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Europe: World War II Memorial Tour <<
Featuring Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland and France

16 Day Package
Tour Dates: October 6 - 21, 2021
23 Meals Included


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Price Per Person:

From $3890.00 per person, double occupancy

Deposit: per person, plus optional Travel Protection plan cost, if purchasing.
Balance Due: 120 days prior to departure.
Valid US Passport Required- Must be valid for 6 months after your return date.
Call our office for brochure with terms/conditions and enrollment form.

Limited single rooms available.  The single room supplement is $995.

Package with airfare from Philadelphia (PHL): $5,340  per person, double occupancy
Package with airfare from Newark (EWR): $5,290 per person, double occupancy
Other gateways available, call for more information. 

Tour Highlights:

16- Day tour of Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland & France.  Revisit the dramatic history of World War II and enjoy the beauty if Europe through this landmark itinerary.  You will visit many of the famous battle sites, war museums and memorials.  Scenic and cultural highlights are also included, making this tour an enjoyable combination of learning, sightseeing and reflection.

Land Package Includes:
Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation Througout Europe
Superior Tourist Class or First Class Accommodations
23 Meals: 14 Breakfasts & 9 Dinners
Tour Manager starting and ending at Frankfort Airport
Baggage handling at hotels
Sightseeing Experiences Include: 
Stand where Hitler gave speeches at the Nuremberg Rally Grounds
Reflect during a sobering visit to Dachau Concentration Camp
Enjoy a "performance" of Munich's town square Glockenspiel
Tour the Alsace and Vosges regions, sites of heavy 1944 fighting
Explore Bastogne, synonymous with the "Battle of the Bulge"
Glide past castles adn vineyards on a scenic Rhine River boat ride
Take a serene boat ride through the famed canals of Amsterdam
See the Eiffel Toer and Arc de Triomphe in Paris
Tour the Normandy Landing Beaches and Military Cemetery
Refer to itinerary for more details!

Daily Itinerary:

* Itinerary subject to change.

DAY 1 - Overnight flight to Europe.  Refer to “Preparing for your Departure” in your Trip Documents for easy checkin procedures. Take time to relax on your transatlantic flight.  

DAY 2 - GERMANY . . Arrival at Frankfurt Airport – Nuremberg. Upon arrival, clear passport control and collect your luggage. Refer to your “Arrival Instructions” page in your Trip Documents for directions on where and when to meet your tour manager. Settle into your comfortable motor coach for a ride into the heart of the Franconian Wine Region on the way to Nuremberg. After check-in, freshen up and relax before the “Welcome to Europe/Get-acquainted” dinner at the hotel. (Dinner)

DAY 3 - GERMANY . . Nuremberg. Today is devoted to the history of Nuremberg. Hitler staged his propaganda rallies here and, after his fall, it was chosen as the location for the War Trials. You will have an opportunity to see the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Congress Hall, and Palace of Justice where the War Trials were held. Admission to the Documentation Center and Palace of Justice is included, providing a more in-depth look at the causes and consequences of Nazi Germany, particularly in connection with the events that took place in Nuremberg. Return to your hotel for dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4 - GERMANY . . Dachau – Munich & AUSTRIA . . Alpine Village. Leave Nuremberg and travel to Dachau Concentration Camp. At the entrance you are already prompted to reflect on the incomprehensible, as your tour manager translates the German phrase on the iron gate: ARBEIT MACHT FREI (Work Makes One Free). Study the exhibit recounting the “path of the prisoners” and see the site of the former barracks. Your tour continues to Munich, the elegant capital of Bavaria. After a photo stop at the Hitler Building, step out for free time at Marienplatz, a pedestrian-only zone where historic buildings are cleverly interspersed with modern store fronts. The focal point of the square is the Rathaus (Town Hall) with its captivating Glockenspiel (clock tower). Following a leisurely visit, depart Munich and cross the border from Germany into Austria, where you will spend the next two nights in an Alpine Village. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 5 - AUSTRIA . . Alpine Village. Enjoy a relaxing day in the surroundings of your hotel. The area offers many options for sightseeing and leisure activities within walking distance or by public transportation. Another choice is to join the full day optional Salzburg & Eagle’s Nest with Dinner excursion. This excursion includes a guided visit to the Kehlsteinhaus, Hitler’s mountain hide-away, followed by an afternoon in Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace and the filming site for the “Sound of Music.” This evening, return to your Alpine Village hotel. (Breakfast) 

DAY 6 - GERMANY . . Ulm – Bad Herrenalb. After a leisurely breakfast, travel to Ulm to view the imposing Ulm Minster with the tallest church steeple in the world. This afternoon, make a stop at the grave of Erwin Rommel, the general who was forced to commit suicide when Hitler suspected him of treason. End the day with a buffet dinner at your hotel in Bad Herrenalb, on the northern edge of Germany’s Black Forest. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7 - FRANCE . . Saverne – St. Avold – Fort Hackenberg & GERMANY . . Igel. Follow a scenic route through the Alsace Region and the Vosges Mountains to the town of Saverne, the site of heavy fighting in the fall of 1944. Stop at Lorraine’s American Cemetery in St. Avold, the largest American World War II cemetery in Europe. The afternoon is reserved for a tour of Fort Hackenberg, part of the Maginot Line. This system of obstacles was constructed between the world wars as a defense against any future German invasions. Your hotel for the next two nights will be in Igel, a quiet village near the threecountry border of France, Luxembourg and Germany. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 8 - LUXEMBOURG . . American Cemetery – Diekirch, BELGIUM . . Ardennes – Bastogne & GERMANY . . Trier – Igel. The morning stop is at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg where General George Patton is buried. Continue into the Belgian Ardennes Region and arrive in Bastogne to view the star-shaped Mardasson Monument, a tribute to the soldiers who died in the Battle of Ardennes. Also see the fox holes used by Easy Company, whose stories inspired the TV mini-series “Band of Brothers.” Your travels this afternoon take you to the Luxembourg National Museum of Military History in Diekirch. Trier, the oldest city in Germany, provides an intriguing backdrop for your independent dinner, before returning to your hotel in Igel. (Breakfast)

DAY 9 - GERMANY . . Rhine Cruise – Remagen – Rhine-Ruhr Region. Motor to one of the most beautiful stretches of the Rhine River where you will board a Rhine steamer for an upstream cruise past endearing villages, medieval fortresses, and hillside vineyards known for producing the distinctive Rhine wines. Following the 90 minute cruise, travel to Remagen to view the remains of the Ludendorff Bridge, the last standing bridge on the Rhine, which was captured by U.S. soldiers on March 7, 1945. By mid-afternoon, continue to your Rhine-Ruhr area hotel. Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10 - HOLLAND . . Groesbeek – Nijmegen – South Holland. Crossing the border into Holland (the Netherlands), focus on sights significant to the area’s WWII liberation efforts, including Operation Market Garden. The bridge over the Waal River at Nijmegen was a strategic asset reclaimed after the historical crossing of American paratroopers. Travel Hell’s Highway and stop at the memorial in Overasselt, commemorating the site of the largest airborne landings of all time. The day will also feature a visit to one of the local museums documenting the WWII resistance in Holland. Continue to your South Holland hotel for check-in and an included dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 11 - HOLLAND . . Amsterdam – South Holland. Travel through the Dutch countryside, characterized by canals, bridges, dikes and windmills, as you make your way to the dynamic city of Amsterdam. Your visit begins with a cruise aboard a glass-topped boat through Amsterdam’s harbor and canals where you will see colorful gabled houses and numerous bridges. This afternoon, walk to the main square, an excellent starting point for your individual exploration. During an independent lunch, you may wish to try Dutch pancakes or poffertjes (mini-pancakes). Before returning to the hotel this evening, sample Dutch specialties during an independent dinner in one of South Holland’s historic towns. (Breakfast)

DAY 12 - BELGIUM . . Antwerp & FRANCE . . Caen. Today is a full day of travel from Holland to Caen with a stop in the port city of Antwerp, Belgium, characterized by its convivial atmosphere. Around the large central market square, there are cozy outdoor cafes (try an authentic Belgian waffle), fine lace stores and irresistible chocolate shops. Continue the drive into France for an early evening check-in at your Caen hotel. Dinner will be served upon your arrival. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 13 - FRANCE . . Normandy Landing Beaches – Caen. The entire day is spent touring the famous Normandy Landing Beaches. From Caen, drive to the coast and stop at Pointe du Hoc to view the German fortifications. You’ll also travel to Utah Beach and SainteMère-Église, the site where paratroopers landed during World War II as portrayed in the movie “The Longest Day.” Visit Sainte-Mère-Église Airborne Museum before continuing to Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. Proceed to the artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer. At today’s final stop in the village of Arromanches, you can view remnants of the artificial harbor and reflect on the sights of the day over an independent dinner. (Breakfast)

DAY 14 - FRANCE . . Caen – Paris. Spend the morning touring the Caen Peace Memorial and Museum. This beautiful place honors the liberators, victims, and all those who continue to fight for peace. As you depart Caen, pause at the Pegasus Bridge for a guided visit to understand how its capture by the British 6th Airborne division was instrumental in deterring a German counter-attack. By late afternoon, arrive in Paris and spend the evening exploring the Montmartre District, where Paris looks as it does in old paintings and artists still display their works. Here, you may also visit the impressive Sacre Coeur Basilica and take in the expansive views over Paris. Montmartre boasts many restaurants and cozy sidewalk cafés perfect for an independent dinner in the French capital. (Breakfast)

DAY 15 - FRANCE . . . Paris. The day is devoted to Paris, La Ville Lumiere (the City of Light). Your tour manager will direct you to the location of the principal sights, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, museums (the Louvre Museum is open every day except Tuesday), famous Galeries Lafayette department store, and Champs-Elysees. Before beginning your free time, we suggest joining the optional Seine River Cruise excursion for unsurpassed views of some of the city’s popular landmarks. This evening, join your travel companions for a festive farewell dinner at an authentic Parisian Bistro, complete with roving musicians and tantalizing French dishes. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 16 - Daytime flight back to U.S.A. Transfer to the Paris Airport for the return flight home. (Breakfast)

Additional Tour Information:

This tour begins and ends in Frankfort, Germany. Call for information on air.  

 

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