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.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

WARSAW
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of St. John

AUSCHWITZ/BIRKENAU
Visit the former concentration camps

KRAKOW
LF Guided walking tour of Kazimierz, visit the Remuh Synagogue and LF the Oskar Schindler Factory; guided sightseeing

WROCLAW
Guided sightseeing, visit the market square

DRESDEN
Guided walking tour, visit the Zwinger Palace Courtyard; LF 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
LF Visit the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Courtroom 600 (if available), Documentation Center, Zeppelin Field; walking tour of the Old Town; LF dinner at a local restaurant

DACHAU
Visit the site of the former concentration camp

MUNICH
Visit Marienplatz; farewell dinner

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

Transportation:

Motorcoach.

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily, 6 Dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN WARSAW, POLAND Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Dinner Dinner

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Day 2

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

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITIONS Explore the historic city of Warsaw where you’ll visit the medieval old town and the impressive 14th-century Cathedral of St. John. The Cathedral has witnessed coronations of Polish kings, royal weddings, and funerals throughout Polish history. During World War II it suffered heavy damage as it was in the midst of the Warsaw uprising.


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Day 3

WARSAW–AUSCHWITZ/BIRKENAU–KRAKOW History Lessons AUSCHWITZ/BIRKENAU Visit the former concentration camps.
Drive to Krakow.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
249 mi / 400 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS A visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau is a sobering and moving experience; a chilling reminder of an era in human history we shall never forget. This opportunity to see the sites where so many lives were affected by the cruelty of the Third Reich during WWII is an unforgettable lesson in history and a cautionary tale for the future. In fact, the subject of the Holocaust is a mandatory part of German school curriculum, with almost all students having visited a camp or memorial.


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Day 4

KRAKOW Heroic Figures KRAKOW Free time this morning before a LF guided walking tour of Kazimierz, the Old Jewish Quarter, and a visit to the Remuh Synagogue. Free time for lunch before LF visiting the Oskar Schindler Factory.
Breakfast Breakfast

LOCAL FAVORITE
HISTORY & HERITAGE A wealth of history to be discovered in Krakow’s Jewish Quarter. Hear the stories of the important role Kazimierz played throughout European history. Visit the Remuh Synagogue which dates back to the sixteenth century and is still active today.


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Day 5

KRAKOW–WROCLAW Gothic Tales 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.
Breakfast Breakfast
186 mi / 300 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEM Explore the wonderful town of Wrocław on the Oder River in western Poland. Browse the Market Square, lined with elegant townhouses and see the Gothic Old Town Hall and astronomical clock.


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Day 6

WROCLAW–DRESDEN, GERMANY German Jewels DRESDEN Guided walking tour features the Zwinger Palace Courtyard. LF Dinner with local specialties at Am Pulverturm restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
168 mi / 270 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEM Explore the heart of Dresden with a walk to Zwinger Palace courtyard. Revered for its stunning Baroque architecture and beautiful gardens, this spectacular palace complex is the most famous building in Dresden.


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Day 7

DRESDEN–TORGAU–BERLIN Remembrance & Faith 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.
Breakfast Breakfast
155 mi / 250 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT Hartenfels Castle is home to the first purpose-built Protestant church. This spiritual heart of the Lutheran Reformation was blessed by Martin Luther himself in 1544. See the courtyard of this architectural masterpiece in Torgau overlooking the Elbe River.


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Day 8

BERLIN The Boulevards of Berlin BERLIN Enjoy a free day.
Breakfast Breakfast

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE Berlin is a city to be explored and enjoyed. See the street art of the East Side Gallery where a portion of the Berlin Wall now serves as a memorial of freedom painted by local artists. See the classic Cosmonaut mural in Mariannenstrasse or head to the Kreuzberg district for a leisurely stroll along Landwehr Canal.


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Day 9

BERLIN–WEIMAR. EXCURSION TO BUCHENWALD Loss & Liberation WEIMAR Take an orientation walk.
BUCHENWALD Join an afternoon visit to the former concentration camp before returning to Weimar.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
199 mi / 320 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT Buchenwald was the largest Nazi concentration camp in Germany. During the war over 56.000people lost their lives whilst imprisoned here. After the war it was converted to a Soviet internment camp for German prisoners of war, of whom 7.000 died.


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Day 10

WEIMAR–NUREMBERG Recording History NUREMBERG LF Visit the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Courtroom 600 (if available), the Documentation Center, and the Zeppelin Field. Take an orientation walk this afternoon through the pedestrian area of the Old Town. LF Enjoy dinner with traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste (small sausages) at the Bratwurst Röslein restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
152 mi / 245 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT A target for allied bombings, Nuremberg was an important symbol to the Nazi regime having been the location of the party rallies. It was chosen by the Allies as the location of the Nurenberg Trials. Visit the Courthouse where you’ll learn all about these historic trials.


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Day 11

NUREMBERG–DACHAU–MUNICH Dark History & A Brighter Future DACHAU Visit the site of the former concentration camp.
MUNICH Orientation tour includes the Marienplatz.
Breakfast Breakfast
137 mi / 220 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Experience the geographical and cultural heart of Munich at its Marienplatz, the town square since 1158. Stroll through the home to historic buildings, including the Old and New Town Halls in the picturesque heart and soul of the city.


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Day 12

MUNICH Auf Wiedersehen, Munich! MUNICH Enjoy a free day in Munich before a farewell dinner this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE If steins and suds are on your mind, then Munich is the place to sip and socialize at the city’s bustling biergartens. Raise a glass to your fantastic European vacation and the new and wonderful friends you’ve made along the way. Prost!


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Day 13

MUNICH Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 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

TUNDE DALOS

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" Many people have ancestors from Central Europe. Maybe you do as well! Come discover this unique part of the world. I love showing travelers the spirit of these countries through history, culture, and lifestyle. Born in Hungary, I know this region well, and am sure you'll enjoy each moment. You'll return home with the greatest memories and a little piece of my heart! Don't call it a dream, call it a plan!"

Tour Director -  TUNDE DALOS

 Accommodations

WARSAW

NYX HOTEL WARSAW

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
  Free Wifi

KRAKOW

INX DESIGN

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

WROCLAW

WYNDHAM WROCLAW OLD TOWN

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
  Free Wifi

DRESDEN

NH COLLECTION DRESDEN ALTMARKT

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

BERLIN

ABBA BERLIN

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

WEIMAR

LEONARDO HOTEL WEIMAR

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

NUREMBERG

NH COLLECTION NUERNBERG CITY

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

MUNICH

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON MUNICH ARABELLAPARK

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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