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War & Conflict: A History of World War II

War & Conflict: A History of World War II

This comprehensive tour helps to develop an understanding of the events leading up to WWII, and enhances the appreciation of the sacrifices made by so many during the war.  

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in London

Transfer to the hotel after a Panoramic Tour of the city.

Day 2 - London

Visit HMS Belfast, a unique reminder of Britain's 20th century naval heritage, followed by a visit to the Imperial War Museum, housing artefacts and exhibition relating to British conflict from World War I onwards..

Day 3 - London

This morning, visit the Cabinet War Rooms & Churchill Museum, a historic underground complex that housed a British government command centre throughout the Second World War, and a biographical museum exploring the life of the great British statesman. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 4 - London / Portsmouth

Visit the Map Room at Southwick House in Portsmouth, the elegant country house where, on 5 June 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower made the historic and risky decision to launch the D-Day invasion

Day 5 - Portsmouth / Bayeux

Visit the D-Day Museum, and Overlord Tapestry. Later, travel by ferry to Ouistreham, and transfer to Bayeux.

Day 6 - Normandy

Today is devoted to visiting some of the key WWII sites in Normandy focusing on the famous Normandy D-Day landing beaches. Visit both Utah and Omaha beaches where American troops landed as part of the Normandy invasion.

Visit Pointe d’hoc whose gun battery was destroyed during the early days of D-Day by the U.S. 2nd Ranger Battalion, and the American Military Cemetery & Memorial at Colleville Sur Mer.

Day 7 - Bayeux / Caen

Leave Bayeux, and transfer to Caen, with a stop in Arromanches for Mulberry Harbour, a temporary harbour developed in World War II to offload cargo on the beaches during the Allied invasion of Normandy.

Day 8 - Caen / Paris

Drive to Paris via la Roche Guyon (Rommel’s headquarters). Arrive in Paris in the afternoon. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 9 - Paris

Visit the WWII Museum at Ecole Militaire & Napoleon’s Tomb, before a walking tour of the WWII sites of Paris; Arc de Triomph and monuments to wartime leaders on Champs-Elysées. Evening at leisure in Paris.

Day 10 - Paris

A visit to the most famous museum in the world, The Louvre, followed by a climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. This evening, transfer to the train station for the overnight train to Munich.

Day 11 - Munich

Transfer to the hotel in Munich. In the afternoon, a walking Tour of the Nazi sites throughout the city.

Day 12 - Munich

This morning, visit the Dachau Concentration Camp.

Day 13 - Munich / Nuremberg

Train transfer from Munich to Nuremberg. Visit the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and the Nuremberg Courthouse.

Day 14 - Nuremberg / Berlin

Train transfer from Nuremberg to Berlin. In the afternoon visit Reichstag Parliament Building, Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, Soviet War Memorial at Tiergarten, Berlin Wall, DDR Museum, Stasi head office.

Day 15 - Berlin

Walking tour of Berlin to include Topographie des Terror (former Gestapo headquarters). Berlin Jewish Museum, and a Deutsch-Russisches-Museum Berlin.

Day 16 - Departure from Berlin

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

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