England, France, Belgium & Germany: World War II

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Length

12 days

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Dates

May 2021

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Destinations

London, Paris, Reims, Bastogne & Munich

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 10 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • Travelers Insurance

Program highlights

  • Paris Historical & Cultural Walking Tour
  • Day Trip in Normandy
  • Caen Memorial
  • Museum of the Surrender & Square des Victimes de la Gestapo
  • Bastogne War Museum & MardassonMemorial
  • Third Reich & WWII Walking Tour in Munich
  • Dachau Concentration Camp
  • Zugspitze Day Trip

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart Home for London, England

Day 2 – London

  • Arrive in London, England
  • Airport Transfer
  • Check-In & Refresh
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour – Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column, The National Gallery, St. James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace, Victoria Memorial , Big Ben, Westminster Abbey , Houses of Parliament.
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 3 – London

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Imperial War Museum – Recreations of WWI trenches and the Blitz, many tanks and planes and revolving military exhibitions.
  • Lunch Break
  • Churchill War Rooms – Discover the secrets hidden beneath the streets of Westminster in the underground nerve centre where Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the Second World War
  • Film: Battle of Britain or Dunkirk

Day 4 – London

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • RAF Museum – The Royal Air Force Museum London is located on the former Hendon Aerodrome. It includes five buildings and hangars showing the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force
  • Lunch Break
  • Service Project with UK Veterans TBC

Day 5 – Paris

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train Transfer to Paris
  • Drop Bags & Refresh
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour – Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Montmartre, Moulin Rouge, Place de la Concorde, Île de la Cité, Place de la Bastille etc.
  • Tour Eiffel – The tower shines like a beacon each night with 40km of illuminated garlands made up of 20,000 light bulbs.
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 6 – Paris

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day trip to Normandy – Caen & Colleville-sur-Mer Pegasus Bridge
  • Caen Memorial – Visiting the Mémorial de Caen first upon arriving in Normandy will give you a broad overview of World War II and the essential role of the region’s beaches played in on fateful Tuesday, June 6, 1944.
  • Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial –
    World War II cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, that honors American troops who died in Europe during World War II. It holds 9,387 American graves. Most of the soldiers buried here were involved in the Normandy D-Day landings and the battles that followed.
  • Return to Paris

Day 7 – Reims

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Reims (approx. 1 hour)
  • Museum of the Surrender – Museum commemorating the end of World War II in Europe at the actual site of surrender
  • Square des Victimes de la Gestapo –
    It was in this house that many patriots were interrogated and tortured before being interned, deported or shot.
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 8 – Bastogne

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Bastogne, Belgium (approx. 2 h)
  • Bastogne War Museum – new memorial dedicated to the Second World War in Belgium. It offers you a modern and interactive presentation of the causes, events and consequences of the Second World War, through the prism of the Battle of the Bulge
  • Bastogne Barracks Museum
  • Mardasson Memorial – A monument honoring the memory of American soldiers wounded or killed during World War II’s Battle of the Bulge. Designed in the shape of a five-pointed American star.

Day 9 – Munich

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer by train to Munich (approx. 6 h)
  • Munich Historical & Cultural Walking Tour –
    Marienplatz, English Garden, Munich Residenz, Victuals Market, St. Peter’s Church, Rathaus-Glockenspiel, Old Town, Sendlinger Tor etc.
  • Munich Residenz – The Residenz in central Munich is the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria.The Residenz is the largest city palace in Germany and is today open to visitors for its architecture, room decorations, and displays from the former royal collections.
  • Victuals Market – The Viktualienmarkt is a daily food market and a square in the center of Munich, Germany. The Viktualienmarkt developed from an original farmers’ market to a popular market for gourmets

Day 10 – Munich

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Hike in the Alps – Zugspitze Day Trip
  • Transfer to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Travel by cable car and rack railway
  • Return to Munich

Day 11 – Munich

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Third Reich & WWII Walking Tour – Learn the history of the Nazi Movement in Munich and explore the world of Adolf Hitler, one of the most powerful dictators ever known. Discover Munich’s dark side and visit the birthplace of Nazism, the sites of mass rallies, WWII sites, and much more.
  • Lunch Break
  • Dachau Concentration Camp – Nazi concentration camp memorial & museum, with photographs, documents & reconstructed cell blocks.
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 12 – Departure

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Munich, Germany for Home

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