I am pleased to announce (again) Knee Deep Into History’s 2023 Tour Schedule. In addition to our standard tours, we have two special offerings this year: A 102nd Inf. Regt. and Yankee Division tour timed to coincided with memorial ceremonies in Seicheprey, France and an Ardennes / Battle of the Bulge Tour that will have world-renowned collector and historian Roland Gaul join us for one day! Both of these are unique offerings, so give them your full consideration.

Our standard tours will include three WW1-themed tours: Meuse-Argonne and St. Mihiel, Flanders Fields and the Somme, and Verdun; as well as two WW2-themed tours: Ardennes and Normandy. You can find links to descriptive pages and tour brochures below.

We have also set aside days for private tours, as shown below.

Let us know if you have any questions, tour ideas or comments. Send your emails to Randy Gaulke at kneedeepintohistory@gmail.com.

Guide Markus Klauer explaining the St. Mihiel Offensive in 2018 at the St. Mihiel American Memorial, Montsec. Photo by Andrew Pouncey.
17 – 23 April102nd Infantry Regiment and Yankee Division WW1 Battlefield Tour–7 Days / 6 Nights
Offered in conjunction with The Connecticut Heritage Foundation
***Sign-up Deadline is 24 January***
102nd / YD Tour Brochure
102nd / YD Tour Terms and Conditions
17 – 22 MayFlanders Fields and the Somme Tour (WW1)–6 Days / 5 Nights
***Sign-up Deadline is 17 March***
Flanders Fields Tour Brochure
23 – 26 MayVerdun Tour (WW1)–4 Days / 3 Nights
***Sign-up Deadline is 23 March***
Verdun Tour Brochure
27 May – 2 JuneMeuse-Argonne and St. Mihiel Tour (WW1)–7 Days / 6 Nights
***Sign-up Deadline is 27 March***
Meuse-Argonne and St. Mihiel Tour Brochure
3 – 6 JunePrivate Tours – Knee Deep Into History–See below
7 – 13 JuneArdennes “Battle of the Bulge” Tour with Roland Gaul (WW2)–7 Days / 6 Nights
***Sign-up Deadline is 7 April***
Ardennes Tour Brochure
14 – 20 JuneNormandy Tour (WW2)–7 Days / 6 Nights
***Sign-up Deadline is 14 April***
Normandy Tour Brochure
21 – 24 JunePrivate Tour Availability–See below
2 – 5 JulyPrivate Tour Availability–See below

Here is a copy of our 2023 Terms and Conditions for KDIH Tours, except the 102nd Inf. Regt. / YD Tour.

There is no better way to get a feeling for what the soldiers experienced than walking the battlefield. Photo by Dave Gaddis, 2018.

Private Tours for Your Family or Group—College, Veterans Association, etc.

Do you have a relative who fought in WW1 or WW2 and in whose footsteps you would like to walk? Are you part of an association interested in military history? Setting up a tour is a major logistical exercise.  We are happy to work with you to set up a meaningful private tour for your family or group. We can arrange tours for most budget, interest and physical ability levels. We can also build the tour as a fundraiser, where a certain portion of each participant’s payment is donated to your organization! (That is what we structured with The Connecticut Heritage Foundation’s 102nd Inf. Regt. / Yankee Division tour.)

Please contact Randy to start the discussion at kneedeepintohistory@gmail.com or 908.451.0252.

If the above dates don’t work for your group, reach out to Randy regarding his or Markus’ availability.

Header photo courtesy of the American Battle Monuments Commission.