Our tour offers a comprehensive overview of the events that shaped this region over the last hundred years with special focus on the Second World War, especially the Holocaust.
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.
D-Day tour features interaction with World War II veterans, re-enactors in Normandy and access to D-Day celebrations.
Oktoberfest tour coincides with Oktoberfest in Munich
Day 1: Upon arrival in Munich, passengers are greeted at the airport and brought to our hotel. There is an introduction to the tour and a chance to get acquainted over a welcome drink.
Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: We leave Munich for the Czech Republic, stopping in Pilsen, birthplace of the pilsner brewing process, before finding the small town of Terezin. Originally a Habsburg garrison, the stronghold became first a Gestapo headquarters and then a concentration camp. Although inmates suffered tremendously in Theresienstadt, Hitler convinced the Red Cross that it was actually a thriving, autonomous Jewish community. We spend the night in Prague.
Day 5: The day begins with a walking tour of Prague’s famous Jewish quarter, its historical synagogues and town square. We then cross Charles Bridge on our way to Prague’s stunning medieval castle district, taking in the palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, and the Golden Lane.
Day 6: We travel through the Czech and Polish countryside to the beautiful city of Krakow, one of Poland’s most historic and scenic towns. The evening is free to explore the city or rest up for the next day’s busy schedule.
Day 7: We start the day with a walking tour of the city that was the Polish capital for more than 500 years. Among the sites on our tour are the beautiful Royal Castle and the Renaissance Cloth Hall. We then visit Oskar Schindler’s factory, a safe haven for than a thousand Polish Jews during the war. The factory has been expanded to include a larger exhibit on Krakow under Nazi Occupation: 1939-1945.
Day 8: We travel to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. Birkenau, Auschwitz’s notorious extermination camp, accounted for the death of more than a million Jews, Roma, POWs and political opponents from across Europe, and stands as a testament the greatest atrocity of the 20th Century. The day’s events include a visit to the labor camp and its piles of personal possessions stripped from the camp’s prisoners, followed by a trip to Birkenau itself.
Day 9: The day features travel to Budapest, capital of Hungary and the heart of Central Europe. The journey takes us through the majestic Tatra Mountains of Slovakia. We make our way up Gellért Hill to the city’s Citadel for a beautiful view of Budapest by night.
Day 10: We start the day with a walking tour of the Jewish district, including a visit to the Dohány Synagogue, which is the largest synagogue in Europe and second largest in the world. We spend the afternoon exploring the rich cultural sights of the city.
Day 11: After saying goodbye, our guests are brought to Budapest’s international airport for their return flights.