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World-War II Tour
From D-Day to Berlin
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From D-Day to Berlin
Visit the sights of WWII
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Discover world history
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London, Paris, Berlin
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Experiential learning
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Visit the heroes of the liberation
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Omaha

World War II Tour

From D-Day to Berlin

History Study Tour Sewanee

WWII - The Western Front

This WWII history tour travels through five different countries, and includes the cities of London, Paris, Luxembourg, Berlin, Munich and more. This tour follows the storied Western Front of this devastating war. You will travel from Churchill’s London to the locations of the Nazi high generals’ unconditional surrender along the Atlantic defense walls in Normandy and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, the retreat of the Nazi high command in the Bavarian Alps. Along the way- you will visit the places where the Allies made plans to defeat Hitler and the Axis, where Allied soldiers bravely fought and died, and see how Europe today honors their risks and sacrifice. This tour will take you back in time, yet set you firmly in today’s Europe. You will experience the sights and understand the powerful effect the war had in shaping modern Europe. This will be an unforgettable tour through some of the most beautiful parts of Europe.

London

Paris

Berlin

Hotel Nights

  • London (3 nights)
  • Normandy night ferry (1 night)
  • Caen (3 nights)
  • Paris (3 nights)
  • Luxembourg (1 night)
  • Berlin (3 nights)
  • Nuremberg (1 night)
  • Munich (3 nights)

WWII Tour

From D-Day to Berlin

This tour follows the western front into the heart if the epicenter of the Nazi war machine, Berlin.

D-Day landing 1944

Blody Omaha

The landing sector referred to as "Omaha" was the hardest and most lethal. If you were among the first in the first wave of landing, you had roughly a 50% chance of survival.

Day by Day

  • Depart from Atlanta on overnight flight to London.
  • Arrive in London. Introduction to London and a visit to the Royal Airforce Museum. Welcome dinner in the evening.
  • Start the day with a WWII-focused guided sightseeing including the St Paul’s Cathedral and the Imperial War Museum in the afternoon.
  • Guided visit to Westminster Abbey. A visit to Churchill’s War Rooms. Structured free time in the afternoon.
  • Travel to Portsmouth and make visits to the Portsmouth Historical Dockyard and D-Day Museum. Dinner before boarding night ferry to Caen, France.
  • Arrive in Normandy at D-Day time in the morning. Breakfast on-board before transfer to St Mere and Airborne Museum. Afternoon in Arromanche with a visit to the D-Day Museum. Early evening check in at hotel and dinner in Caen.
  • Start the day with a visit to Caen Memorial followed by lunch and afternoon visit to Omaha beach and the American Cemetery.
  • Spend your day in charming Bayeux. Visit the famous tapestry as well as the Battle of Normandy Museum and more.
  • Travel to Paris and enjoy a guided sightseeing with WWII focus. Enjoy free time for lunch in the Latin Quarter and go inside Notre Dame de Paris, the most famous cathedral of France. Parisian dinner in Montmartre at night.
  • Day arrangements according to Professor Goldberg.
  • Visit the military museum of Paris including Napoleon’s tomb. Structured free time in the afternoon.
  • Travel to Luxembourg and make a stop in Reims to visit the Museum de la Reddition. Overnight in Luxembourg and dinner at night.
  • After breakfast, visit the American Cemetery before continuing to Bastogne Historical Center where you will have a guided sightseeing. In the afternoon you travel onwards to Berlin.
  • Guided sightseeing of Berlin with WWII theme, followed by a visit to the Topography of Terror Museum. Dinner at night.
  • Berlin exploration with a visit to Karlshorst Museum and the rooftop of the Reichstag or a visit to the Flak Tower battle station in Berlin.
  • Travel to Nuremberg where you will visit the Documentation Center and the courtroom of the War Crimes Tribunal. Overnight and dinner in Nuremberg.
  • Travel to Munich via Dachau WWII Memorial. Guided sightseeing of Munich. Dinner included at night.
  • Day excursion to Eagle’s Nest, possibly via Salzburg if time allowing. Guided tour at the Eagle’s Nest. Free evening back in Munich.
  • Walking tour of Munich or optional half-day excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle. Farewell dinner at night in a traditional Bavarian restaurant in old town of Munich.
  • Return flights from Munich to Atlanta, USA.

Included on Tour

Included on tour is your expert local Tour Manager, taking care of your comfort and satisfaction. Guided sightseeing and entrance to selected museums and highlights are included (see list). You will have specialist guides for world-war II sightseeing in London, Paris, Bastogne, Berlin, Munich and at the Eagle's Nest.

Included in tour fee

  • Expert Tour Manager throughout the tour
  • Centrally located hotels of high standard with breakfast included
  • 9 dinners
  • Private local guides for sightseeing in London, Paris, Bastogne, Berlin, Eagle’s Nest and Munich
  • Entrances to selected highlights and museums: Royal Airforce Museum, Imperial War Museum, Cabinet War Rooms, St Paul’s, Westminster Abbey, Portsmouth Historical Dockyard, D-Day Museum in Portsmouth, Museum Airborne St Mere Eglise, Arromanche D-day Museum, Caen Memorial, American Cemetery Colleville, Tapestry in Bayeux, Bayeux Cathedral, Musee d’Armee, Reims Cathedral, Musee de la Reddition, Luxembourg American Cemetery, Bastogne War Museum, Topography of Terror Museum, Karlshorst Museum, Documentation Centre Nuremberg, Courtroom 600 Nuremberg, Dachau Memorial and Eagle's Nest Historical Tours
  • A private bus and local transportation for included activities
  • Airfares and airport transfers

Meals & Restaurants

Local variations

All your included meals will be of high quality. There will always be a vegetarian option for those who wish to. Dinners will be adapted to the local specialties and what is typical for the region.

An educational journey

As you visit the places you have studied the history will come alive. There is nothing better than taking in the facts by visiting the very places you’ve read of: breathing in the air of the Omaha beach, crossing the Pont Neuf by foot and touching the Berlin wall with your own hands. What you will experience on tour will enhance your knowledge of this part of history and it will spark your curiosity for the future

Battle for Berlin

The end of WW2

The final stroke to the Nazis took place in Berlin where the Russians first entered, soon followed by the Allied liberation troops.

Berlin in July 1945

A city in ruins

Restored footage of Berlin short after the war. Observe the faces and the silent manners as they clean up the city.

1944 bomb plot

The failed assisination

Field marshal Rommel was celebrated as one of the best commanders and was Hitler's favorite. He became critical of Hitler, which led to the bomb plot assassination attempt of Hitler.

Did you know?

The summer program "From D-Day to Berlin: World War II Sites in England, France, Germany" is a unique opportunity to go in-depth into the details of WWII. You will face endless of sources of information around the events during this period. Maybe you have a specific part of the history that is especially interesting for you?
Here are some bite-size parts of history to give an idea of the many places you will encounter while on tour.

The Berlin Wall

Rise and fall

Berlin was divided up into sectors after the liberation at the end of WWII, as was Germany. The Allies formed the Western sectors together, and the Eastern one was controlled by the Soviet Union. In 1961 the wall was built by the Soviets to divide East from West, to prevent people from leaving the Communist system. Even so, between 1961 and 1989 (the fall) many escapes were made through, under and over the wall!

Dachau

A dark part of human history

The first Nazi concentration camp to open up in 1933 by Heinrich Himmler, today Dachau is a war memorial. American troops liberated the camp on the 29th of April, 1945. During your visit, you will have a private guide, see a film, and visit the original crematorium and the original “Barrack X”. This is a significantly moving experience- troubling; however, it is so very valuable to acknowledge the human propensity for both harm, and hope.

Paris in ruins

Set for demolition

Paris, Hitler instructed, must not fall into the enemy’s hands except as “a field of ruins”. He ordered the city be prepared for demolition, should the Allies come. The military commander of Paris, General of Infantry Dietrich von Choltitz, had no intention of seeing Paris destroyed. He loved the beauty of the city as well as its cultural significance. He was appalled by the act of destruction he was to commit, so disobeyed orders by leaving Paris intact.