With 2014 one of the most significant years in World War II history-the 75th Anniversary of the start of WW II, the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, and the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Rising-this year is poised to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel on a tour with Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours.
While our Spring 70th Anniversary of D-Day Tours are sold out, you can still be part of living history and this exciting year on any of the following tours. Expect an unimpeded history study about these monumental events with no crowds; glorious weather that we often experience in the offseason; and, as always, the camaraderie of fellow travelers as you celebrate the American Spirit together.
70th Anniversary of D-Day
D-Day to the Rhine Tour
September 19-October 1, 2014
Designed by the late Stephen E. Ambrose and our chief tour guide, Captain Ronald Drez, this tour is based on thousands of hours of interviews with veterans, study of the battlefields, and their additional research of D-Day and the battles before and after. Thanks to their experience with the terrain and history, the Stephen Ambrose Historical Tour D-Day to the Rhine tour is unmatched in its authenticity.
75th Anniversary of the Start of WWII
and the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising
WWII: Poland & Germany Tour
August 30-September 13, 2014
Our tour will begin where the first shots of WWII rang out on September 1, 1939-Gdansk, Poland (also where the Solidarity movement led by Lech Walesa began its confrontation with the Communist government in the shipyards in 1980). The City of Gdansk will be holding commemorative events, honoring this auspicious day in history. We will then wind our way through Ketrzyn, the site of Hitler's Wolf's Lair before moving on to Warsaw, where the Poles fought valiantly against the Nazis for 63 days during the Warsaw Uprising. The tour continues to Krakow, Zagan and Berlin, the sites of some of the fiercest battles of the World War II. Former travelers rave about the beauty of these towns, the warmth of the people, and the outstanding restaurants.
The Original Band of Brothers Tour
May 2-May 16, 2014
September 2-26, 2014 (new tour date; August 29-September 12, 2014 sold out!)
Immortalized by the Stephen E. Ambrose bestseller, Band of Brothers and brought to millions more in the epic Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks HBO miniseries of the same name, the men of Easy Company were on an extraordinary journey during WWII. From D-Day to V-E Day, the paratroopers of E Company, 101st Airborne, 506th PIR participated in some of the war's most critical battles and proved to truly be a company of heroes.
Like on our 70th Anniversary D-Day Tours, guests on The Original Band of Brothers Tour will visit many of the same historic places in history, including the D-Day Museum and Southwick House, Utah Beach and Utah Beach Museum, and Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. Our Easy Company Tour is based on the recollections of the paratroopers themselves and the extensive research of Stephen E. Ambrose and the editors of Military History Quarterly and World War II magazines. You will have an experience unparalled in its accuracy and insight.