Poland, East Germany and WWII


  • 13 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

Tour : RV

Up to 10% off on 2020

From

£1,987 pp

Tour only

Based on 17th Sep 2019

From

£2,405 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

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This World War II tour in Poland and East Germany is the perfect holiday for those who are interested in World War II. Your tour starts in Warsaw and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll visit cities, concentration camps, and places important during World War II—with overnights in Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Dresden, Berlin, Weimar, Nuremberg, and Munich.

Throughout this tour, you’ll visit some of the concentration camps used during World War II. Visit the most infamous, Auschwitz and Birkenau, where you’ll see chilling reminders of the Holocaust, and the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar. Constructed in 1937, it was one of the largest concentration camps. You'll also visit the site of the former Dachau concentration camp, which started out as a work camp for German dissidents.

In Krakow, visit the Remuh Synagogue, and the Oskar Schindler Factory, a museum devoted to the wartime experiences of Krakow and made famous in the movie Schindler's List. You'll also visit the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Courtroom 600 (if available), where you’ll learn about the background and repercussions of the trials at the original location where they were held as well as the Documentation Center and Zeppelin Field, where thousands of people gathered for Nazi rallies. These experiences – plus speciality dinners at local restaurants in Dresden and Nuremberg - are some of the special inclusions Globus offers to ensure your vacation is unique.

World War II brought devastation to the cities that were bombed, and you'll visit some of those cities. In Dresden, enjoy a guided walking tour of this city that was badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945 and has since been restored. In Berlin, visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a symbol of reconciliation.

All of this and much more is included in this fabulous World War II tour in Poland and East Germany.

Highlights

Warsaw Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of St. John

Auschwitz/Birkenau Visit the former concentration camps

Krakow Guided walking tour of Kazimierz, visit the Remuh Synagogue, St. Mary’s Church, and the Oskar Schindler Factory; guided sightseeing

Wroclaw Guided sightseeing, visit the market square

Dresden Guided walking tour, visit the Zwinger Palace Courtyard; dinner at a local restaurant

Torgau See the monument commemorating the meeting of US and Soviet forces; visit the courtyard of Hartenfels Castle

Berlin Guided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Weimar Orientation

Buchenwald Visit the site of the former concentration camp

Nuremberg Visit the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Courtroom 600 (if available), Documentation Center, Zeppelin Field; walking tour of the Old Town; dinner at a local restaurant

Dachau Visit the site of the former concentration camp

Munich Visit Marienplatz; farewell dinner

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 7 dinners

Warsaw, Poland

Day
1

Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Warsaw’s excellent restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Warsaw

Day
2

Your Local Guide will tell you about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway city between East and West. See the medieval Stare Miasto (Old Quarter) with its market square and 14th-century CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN, the “wedding cake” Palace of Culture and Science, neoclassical Lazienki Palace, and the remnants of the Jewish ghetto. An optional excursion to the Royal Castle is available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Warsaw – Auschwitz/Birkenau – Krakow

Day
3

Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau, and see what is left of the CONCENTRATION CAMPS, chilling reminders of the Holocaust and the most notorious among the World War II concentration camps. Then, continue to Krakow, for centuries the residence of Polish kings.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Krakow

Day
4

This morning, there is a chance to join an optional excursion to the Wieliczka salt mines. Back in Krakow, follow your Local Guide for a stroll through Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarter; a visit to the REMUH SYNAGOGUE; and a visit to the OSKAR SCHINDLER FACTORY, made famous in the movie Schindler’s List. How about tonight’s optional Polish dinner and folklore show?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Krakow – Wroclaw

Day
5

Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide in ancient Krakow features the Market Square, 14th-century Jagiellonian University, and ST. MARY’S CHURCH. Take pictures of impressive Wawel Royal Castle, one of Poland’s largest castles. Next is Wroclaw, historical capital of Silesia. This impressive city belonged over the ages to Bohemia, Austria, Prussia, Germany, and (after 1945) to Poland. Hear about its turbulent history during your guided tour, and admire its highlights, such as the cathedral and the MARKET SQUARE with its fine patrician houses.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Wroclaw – Dresden, Germany

Day
6

Cross the border and arrive in Dresden, former capital of Saxony. Badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, the city has since been restored to its baroque splendor. During your guided walking tour, visit the Zwinger Palace COURTYARD to admire its impressive architecture; the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, originally built in 1841, once destroyed by fire, then destroyed by bombing, and finally restored in 1985; and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche. Afterward, a great dinner and local specialties awaits you in Dresden’s well-known Am Pulverturm restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Dresden - Torgau - Berlin

Day
7

Hear about Joe Polowsky on your way to Torgau then, see the monument commemorating the meeting of US and Soviet forces during World War II, and visit the COURTYARD at magnificent Hartenfels Castle. Continue to Berlin, capital of reunited Germany. Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the fabulous boulevard Unter den Linden with its historical buildings like the Berlin Cathedral and State Opera House, Museum Island, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, the restored Reichstag, the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten Park, Charlottenburg Palace and the elegant Ku-Damm. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged tower, have a picture stop at the Holocaust Memorial, and pass the former Allied Checkpoint Charlie.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

At leisure in Berlin

Day
8

A full day at leisure offers the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Potsdam.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Berlin - Weimar. Excursion to Buchenwald

Day
9

Weimar has always been an important city for Germany in many ways, politically and culturally. During your walking tour see the theatre where the Weimar Constitution, that governed Germany between the two World Wars, was drafted, but it was also the city where great poets like Goethe and Schiller lived and the birthplace of the Weimar Claissicsm, a humanistic cultural movement. In the afternoon, a special visit have been included to Buchenwald at the site of the former CONCENTRATION CAMP. Return to Weimar.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Weimar – Nuremberg

Day
10

Arrive in Nuremberg and visit the MEMORIUM NUREMBERG TRIALS and COURTROOM 600 (if available), followed by visits to the impressive DOCUMENTATION CENTRE and ZEPPELIN FIELD. In the afternoon, walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town, known for children’s toys and gingerbread. Admire the impressive medieval ramparts; St. Sebald Church, painstakingly reconstructed as a monument to peace from the rubble of near-total wartime destruction; and the Schöner Brunnen, a 14th-century fountain dedicated to the Holy Roman Empire. It is said that it brings good luck to spin the two brass rings. Tonight, during dinner taste the traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste that has been prepared for you at Bratwurst Röslein restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Nuremberg – Dachau – Munich

Day
11

Visit the site of the former Dachau CONCENTRATION CAMP, which started out as a work camp for German dissidents. Then, continue to Munich, Bavaria’s capital. Explore MARIENPLATZ with the Old and New Town Halls, and the gothic Frauenkirche.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Munich

Day
12

Today is your chance to join an optional excursion to spectacular Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest (available only from mid-May to end-September and weather-permitting). This evening, look forward to a farewell dinner to say auf Wiedersehen to your travel companions and to share your feelings about this exciting and emotional encounter with World War II.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Munich

Day
13

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest is normally open from mid-May to end-September. Check with your Tour Director for the availability of this excursion.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 7 dinners

Warsaw, Poland

Day
1

Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Warsaw’s excellent restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Warsaw

Day
2

Your Local Guide will tell you about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway city between East and West. See the medieval Stare Miasto (Old Quarter) with its market square and 14th-century CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN, the “wedding cake” Palace of Culture and Science, neoclassical Lazienki Palace, and the remnants of the Jewish ghetto. An optional excursion to the Royal Castle is available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Warsaw – Auschwitz/Birkenau – Krakow

Day
3

Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau, and see what is left of the CONCENTRATION CAMPS, chilling reminders of the Holocaust and the most notorious among the World War II concentration camps. Then, continue to Krakow, for centuries the residence of Polish kings.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Krakow

Day
4

This morning, there is a chance to join an optional excursion to the Wieliczka salt mines. Back in Krakow, follow your Local Guide for a stroll through Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarter; a visit to the REMUH SYNAGOGUE; and a visit to the OSKAR SCHINDLER FACTORY, made famous in the movie Schindler’s List. How about tonight’s optional Polish dinner and folklore show?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Krakow – Wroclaw

Day
5

Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide in ancient Krakow features the Market Square, 14th-century Jagiellonian University, and ST. MARY’S CHURCH. Take pictures of impressive Wawel Royal Castle, one of Poland’s largest castles. Next is Wroclaw, historical capital of Silesia. This impressive city belonged over the ages to Bohemia, Austria, Prussia, Germany, and (after 1945) to Poland. Hear about its turbulent history during your guided tour, and admire its highlights, such as the cathedral and the MARKET SQUARE with its fine patrician houses.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Wroclaw – Dresden, Germany

Day
6

Cross the border and arrive in Dresden, former capital of Saxony. Badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, the city has since been restored to its baroque splendor. During your guided walking tour, visit the Zwinger Palace COURTYARD to admire its impressive architecture; the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, originally built in 1841, once destroyed by fire, then destroyed by bombing, and finally restored in 1985; and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche. Afterward, a great dinner and local specialties awaits you in Dresden’s well-known Am Pulverturm restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Dresden - Torgau - Berlin

Day
7

Hear about Joe Polowsky on your way to Torgau then, see the monument commemorating the meeting of US and Soviet forces during World War II, and visit the COURTYARD at magnificent Hartenfels Castle. Continue to Berlin, capital of reunited Germany. Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the fabulous boulevard Unter den Linden with its historical buildings like the Berlin Cathedral and State Opera House, Museum Island, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, the restored Reichstag, the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten Park, Charlottenburg Palace and the elegant Ku-Damm. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged tower, have a picture stop at the Holocaust Memorial, and pass the former Allied Checkpoint Charlie.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

At leisure in Berlin

Day
8

A full day at leisure offers the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Potsdam.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Berlin - Weimar. Excursion to Buchenwald

Day
9

Weimar has always been an important city for Germany in many ways, politically and culturally. During your walking tour see the theatre where the Weimar Constitution, that governed Germany between the two World Wars, was drafted, but it was also the city where great poets like Goethe and Schiller lived and the birthplace of the Weimar Claissicsm, a humanistic cultural movement. In the afternoon, a special visit have been included to Buchenwald at the site of the former CONCENTRATION CAMP. Return to Weimar.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Weimar – Nuremberg

Day
10

Arrive in Nuremberg and visit the MEMORIUM NUREMBERG TRIALS and COURTROOM 600 (if available), followed by visits to the impressive DOCUMENTATION CENTRE and ZEPPELIN FIELD. In the afternoon, walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town, known for children’s toys and gingerbread. Admire the impressive medieval ramparts; St. Sebald Church, painstakingly reconstructed as a monument to peace from the rubble of near-total wartime destruction; and the Schöner Brunnen, a 14th-century fountain dedicated to the Holy Roman Empire. It is said that it brings good luck to spin the two brass rings. Tonight, during dinner taste the traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste that has been prepared for you at Bratwurst Röslein restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Nuremberg – Dachau – Munich

Day
11

Visit the site of the former Dachau CONCENTRATION CAMP, which started out as a work camp for German dissidents. Then, continue to Munich, Bavaria’s capital. Explore MARIENPLATZ with the Old and New Town Halls, and the gothic Frauenkirche.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Munich

Day
12

Today is your chance to join an optional excursion to spectacular Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest (available only from mid-May to end-September and weather-permitting). This evening, look forward to a farewell dinner to say auf Wiedersehen to your travel companions and to share your feelings about this exciting and emotional encounter with World War II.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Munich

Day
13

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest is normally open from mid-May to end-September. Check with your Tour Director for the availability of this excursion.

2020 departures may be subject to itinerary modifications and full details will be published in September 2019. If we have to modify an itinerary, you will have an opportunity to cancel without penalty. See our full terms and conditions for more details.

What's included

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  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

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Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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