New Orleans License and Deep South Fam Trip

                DEEP SOUTH - November 4 to 16, 2016
                                      $2,295 Double Occupancy

                           Limited to 1st 14 paid passengers.

           New Orleans Guide License Class   November 1,2 and 3, 2016
             $495. Does not include accommodations or Licensing fees.
              Minimum of 6 students required by August 25, 2016.

     We begin in New Orleans. You may sign up for either the License class, the Deep South Fam trip, or both. Then we travel in a large counterclockwise circle to Pensacola and Panama City ( The Emerald Coast ), Tallahassee, St. Augustine, Savannah, Charleston, Ashville, Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Natchez via Natchez Trace,  and return to New Orleans.

     The Deep South Fam trip is $2,295 and includes travel insurance. Double occupancy, transportation, sites, all breakfasts, at least 2 lunches, at least 3 dinners.  Highlights includes guided tours ( by local guides ) of major cities along route, Biltmore Estate, Steamboat tour in New Orleans, admission to a Halloween Party in NOLA, and many other attractions along the route.  Multiple stops along the Natchez Trace.

    Note on Licensing. It is necessary to pass a test before obtaining a License for New Orleans. The test is not easy, but I now have the necessary material and expertise to offer a class, if enough people express interest. It will be necessary to come a few days early in order to study and work with the local bureaucracy. Cost for the course, excluding license fees, is $495. This does not include accommodations. You may come for licensing only and skip the Fam trip. The dates of the License class are November 1,2 and 3. You may want to come early, to enjoy Halloween !


MARCH 4-7, 2016
Includes lodging!
Does not include license class or license fee.
License study class ( 3 hours ), transportation to test site,
and license fee is an additional $150.
The fee covers lodging, transportation, admission to Fury, IMAX, lunch at elements, and dinner in Toronto at the CN Tower.
Learn the Niagara Falls Region on both sides.
It is legal and encouraged for Americans to have a license.

Please note the study info is on their website and can be done on your own.


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Bob Brennan:

Experienced Guide and Teacher

  I am offering trips on destination training, as the passengers and the industry do insist that guides know where they are going, and what they are talking about. Once a person has visited a region at least once, they MAY be in a position to lead a tour there. The Fam trips visit the most frequented sites in a region, and provide subjects for commentary, which can very substantially, based upon one's interests, areas of expertise, and what the focus of the tour is.
The North American continent has many places where training could be offered, but New England, the Northeast Corridor, The National Parks, the Pacific Northwest, and the Deep South stand out as regions that are exceptionally busy at certain times of the year in the industry. As a result, I plan to focus primarily on offering training in these areas. I rely on local experts for much of the information you will be learning. Timing, vendors, attractions, commentary, and more will be contaned in each training session, without overwhelming the participants. While there is a lot to cover, it is important to be fresh and open to learning, so consideration is given to some downtime, and funtime. These trips are also a great way to network, a valuable way to expand one's opportunities. It is a plus for the over the road guides to meet the local guides, so that a better tour experience can be experienced by all.