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11-Day War in Poland Tour - 2017

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Introduction

Come on this 11-day tour to discover the varied WWII legacy of Poland, where some of the greatest atrocities and the finest acts of selflessness took place, from the institution of the labor and extermination camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau to the factory where Oskar Schindler saved more than a thousand Jewish lives. We visit Hitler’s Wolfsschanze, or Wolf’s Lair, and tour the complex of 30 buildings once occupied by the German High Command. Through tours of Krakow and Warsaw’s Jewish districts and the infamous concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Treblinka we recognize the indomitable spirit of the Polish people under German occupation.

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  • Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 20, 2017
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    Sep 9, 2017 - Sep 19, 2017
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Single supplement : $650

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE?

  • 10 nights’ accommodation at 4-star hotels
  • 10 breakfasts 9 lunches 10 dinners
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 glass of beer/wine at lunch and dinner
  • Welcome drink and tour orientation
  • Airport transfers on first and last day of tour
  • Luxury coach transportation
  • Local expert guiding
  • 24/7 tour manager
  • All museum admissions
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus and at hotels
  • Tour-assist headsets
  • Online access to personalized My Trip account
  • All taxes and credit card fees
  • All departures guaranteed

Itinerary

  • Upon arrival in Krakow, passengers are greeted at the John Paul II International Airport in Krakow and brought to our hotel. There is an introduction to the tour and a chance to get acquainted over a welcome drink.

  • We start the day with a walking tour of the Jewish ghetto and the castle district. After taking in Krakow’s historic sites and seeing where Schindler’s List was filmed, we visit Schindler’s actual factory and the museum that is now adjoined to it.

  • 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 Auschwitz I and its piles of personal possessions stripped from the camp’s prisoners, followed by a trip to Birkenau itself.

  • We begin 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 take in the breathtaking Wieliczka Salt Mines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • The morning is spent traveling to Warsaw on our state-of-the art motor coach. We then take a guided tour of historic Warsaw, visiting the former Ghetto, the Ghetto Wall, the Uprising Memorial and many other World War II sites and monuments. We visit the new Museum of History of Polish Jews on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto.

  • We start the day with a visit to the newly opened Warsaw Uprising Museum. In the afternoon we explore the medieval Old Town, followed by some free time in the city.

  • We travel to Treblinka, site of the notorious Nazi extermination camp. In the evening we travel on to Masuria in northern Poland.

  • We enjoy a guided Tour of Hitler's former Wolfsschanze or Wolf's Lair Headquarters complex. Here the unsuccessful assassination attempt on Hitler’s life took place in July 1944. After lunch we observe a plethora of still intact German bunkers some 10 miles from the Wolf’s Lair, which for a period of time was the home of the German High Command. In total there are 30 fortified buildings.

  • In the morning we travel to Westerplatte, where we visit the scene of the first military action of WWII. We then take in the medieval fortress of Wisloujscie. In the afternoon we visit Gdansk Shipyard and the museum that documents the Solidarity Movement.

  • In the morning we visit the historical Gdansk and its world-famous marketplace and old town hall. After exploring the newly opened Museum of the Second World War, passengers have free time to explore the city in the afternoon.

  • After saying goodbye, our guests are brought to Gdansk’s international airport for their return flights.

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