SEATTLE -- Brennan Tours introduced Heritage of the Antebellum
South, billed as a "historical, cultural and natural tour into
bayou country," including plantation visits, riverboating, music
and dancing, gardens and homes, a shrimping trip and a swamp tour.
The tour meets the need of U.S. travelers looking to stay closer
to home and to rediscover the rich cultural heritage of the U.S.,
according to company president Robert Brennan.
"People are discovering our roots," said Brennan. This tour is
designed to enable people to "see, touch and feel this history,
rather than read it in a book."
Although New Orleans is a perennial favorite, on this tour it is
just the introduction to the region. The first two nights of the
seven-night tour are spent in New Orleans' French Quarter,
showcasing the modern city as well as its historical features.
A jazz cruise on Steamboat Natchez winds up in Biloxi, Miss.,
where the group tours the retirement home of Confederate president
Jefferson Davis. Two nights are spent in Biloxi at the Grand
Casino; one in Natchez, Miss.; and two in Lafayette, La.
Highlights include a walk through the 1839 Oak Alley Plantation
in Vacherie, La.; a visit to the Alabama home of Walter
Bellingrath, an early Coca-Cola entrepreneur; visits to several
plantation mansions; and a quick immersion in Cajun and Creole
The commission is 10%.
For more information, call (800) 237-7259 or visit the Web at www.brennantours.com.