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Canadian WWII History: The Netherlands & Germany with Zoomer Travel Club

9 days |  12 days with Munich extension
9 days |  12 days with Munich extension
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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 Canadian soldiers as you trace the events that led to Victory in Europe.

Your tour package includes

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

  • Dam Square
  • Airborne Museum
  • National Liberation Museum
  • Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery
  • Overloon Museum
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam today.

Amsterdam2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Amsterdam
Included meal: Dinner

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

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Amsterdam
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today’s panoramic sightseeing tour introduces you to Amsterdam’s iconic canals and unique character.

  • Walk past the National Opera and Ballet, Jewish Historical Museum, National Holocaust Museum, and Hollandsche Schouwburg war memorial
  • Drive through the city center to see Museumplein and Mint Tower
  • View Dam Square, home of many landmarks including the neoclassical Royal Palace, the 15th-century New Church, and the National Monument
  • Pass the Anne Frank House, where the young diarist and her family hid during World War II
  • Stroll by the canals and bridges, taking in the houseboats that dot the banks

This evening, cruise along the canals of Amsterdam on a houseboat, enjoying the view of row houses lit up for the night. Your cruise will take you through the center of the city as you enjoy dinner by lantern light.

Arnhem Region2 nights
Day 4: Arnhem Region via Operation Market Garden sites
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to the Arnhem region of Holland, exploring sites integral to Operation Market Garden along the way.

  • Visit the Airborne Museum, dedicated to the Battle of Arnhem, with a local guide
  • Stop at the Airborne Cemetery outside Arnhem

Sit down to enjoy an included dinner with your group tonight.

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Arnhem Region
Included meal: Breakfast

Head out to explore the museums and memorial sites throughout the Arnhem region.

  • Meet up with a local guide and take a tour of the National Liberation Museum
  • Visit the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, where over 2,000 Canadian soldiers were laid to rest
  • Step inside the Overloon Museum, one of the oldest WWII museums in Europe, and enjoy a guided tour
Berlin3 nights
Day 6: Flight to Berlin
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to Berlin, Germany. Spend a free evening in the city or add an excursion.

Berlin Home-Hosted Dinner

From $105 per person

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Berlin
Included meal: Breakfast

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
Day 8: Potsdam
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to Potsdam, where American, British, and Soviet leaders drew up plans for the postwar administration of Germany at the Potsdam Conference.

  • Explore the historic town center, New Garden, and Dutch Quarter with a guide
  • Step inside Cecilienhof Palace, site of the Potsdam Conference’s iconic photo

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

Day 9: 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 to lively Munich, the capital of Bavarian food and culture.
Munich3 nights
Day 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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

Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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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.


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.
The Manor Amsterdam
The Manor Amsterdam

This trendy hotel is located in the Oost district of Amsterdam. Guests enjoy comfortable rooms, lounge-bar, and easy access to the tram. Nearby you'll...

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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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Eden Hotel Amsterdam
Eden Hotel Amsterdam

The Eden Hotel Amsterdam is the perfect hotel to start exploring Amsterdam. The hotel is located in the vibrant heart of the Dutch capital, next to th...

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