Follow the rise and fall of Fascism on our 11-day Third Reich Tour of Germany. Start – as the Nazis did – in Bavaria, Germany’s Alpine paradise and travel clockwise around this beautiful country to Berlin, where it all ended. Join us as we explore the 12-year journey that plunged the world into war and left 60 million dead.
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: You are greeted by our travel guides at the airport in Munich and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: In the morning, we visit the infamous Dachau camp, which features a full-scale museum detailing the 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.
Day 3: We travel to Berchtesgaden, Hitler's Bavarian retreat, the Eagle's nest. We start with a scenic drive up to the Eagle's Nest, where we enjoy lunch before exploring the grounds and taking in the breathtaking view. We then visit the Dokumentation Obersalzberg, an exhibit set atop the bunker complex that was to serve as the Nazis last stronghold.
Day 4: In the morning we travel to Nuremberg to visit the Nazi Rally Grounds, where the massive annual Nazi Party rallies were held to reinforce party enthusiasm and showcase the power of National Socialism. In the afternoon we explore the historical center of Nuremberg for a walking tour of the one-time capital of the Holy Roman Empire during the period Hitler considered the “First Reich.”
Day 5: In the morning we stop at the Palace of Justice, site of the Nuremberg Trials. In the afternoon we visit WWII sites in downtown Nuremberg followed by some free time.
Day 6: We travel to Munster to take in the unrivaled tank collection of the Panzer Museum. We then make our way to Hamburg to explore the city and its historical ports.
Day 7: We spend the morning exploring World War II-related sites in Hamburg such as St. Nicolai Church, Hamburg Harbor and an intact flak tower. Passengers then enjoy some free time in the afternoon.
Day 8: In the morning we travel to our final destination, the German capital of Berlin. In the afternoon we visit the House of the Wannsee Conference and then we tour the 1936 Olympic Stadium.
Day 9: We spend the morning discovering Berlin’s underworld through a guided tour of the ruins of Nazi Berlin, including air shelters, a bunker and the underbelly of a Flak tower. In the afternoon we explore Hitler’s Berlin, his plans for Germania and sites related to the fall of the Third Reich. Famous landmarks include the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, Topography of Terror and the site of Hitler’s bunker.
Day 10: In the morning we explore sites related to the Cold War such as Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall and the Treptower Park. After lunch, our guests have free time to roam this surprisingly green city and its myriad of sites.
Day 11: After saying goodbye, our guests are transferred to the airport for their return flights.