Tour Reviews

48th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive and Battle of the Hue City - 27 Feb – 11 March 2016

Tour guides Dave Wall and Chuck Meadows ere wonderful as well as the local guides. 

I had an extra day in Hanoi and glad I did as there’s a lot to see. 

We took an unplanned trip to My Lai and well worth it! Did the add-on to Diem Bien Phut – also well worth it. Over all the tours was outstanding.

Dot Prose

71st Anniversary Battle of Iwo Jima, Reunion of Honor – March 2016

Toni, Trish and I were truly amazed and greatful for the time on Guam and Iwo Jima with the Iwo Jima Vet’s and everyone else on the tour. The staff with John, Ann, Shayne and Art were outstanding. Great organization on the itinerary and thanks greatly accommodation for church service and tour of Anderson Air Force Base. We will be planning on join MHT again soon. If you need a reference for the tour please feel free to use out names.

Pat and Toni Zenishek

50th Anniversary Vietnam Veterans Return – 7 – 20 MY 2016

The Trip was wonderful. John Powell is a great tour guide and leader. Bob Hesselbein’s historical information was extremely educational. We would not hesitate to recommend this trip to anyone. 

Frank and Pamela Elliott

50th Anniversary Vietnam Veterans Return – 7 – 20 MY 2016

No negatives! Outstanding tour. One of the best we have taken. 

We will travel with MHT again.

BGen George and Portia Wells.

The Great War, WWI – 15 – 27 2015

Your research, organization and hands on approach were very enlightening and enjoyable. While the quicker pace was necessary to cover the subjects, folks had the option to minimize outings. My iPhone step counter averaged over 12K per day. Expect other people in our group are still missing a new adventure every morning. 

Thanks to Colonel White, Colonel Andrejak and Jim Shite. And Magali’s local acumen was outstanding.

Mark Lindberg

The Great War – World War I – 21 May – 1 June 2016

As you can tell we loved out tour of WWI battlefields and sites. We will take a look to you next Normandy tour for certain. Again, thanks to all at MHT for a truly memorable, enjoyable and informative WWI tour.

Larry and Sarah Huskins

 The Great War – World War I – 21 May – 1 June 2016

Mark Typinski, James White and Gary Andrejak each did an excellent job. Mark was exceedingly well prepared, just important an engaging speaker that was easy to listen to for extended periods. His talks were full of pertinent facts and I found them most interesting. James’s excellent presentation was equally loaded with factual information, as well as a bit of humor. Gary was always available and on-guard to make sure things went smoothly. Each of these guys worked diligently to make the tour the great success it was.

Jeff Jackson

Korean War Revisit – 22 – 28 June 2016

This was a trip of a lifetime for us. It finally made real all the Korean War stories we have heard.

James and Tonya Newby

Korean War Revisit – 22 – 28 June 2016

Everyone was most helpful and accommodating. Vivian did an outstanding job of keeping thing well organized and of relating pertinent information about places we visited. Jamie was a very good tour leader and most helpful in getting things set up and keeping us informed. We have recommended the tour to several other veterans in our area and hope they will follow through with bookings in the future.

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Korean War Revisit – 22 – 28 Jul 2016

This tour was without a doubt the trip of a lifetime! We literally cannot believe how well we were treated, how wonderful the events and tours were. How well-educated the entire trip was, how well organized trips was. How delightful the tour guides were, everything was absolutely wonderful! We feel so honored and privileged to have been able to take this wonderful trip and we have the greatest gratitude for the Military Historical Tours, the Korean Government and everyone who was a part of this amazing trip.

Matthew and Margaret Segal

Korean War Revisit – 22 – 28 Jul 2016

We went on the Pre-trip in Korea with Mikes Dad who is a Korean War Vet. This was an amazing tour and very healing for Dan to see the country restored and growing in every way. Dad was also deeply touched by the thankfulness of the South Korean people and government. WE ALL WERE. The Korean people welcome the veterans with happiness and thanks.

Mike and Cheryl Schneider

71st Anniversary Battle of Iwo Jima, Reunion of Honor – March 2017

Thank You! Mere words do not adequately express how grateful I am to you for the opportunities you provided mom on out March 2017 trip to Iwo Jima. You rolled out the red carpet. We never imagined in our wildest dreams that she would participate in the wreath ceremony, get to the beach and stand on the top of Mt. Siribachi. What memories she took home with her that day.

Mom’s experience with Military Historical Tours, the troops, and time spent on Iwo Jima were all very healing for her.  It provided a greater sense of relevance and importance to her brother’s life and death, connecting the past with the present. I don’t think that could have happened anywhere else.

We knew this trip would be important but we had no idea just how important it would turn out to be.

Again, many thanks to the Military Historical Tours, the IJAA for your time and efforts. We wish you the continued success.

Sandy Cox (Mother). Written by Gale Philott’s (Daughter)

 Korean War Revisit – Jun 18 – 1 Jul 2017

I went with my grandpa who was a Korean War Veteran. I had a great time and would not change a whole lot about the trip. All of the people and staff were very helpful, welcoming and accommodating. The food was good; tour guides were knowledgeable as well. My grandpa really enjoyed the trip as well. It gave him a sense of accomplishment to see the country so developed after he had served back in the 1950’s. I highly will recommend this trip to as any Korean War Veteran’s.

Written by Brian Peter’s grandson.

Korean War Revisit – Jun 18 – 1 Jul 2017

The per-tour was outstanding. We thank Jamie for encouraging us to take it. My expectation were exceeded, Steve Tharp did an excellent job as you also did. I will spread the word about the tours. 

Bobby Barr

2nd Infantry Division – 27 Jun – 2 Jul 2015

The tour was well managed with a great amount of help form the 2th ID. Jamie and the tour staff were helpful and a pleasure to be with. The hotel was good. Thank you all for a great tour

Janice and Jack Woodall

76th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor 1 – 8 Dec 2017

I am vert grateful to Pam and Jamie in their very professional manners. Taking the time to explain everything to me. The Hotel, the food and the tours, was off the chart. I have taken so many military tours since 1994, this tours was by far the best. I have never ever had such a knowledgeable and professional tour guides, as Shayne Jarosz.

Kevin O’Dwyer

76th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor 1 – 8 Dec 2017

This tours to Pearl Harbor was excellent. Every person I came to know during this trip was and outstanding individuals. The accommodations at Royal Hawaiian were wonderful. Shayne, our tour leader was informal, entertaining, patient, respectful and positive. He included all age group in his knowledge and kept the tour on pace.

“The Eastern Front” 70th Anniversary of Operation Barbarossa and the Russian WWII Battlefields – 30 Jun – 10 Jul 2016.

I cannot tell you how impressed we were with Oleg. He gave us more than out money worth. He has a great personality, considerate, well organized in the planning for the tour. We all had a great experience especially lunch with Russian Vets of WWII. 

Leland and Beverly Glenn

96th Anniversary Tour of America World War I Battlefields, 16 – 26 May 2014

Bill, Pat and James were a team – very knowledgeable and for me personally, the visit to my Great Uncles grave was the highlight for me. We would have been lost in the French language without Magali. All was GREAT.

Michael Ferneau

96th Anniversary Tour of America World War I Battlefields, 16 – 26 May 2014

Kathy (my wife) and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Col. White, Pat Mooney and James White are outstanding in all aspects in their support and knowledge. They took exceptionally good care of us from the first day until the last day in Paris. It was obvious how much they cared for us and wanted us to get as much out of the trip as possible.

I can’t say enough about our French Guide, Magali. She made the trip so much enjoyable due to her outgoing personality. She was truly outstanding!!! On one of our “free” days in Paris, she accompanied us in navigating the Metro and seeing several interesting points of interest along the way. At the end of the day, she pointed us individually to our next destinations and made sure we all knew how to safely return to the hotel. 

Our group became very close during the tour, and many of us hope to regroup in four years for the 100th Anniversary Tour of American WWI Battlefields.

Again, I want to thank you and all the support staff, and our tour staff travelling with us an especial THANK YOU, for making this one of the highlights of my live. As you may or may not know, my grandfather was WIA ON June 12th, 1918 in the Belleau Wood and it has long been a dream to make this journey.

Brian R. Donham, MGySgt USMC (Ret)

70th Anniversary of D-Day Landing, 1 – 9 June 2014

We believe this tour achieved all the objectives set forth my MHT and more than met the expectations of the tourists. Throughout the tour many of the tourists commented on how much they were enjoying themselves, how much this tour meant to them and how fortunate they were to be in Normandy at the historical time with so many veterans of D-Day. Even considering with some of the small problems, we heard almost no complaints. Great tour otherwise.

Dave Wall and Sam McClinchie

70th Anniversary of D-Day Landing, 1 – 9 June 2014

I’m very impressed with the planning and organization of our trip to Normandy. David and Sam did a great job making this trip go smoothly. Our local guide Emmanrielle was just so wonderful. She was warm, friendly, helpful and competent. She was very cool while trying to solve all the big and small hiccup’s she encountered during our entire trip. She’s really very special!

Mimi Nee

70th Anniversary of D-Day Landing, 1 – 9 June 2014

Our tour guide, Emanuel was spectacular! She was kind, so knowledgeable and became a friend. Her attention and care of our 90-year-old D-Day veterans were so special. Our 2 tour leaders were also good, especially Dave, whose sense of humor added a great deal to the trip.

My only suggestion is this: Between our t busses, we had 5 veterans of D-Day. I wish we’d had an even early on, to have them all available to speak to us. Share their stories and answer questions. They are all such quiet Heroes, but the 2 I did het to speak to at length were so informative and charming and special. The more access to these great men, the better for all of us to learn their story. I’ve never felt prouder to be an American than when I spoke to this Hero’s.

Judy Larzelere and Don Gillespie

Airfields of the 365th, 31 July – 11 August 2014

My husband and I have traveled extensively and taken tours. By far you tour has surpassed and experience we’ve had. Our guides John, Gary and \Magali were so informative and personable. To say we got out money’s worth is an understatement. I’m not sure how we accomplished what we did on such a small amount, but our guides made sure we saw it all and heard the history and details of each site. We had such fun, emotions and enjoyable times. 

Cynthia Austin

The Eastern Front, 70th Anniversary of the Kursk Tank Battle, 2 – 14 July 2013

The tour staff was great. We could not have had a better tour guide then Oleg. He was so knowledgeable, in addition to being gracious, pleasant and a joy to be with. He really worked hard. Bob Perry as usual, was very helpful and considerate. He fought for our tour of the Hermitage. Although it was listed in the MHT itinerary it had been deleted per Oleg due to some misunderstanding. Thanks to Bob it was reinstated. 

I really enjoyed visiting various battle sites and museum. I certainly increased my knowledge and appreciation of the Russian participation and suffering during WWII.  

I really enjoyed meeting with the Russian WWII veterans and having lunch with them. 

Janet A. Berry

  70th Anniversary Battle of Midway, 1 – 6 June 2012

We’re not really “tour people” but this tour greatly exceeded our wildest expectations. It was well planned and exciding. Bill McCulloch did an outstanding job. He was always there and showing a big smile! We will definitely go on another tour and more with MHT.

Thomas J. Eley and Cheryl A. Northon

  70th Anniversary Battle of Midway, 1 – 6 June 2012

Peg and I thought everything was well organized and came together nicely. Meals, Bus travel and accommodations were very nice. The Symposium was excellent. Every student in the USA should attend the presentations about our great country like this one. The Midway Island experience both in 1952 and June 4, 2012 will always be a highlight in our lives. 

Thanks, MHT for your efforts in getting it done. We would like to give a special thanks to Anne Swenson for her pre-Midway comments via phone. Also special thanks to Bill McCulloch for his great work in running our tour group with joy, enthusiasm and a BIG SMILE. Really a pleasure to be with.

Jim and Peg Butts

50th Anniversary of Khe Sanh Tour 1 – 13 Apr 2018

 

Hi guys- just a quick note to tell you all how much I enjoyed my time in Vietnam. My only complaint is it went by too damn fast! The trip exceeded my expectations...which doesn’t happen very often. Not to me anyway. 

 

Ron did a great job- from the big stuff like Khe Sanh and the Imperial City in Hue to the small stuff like preceding us to hotel check in so we could simply walk in and have him hand us our room keys (no small thing when exhausted!). I also appreciated his candor in sharing his personal experiences in country. It added to my experiences as they came to me. Good stuff! 

 

Also- the food, hotels, drivers, quality of the van/buses...all top notch. Last but not least- the Vietnamese local guide help was terrific. Mr. Cong was superb. And Mr. Nam in Hanoi did a great job too.

 

I hope you can tell I thoroughly enjoyed my trip!

 

Thank you again,

Randy Caselli

 

73rd Anniversary of D-Day 27 May – 9 June 2017

Tour Leader John Powell was excellent and the group loved him! His commentaries kept the group involved and were extremely knowledgeable. Both Driver (Ronnie) and French Interpreter (Casey) should always be used as they both did excellent work. 

John Chaffey

100th Anniversary of WWI 19 – 30 May 2017

Tour Leaders James and Mark did a superior job! Time and logistics were maximized to see additional things. Very well done like lunch on bus to not waste time and even better that it was good. Overall outstanding and I would be glad to provide input or answer questions for others considering this tour. Verdun Hotel was a great one. No negatives, this was my second time on this type of tour and I fully enjoyed this one.

MSGT Niall Mulkeen, USMC(Ret) 

Siege of Khe Sanh 1- 13 Apr 2018

Just a short but heartfelt greeting to you and your wife!

I had a wonderful journey and enjoyed the trip with you; the music brought it all back, feelings I had forgotten.

Until we meet again,

Pam Gorman

Note from Tour Leader Ron Dudek: A nice email from Pam Gorman sister of the Marine that was KIA during operation "No Name Two" About four clicks east of the Citadel in Hue. I asked them if they would like for Mr. Cong, our guide, to purchase a Buddhist burial kit called a Tom. We did the ceremony and Kimberly Gorman tried to read off all the names of his unit that were KIA from his unit but due to her emotions another participant had to take over. Afterwards, I borrowed a cover and Capt. Lopez and myself did a hand salute during the playing of taps from my iPod. It gave Pam some closure.            Semper Fi,          Ron

Siege of Khe Sanh 1- 13 Apr 2018

 

19 April 2018

 

Colonel Wiedhahn:

Greetings, appreciate the offered response opportunity.  Per your request for comments and suggestion regarding my recently completed Tour, 50th Anniversary of the Siege of Khe Sanh, the following is offered.   Firstly, I order to put my experience into perspective, I must comment that my expectations were based on my previous MHT Tour participation to Iwo Jima but especially Peleliu; expected a like-type battlefield type tour, boots on ground vice a tourist tour at 30,000 feet.  I must add I did not fully take into consideration that despite being open to the world, Vietnam remains a Communist country.  Additionally, I must add that in my expectation for walking on hallowed ground in the Northern I Corps area, I did not take into consideration the existence of unexploded ordinance throughout the AO and host nation-imposed site restrictions.  I fault myself for not fully researching the tour beforehand.  On several occasions in Da Nang, the days Tour events were completed by noon or earlier.  This was principally because of included individual daily massage sessions and other nice tourist type events associated with tour package.  Frankly, I had no interest in these type of activities and would rather have used the opportunity to enhance my experiences at key sites.   I will frankly state that my personal expectation in the North were not met but were lessened by arranging for a personal guide and driver through Ron and VLC to return to the northern I Corps sites very briefly visited the day before.  A great disappointment was the cancelled wreath laying ceremony intended at Khe Sanh.  It was related that because of the absence of a Khe Sanh veteran on the Tour there would be no ceremony; the 50th as well as every anniversary deserves commemoration.   A highlight, if not the highlight, was the memorial held in memory of L/Cpl Stephen Hinds, 1/27 who along with other 23 Marines were killed on 13 April 1968 just east of the Citadel during Operation No Name II.  The presence of L/Cpl’s Hinds 2 sisters and 2 nieces was especially meaningful.   Although, my expectations were not fully achieved, I am certain that within the confines of the Tour, that MHT’s intent and objectives were fully met.   In closing, though disappointed, I would not have forsaken the opportunity...Semper Fidelis

Respectfully,

Gilbert A. Lopez

Captain Gilbert A. Lopez USMC (Ret)

Clemson University Summer Tour

 

MHT delivered again and I want to thank you for the unforgettable experience my students had, as well as my own.

I particularly want to let you know (as if you don't already) what great work Gary Andrejak and Casey Feucht continue to do.  Gary put in the long hours and was with me step by step putting this tour together, beginning last summer and not slacking off for a moment until he personally dropped us off at the airport on the last day.  His professionalism, dedication, and genuine concern for the students is amazing, and I was once again blown away by how many personal sacrifices he made of his own time and resources to make the trip an outstanding one.  

The other great hero was Casey.  Not only is she an outstanding guide in terms of her cultural knowledge and language and planning skills but she also, like Gary, has a fierce loyalty to her clients when they run into sticky situations.  She showed this time and again and it was much appreciated.  She is incredibly resourceful and fearless.  For example, neither the students nor I will ever forget how she navigated our bus backward out of a blind alley in Caen, by stopping traffic both ways in a side street, using French and hand signals to back the city bus that was behind us into the side street, and then backing our own bus in the same way.   We were in awe, and one of my students exclaimed, "She can do anything!"  I couldn't say it better myself.

I just want you to know what a treasure you have in these two employees.

Best wishes to you and Semper Fi,

Rod Andrew

Professor of History

Clemson University

 

Korea Revisit October 16-31 2017

Tour staff was excellent, ready to help at any time. Very attentive! 

Delmar Davis, USA (X Corps Special Ops)

Korea Revisit October 16-31 2017

This was my trip of a lifetime. I enjoyed every minute of it.

Herbert E. Hopp, USA (11th Evac Hospital)


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