April 16–29, 2018
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 ...
July 1–7, 2018
WWI France tours
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 ...
June 24–29, 2018
normandy tours
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. ...
October 11–14, 2018
educational expeditions
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, saw the bloodiest...
July 3–10, 2019
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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historical expeditions
Cuba. A magical word. A magical place. For the past 55 years it has been a land of mystery to Americans. But that is changing. And Essential History Expeditions will take guests to this jewel of the Caribbean. From the revolutions of Jose Marti and Fidel ...
June 1–7, 2019
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. ...
May 21–28, 2018
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 ...