experiences that are shared.

Jackie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Our tour guide, Ozzie, was great. You could tell he loves what he is doing and he loves New Orleans. Having been here before, during and after Hurricane Katrina, he has a great story to share. I use a cane to ambulate and he was very patient and helpful. Would highly recommend!

Becky O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

The driver-guide was great! He was caring and authentic. Great sites and information.

Mary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

This tour was really great. We saw many areas of New Orleans with a native who gave his own experiences as examples. We toured many neighborhoods, a cemetery, and saw where Katrina left damage. We also got great ideas of places to return to and restaurants to try out. The tour lasted a few hours and then we knew what places we wanted to go back and explore more extensively. This tour was the highlight of our trip!

Mary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

This tour was really great. We saw many areas of New Orleans with a native who gave his own experiences as examples. We toured many neighborhoods, a cemetery, and saw where Katrina left damage. We also got great ideas of places to return to and restaurants to try out. The tour lasted a few hours and then we knew what places we wanted to go back and explore more extensively. This tour was the highlight of our trip!

Jeanne A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

great trip

Shelly P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

This was a great experience to really get the feel of what devastation Katrina caused for New Orleans residents. Our tour guide was amazing and appreciated the insider scoop. It is a great way to see all of the city in a comfortable, fun atmosphere.

Madine K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Enjoyed it!

Amanda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

This was one of the best tours we've taken. We especially loved the Hurricane Katrina part of the tour. Ozzy was knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining.

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