How strenuous is the trip?
There are no difficult climbs nor excessively long walks on most of our trips. In certain areas of older cities we cannot always park the coach immediately next to the historic attraction, so some walking is required. However, since we have always had Veterans traveling with us, there is nothing that is overly taxing.
Why shouldn’t I do this on my own?
We take you precisely where you need to be to study the history that occurred. You don’t have to rent a car or make your own hotel reservations. It can be more difficult to find the actual battlefields, landmarks and other important sites than you would expect. We also have a full-time historian on our tours, who adds immensely to your experience.
Can I book my own airfare?
Yes, but please speak to the office directly as you will be required to arrive in time for the start of the tour.
My traveling companion is not as interested in history as I am. Would they still enjoy your tours?
Yes. We often have travelers who do not share the passion for history of their traveling companion, but we always find that after a day or two into the tour that they are enjoying it much more than they expected.
Do you recommend travel insurance?
Yes, travel insurance is strongly recommended. You can purchase travel insurance with Travelex Insurance. Call 800.228.9792 and note Tour Plan #18-6016.
Can you accommodate special dietary needs?
Yes. We just ask that you please let us know what your dietary restrictions are ahead of time.
Do you have a payment plan?
Yes: a deposit of $500; 90 days prior to the tour 50% is due; and 45 days prior to the tour the balance is due.
Is the deposit refundable?
The deposit is refundable up to 90 days prior to the tour.
What is the average size of the tour group?
On our military history tours we generally have 35 to 40 travelers. Our Civil War and Lewis & Clark tours range from 6-12 people.
What is the average age of your travelers?
We have travelers of all ages, ranging from students to Veterans.
Can I talk to previous travelers who have taken your tours?
Absolutely. Please contact us to make arrangements.
What type of bus do you use?
A Mercedes motorcoach on our military history tours. A luxury van on our smaller Civil War and Lewis & Clark tours.
Is there a limit on the amount of luggage that we can take?
Yes. Please contact our office for more information.
What do you suggest I read for the D-Day Tour?
Citizen Soldiers and D-Day: June 6, 1944 by Stephen E. Ambrose and Voices of D-Day by Ronald Drez and Stephen E. Ambrose
What do you suggest I read for the Lewis & Clark: Undaunted Courage Tour?
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose.
What do you suggest I read for the Italian Campaign Tour?
Supreme Commander by Stephen E. Ambrose.
How I do I get a passport or visa?
For information about U.S. passports and visas go to: http://travel.state.gov/