Poland, East Germany & World War II (RV)

13 Day Tour from Warsaw to Munich

2020 Tour Details

This tour of Poland and Eastern 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 significant to World War II—with overnights in Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Dresden, Berlin, Weimar, Nuremberg, and Munich.

Throughout this tour, visit some of the World War II concentration camps. Walk around the most infamous, Auschwitz and Birkenau, and see chilling reminders of the Holocaust: visit Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar; constructed in 1937, it was one of the largest concentration camps; and visit Dachau concentration camp, which started out as a work camp for German dissidents.

In Krakow, visit the Remuh Synagogue, and the Oskar Schindler Factory, a museum devoted to the wartime experiences of Krakow and made famous in the movie Schindler's List. Also visit the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Courtroom 600 (if available), and learn about the background and repercussions of the trials at the original location where they were held, as well as the Documentation Center and Zeppelin Field, where thousands of people gathered for Nazi rallies. These experiences – plus specialty dinners at local restaurants in Warsaw, Dresden and Nuremberg are just some of the special inclusions Globus offers to ensure your vacation is unique.

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

All of this and much more is included in this impressive World War II tour to Poland and Eastern 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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the Oskar Schindler Factory; guided sightseeing
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
See the monument commemorating the meeting of 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 dinner at a local restaurant
DACHAU
Visit the site of the former concentration camp
MUNICH
Visit Marienplatz; farewell dinner

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

Notes:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler
  • 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:

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

Transportation:

Motorcoach.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners, including dinners at a local restaurant in Warsaw, Dresden and Nuremberg

 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 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. Later, maybe join an optional excursion.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 WARSAW–AUSCHWITZ/BIRKENAU–KRAKOW

Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau, and see what is left of the notorious World War II CONCENTRATION CAMPS, chilling reminders of the Holocaust. Then, continue to Krakow, for centuries the residence of Polish kings.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi / 500 km

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Day 4 KRAKOW

This morning, consider 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, and visit the REMUH Synagogue. In the afternoon, visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the OSKAR SCHINDLER FACTORY, made famous in the movie Schindler’s List. Perhaps join tonight’s optional Polish dinner and folklore show.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 KRAKOW–WROCLAW

Guided sightseeing in ancient Krakow features the 14th-century Jagiellonian University, St. Mary’s Church, and a walk to the Market Square. See the former Gleiwitz radio station on the way to Wroclaw, historical capital of Silesia. Through the ages, this impressive city belonged 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.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi / 300 km

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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, first destroyed by fire, then destroyed by bombing, and finally restored in 1985; and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche. Afterward, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner with local specialties awaits in Dresden’s well-known Am Pulverturm restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi / 330 km

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Day 7 DRESDEN–TORGAU–BERLIN

Hear about Joe Polowsky on your way to Torgau then, see the monument commemorating the meeting of US and Soviet forces during World War II. 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 boulevard Unter den Linden with its historical buildings like the Berlin Cathedral and State Opera House, and the Museum Island. Make a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, the restored Reichstag, the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten Park, Charlottenburg Palace, and the elegant Ku-Damm. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged bell-tower, have a picture stop at the Holocaust Memorial, and pass the former Allied Checkpoint Charlie.
Today’s Distance: 196 mi / 315 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 AT LEISURE IN BERLIN

A full day at leisure offers the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Potsdam.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 BERLIN–WEIMAR. EXCURSION TO BUCHENWALD

Weimar has always been an important city for Germany in many ways, politically and culturally. During your walking tour, see the theater where the Weimar Constitution that governed Germany between the two World Wars was drafted. It was also the city where great poets like Goethe and Schiller lived and the birthplace of Weimar Classicism, a humanistic cultural movement. In the afternoon, a visit has been included to Buchenwald at the site of the former CONCENTRATION CAMP. Return to Weimar.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km

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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, dinner includes traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste at the Bratwurst Röslein restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km

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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, and explore MARIENPLATZ with the Old and New Town Halls, and the gothic Frauenkirche.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 MUNICH

Today an optional excursion to spectacular Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest is available. This evening, look forward to a farewell dinner to say auf Wiedersehen to your traveling companions and to share your feelings about this intriguing and emotional encounter with World War II historic sites.

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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. 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

Warsaw
Krakow
Wroclaw
Dresden
Berlin
Weimar
Nuremberg
Munich

 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 2019 travel year. 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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