Poland, East Germany & World War II (RV)

13 days from Warsaw to Munich

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Whether you’re fascinated by history, heritage, or both, this moving tour of Poland and Eastern Germany traces the steps of army officers, privates and prisoners, but also of parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents through some of the most notable sites of World War II. From Warsaw to Munich, you’ll visit significant wartime cities, concentration camps, and memorials, hearing the touching stories of unwavering courage, resilience, and heroism along the way. The Oskar Schindler Factory made famous in the movie Schindler’s List, the courthouse of the Nuremberg Trials, and the former concentration camps of Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Dachau, highlight the tragedies of the deadliest war in history. Visits to Dresden, Berlin, Weimar, and Nuremberg, get you up close to the beautiful cities once fiercely destroyed and painstakingly restored.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Save 10% per person on select 2022 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
Poland, East Germany & World War II map

 Photo Highlights

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

  • Historic Centre of Krakow
  • Historic Centre of Warsaw

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN WARSAW, POLAND

Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 2 WARSAW

WARSAW Guided sightseeing includes the Cathedral of St. John. Free time this afternoon and evening.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Warsaw with an excursion to Wilanów Palace. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 3 WARSAW–AUSCHWITZ/BIRKENAU–KRAKOW

AUSCHWITZ/BIRKENAU Visit the former concentration camps.
Drive to Krakow.
311 mi / 500 km

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Day 4 KRAKOW

KRAKOW Free time this morning before a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite guided walking tour of Kazimierz, the Old Jewish Quarter, and a visit to the Remuh Synagogue.
Free time for lunch before Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visiting the Oskar Schindler Factory.

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Day 5 KRAKOW–WROCLAW

KRAKOW Guided sightseeing includes sights of St. Mary’s Church.
See the former Gleiwitz radio station en route to Wroclaw.
WROCLAW Guided sightseeing includes Market Square.
186 mi / 300 km

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Day 6 WROCLAW–DRESDEN, GERMANY

DRESDEN Guided walking tour features the Zwinger Palace Courtyard. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Dinner with local specialties at Am Pulverturm restaurant.
205 mi / 330 km

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Day 7 DRESDEN–TORGAU–BERLIN

TORGAU See the monument commemorating the meeting of US and Soviet forces and visit the Courtyard at Hartenfels Castle.
BERLIN Guided sightseeing includes the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and picture stops at Brandenburg Gate and Holocaust Memorial.
196 mi / 315 km

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Day 8 BERLIN

BERLIN Free day.

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Day 9 BERLIN–WEIMAR. EXCURSION TO BUCHENWALD

WEIMAR Orientation walk.
BUCHENWALD Afternoon visit to the former concentration camp before returning to Weimar.
199 mi / 320 km

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Day 10 WEIMAR–NUREMBERG

NUREMBERG Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Courtroom 600 (if available), the Documentation Center, and the Zeppelin Field. Orientation walk this afternoon through the pedestrian area of the Old Town. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Dinner with traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste (small sausages) at the Bratwurst Röslein restaurant.
193 mi / 310 km

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Day 11 NUREMBERG–DACHAU–MUNICH

DACHAU Visit the site of the former concentration camp.
MUNICH Orientation tour includes the Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls.
137 mi / 220 km

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Day 12 MUNICH

MUNICH Free day. Farewell dinner at your hotel this evening.

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Day 13 MUNICH

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are 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

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


Warsaw
Krakow
Berlin
Munich

Warsaw

Wilanów Palace, Poland's Versailles

Wilanów Palace, Poland's Versailles

Enjoy a visit to gorgeous Wilanow Palace known as the Polish Versailles

Price Range: $

Krakow

Polish Polka and Dinner Party

Polish Polka and Dinner Party

Let down your hair and enjoy a fun evening of authentic Polish cuisine, wine, and lively polka music and dancing.

Price Range: $$

World Famous Wieliczka Salt Mine

World Famous Wieliczka Salt Mine

Visit one of Nature's most exciting theme parks: Wieliczka Salt Mine, 12 million years in the making! From underground lakes to chapels made of salt, you won't want to miss this unforgettable experience!

Price Range: $$

Berlin

Berlin Dinner

Berlin Dinner

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

Price Range: $$

Discover Potsdam

Discover Potsdam

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

Get a peek into Berlin's WWII past, including the Soviet War Memorial, East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, and a visit to the Topography of Terror, site of Gestapo and SS headquarters.

Price Range: $

Munich

Dinner at a Bavarian Beer Hall

Dinner at a Bavarian Beer Hall

Get a firsthand look at Munich's rich beer heritage as you visit an authentic Bavarian beer hall for a typical 3-course dinner with Bavarian beer!

Price Range: $$

Linderhof Castle

Linderhof Castle

Visit Linderhof, one of "Mad" King Ludwig's most magnificent castles, on this unforgettable journey into the forested valley of the Ammergau Alps.

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: $2,484*
18 guests in a party: $452*

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 2020 and 2021 travel years. 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.



The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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