About Dixie Tours and Katrina
Dixie Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company specialized in small group
personalized city tours of New Orleans. Our tour guides are licensed professionals
with many years of experience. We use tour vans that permit legal access to all
historic neighborhoods. We provide the most comprehensive city tour available.
Our tour narration and stories reveal the unique legacy of French Creole culture. A
culture that created the most interesting city in America!
We include a Katrina component, as we feel it is important to show you the
recovery process taking place in New Orleans. Your tour includes the new flood
gates and armored levees designed to better protect New Orleans and its people in
the future. We show you the most beautiful and historic sections of the city,
including the Garden District.
Tour Description [ tours available in English or Spanish ]
An in-depth historic and architectural tour of the French Quarter, including
Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, the Pontalba buildings, the French
Market and the Old U.S. Mint and Jazz Museum.
A unique detour into Storyville and Basin Street, the birthplace of jazz. We drive to
the upper Ninth Ward to view the new Musicians Village. We then follow
Esplanade Ave., the grand avenue of the Creoles, to Bayou St. John. After stopping
for a short walk and narrated tour in one of our historic cemeteries, we take a
short coffee break and photo op next to the bayou in City Park - home of the New
Orleans Museum of Art and the majestic Dueling Oak.
We then journey to Lake Pontchartrain and view the longest causeway bridge in
North America. We view the new flood gates and armored levees. After viewing
the recovery process in the Lakeview neighborhood, an upscale area that was
flooded for weeks with 10' to 15' of water, we continue to St. Charles Ave, the
Mardi Gras parade route. We follow the grand avenue past Audubon Park, Tulane
and Loyola universities, and the magnificent mansions of "Uptown" New Orleans.
We then visit the most beautiful historic neighborhood in New Orleans - the Garden
District, where the Anglo Americans built their antebellum mansions. The Garden
District includes homes of various celebrities, and recent movie filming locations.
The tour then passes through the CBD (Central Business District). Finally, we
return to the historic French Quarter. Our tour is the most complete of all New
Orleans City Tours.
We are an alternative to the large group bus tours.
Don't forget you camera!