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Ultimate Gettysburg Self-Guided Combo Tour

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Gettysburg, United States
Ultimate Gettysburg Self-Guided Combo Tour
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icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Departure Point

297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA

Departure Time

7/29/2020 - 8/18/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Return Details

1st Delaware Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Hancock Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Adventures Abroad

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ultimate Gettysburg Self-Guided Combo Tour?
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The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the maximum group size during Ultimate Gettysburg Self-Guided Combo Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers.

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star-5
Fantastic visit!
Ramunas_V
, Jul 2021
II would recommend this self-tour to anyone that enjoys American history and the Civil War. I saw the movie Gettysburg before my visit and this visit, seeing the actual battlefields and the stories attached to each battlefield; well, it was just impressive. I enjoyed the stories that followed the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks so much! The Gettysburg Battlefield is so full of stories and we do our best to tell them all. Thrilled that you enjoyed them! If you enjoyed the self-guided experience, please feel free to check out our other tours at ActionTourGuide.com. Thanks again!
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star-5
Exciting and educational
Robert_F
, Jul 2021
Well narrated and well directed for map navigation. Informative and simple to follow. Get close to a WiFi for ease of ap download prior to initiating the tour. At first it may seem the directions are taking you way out of the way but be patient and follow the instructions. Don’t hesitate to pause the narration to walk around and take-in the sites or take a break. It picks right up where you left off and very easy to replay. Make time- the tour is long and detailed sometimes taking short but time consuming detours that nevertheless are well worth it and a terrific value for the price. The detours are voluntary and it will tell you when occurring so you have the chance to postpone and pick up the tour another day or time. I can’t pick a favorite location, it’s all very impressive but forced to say, I’d point to the near initial portion of the tour. All you have to do is observe, better yet, WALK, the location at the rail under the bridge to get a sense of the circumstances under which these soldiers found themselves as vividly described by the ap. You are not sentient if the hair on your back don’t react. I was fortunate to visit during the precise time of year the battle took place (July 4 weekend 2021) and that definitely added a physical dimension to the imagination. All of the grounds are immaculate. All of the participant armies represented with all of their divisions, brigades memorialized, all by their respective States. The scale of this tour is immense, the grounds are hallowed and make for intense meditative spots throughout. Feel free to stop reading here. The balance are more personal thoughts about my visit and not necessarily a review. The history enthusiasts will be thrilled. Pick any subject; military history, military tactics, military weapons, logistics, field medicine, period medical equipment, techniques, medical/surgical tools, artillery tactics, artillery equipment, ballistics, period weapon technology, the politics of the war, the pro and cons, the personal drama, civilian sacrifices, near mythical acts of valor, made-for-epic heroism, inspirational stories of man and mammal. Anyone visiting this place should come out with a minimum sense of the magnitude, the seriousness, the cost and right, wrong or indifferent; the reasons for brother to fight so viciously, so crudely and so violently against brother. Now at the Museum itself, involvement of African American troops is well covered and greatly appreciated. You learn the individual’s name, rank, unit, incredible valor in combat. The tragic conditions before, during and after are enough to make anyone angry that a man be denied a promotion or respect for their valor because of their skin color. This is a good place to feel the burning brand of injustice and appreciate why it’s a big thing that the CSA lost their bid to perpetuate a failed and ignorant cause. In the Service I was told there was only one color; Green. And on any battlefield the only color that equalizes and matters is the one given from your own veins in sacrifice of an higher ideal. I don’t feel it an exaggeration to suggest that every citizen of this country should be made to visit this place, to get a better sense of our times. Is it propagandist? Maybe. History is written by the victors. Yet every American should experience this for themselves and judge the actions taken here with the knowledge of it’s flawed, obscene and immoral reasons, existing on both sides and weigh it's historical value, the heroic, ridiculously suicidal charges and counters and hopefully take from it that we are, by far, a much better Republic. And if we are lucky; perhaps inoculate against the nonsense that continually works to divide us. May the tour leave you a better person, a better citizen, a better American.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
What an AMAZING review. It reminded me of how I felt after my first ever Gettysburg visit — though frankly, it’s relevant for every visit. You’ve really captured the emotions and poignancy of the battlefield. I can’t express how proud I am that it was our tour that accompanied you on this trip. Thank you so much.
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star-2
Spend the money and take a real tour if you’re really interested in learning anything
David_S
, Jun 2021
The driving tour was a nightmare. The navigation was not working with the signs. We tried to manually move from one site to the next but even that didn’t work properly. After two hour of frustration and we called the help number... “Mike’s “ Pakistani accent was so thick that his advice was useless. Mike asked us silly questions such as “did we download the app?” He was about as useless as the app itself.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks for your feedback. The navigation issues you described typically happen when the route isn’t followed in order. This tour works best when staying along the marked Auto Tour going from 1 to 2 etc. We highly recommend starting at the Gettysburg Heritage Center and then following the route to Auto Stop 1. From there, everything is straightforward. The app also has a map feature that shows both the route and the stops to follow along. We are a small family business based near Boston. That means everyone who answers the phone (even if some have an accent) has a lot of experience with the typical issues that arise with the tour. Downloading the wrong app is extremely common... and the second major reason why the navigation appears “off”. Please note that we are also available over chat and email nearly 24/7. We’d be more than happy to share a gift card or refund since you didn’t have a stellar experience. We always want everyone to leave happy. Please email us via the website to begin the process.
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star-2
Pre tourist season challenge if unfamiliar with area layout
ColumbiaStn_OH
, Jun 2021
We had difficulty with how it operated when we were unknowingly facing the wrong direction starting out. Wish there was more info other than being told to go straight continue forward. When we stopped part way through, my crew was aggravated and didn't really want to resume the next day. I cant imagine driving ourselves through this tour once the tourism season goes into full swing. Traffic and trying to believe we are headed the right way would be a safety concern in heavier traffic.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
I’m sorry about your experience! I’d like to understand the part about facing the wrong direction at the start — do you mean when in the parking lot of the Gettysburg Heritage Center? We are trying to make that part very very clear so we would love to know exactly what happened. We can push out an update immediately after hearing back from you! Please contact us via the website. With the right directions, traffic isn’t usually a problem (in fact, it often helps because it gives plenty of time to dive into the Learn More topics or replay something interesting before arriving!). I think that if we can understand and fix that starting issue you mentioned, the rest would fall into place. Please reach out! We’d be more than happy to share a gift card or refund as well — looking forward to hearing from you so we can begin the process.
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star-5
Fascinating history lesson.
MGP
, May 2021
Learned amazing facts. Very easy to "visualize" from the story tellers's descriptions. Would like more "little" personal facts that we overheard tour guides telling their groups i.e. Lee's horse Traveller, 17 hands tall and he outlived Lee dying after the war, after being involved the entire war, to die of stepping on a nail of tetanus! Trivia facts.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Yay! Thanks so much for the review! So thrilled you enjoyed the tour. You might enjoy our other self-guided tours. Please visit our website for more details.
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star-2
Could have been better
Lindsey_K
, May 2021
The map was slow to load and the instructions didn’t make sense. But once we found the monuments the facts that were given were very informative.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thanks for letting us know. I’m glad that you enjoyed the stories. The tour is a large download since a there’s a lot of information and it’s a battlefield with rich history. Which instructions exactly were unclear? Were you able to start from the Gettysburg Heritage Center, as mentioned? Please send us an email with more details so we can troubleshoot. Also please keep in mind that we are available over call, chat, and email for immediate support. Were you able to connect with us over these methods? If not, please note that we’re available all day, every day! We also have an extensive FAQ. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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star-5
I must see
Michael_F
, May 2021
So much fun, It was our first time and we enjoyed all of it. Being able to go at our own pace a d take it all in was awesome
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Yay! Thanks so much for the review! So thrilled you enjoyed the tour. You might enjoy our other self-guided tours. Please visit our website for more details.
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