We hope to answer many of your questions in our brochures and in this Q & A section. Please read the brochure for each tour carefully, and then drop us a line or call us with any questions you still have. We’ll be updating this section based on your questions and comments. Thank you.
Terrorism: Isn’t travelling abroad dangerous following recent terrorist events?
Don’t be frightened by headlines of a few specific incidents. Looking at the big picture, in 2018 more than 17.7 million Americans traveled to Europe. The chances of being in the wrong place at the wrong time are very small indeed. Remember, too, that most of our time is spent on the battlefield and in small towns, NOT visiting major tourist attractions in major cities.
Are spouses and children welcome?
Yes, but… Our tours are generally designed for those seriously interested in military history. In many cases there is limited down time, and the option of staying at a hotel in town is not always a viable option. We suggest you read each tour brochure for more details. Then talk to us directly if you have concerns. One alternative is to arrange to meet your spouse in Europe before or after a tour. For example, the Champagne Region of France (Reims and Epernay) is just an hour or so away from the Meuse-Argonne battlefield.
Mature minors under 18 are welcome, but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Do I need a passport and visa?
You need a passport AND most countries will not permit a traveler to enter their country unless the passport is set to expire at least six months after the final date of travel.
At the time of this writing you do NOT need a visa to visit any of these countries.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please refer to the brochure for your specific trip for the full details.
How important is being in good physical condition?
Our tours are designed to get you out into the field. They generally will include walks of moderate length and pace (up to 3 miles over a few hours) over moderate terrain. Please refer to the brochure for your specific tour.
What sets you apart? How are you different from any other tour company?
Please see our travel philosophy elsewhere on this website. In a nutshell, our tours are designed for those with a serious interest in military history, and we prefer to get clients into the field as much as possible. This means half the trip won’t be free days for you to explore well-known cities on your own; and we selectively visit museums. We also prefer to keep group size small and to introduce clients to European culture. This means generally staying at and dining at local European hotels and restaurants, not American chains.