Poland, East Germany & World War II (RV)

13 Day Tour from Warsaw to Munich

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This World War II escorted tour in Poland and East Germany is the perfect vacation for those who are interested in World War II. Your tour starts in Warsaw and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll visit cities, concentration camps, and places important during World War II—with overnights in Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Dresden, Berlin, Weimar, Nuremberg, and Munich.

Throughout this tour, you’ll visit some of the concentration camps used during World War II. Visit the most infamous, Auschwitz and Birkenau, where you’ll see chilling reminders of the Holocaust. You'll visit the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar. Constructed in 1937, it was one of the largest concentration camps. You'll also visit the site of the former Dachau concentration camp, which started out as a work camp for German dissidents.

In Krakow, you'll visit the Remuh Synagogue, and the Oskar Schindler Factory, a museum devoted to the wartime experiences in Krakow and made famous in the movie Schindler's List. You'll have the opportunity to visit the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Courtroom 600 (based on availability) where you’ll learn about the background and repercussions of the trials at the original location where they were held. You'll also visit the Documentation Center and Zeppelin Field, where thousands of people gathered for Nazi rallies. These experiences are some of the special inclusions designed to ensure your guided tour of WWII sites is truly unique and meaningful.

World War II brought devastation to the cities that were bombed, and you'll visit some of those cities. In Dresden, enjoy a guided walking tour of this city that was badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945 and has since been restored. In Berlin, visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a symbol of reconciliation.

All of this and much more are included in this stirring World War II guided tour in Poland and East Germany.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

WARSAW
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of St. John
AUSCHWITZ & BIRKENAU
Visit the former concentration camps
KRAKOW
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Guided walking tour of Kazimierz, visit the Remuh Synagogue and the Oskar Schindler Factory; guided sightseeing, visit St. Mary’s Church
WROCLAW
Guided sightseeing, visit the market square
DRESDEN
Guided walking tour, visit the Zwinger Palace Courtyard; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner at a local restaurant
TORGAU
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite See the monument commemorating the meeting of the US and Soviet forces; visit the courtyard of Hartenfels Castle
BERLIN
Guided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
WEIMAR
Orientation
BUCHENWALD
Visit the site of the former concentration camp
NUREMBERG
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Courtroom 600 (if available), Documentation Center, Zeppelin Field; walking tour of the Old Town; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special dinner at a local restaurant
DACHAU
Visit the site of the former concentration camp
MUNICH
Visit Marienplatz; farewell dinner

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveller
  • Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest is normally open from mid-May to end-September. Check with your Tour Director for the availability of this excursion

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Classical Weimar
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Historic Centre of Krakow
  • Historic Centre of Warsaw

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Warsaw, special dinners in Dresden and Nuremberg, and a farewell dinner in Munich.

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN WARSAW, POLAND

Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner at one of Warsaw’s excellent restaurants.

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Day 2 WARSAW

Your Local Guide will tell you about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway city between East and West. See the medieval Stare Miasto (Old Quarter) with its market square and 14th-century CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN, the “wedding cake” Palace of Culture and Science, neoclassical Lazienki Palace, and the remnants of the Jewish ghetto. An optional excursion to the Royal Castle is available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 WARSAW–AUSCHWITZ/BIRKENAU–KRAKOW

Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau, and see what is left of the CONCENTRATION CAMPS, chilling reminders of the Holocaust and the most notorious among the World War II concentration camps. Then, continue to Krakow, for centuries the residence of Polish kings.

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Day 4 KRAKOW

This morning, there is a chance to join an optional excursion to the Wieliczka salt mines. Back in Krakow, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite follow your Local Guide for a stroll through Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarter; a visit to the REMUH Synagogue; and a visit to the OSKAR SCHINDLER FACTORY, made famous in the movie Schindler’s List. How about tonight’s optional Polish dinner and folklore show?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 KRAKOW–WROCLAW

Your sightseeing with a Local Guide in ancient Krakow features the Market Square, 14th-century Jagiellonian University, and ST. MARY’S CHURCH. Take pictures of impressive Wawel Royal Castle. Next is Wroclaw, historical capital of Silesia. This impressive city belonged over the ages to Bohemia, Austria, Prussia, Germany, and (after 1945) to Poland. Hear about its turbulent history during your guided tour, and admire its highlights, such as the cathedral and the MARKET SQUARE with its fine patrician houses.

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Day 6 WROCLAW–DRESDEN, GERMANY

Cross the border and arrive in Dresden, former capital of Saxony. Badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, the city has since been restored to its baroque splendor. During your guided walking tour, visit the Zwinger Palace COURTYARD to admire its impressive architecture; the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, originally built in 1841, once destroyed by fire, then destroyed by bombing, and finally restored in 1985; and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche. Afterwards, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a great dinner and local specialties awaits you in Dresden’s well-known Am Pulverturm restaurant.

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Day 7 DRESDEN–TORGAU–BERLIN

Hear about Joe Polowsky on your way to Torgau then, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite see the monument commemorating the meeting of US and Soviet forces during World War II, and visit the COURTYARD at magnificent Hartenfels Castle. Continue to Berlin, capital of reunited Germany. Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the elegant Ku’damm, the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, and the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten park. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged tower, drive along Unter den Linden boulevard, and pass the State Opera House and Checkpoint Charlie.

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Day 8 AT LEISURE IN BERLIN

All day at leisure to further explore this fascinating city and to join an optional excursion to Potsdam.

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Day 9 BERLIN–WEIMAR. EXCURSION TO BUCHENWALD

In Weimar, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk through this pretty town. See the houses where great poets like Goethe and Schiller lived and the theater where the Weimar Constitution was drafted. In the afternoon, a special visit has been included to Buchenwald at the site of the former CONCENTRATION CAMP. Return to Weimar.

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Day 10 WEIMAR–NUREMBERG

Arrive in Nuremberg and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the MEMORIUM NUREMBERG TRIALS and COURTROOM 600 (if available), followed by visits to the impressive DOCUMENTATION CENTER and ZEPPELIN FIELD. In the afternoon, walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town, known for children’s toys and gingerbread. Admire the impressive medieval ramparts; St. Sebald Church, painstakingly reconstructed as a monument to peace from the rubble of near-total wartime destruction; and the Schöner Brunnen, a 14th-century fountain dedicated to the Holy Roman Empire. It is said that it brings good luck to spin the two brass rings. Tonight, a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special dinner to taste the traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste has been prepared for you at Bratwurst Röslein restaurant.

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Day 11 NUREMBERG–DACHAU–MUNICH

Visit the site of the former Dachau CONCENTRATION CAMP, which started out as a work camp for German dissidents. Then, continue to Munich, Bavaria’s capital. Explore MARIENPLATZ with the Old and New Town Halls, and the gothic Frauenkirche.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 MUNICH

Today is your chance to join an optional excursion to spectacular Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest (available only from mid-May to end-September and weather-permitting). This evening, a farewell dinner has been prepared to say auf Wiedersehen to your travel companions and to share your feelings about this exciting and emotional encounter with World War II.

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Day 13 MUNICH

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

WERNER HARTLIEB

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I enjoy sharing insights about the always-changing countries of Central Europe. What I like just as much, if not more, is the camaraderie that guests form. With each tour, I am astonished by this. A group of strangers at the start, they get acquainted with each other in a pleasant way and sometimes take home friendships for life. I think it is great this takes place while exploring new regions and discovering new cultures.

Tour Director - WERNER HARTLIEB

 Accommodations

Warsaw
Krakow
Wroclaw
Dresden
Berlin
Weimar
Nuremberg
Munich

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Warsaw
Krakow
Berlin
Munich

Warsaw

Royal Castle

Royal Castle

Explore the beautiful Royal Castle together with you local guide

Price Range: $

Krakow

Polka Party with Dinner

Polka Party with Dinner

What about experiencing an authenitc Polish evening?

Price Range: $$

World Famous Wieliczka Salt Mines

World Famous Wieliczka Salt Mines

A visit to this thousand-year-old salt "theme park" will be a memorable experience!

Price Range: $$

Berlin

Berlin Dinner

Berlin Dinner

Savor a tasty 3-course meal in a local restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Potsdam Private Tour

Potsdam Private Tour

Discover the glory of Potsdam, including fabulous Sanssouci Palace; the FBI and KGB¿s Cold War spy-exchange bridge; and Cecilienhof Palace, where Truman, Churchill, and Stalin partitioned Germany at the Potsdam Conference.

Price Range: $$

Berlin's Hidden Past

Berlin's Hidden Past

Much of Berlin's history is nowadays buried underground though some of it is hidden in plain sight if you know where to look...

Price Range: $

Munich

Bavarian Evening

Bavarian Evening

Where is the beer capital of the world? ...Obviously it is MUNICH!

Price Range: $$

Spectacular Berchtesgaden

Spectacular Berchtesgaden

Spectacular drive out of Salzburg and enjoy the view of the Austrian and Bavarian Alps

Price Range: $$

Excursion to Linderhof Castle

Excursion to Linderhof Castle

Visit King Ludwig's Linderhof Castle, famous for its Italian-style terraced gardens.

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $2,480*
12 guests in a party: $1,025*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for both 2018 and 2019 travel years unless tour will no longer be offered in 2019. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

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