Guided Historical & Cultural Educational Tours

Private and Group Tours in WWII Normandy, Battle of the Bulge, Market-Garden & Rhine Crossings, Italy incl Sicily, Germany, Pearl Harbor and Pacific; WWI France and Belgium; American Revolution, American Civil War, Cuba, South Africa, Greece & Turkey, and Vietnam; as well as England and Scotland, Poland, Czech Republic and the Netherlands

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!”







  • In-depth guided educational tours with expert historian
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all tour history and a 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

Expert Guide And Historian


  • 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

Why is travel insurance so important?

In today’s changing travel environment, it’s important to protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even a sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer a Travelex Insurance Services protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. For more information on the available plans click here or contact Travelex Insurance 800-228-9792 and reference location number 06-0263.

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Travel Insurance

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