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Stephen Ambrose Tours

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  • Global Operator
  • 1979
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Stephen Ambrose led his first tour, D-Day to the Rhine, in the late 1970s when he was a professor at the University of New Orleans. That experience quickly led him to found Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

Stephen Ambrose Tours offers exclusive opportunities to visit many crucial WWII sites. Tours are often led by veterans, providing a unique perspective into the true experiences of those who fought. Whenever possible, accommodations are provided in places of historical significance. Your entire tour will be steeped in history, enhanced by video content and discussions.

Who Travels With Them?

Travelers of all ages, ranging from students to veterans. Military tours tend to have 35 to 40 travelers, while Civil War and Lewis & Clark tours range from 6-12 people. Due to the fact that veterans join regularly, no tours are physically taxing.

Where Do They Operate?

Stephen Ambrose tours focus primarily on WWII history so locations are fairly specific. Several European countries, Japan, and the US are covered thoroughly.

Why Travel With Them?

Stephen Ambrose tours offer a unique perspective and in depth experience. From veterans sharing their firsthand experiences, exclusive access, and full time historians as guides, going on a Stephen Ambrose tour is an unparalleled experience.


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From Stephen Ambrose Tours

Stephen E. Ambrose founded Stephen Ambrose Historcal Tours. The author of several best-selling books, including Undaunted Courage, co-writer and executive producer of the epic HBO series Band of Brothers, and founder of The National WWII Museum, Dr. Ambrose led his first tour, D-Day to the Rhine, in the late 1970s with his friend Peter McLean when he was a professor at the University of New Orleans. His passion for teaching Americans about their nation’s heritage and her heroes motivated him to found Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours along with his niece Dr. Edie Ambrose, her husband, Yakir Katz, and Stephen’s son, Andy Ambrose.

Throughout his career, Dr. Ambrose led many trips to the places that he wrote about, which was a natural extension of his enthusiasm for investigating history. Whether visiting Omaha Beach with D-Day veterans to pay homage to the fallen, following the path of Lewis and Clark down the Missouri River, or tromping the battlefields of the Civil War, he sought to enlighten, entertain, and educate with his tours.

Today, Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours carries on his legacy, continuing to preserve and expand the carefully conceived and executed historical itineraries inspired by his life’s work.

The Most Experienced Historical Tour Company

On our WWII tours, including D-Day to the Rhine, Original Band of Brothers Tour, The Italian Campaign, WWII: Poland and Germany, Operation Overlord, In the Footsteps of Patton, and Iwo Jima: War in the Pacific, we have brought thousands of guests, often with veterans, to the battlefields of the Normandy beaches, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and others sacred sites to honor the men who fought for freedom. Stephen Ambrose Historical Tour’s long-standing relationships ensure that our tours moves smoothly and that you have a seamless experience. We have learned over the years to pace our historical and WWII tours, so that you will be able to enjoy the experience and not be exhausted.

Exclusive Experiences Not Offered By Other Companies

Because we were founded by Stephen E. Ambrose, we have insider access to many places and experiences that are significant in American and WWII history that are not offered by other tour WWII tour and historic travel companies. Our historical vacations are an experience unparalleled in their accuracy and VIP access, which leave our guests with memories of a lifetime.

The Vacation Of A Lifetime

--Our company has taken the men of Easy Company and many other veterans along to share their first-hand experiences. They are our friends.

--We show movies on the bus that illuminate the history of World War II in that region.

--We build in time to relax. There are days that we arrive early so that you can have the afternoon to shop and sightsee on your own.

--Our full-time tour escort provides a high level of service to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.

--Our 4- and 3-Star hotels are selected for their historical significance and ideal locations with all the necessary amenities.

--Delicious group dinners are a relaxing and fun time to informally recount the day’s events and enjoy camaraderie.

--Our expert team in the United States includes a full-time historian and experienced logistics persons, making your vacation enjoyable from the very start.

Our Alliance With Military History Tours

Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours is fortunate to have formed an alliance with Military Historical Tours (MHT) to offer our Iwo Jima: War in the Pacific Tour, traveling as their guests. Selected by the Combat Veterans of Iwo Jima, Reunion of Honor Committee to coordinate the annual anniversary on Iwo Jima, MHT has coordinated this trip for U.S. veterans since the 50th anniversary. We look forward to continuing and strengthening our relationship with them and providing our customers with the most genuine historic tour experience.

Custom Tours

Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours has extensive experience in designing and customizing private group tours for different organizations, including student and alumni groups, professional organizations, military associations, and family reunions and vacations.

--We have arranged several military reunion tours, including specialized D-Day Tours for the 197th AAA Battalion, Rangers Battalion, Landing Craft Infantry, and 410 Bomb Group.

--We have operated high school and college educational tours for our D-Day and Lewis & Clark Tours.

--We have worked with universities to put together alumni tours (Princeton University – D-Day Tour; Whitman College and Baylor University – Lewis & Clark Tour; Texas A&M Traveling Aggies – Lewis & Clark and Band of Brothers Tours).

Trips & Specials

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15 days
Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 4,990


  • Gdansk - Begin in Gdansk at Westerplatte where the Polish garrison withstood German naval, artillery and infantry assaults for seven days in the war’s first action.
  • Hitler's Wolf's Lair - Walk through the eerie remains of Hitler’s Wolf’s Lair hidden in the pine forests of NE Poland.  Here he masterminded his eastern front operations and survived the 1944 assassination attempt.
  • Warsaw - Tour Old Town Warsaw completely rebuilt after the city was destroyed and the Warsaw Rising museum, tribute to the courageous 1944 battle that lasted 63 days.
  • Krakow - We highlight 1000-year-old Krakow and the Royal Castle and the Schindler Factory and Museum before entering through the “Arbeit Macht Frei“gates of Auschwitz, the international symbol of the Holocaust.
  • Stalag Luft III - Visit Stalag Luft III where the “Great Escape” took place allows us to see the barracks and the remnants of tunnels Tom, Dick and Harry dug by the Allied airmen.
  • Berlin - In Berlin we stand where the final surrender took place at Karlshorst, as well as see the Reichstag and the  chilling Topography of Terror Museum. Not far from the Brandenburg Gate we experience the height of the Cold War at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum straddling what was East and West Berlin.
11 days
Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 3,790


  • The Lewis and Clark Train Interpretive Center and the C.M. Russell Museum: Center has indoor and outdoor exhibits that Stephen Ambrose called “the best anywhere;” Russell painted 4,000 works of art depicting the American West
  • Lemhi Pass on the Continental Divide and the headwaters of the Missouri River: Dinner cruise on the “River of No Return”
  • Hell’s Canyon National Recreation Area: Commemorates great moments in the exploration of the West
  • Fort Clatsop: Expedition’s winter camp on the Pacific Ocean

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