Guided History & Educational Tours

Group Tours in Vietnam, WWII Normandy, WWI France, Civil War Gettysburg and South Africa

Essential History Expeditions develops, coordinates and conducts vibrant and memorable historical tours and cultural expeditions to worldwide locations to educate and inspire guests.

 Essential History Expeditions is pleased to have received ALL five-star reviews on Yelp! Check out our Yelp reviews here and our testimonials here. More than 50 percent of all guests who join us for an EHE tour register for a second tour and approximately 15 percent of guests have traveled with us three or more times! Our goal is not to run many tours per year but, instead, to focus on a few highly crafted tours with engaging guests. We truly value the friendships we develop with guests in seminal locations around the world!

"The experience bolted to the top of all my vacations, tours and trips around the world!"

TRAVEL TO HISTORIC DESTINATIONS WITH ESSENTIAL HISTORY EXPEDITIONS FOR THE VACATION YOU’LL NEVER FORGET

Essential History Expeditions educational tours take you to iconic and historical destinations worldwide where you will experience not only the culture of the location but will understand the history and events that have shaped it. Each of these fast-paced, immersive, all-inclusive tours are led by an expert historian and travel planner husband-and-wife team, ensuring a personalized, rewarding and enriching vacation.

Every Essential History Expeditions tour focuses on learning and growth. Following each expedition, guests will be informed, enlightened and challenged. They will experience an essential moment in time they can relate to the context of what came before, what transpired around it and what resulted after. All guests of Essential History Expeditions will have a hands-on encounter with seminal events and influential people. Guests will leave with many questions answered while other crucial issues will spark continued reflection and a thirst for understanding the events that shape our humanity.

"DeToy was brilliant, engaging and essentially an encyclopedia of information on the battle and the events of the era."
Doug Cifu - - CEO, Virtu Financial; and Vice Chairman, Partner & Alternate Governor of the Florida Panthers
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Essential History Expeditions Adventures

  • In-depth guided educational tours with expert historian
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all tour history
  • Deep knowledge of all history tour locations and culture
  • Experiential & immersive
  • Culture-based adventure
  • Fast-paced and hands-on tours
  • Guest ability to role-play historical characters
  • Exciting mix of history and culture

  • All inclusive
  • All high-quality accommodations and transportation (partnership expeditions may be mid-range accommodations to control prices)
  • 90 percent of all meals
  • Social hour most evenings
  • All entrance fees
  • All gratuities to outside support
  • Restaurants specifically selected for local and cultural experience

  • Fantastic history & educational tours for individuals, couples, families, groups, reunions and corporate leadership teams
  • Personalized tour support
  • Flexible and customizable
  • Comprehensive arrangements
  • Travel available or included
  • Ability to customize an adventure by developing Partnership Expeditions
  • Attentive to individual needs, such as dietary restrictions

Travel With a Purpose to discover history!

Expert Guide And Historian

Dr. Brian Detoy

  • PhD in European History
  • 28 years of service as an Infantryman in the United States Army with multiple deployments
  • Chief of Research & Publications at Combat Studies Institute and senior Historian in Iraq theatre
  • 14 years as a professor and program director at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Kansas
  • Featured in numerous documentaries on the History Channel, A&E , Military Channel, Discovery Channel and PBS
  • Author of numerous publications on military history and travel destinations
  • Presenter and chair at numerous conferences worldwide
  • Experienced world-wide traveler

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