In 2013 there will be a Beyond Band of Brothers departure every week between May and September. We have also added an extra day to our Normandy experience to give our passengers more time to enjoy the myriad of places to see. Every departure will also feature a 9-day tour that ends in Munich after visiting the Luxemburg American Cemetery.
You won’t need money for breakfast. You won’t need money for lunch. You won’t need money for dinner. Breakfast is buffet style at the hotel, and includes drinks. Lunch and dinner come with one drink each (soft drink, wine, beer, juice, or mineral water). The bus is paid. The rooms are paid.We transfer you from the airport to the hotel once you arrive, and drop you off at the airport when it’s time to leave. While we’re on the bus, you can help yourself to soft drinks and water. All structured activities, such as museum visits and guided tours, are paid for. You will probably want to buy souvenirs. Some of the museums we visit offer original and replica World War 2 items, as well as books and other materials you’d expect to find in a gift shop. You won’t have to worry about high pressure sales promotions, however. There is no pressure to buy expensive trinkets or photos with a parrot on your shoulder. In short, Procom's tours are designed for the mature, savvy traveler who loves history and wants to see Europe with other people who feel the same. PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: extra drinks at dinner, extra hotel costs like mini-bar or pay-TV, travel from the US to Europe and return.
D-Day tour features interaction with re-enactors in Normandy and access to D-Day celebrations.
Silver Star – Oktoberfest tour features interaction with World War II re-enactors, with demonstrations, and photo opportunities, as well as Oktoberfest in Munich.
Oktoberfest tour coincides with Oktoberfest in Munich
Day 1: Passengers are greeted at the airport in Paris and transferred by coach to Normandy. In the evening there is an introduction to the tour and a chance for the passengers to introduce themselves over a welcome drink. Dinner at the hotel follows.
Day 2: The day starts with a visit to Utah Beach and its recently enlarged museum. On the way to lunch in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, we stop at the monument near Brecourt Manor, site of Easy Company’s famous assault on German artillery. The afternoon features a visit to St. Mere Eglise and its Airborne Museum.
Day 3: We begin with a visit to Sword Beach and the museum inside a relic German bunker. After a stop at Juno Beach, we travel to Arromanches-les-Bains for lunch with a clear view of Gold Beach and its remnant Mulberry port. We finish up with a trip to the German battery in Longues-sur-Mer, the last long-range artillery still encased in Normandy.
Day 4: Our third day in Normandy begins with a trip to Pointe du Hoc, where Rudder’s Rangers ascended the steep cliffs to take out the long-range artillery firing on the landing beaches. We then travel to the town of Carentan for a tour of Dead Man’s Corner Museum, which also offers a vast array of authentic and replica World War II items for sale. The afternoon features a trip to Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery of Normandy.
Day 5: After breakfast in Normandy, we travel to the Netherlands to the city of Nijmegen. Passengers enjoy onboard entertainment, including videos of the people we meet in Holland who have personal stories to tell about life under Nazi occupation and the famous battles to liberate the country.
Day 6: The sixth day of our tour explores the bold attempt by the Allies to end the war quickly through Operation Market Garden. The morning features a brief drive along the famous dykes that figured in so many battles for control of the region. We then tour the National Liberation Museum. In the afternoon we depart for Belgium’s Ardennes Forest and spend the night in the town of Bastogne.
Day 7: In the morning we travel to the neighboring country of Luxembourg to take in the remarkable collection and displays of the National Military History Museum. We then return to Bastogne, where the 101st Airborne defended the besieged town during the Battle of the Bulge. We visit the Mardasson monument, which pays tribute to the Allied resolve during this critical period. The foxholes of Bois Jacques highlight the afternoon itinerary. We meet WWII witnesses for dinner.
Day 8: The eighth day of our tour involves travel to Bavaria. On the way, we stop in Hamm, Luxemburg for a visit to the Americancemetery, the final resting place of many Easy Company soldiers as well as General George S. Patton. The group checks into the hotel outside of Munich.
Day 9: In the morning we visit the infamous Dachau camp, which features a full-scale museum detailing Nazi atrocities. In the afternoon we take a Third Reich sightseeing tour of Munich. You experience the city as the birthplace of the Nazi Party, with visits to the official Nazi Headquarters, and the location of the Beer Hall Putsch street battle. *Transfer to the airport for passenegers on the 9-day tour.
Day 10: The last full day of the tour involves a trip to Berchtesgaden, site of Hitler’s Bavarian retreat, the Eagle’s Nest, which was captured by Easy Company at the end of World War II. We start with a scenic drive up to the Eagle’s Nest itself, where we also have lunch in view of the breathtaking panorama. We then visit to Dokumentation Obersalzberg, an exhibit set atop the bunker complex that was to serve as the Nazis last stand. We travel back to Munich for the farewell dinner.
Day 11: After saying goodbye, our guests are brought to Munich for their return flights.