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American WWII History: London to Berlin

13 days |  16 days with Munich extension
13 days |  16 days with Munich extension
Group size1535 travelers
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    Step into the past, look toward the future.

    Victory in Europe marks the surrender of Nazi forces, but this momentous event holds a much deeper meaning. It’s a time for people across the former wartime fronts to reflect on their shared history while celebrating the enduring spirit within us all. Follow in the footsteps of the American soldiers as you trace the events that led to Victory in Europe.

    Your tour package includes

    • 11 nights in handpicked hotels
    • 11 breakfasts
    • 5 dinners with beer or wine
    • 7 sightseeing tours
    • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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    Included highlights

    • Churchill War Rooms
    • Ferry ride across the English Channel
    • American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer
    • Omaha Beach
    • Eiffel Tower photo stop
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    Day-by-day itinerary

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    Overnight flight1 night
    Day 1: Travel day

    Board your overnight flight to London today.

    London2 nights
    Day 2: Arrival in London
    Included meal: Welcome dinner

    Welcome to England! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

    Day 3: Sightseeing tour of London
    Included meal: Breakfast

    View the historical buildings and landmarks of England’s vibrant capital on a guided sightseeing tour.

    • Step inside the Imperial War Museums to see exhibits focusing on people’s experiences during times of war.
    • See Westminster Abbey, the setting for royal coronations, weddings, and funerals.
    • Pass by Wellington Barracks, headquarters for the British Army’s Foot Guards.
    • Visit the Churchill War Rooms and explore the secret underground bunker that the Prime Minister and his Cabinet met in during WWII.
    Normandy Region2 nights
    Day 4: Ferry to Normandy Region
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Transfer to Portsmouth and step inside D Day Story Museum. Learn about preparation and execution of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy.

    Then, board a ferry and cross the English Channel to the Normandy region in France. Sail along the same waters that the Allied soldiers did prior to the Normandy landings. You’ll dock in the Caen before heading to your hotel in the Normandy region.

    Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Normandy Region
    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Dive into World War II history alongside your Tour Director during a visit to Normandy, where the Allied troops landed in June 1944.

    • Travel to the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, the burial place for more than 9,000 American soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of Normandy.
    • Walk along Omaha Beach, the landing site of American troops on D-Day.
    • Visit Pointe du Hoc to view the granite monument that honors the American 2nd Ranger Battalion, which seized German cannons here before they could be used to fire on American troops.
    • Stop in the seaside town of Arromanches, home to one of the main Allied landing harbors, and enjoy free time to explore.

    Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

    Paris2 nights
    Day 6: Transfer to Paris & sightseeing tour
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Travel to Paris, where a guided tour introduces you to the architecture, scenery, and history of the City of Light’s many neighborhoods, called arrondissements.

    • Stop to take a photo of the Eiffel Tower.
    • See Le Meurice hotel, the Nazi headquarters in Paris.
    • Pass the Louvre and the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral, located on an island in the Seine River.
    • See the Paris Police Prefecture and the Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation.
    • End in Le Marais, the city’s Jewish Quarter.

    Please note: On some departures, the Paris sightseeing tour may be offered on day 7.

    Day 7: Free day in Paris
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Spend a free day in Paris or add excursions.

    Please note: On some departures, the Versailles Palace & Gardens excursion may be offered on day 6.

    Historic Versailles

    From $185 per person

    Dinner in Paris & Seine River Cruise

    From $175 per person

    Luxembourg 2 nights
    Day 8: Luxembourg via Reims
    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Stop in the French city of Reims and enter the Musée de la Reddition to see where German forces surrendered, ending WWII. After, continue on to Luxembourg and sit down for an included dinner.

    Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Bastogne
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Cross into Belgium and dive into Bastogne’s WWII history on today’s guided tour.

    • View the General George S. Patton Memorial and the Mardasson Memorial, which was designed to look like the stars on the American flag.
    • Visit the Bastogne War Museum and pay tribute to the American soldiers who defended Belgium in WWII during the Battle of the Bulge.

    Enjoy a free afternoon in Luxembourg or add an excursion.

    Luxembourg Brewery Visit & Dinner

    From $165 per person

    Cologne1 night
    Day 10: Cologne via Remagen
    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Cross into Germany and visit the town of Remagen. You’ll view Ludendorff Bridge, which played a vital role in helping Allied forces cross the Rhine River and defeat the German forces.

    Continue on to Cologne to enter Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO-listed Gothic masterpiece, and enjoy free time to explore the city before sitting down for an included dinner this evening.

    Berlin2 nights
    Day 11: Train to Berlin
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Board a high-speed train and travel to Berlin. Spend a free evening to explore the city on your own.

    Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Berlin
    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    A local guide introduces you to the monuments of Berlin’s WWII history as well as the signs of its re-emergence as a vibrant cultural center.

    • Discover the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of a reunited Berlin.
    • Walk past the Reichstag building to see where the Parliament of the German Empire met from 1871 to 1918.
    • Pass by the Holocaust Memorial.
    • See Hitler’s war bunker as well as the Topography of Terror Museum, which marks where the SS and Gestapo were once based.
    • View the Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus, former headquarters for the Nazi aviation branch known as the Luftwaffe.

    Celebrate your trip with your group at a farewell dinner tonight.

    Flight Home
    Day 13: Departure
    Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to Munich.

    Extension to Munich
    Travel via high-speed train to Munich to continue your exploration into Germany’s WWII history. A local expert will lead you through the region, where you’ll be moved as you discover the ways it’s transformed since wartime.
    Munich3 nights
    Day 13: Train to Munich
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Board a high-speed train and travel to Munich today. Spend a free evening in the city or add an excursion.

    German Beer Tasting & Dinner

    From $165 per person

    Day 14: Sightseeing tour of Munich
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Join a local guide and set off on a walking tour to discover Munich’s WWII history.

    • Pass by Sterneckerbräu to see where members of the Nazi party once gathered.
    • View the Führerbau and learn about the Munich Agreement, which was signed by Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler inside the building.
    • See the Gestapo Headquarters and the Square of the Victims of National Socialism.
    Day 15: Free day in Munich
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Spend a free day in Munich or add an excursion.

    Raise a glass and toast to your trip with a farewell drink this evening.

    WWII Tour of Nuremberg

    From $135 per person

    Flight Home
    Day 16: Departure
    Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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    Reviews

    4.7 out of 5 stars

    Overall rating 4.7 out of 5

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      4 out of 5 stars

      6/2/24 by 1st-time traveler Carenina

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      5/2/24 by 1st-time traveler Harry

      Wonderful tour. The tour was something I have always wanted to do, and I was not disappointed. There was so much information and history, and the scenery was beautiful. Our tour guide Yvonne was fantastic.

      5 out of 5 stars

      WW II History Tour
      5/2/24 by 1st-time traveler Christopher

      The tour was great, and I really appreciated the attention to details provided by our Tour Director Yvonne and all the local guides. It was fast-paced with so many places to visit, but there was also a good amount of time available to go explore on our own. Highly recommended!

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      Hotels, flights & FAQ

      Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

      Hotels

      We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
      Crowne Plaza London – King’s Cross
      Crowne Plaza London – King’s Cross

      This upscale hotel is located in London, steps away from the St Pancras railway station. Guests enjoy on-site restaurants, the leisure club, and a fit...

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      Hotel Mercure Cabourg Hippodrome
      Hotel Mercure Cabourg Hippodrome

      This contemporary hotel is located in downtown Cabourg. Guests enjoy a fitness center, pool, and bar. Nearby you’ll find the Hippodrome de Cabourg, Pl...

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      Hôtel Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacré-Coeur
      Hôtel Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacré-Coeur

      This trendy hotel is located in Montmartre. Guests enjoy the garden, a fitness room, and bar. Nearby, you'll find Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Moulin Rouge, a...

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      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Luxembourg
      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Luxembourg

      This quiet hotel is located bordering the forest just outside of Luxembourg city center. Guests enjoy locally produced sparkling wines at the bar, ind...

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      Cologne Marriott Hotel
      Cologne Marriott Hotel

      This modern hotel is located near the Rhine River. Guests enjoy a fitness center, bar, and restaurant. Nearby you’ll find the Old Market, Museum Ludwi...

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      Abba Berlin Hotel
      Abba Berlin Hotel

      This contemporary hotel is located in Berlin center. Guests enjoy a restaurant, lounge-bar, and fitness room. Nearby, you'll find exclusive boutiques ...

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      NYX Hotel Munich
      NYX Hotel Munich

      This artsy hotel is located in the Obersendling district. Guests enjoy a restaurant, bar, and sauna. Nearby you’ll find the Hellabrunn Zoo, the Theres...

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