Ken Burns, Documentary Filmmaker and Your Next National Parks Guide
Plaques and signs can only describe so much of the story at some of the countryís most historic locations, and thatís why the Tauck tour company is getting a pretty experienced storyteller to help guide its tours.
Ken Burns is partnering with the tour company to share his secrets and experiences with travelers looking for something a little more than the traditional go-round. Sure, tours arenít necessary at most national parks, but getting the Ken Burns touch should provide a whole new perspective, one different from the first time you visited some of those Civil War monuments back in the 5th grade. Burns will be adding his magic by developing specific itineraries, but unfortunately, he usually won't be available for questions and answers at Gettysburg.
Starting in 2011, the Ken Burns effect will be available in two different flavors. There will be a tour through some of the national parks in the Southwest, and the other option will take groups through Civil War sites in Washington, Virginia, and Maryland. Burns will be filming a few new mini-documentaries as well, and these will be filmed aboard the bus while youíre riding it around the country.
Right now pricing and availability hasnít been finalized, but Tauck promises that things will all be finalized within the next month or so. Ken Burns and his documentary buddy Dayton Duncan will even be making an in-person appearance during a couple tours next year, but expect the price on those premium ones to be a little bit more.