How physically 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 motorcoach immediately next to the historic attraction, so some walking is required. However, since these tours were originally designed with WWII veterans as guests, there is nothing that is overly taxing. For most tours, we can arrange for a fold up wheelchair to be on the bus as an option if needed.
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 I need a coronavirus vaccine to travel on your tours in Europe?
No. None of the European countries we visit on our tours require proof of vaccination to enter. If this changes, we will inform all groups.
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 $300 per person ($500 per person for the Iwo Jima tour); 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, minus a $50 admin fee and any credit card processing fees.
What is the average size of the tour group?
We prefer to limit our tours to a maximum of 35 travelers on European tours and 30 on American based tours. All tours have a minimum number. Please call us with any questions you have.
What are the typical accommodations and rooming arrangements?
We book standard rooms in three- and four-star hotels. Rooms are reserved as follows: single- one person, one bed; double- two people, one bed; or twin- two people, two beds. In Europe, there are no king-sized beds.
Can we fit three people in a room?
We have triple-accommodation rooms only for two adults and a child. There will only be two beds in a room. These rooms, especially in Europe, cannot accommodate three adults.
What is the average age of your travelers?
We have travelers of all ages, ranging from students to Veterans of WWII.
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 modern, comfortable motorcoach.
Is there a limit on the amount of luggage we can take?
No. SAHT relies on airlines fees to keep luggage quantities at a manageable level. If a few guests are willing to pay the airlines for additional luggage, we can accommodate on the bus.
How I do I get a passport or visa?
For information about U.S. passports and visas go to: http://travel.state.gov/