Travel to Central Europe's most beautiful cities to see firsthand how civilized societies were turned upside-down by hateful ideology. Join this powerful, educational land-based tour of Munich, Prague, Krakow and Budapest for a truer understanding of where and how the Holocaust unfolded.
This tour of four beautiful cities is an educational, rewarding and exciting way to see Central Europe. City walking tours and sightseeing are interspersed with visits to three famous concentration camps: Dachau, Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. You will be escorted by a personal guide who provides background information on the history of the region and manages your stay. Our all-inclusive service allows you to focus on the things that matter. Photos
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. 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.
Day 1: Upon arrival in Munich, you 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 now features a full-scale museum detailing Nazi atrocities. In the afternoon we take a Third Reich sightseeing tour. You experience Munich as the birthplace of the Nazi Party, with visits to the official Nazi Headquarters, the location of the Beer Hall Putsch street battle, and much more.
Day 3: Day 3 starts with a trip to Berchtesgaden, sight of Hitler’s Bavarian retreat, the Eagle’s Nest. We start with a visit to Dokumentation Obersalzberg, an exhibit that explores the rise and fall of the third Reich. Prepared by the German Institute of Contemporary History, the museum is set atop Hitler’s elaborate bunker complex, which is also a must-see.
Day 4: We leave Munich for the Czech Republic on the fourth day, stopping in Pilsen for lunch, birthplace of the pilsner brewing process. We travel on to the small town Terezin. Originally a Habsburg garrison, the stronghold became first a Gestapo headquarters and then an overcrowded concentration camp. Although inmates suffered tremendously in Theresienstadt, Hitler convinced the Red Cross that it was actually a thriving, autonomous Jewish community. We conclude the day in Prague.Day 5: The fifth day of the tour begins with a walking tour of Prague famous Jewish quarter, its historical synagogues and town square. After lunch, we pass over Charles Bridge on our way to Prague’s stunning medieval castle district, taking in the palace, the St. Vitus Cathedral, and the Golden Lane.
Day 6: After a good night’s sleep, the group will travel through the Czech and Polish countryside on our way to the beautiful city of Krakow, one of Poland’s most historic and scenic cities. We will be arriving at our hotel in the late afternoon, with the rest of the day 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 this 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. After lunch in Krakow, the coach takes us to the breathtaking Wieliczka Salt Mines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lying on nine levels and concealed under the town, the mine reaches down to the depth of 327 meters (1,073 ft). The site consists of nearly 300 kilometers (186 miles) of corridors and almost 3,000 chambers.
Day 8: Our last day in Poland will take us to the infamous concentration camp of Auschwitz. 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 to the 20th Century’s greatest atrocity. 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 the reconstructed horrors of Birkenau.
Day 9: The ninth day of our tour brings us to the capital of Hungary — Budapest — the heart of Central Europe. The journey takes us through the majestic Tatra Mountains of Slovakia. After check-in and dinner, the coach takes us 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, which includes a visit to the Dohány Synagogue, which is the largest synagogue in Europe and second largest in the world. After lunch, we will continue our sightseeing tour of Pest by bus, further exploring this capital and all of its cultural splendors. The evening features a farewell dinner at a Hungarian restaurant.
Day 11: After saying goodbye, our guests will be brought by bus to Budapest’s International Airport for their return flights.