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Waneen (Cormier) and Jon Marks, West Coast, USA
2018-11-03, 20:16
We had the best day of our cruise ship trip spending the day with you and learning more about my Acadian ancestors and their extended family. I have devoured every book you suggested and wish that I had purchased more. Your insights were incredibly meaningful. I look forward to spending more time together on a future trip. Thanks again from Jon and me.
Beauchesne group
2018-10-06, 13:21
After travelling with Richard Laurin on an Acadian Heritage Tour of France in 2013 we knew he would be the best person to take us on an in-depth Acadian tour of our Maritime provinces. With Richard as our guide and driver this fall, we explored many places in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI we had previously missed when touring on our own. And, we gained new insight into places we had visited before. Richard is passionate and knowledgeable about all things Acadian. He spared no effort to make our Novacadie tour an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Our travel companions said they would have needed a month to see and do what we did in ten days. Thank you, Richard.!

Hector and Donna Beauchesne
October 05, 2018
Lana Downing
2018-10-04, 21:31
If you are thinking of searching for your Acadian roots/heritage in Nova Scotia, do yourself a big favor and enlist Richard Laurin of Novacadie Tours. We learned more in a day with Richard than in a lifetime of reading and research. He made it all come alive and yes, we actually walked on the land cultivated of our Blanchard forebears.
It was a day we will not forget!
Thank you Richard for a wonderful tour!
Gracie David Hernandez
2018-10-04, 20:38
If you're looking for an in-depth tour of your Acadian ancestors, you can't beat Novacadie Tours.
Cheryl Portele (Breaux)
2018-10-04, 17:29
Richard Laurin amazed me constantly with his knowledge of Acadian history and the area as we moved along the highways and byways. This was my second trip under his guidance (France in 2014) and he LOVES Acadian people, history, and the lands. He is relaxed and interactive with his group, even jumping a ditch to get us what may well be “Acadian home sites, wells and even ''apples”. You will learn AND have fun as well as make new friends
Lisa Daggett
2018-08-17, 18:36
I would like to say that this is the best tour I have ever been on! Our guide was amazing and gave us so much history on the over 50 sites we visited. We were never bored and always excited about what the next day would bring. It was such a treat to have a guide who not only knew the history of the area, the history of the Acadians, but knew a lot about our individual families who once lived in Acadia!! Our driver, Richard was also first class. I can't wait to take another trip with Novacadie Tours!!

Lisa Talbot Daggett
Mary Ellen and Mark Stinski
2018-08-17, 18:11
Richard,
Your tour in Nova Scotia was just as great as the one in France not only because of your vast store of knowledge of your homeland, and your passion for our Acadian heritage is so evident. For you sharing it with us has become your way of life. That is priceless. Keep in touch.
Mary Ellen
Doris and Irving Thibodeaux, Morse, Louisiana
2018-08-17, 18:05
Irving and I would like to comment on our tour with you. As was the tour to France and this tour of Acadie you have given us information of our forefathers in an informative and fun adventure. You gave us the opportunity to feel the presents of our ancestors who walked and lived in Acadie. Seeing the land where dykes and aboiteaux were built near the bodies of water where tides would come in and out.The places where our forefathers settled and their hardships with the turmoil of fighting to keep their land they had worked years to acommplished successfully'. Also able to visit with Mi'kmaw and learn of their stories helping and surving along with Acadians. Also the feel of the Acadians still in Acadie how they are so happy for us to visit.
Thank you for all you do for our learning of our ForeFathers!
Till next time!!
Irving and Doris
Karen and David Cordell, Louisiana
2018-08-17, 18:03
Richard:

I cannot say enough about how much David and I enjoyed our trip with you in Acadie! We saw so much, learned so much and experienced so much. We saw some of the most beautiful country of anywhere we’ve been, from the breathtaking sea coast to the rich green farmlands. We learned so much about the Acadian history and people, both from you and from the places we visited. We experienced the Acadian culture – the food, the fun, and the music – much of which is like ours in south Louisiana in spite of all the years and distance that separate us. We often felt like we’d never left home. David and I have traveled to a number of places. While we’ve enjoyed them all, most we’ll probably never revisit. We will return to Acadie – more than once. You do a wonderful job of providing a complete Acadian experience.
Henry Lorette & wife Judy
2018-05-31, 18:23
"My wife and I recently traveled on a 2 week bus tour of France with Novacadie Tours. Owner and chief guide, Richard Laurin and his assistant Dominique, smoothly and professionally took us on a whirlwind ride through France including Paris, La Rochelle, Mont St Michel, Normandy, Bayeux and many parts in between. The focus of our tour was our Acadian connections and I was very impressed with the awareness of the Acadian story by many French citizens.



We also focused on historical sites that go back many hundreds of years. And, we witnessed the reality of the German occupation of France in WWII. A walk through a war cemetery near the Normandy beaches proved to be a very emotional experience.



Putting together a successful 14 day tour in a foreign country takes a huge amount of planning, organization and local knowledge. Richard Laurin knows his business and clearly knows what he is doing. The tour, which included 22 participants, came off without a hitch. Our local destinations, our hotels and our meals all happened smoothly and delightfully. Richard is a kind, understanding and extremely patient man. He is willing to go above and beyond the norm to help ensure a great trip for his customers.



If you ever have the opportunity to travel with Novacadie Tours, don't hesitate. You will be pleasantly surprised."


Henry Lorette
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