Our Band of Brothers Tour takes you on an 11-day journey through Normandy, the Netherlands, the Ardennes Forest and Bavaria. Scroll down to find departure dates, the detailed itinerary and prices for not only the standard tour, but also the special D-Day 70th Anniversary tour.
Prices presented are per person based on dual occupancy and include: first-class hotels with three meals per day (one meal on arrival and departure days), airport transfers on arrival and departure days, transportation with refreshments throughout the tour, museum entries and tour guiding. Our all-inclusive structure allows us to fill the days with more activities, especially considering the lack of dining options in many places. For these reasons, prices that exclude meals are unavailable. Triple room rates are available upon request.
All of our tours are offered at all-inclusive prices. We offer a discount from the list price to early-bird shoppers who complete payment three months in advance. A 10% deposit is required to secure space on the tour. There is also an option to book at the non-refundable rate, which affords the passenger a larger discount from the list price, but the full cost of the tour must be paid at the time of booking and no later than March 1 of the tour year. The two discounts may not be used in conjunction.
Prices do not include: extra drinks at dinner, extra hotel costs like mini-bar or pay-TV, costs resulting from a passenger failing to arrive at the pick-up location on time, or airfare to and from Europe. Prices are based on dual occupancy. Single travelers are asked to pay a supplemental fee of $500 on a 7-day tour, $650 on an 11-day tour, $900 on a 17- or 18-day tour, and $1,200 on a 24-day tour.
Oktoberfest tour coincides with Oktoberfest in Munich
Day 1: Passengers are greeted at Charles de Gaulle 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.
Day 2: The day starts with a visit to Dead Man’s Corner Museum in St-Côme-du-Mont with an opportunity to buy authentic and replica WWII items. We stop at the monument near Brécourt Manor, site of Easy Company’s famous assault on a German artillery position. The afternoon features Utah Beach and its recently enlarged museum and Sainte-Mère-Église with its Airborne Museum.
Day 3: We begin the day with a visit to Omaha Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. The day continues 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.
Day 4: The day begins with a trip to Longues-sur-Mer, the only German battery in Normandy with the guns still in place. We then travel to the town of Arromanches-les-Bains for a special lunch with a clear view of Gold Beach and its remnant Mulberry Harbor. In the afternoon we stop at Juno and Sword beaches.
Day 5: After breakfast in Normandy we travel to the Netherlands to the city of Nijmegen. Passengers enjoy onboard entertainment and have regular stops on the way.
Day 6: We explore the bold attempt by the Allies to end the war quickly through Operation Market Garden. The morning features a drive along the famous dikes that figured in so many battles for control of the region. We tour the Island area to see the aftereffects of the failed operation. In the afternoon we visit the National Liberation Museum. Afterwards we depart for Belgium’s Ardennes Forest.
Day 7: In the morning we tour the sites of the Battle of the Bulge. We stop at the Mardasson Monument, which pays tribute to the Allied resolve during this critical period. The foxholes of Bois Jacques highlight the morning itinerary. After lunch we visit a museum dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge.
Day 8: The eighth day of our tour involves travel to Bavaria. On the way, we pay a visit to the Luxembourg American Cemetery, the final resting place of many 101st paratroopers as well as General George S. Patton. We spend the night in the vicinity 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 a local guide leads us on a Third Reich tour of Munich. We 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.
Day 10: The day involves a trip to Berchtesgaden, site of Hitler’s Bavarian retreat and the Eagle’s Nest. We start with a scenic drive up to the Eagle’s Nest itself. We then pay a visit to Dokumentation Obersalzberg, an exhibit set atop the bunker complex that was to serve as the Nazis’ last stand.
Day 11: After saying goodbye our guests are brought to Munich’s airport for their return flights.