logo
1-800-590-1161ContactEarn free travel
logo1-800-590-1161
Tours
Travel Styles
Historic Battlefield tours
Lavender field in Provence, France

Historic battlefield tours

See the world wars from a whole new perspective

We've got you covered
We’re implementing new guidelines, like the EF COVID Care Promise, with your health and well-being in mind.
Read our Travel-Ready Approach

Fully refundable trips with no change fees
Feel good about booking your tour today. Enroll in AutoPay or pay in full when you book and if you change your mind, you’ll receive a full refund of your payment through August 1, 2021.
See flexible booking policies & terms

Only $99 down
Enroll in AutoPay when you book your dream trip with just a $99 deposit, and wait 60 days before your first interest-free payment.
Learn more about AutoPay

Our world war history tours

World wars are part of all our history. On our world war history tours, you’ll step into the past and look forward into the future. Whether you’re walking along Omaha Beach where the Allied troops landed on D-Day, following Canadian forces toward victory at Vimy Ridge, or watching the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, each tour is a unique chance to learn about an important part of the past.

American WWII History: London to Berlin
13 days | 16 days with Munich extension
From 
$3,799*
 $3,549*
View tour
View tour
YOUR BUCKET LIST SALE
Save up to $500 per person
on 2021, 2022, and 2023 trips, and lock in prices before they go up!†
See all tours

Talk to a travel expert about our historical battlefield tours

departure board
Call us

We're available every day from our offices in Boston and Denver at 1-855-935-4674.

Call now


departure board
Chat online

Chat instantly with us during our normal hours, or leave a message and we'll get back to you ASAP.

Chat now


departure board
Schedule a call

Let us know your preferred time to chat and a travel expert will reach out.

Schedule now


Travel with peace of mind

An extensive global network
From your Tour Director to our over 500 EF schools and offices around the world, we're with you every step of the way. Read more

24/7 On-Tour Support
A specially-trained, dedicated expert team is available for any urgent issues that may arise during your trip. Learn more

How it works

A lot goes into planning world war history tours. Our experts make it easy, and our knowledgable tour directors bring every battle to life.

group of people

Work with our in-house travel experts

Choose from 175+ tours all around the world. Need help narrowing down? Call our regional experts at 1-855-935-4674 to talk through how you like to travel.

Call us today


man and woman making pasta

Sit back and get ready for your trip

Your tour includes hotels, breakfast daily and other select meals, comfortable transportation, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing, and more.

Learn more about traveling with Go Ahead


man talking about olive oil

Take off on an adventure, stress-free

Your local Tour Director will meet you and your group on the first day, and be your go-to for the best sites, flavors, and stories of the region.

Meet some of our Tour Directors

What our travelers say about their historic battlefield tours

Learning Adventure made Fun!
By first-time traveler Ross on 5/10/19
We saw the major battlefields and cemeteries of both wars and we had an Excellent tour Director in Jean Jacques! He was very knowledgeable on the history of the region and was personable and humorous. Thank you, JJ!!
Canadian World War History: Vimy to Juno Beach
Exceptional experience
By first-time traveler Don on 9/20/19
This tour was amazing. We were happy to have a Canadian focus for this tour. We found the experience eye-opening and heart-rendering. You realize how devastating war is to the soldiers, their families, and the people who live in the war-torn countries. The cruises were spectacular.
Canadian World War History: Vimy to Juno Beach
Every site I visited left some kind of impression
By first-time traveler Justine M. on 11/29/17
What made this trip different was going with a lot of other people from different walks of life, different experiences. Visiting these sites is a way to remember and respect those men and women who died serving their country, and the civilians caught in the line of fire.
Canadian World War History: Vimy to Juno Beach
This was a great trip!
By 4th-time traveler Donna on 10/4/18
Our tour guide Chris was extremely knowledgeable and couldn't have been more helpful. She pointed out places that we would not have seen otherwise and even as we were traveling from site to site gave us a history of the area and answered every question that the group asked.
Historic Germany: Berlin to Bavaria

4 reasons to take a historic battlefield tour with us

1. You’re always with an expert
If you’re going on a world war history tour, you want an educational, historically accurate, and detailed experience. One of the benefits of taking a group or guided tour is that you’ll have an expert with you every step of the way. They’ll guide you through the world’s historic sites, so you can get an in-depth look at each battle.

2. Learn about history where it happened
You may have studied the history of the world’s wars, but nothing quite compares to learning about it as you stand on the spot where it all unfolded. You can look up at the home where Anne Frank once resided on tour in Amsterdam or learn all about Vimy Ridge on its 105th Anniversary on tour. Historical battlefield tours bring you closer to the history, and its human impact.

3. Feel closer to your ancestors
Many of our travelers have ancestors that were impacted by war. Our trips allow you to connect with your ancestors in a whole new way. Learn more about their trials and tribulations and gain a better understanding of how those events have helped to shape our lives today.

4. See the powerful impact these battles had
Our military history tours will take you to unique memorial sites where the lasting impact of these historic battles can sometimes still be seen.

Looking for different ways to travel?

Special Event tours

Frequently asked questions about our battlefield tours

Where did the World War 2 battles take place?

World War II solidiers fought along countless battlefields around the globe. We visit quite a few, including:

  • Operation Torch in Morocco and Algeria
  • The Battle of the Atlantic on the Atlantic Ocean
  • The Battle of Normandy in France
  • The Battle of the Bulge in The Ardennes, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany
  • The Battle of Nuremberg in Germany
  • The Attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, U.S.
  • The Battle of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands
  • The Battle of Okinawa in Japan
Where are some World War II memorials on tour?

Here are the memorials you can visit on our World War II tours:

Where are the battlefields you can visit on tour?

The majority of our battlefield tours visit destinations in Europe, where many world war battles took place. That includes:

  • Juno Beach in France, where the invasion took place during World War II
  • The town of Remagen in Germany, which played a vital role in helping Allied forces cross the Rhine River and defeat the German forces
  • The Vimy battlefields in France, which was significant to Canada’s development as a country
Where should I go for U.S. world war history?

If you’re from the United States and interested in American history, we’d recommend American WWII History: London to Berlin.

Where should I go for Canadian world war history?

See the latest from our travelers @goaheadtours

Find us on Instagram