July 1–7, 2018
WWI France tours
7Days

It has been 100 years since the guns fell silent and World War I ended. Still, the events of that era continue to shape and affect our world today. Four major monarchies and empires collapsed in history’s greatest shift in European and world power. The United

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June 24–29, 2018
normandy tours
6Days

The events of June 6, 1944, continue to inspire long after the guns have fallen silent. The largest invasion in history, on the isolated Normandy coast, drastically altered the conduct of the war and demonstrated the unflinching resolve of freedom-loving peoples.

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June 4–11, 2019
WWII Veterans at Normandy
10Days

Join us to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the largest military invasion in history and the turning point of WWII. The events of June 6, 1944, continue to inspire long after the guns have fallen silent through the unflinching resolve of freedom-loving peoples.

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August 18–25, 2019
WWII tour Essential History Expeditions
8Days

Join us to commemorate the liberation of Paris following the 75th anniversary of the largest military invasion in history and the turning point of WWII. The events of June 6, 1944, continue to inspire long after the guns have fallen silent through the unflinching resolve.

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July 3–10, 2019
Cape Town South Africa Tours
8Days

South Africa and Nelson Mandela. Inextricably linked. One of the most diverse and beautiful countries on the planet. One of the great leaders of this or any generation. But it wasn’t always so for what we now call “the Rainbow Nation” and its iconic former President.

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August 8–17, 2019
WWII Italy history tour
10Days

Experience the legacy of the Roman Empire and follow the footprints of Allied and German soldiers as they waged battle for the future of Europe and the world. Take an unforgettable 9-day journey along beautiful Italian coasts to visit incredible

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July 3–12, 2020
Essential History guided tours
10Days

So much of what we claim as western (indeed, world) civilization is anchored in this relatively small area, the meeting point of Europe and Asia. We will explore over 3,000 years of history, from ancient Troy to today’s modern cities. We will begin in Athens, Greece

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June 10–16, 2018
Normandy france tours
7Days

Normandy is known throughout the world as the location where the allies made their historic invasion, thus ushering the beginning of the end of World War II. It is also home to centuries of arts, culture and natural beauty. This history and culture tour will explore both

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November 5–12, 2018
Reims Cathedral Angel
8Days

This private WWI history tour explores the centennial of the end of WWI through the events, locations and personalities that created a new world order in the greatest shift in European and world power. The new map of the world created from the war continues to

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September 17–20, 2018
educational expeditions
4Days

The Civil War Crucible of Freedom expedition explores the Antietam and Gettysburg battles as they shaped, more than any other in the Civil War, the destiny of freedom in America.In the space of about nine months, these fields, just 43 miles apart,

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April 2020
14Days

Vietnam. Few places conjure up so many images. From spectacular white sand beaches to lush verdant jungles to small villages alongside paddies of a thousand years to teeming modern cities.From ancient Buddhist temples to 19th century French

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May 19–27, 2019
9Days

Join SMU’s Center for Presidential History’s Jeffrey A. Engel and Essential History Expeditions’ Brian DeToy for an on-site exploration of London, Cambridge, Portsmouth, Normandy and Paris, walking the cities and beaches where Churchill schemed, Ike

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Sample Private Tour
Philadelphia Essential History Expeditions
6Days

Create a private tour for your group for an exciting exploration of America’s founding! This expedition will explore Philadelphia, New York City and the battle for freedom in towns and fields in between. We will envision these Revolutionary era cities and battlefields as

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