Our Ancestry Tour Guides
France and Canada
Canary Islands, Spain
WELCOME TO SEITZ TRAVEL
My name is Cynthia Breaux Seitz. I grew up in Golden Meadow, Louisiana. From a young age, I have had a passion for my family history and have created an extensive family tree. I have always dreamed of going to see the places where my ancestors lived. I knew that I was not alone and that many others here in Louisiana would love to go there and see those places but like me, I had no idea where to start or where those places were. So, I did research and put together some tours to take the people of Louisiana to the places of their motherlands.
My husband Roy and I started our travel agency two years ago. We chose to focus on Ancestry Tours because heritage is so dear to our hearts. Today with DNA testing and so many people taking an interest in their ancestral homelands we could offer custom ancestry tours specially made for the people of Louisiana. In time we plan to broaden out and include more tours and perhaps custom tours for families or groups who want to go to places we don't already have their particular ancestry tours.
At present we have several ancestry tours tailor-made for the people of Louisiana. The tours we currently offer are Maguenos Heritage Tour. This tour will take you to Malaga, Spain. The second is Canary Islander Heritage Tour (Los Islenos Heritage Tour), This is a heritage tour to the Canary Islands, Spain where you will visit Teneriffe and Gran Canaria. Lastly is a Cajun Heritage or Acadian Heritage Tour, depending on your preference to call yourself. This tour to the Poitou, Brittany, and Normandy areas of France where our Cajun ancestors lived.
We are working on a trip to Acadie where we will visit, Nova Scotia, Canada, This Acadian Heritage Tour will take place in August 2020 pending on the interest we have in the trip. Another trip coming soon is our Louisiana German Coast heritage Tour. This German heritage tour will take you to Rhineland areas of Germany, France, and Switzerland. If you would like more details on any of our ancestry tours, please check out our website at www.seitztravel.com. Some of our tours are in the works, so we don’t have complete details yet. But you can see what we have done so far.
The dates of our Acadian Tour in France are May 23-June 5, 2020. This unique Acadian Heritage Tour is an ancestry tour customized for passionate Acadian descendants interested in learning about their French and Acadian heritage. The itinerary of this ancestry tour is specifically designed to visit and experience the most important Acadian heritage sites in France. We will visit the towns of Martiaze, La Rochelle, Belle Ile en Mer, La Chaussee, Loudun, St. Malo, St. Servan, St. Suliac, Poitou and other towns along the way. On this ancestry tour, we will visit the place in France where our ancestors said goodbye to France and sailed for Louisiana as well as the church where they knelt to pray before their long journey. We will meet some of our Acadian cousins who chose to remain in France rather than take the journey to Louisiana.
The dates of the Malaguenos Heritage Tour to Malaga, Spain will be July 1-8, 2020. This ancestry tour is specially made for the Malaguenos population that settled in New Iberia, Louisiana. The Malaguenos Heritage Tour ancestry tour will include your round-trip flight to Malaga, Spain, 7 nights at Hotel Cortijo Chico in Alhaurín de la Torre, 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners, one tapas meal, and one meal at our paella cooking class, entry at all events and museums, and tips given to our tour guide, as well as an opportunity to do genealogical research at the local archives. Our tour guide will be Jose Manuel De Molina who is a resident of Malaga and is the man who did most of the legwork that brought New Iberia and Malaga together as sister cities. He is very excited about our visit and will make a very qualified host and guide for us during our stay.
Our 14-night Canary Island heritage tour is an ancestry tour that will take us to the Canary Islands where we will visit the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife. We will depart for Gran Canaria on October 2, 2020, and will take an overnight flight to Gran Canaria. The tour will include, RT flight, a 14 night hotel stay, transportation to and from the hotel to the airport, 14 breakfasts, 14 dinners, 2 lunches, a culinary demonstration, all bus transportation and ferries, entry to all events, a chance to do genealogy research with a local genealogist on each island. I hope that you will be able to join us.
If you have any questions about our ancestry tours, please feel free to email me for more information. I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.