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25-Day London to Berlin Tour

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Introduction

Battle of Britan + Beyond Band of Brothers + Third Reich Combined Tour

The 25-day tour is designed to give you an in-depth experience of the history of WW2’s Western front. Passengers begin the journey in London and make their way through Normandy and the Ardennes forest to Germany. We celebrate the victory of the Battle of Britain and the careful planning and implementation of D-Day, and realize the tenacity of those who endured the bitter hardships of the Battle of the Bulge. Once in Germany, we take a deeper look at the political, economic and ideological reasons behind Hilter’s rise to power, visiting places where he rallied followers, held diplomatic meetings, commanded armies and finally met his demise.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE?

  • 24 nights’ accommodation at 4-star hotels
  • 24 breakfasts 23 lunches 24 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
  • Ferry crossing over the English Channel
  • 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
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Itinerary

  • Passengers are greeted at Heathrow Airport in London and transferred to the hotel. In the evening there is an introduction to the tour and a chance for the passengers to get acquainted over a welcome drink.

  • In the morning we visit the Cambridge American Cemetery. We then spend the entire afternoon among iconic aircraft at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

  • In the morning we head south to see the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne on top of the White Cliffs of Dover and Folkestone. We continue with a visit to Dover Castle, where the story of the Battle of Britain starts. The planning of Operation Dynamo took place here in the bunkers under the over 800-year-old castle.

  • We start the day with a visit to the No. 11 Group Operations Room and underground bunker at Uxbridge. In the afternoon we travel to Bletchley Park, where the unsung code breakers greatly contributed to the war effort.

  • We start the day with a visit to London’s Imperial War Museum to take in their impressive exhibits of both world wars. We then travel to the RAF Museum at Hendon to wonder at their unparalleled aircraft on display.

  • In the morning we drive to Southsea to visit the SHAEF HQ at Southwick House, where many famous WWII battles were planned, including the Normandy invasion. In the afternoon we explore the 104-gun HMS Victory, flagship of the First Sea Lord, the world’s oldest naval ship in commission. The HMS Victory was also Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar.

  • We start the day with a tour of Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms in London where the fearless leader endured the Blitz. We spend the afternoon in downtown London with a sightseeing tour on the Thames River and then free time to explore the city.

  • We travel to Normandy to join up with guests who are arriving for the beginning of the Band of Brothers tour.

  • 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.

  • We spend the day exploring Utah Beach. We stop at the monument near Brecourt Manor, site of Easy Company’s famous assault on a German artillery position. The afternoon features visits to Utah Beach itself and Sainte-Mere-Eglise. The day ends with a visit to Dead Man’s Corner Museum in St-Come-du-Mont with an opportunity to buy authentic and replica WWII items.

  • 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 where we visit the Circular Cinema and Gold Beach with its remnant Mulberry Harbor. In the afternoon we stop at Juno and Sword beaches and we cross Pegasus Bridge.

  • After breakfast in Normandy we travel to Belgium in our state-of-the-art motor coach with regular stops along the way.

  • 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 the Bastogne War Museum.

  • We spend the day exploring the northern arc of the Bulge. We travel to Malmedy, La Gleize and Stavelot, where we follow the advance and demise of Colonel Jochen Peiper’s Kampfgruppe and pay witness to the atrocities committed by SS troops.

  • We pay a visit to the Luxembourg American Cemetery, the final resting place of many 101st paratroopers as well as General George S. Patton, on our way to the city of Munich.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • We travel to Nuremberg to visit the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, where the massive annual rallies were held to reinforce party enthusiasm and showcase the power of National Socialism.

  • We spend the morning visiting the Palace of Justice, site of the post-war Nuremberg Trials. In the afternoon we explore the historical center of Nuremberg with a walking tour of the one-time capital of the Holy Roman Empire.

  • 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.

  • 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 morning we travel to our final destination, the German capital of Berlin. We visit the House of the Wannsee Conference, where the details of the implementation of the Final Solution to the Jewish Question were hashed out. We then stop at the 1936 Olympic Stadium.

  • We spend the morning visiting the German-Russian Museum in Berlin where Wilhelm Keitel signed the unconditional surrender on May 8, 1945. 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 and the site of Hitler’s bunker.

  • The Cold War is explored in the morning, with visits to Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall. Our guests have free time in the afternoon to roam this surprisingly green city and its myriad of sites.

  • After saying goodbye, our guests are transferred to Berlin's Tegel Airport for their return flights.

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