Explore Central Europe's History!

Poland, East Germany, and World War II

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The History of WWII

George Santayana said, "those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." This 13-day tour through Poland and East Germany takes travelers back to the 1930s, during the rise of the Nazi state. You will visit sites of significant events throughout WWII, starting in Warsaw and finishing in Munich. As you walk through former concentration camps, tour the Oskar Schindler Factory, and explore cities restored after brutal attacks, you will learn about the turbulent history that unfolded where you stand. 

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Warsaw (WAW), out of Munich (MUC)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Accommodations in hotels listed, or similar:
    • 2 nights in Warsaw at the Sofitel Victoria 
    • 2 nights in Krakow at the INX Design Hotel
    • 1 night in Wroclaw at the Hotel HP Park Plaza
    • 1 night in Dresden at the Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe
    • 2 nights in Berlin at the ARCOTEL John F Berlin
    • 1 night in Weimar at the Leonardo Hotel Weimar
    • 1 night in Nuremberg at the Hotel NH Collection Nurnberg City
    • 2 nights in Munich at the Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
  • Guided sightseeing as described in itinerary, including:
    • Sightseeing tour of Warsaw with visit to Cathedral of St. John
    • Visits to the former concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau
    • Walking tour of Kazimierz with visits to the Remuh Synagogue and Oskar Schindler Factory
    • Sightseeing tour of Krakow with visit to St. Mary’s Church
    • Sightseeing tour of Wroclaw with visit to the Market Square
    • Walking tour of Dresden with visit to the Zwinger Palace
    • Visit to the courtyard of Hartenfels Castle in Torgau
    • Sightseeing tour of Berlin with visit to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
    • Visit to the former concentration camp of Buchenwald
    • Sightseeing tour of Nuremberg with visits to the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Courtroom 600 (if available), Documentation Center, Zeppelin Field and a walking tour of the Old Town
    • Visit to the former concentration camp of Dachau
    • Visit to Marienplatz in Munich
  • Buffet breakfast daily and seven 3-course dinners with wine
  • Services of a Professional Travel Director
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Transportation by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach (with complimentary Wi-Fi)
  • Hotel tips, taxes, porterage, and service charges
Great Ways to Explore
  • Hear the hourly Hejnal, or bugle call, from St. Mary's northern tower in Krakow.
  • See the restoration of Dresden, rebuilt after the 1945 bombing.
  • Taste traditional Nurnberger Bratwurste in Nurnberg!
  • Honor the lives lost as you visit former concentration camps.
  • Feel history come alive as you walk the same roads of those who came only decades before.
Package Overview

This escorted tour through Poland and East Germany is a great way to delve into the past and learn about World War II. The journey begins in Warsaw and weaves through cities, concentration camps, and locations significant to World War II, finishing in Munich. Enjoy stays in Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Dresden, Berlin, Weimar, Nuremberg, and Munich.

Over 13 days, you will walk through some of the most infamous concentration camps used during the war, including Auschwitz and Birkenau. Near Weimar, you will visit one of the largest concentration camps operating during World War II, Buchenwald. Additionally, you will see the site of the former Dachau concentration camp, which Heinrich Himmler described as "the first concentration camp for political prisoners."

When you reach Krakow, you will explore the Remuh Synagogue, which remains one of two active synagogues in the city, and the Oskar Schindler Factory. You'll have the chance to see the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Courtroom 600 (subject to availability) where Nazi leaders had to answer for their crimes in front of an International Military Tribunal. The tour will also bring you to the Documentation Center and Zeppelin Field, known as the Nazi party rally grounds, where Adolf Hitler delivered pernicious anti-semitic speeches to thousands of onlookers.

You will visit cities ravaged by bombing during the war and see restorations that have been made; a testament to the resilience of places such as Dresden and Berlin. Once you've reached Berlin, you will also visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, one of Berlin's most famous landmarks. Finally, in Munich, you will have a chance to join an optional excursion to Berchtesgaden and Hitler's Eagle's Nest before a farewell dinner with your travel group.

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