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“Excellent Tour - Great Guide”

The Historic Tour Company
Ranked #15 of 31 Tours in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Cedar Park, Tx
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Excellent Tour - Great Guide”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. One of our favorite parts was the tour bus, which was a 1930's Ford tour bus. It was great driving around in this beautiful vehicle. (It helped that we took this tour early in the year before it got really hot). It is also nice that the vehicle is small, so you aren't with a zillion people. We were impressed with our tour guide's knowledge of the area and the history of the battle. A lot of the tour highlighted the first two days of the battle. We felt like we got a really good feel of the battlefield and why events transpired as they did. We would recommend this tour for anyone.

Visited June 2012
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English first
York
2 reviews
“Great tour, great buses”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

We've been here before and had all the tours at Gettysburg. This tour is terrific. Highly recommend. Buses are cool. Terrific stories and wonderful guide. Very unique.

Visited July 2012
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Gainesville, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wear your swimsuit on the tour 'cause it's a sauna on this tour bus!”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

While very informative, the vehicle used to transport guests is not air conditioned and the seats are covered with bath mats. Can you say hot! I'm sure it is more enjoyable in cooler weather but I feel all guests should be warned of the sweltering conditions before you commit to a 2 plus hour tour. The folks who run the company ate certainly knowledgeable, but you simply can't enjoy it because it is incredibly uncomfortable.

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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Well worth the money and time”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

We did the kids tour. Our tour guide was great, made it fun for the kids and even took time to show us a fossil of a dinasour footprint embedded in one stones on a historic bridge. Very enjoyable time

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Columbus, Oho
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Tour”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

This is my third trip to Gettysburg and I'd always done the "other" tour before with the double decker buses. I wanted to do something different this time and did Historic Tour Company's Battlefield tour. The tour was great. The smaller bus and information by our driver made all the difference. Our guide not only explained things well, but he was very patient as there were very uninformed and downright rude ladies on the tour. I'd recommend this tour to anyone coming to Gettysburg.

Visited June 2012
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