10 History Tours to Take for Your Summer Vacation | Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours

10 History Tours to Take for Your Summer Vacation

Ghost Army tour group by inflatable tankStart your adventure today when you book one of these 10 inspiring history tours for your summer vacation!

AMERICAN HISTORY

Lewis and Clark Tour: Undaunted Courage

July 1 – 12, 2023 – Only one room available!

“Marvelous. Terrific combination of history and nature and cultural background. Our historian was full of information and every day had a mix of hiking, viewing artwork, enjoying great food, on and on.” – Laura and Michael D. More >

WORLD WAR II

Battle of Britain and Dunkirk: Their Finest Hour

September 10 – 20, 2023

Our tour commemorates the Battle of Britain Day. We focus on the critical months of the summer of 1940 when Britain stood alone against the might of Nazi Germany and dealt Adolf Hitler his first great defeat. Among the highlights is VIP seating for the Battle of Britain Air Show in Duxford, an exclusive tour of the Imperial War Museum Duxford, and an exclusive final dinner at the Royal Air Force Club. More >

D-Day to the Rhine: The Best!

July 21 – August 3, 2023 – 2 rooms left!

September 1 – 14, 2023

Stephen E. Ambrose himself designed our D-Day tour. Our itinerary is based on thousands of hours of interviews with D-Day veterans, studying of the battlefields, and other WWII research. It is unmatched in its authenticity. More >

Ghost Army of WWII: Secret War Tour

August 27 – September 10, 2023

The Ghost Army was made up of artists, designers, and other professionals who used their skills to create convincing illusions on the battlefield (like the blow-up tank pictured). Their tactics were so effective that they were kept secret for decades after WWII ended. Historian Rick Beyer is a master storyteller, and he brings this incredible true story to life with his engaging and entertaining presentation. More >

In Patton’s Footsteps: The Maverick General

June 13 – 24, 2023

Travel with one of the foremost experts on The Maverick General, Kevin Hymel, author of Patton’s War: An American General’s Combat Leadership. As you explore the sites significant to Patton’s Third Army – Normandy, Brittany, Mont-St-Michel, the battlegrounds of Falaise Pocket, the German border, the Battle of the Bulge – you will learn about how this larger-than-life military commander helped win the war. More >

Operation Overlord Tour: Planning and Launch of D-Day Invasion

September 1 – 10, 2023

“What an amazing trip this was. Standing on the shores of Utah, Omaha and Juno beaches and imagining what it was like on D-Day was an experience that I’ll never forget. Can’t wait to book another Stephen Ambrose tour.” John LeRoy More >

6888th Legacy Tour

June 20 – 30, 2023

Our new tour covers the remarkable story of the only unit designated as an African American battalion of the Women’s Army Corps to serve in Europe during WWII. You will travel with Col. Edna Cummings as you follow the path of this remarkable unit from Scotland to Birmingham, England, London, Normandy, Rouen and Paris, while also visiting major Allied sites to show the bigger picture of WWII in the U.K. and France. More >

Drive to Victory in Europe

September 8 – 17, 2023

Follow in the footsteps of the Allies as they marched through Europe, traveling from Paris to Arnhem, Bastogne, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Berchtesgaden, and Munich while you learn about the key events that led to the defeat of the Nazis. More >

WWII Poland and Germany Tour: Beginning and End of the War

August 30 – September 13, 2023

“If you can only take one trip take the Poland Tour. All of the guides were very knowledgeable about the places and things we saw. The hotels were a mixture of old world and new. The people of Poland are hard working and very friendly. The food was outstanding.” – John Rice More >

MILITARY HISTORY

Scotland Tour: Jacobite Rising of 1745

August 3 – 14, 2023

Join Senior Historian Chris Anderson for fascinating Scottish history and breathtaking scenery as you explore the battlefields, castles, forts and fields where the Jacobites fought well and made their last stand. Among the highlights is the spectacular annual Edinburgh Military Tattoo and tasting Scotch at the historic Dalwhinnie Distillery. More >

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