16-day World War II Memorial Tour of Europe

$4,140 p.p. dbl. occ. (2023)
16 Days
6 Countries
24 Meals

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  16-day tour featuring Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland and France. Revisit the dramatic history of World War II as Image Tours brings you to famous battle sites, war museums and memorials. Many scenic and cultural highlights are also included, providing an enjoyable combination of learning and leisure.

2022 Departure Dates Price*
Jun-22-2022 SOLD OUT $4,040 pp
Sep-05-2022 $200PP DISCOUNT $4,040 pp
Sep-07-2022 $200PP DISCOUNT $4,040 pp
2023 Departure Dates Price*
May-10-2023 $200PP DISCOUNT $4,140 pp
Jun-21-2023 $200PP DISCOUNT $4,140 pp
Sep-06-2023 $200PP DISCOUNT $4,140 pp

Tour Year 2022

DAY 1 - Overnight flight to Europe.

The Trip Documents will provide guidance for airport check-in and for your arrival in Europe. Relax on your transatlantic flight with the assurance that Image Tours has taken care of all the details.

DAY 2 - GERMANY . . Arrival at Frankfurt Airport – Bavaria.

Upon arrival, clear passport control and collect your luggage. Refer to the “Arrival Instructions” in the Trip Documents for directions on where and when to meet your tour manager. Settle into your comfortable motor coach on the way to your hotel in the scenic and festive state of Bavaria. Get acquainted with your fellow tour members during the “Welcome to Europe” dinner. (Dinner)

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DAY 3 - GERMANY . . Nuremberg - Bavaria.

Your bus transfer into the city center introduces you to the history of Nuremberg. Hitler staged his propaganda rallies here and, after his fall, it was chosen as the location for the War Trials. You will have an opportunity to see the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Congress Hall, and Palace of Justice where the War Trials were held. The Documentation Center’s temporary exhibit (during the 2021-2023 renovations) considers the causes and consequences of Nazi Germany. Discover the Old Town’s half-timbered buildings and gingerbread shops before returning to your Bavaria hotel for dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4 - GERMANY . . Dachau - Munich - Alpine Village.

Leave Nuremberg for a somber visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp. At the entrance, you are prompted to reflect on the incomprehensible as your tour manager translates the German phrase on the iron gate: ARBEIT MACHT FREI (Work Makes One Free). Study the exhibit recounting the “path of the prisoners” and see the site of the former barracks. Your tour continues to Munich, the elegant capital of Bavaria. Pass points of interest, such as the Hitler Building, on your way to the Marienplatz, a pedestrian-only zone where historic buildings are cleverly interspersed with modern store fronts. The centerpiece of the square is the Rathaus (Town Hall) with its captivating Glockenspiel (clock tower). Following your visit to Munich, head south into the mountain range along the German/Austrian border, where you will spend the next two nights in an Alpine Village. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 5 - GERMANY/AUSTRIA . . Alpine Village.

Enjoy a relaxing day in the surroundings of your hotel. Your Alpine Village offers a variety of options for leisure activities amid the spectacular mountain scenery. Another choice is to join the full day optional Salzburg & Eagle’s Nest with Dinner excursion (see Optional Excursions), which includes a guided visit to the Kehlsteinhaus, Hitler’s mountain hideaway, followed by an afternoon in Salzburg, known as Mozart’s birthplace and the setting for “The Sound of Music.” Spend a second night at your peaceful Alpine Village hotel. (Breakfast)

DAY 6 - GERMANY . . Ulm – Bad Herrenalb.

After breakfast, travel to Ulm to view the imposing Ulm Minster with the tallest church steeple in the world. This afternoon, make a stop at the grave of Erwin Rommel, the German general who was forced to commit suicide when Hitler suspected him of treason. End the day with a buffet dinner at your hotel in Bad Herrenalb, on the northern edge of Germany’s Black Forest. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7 - FRANCE . . St. Avold – Fort Hackenberg & GERMANY . . Igel.

Follow a scenic route through the Alsace Region and the Vosges Mountains. This area was the site of heavy fighting in the fall of 1944. You will make a stop at Lorraine’s American Cemetery in St. Avold, the largest American World War II cemetery in Europe. The afternoon is reserved for a tour of Fort Hackenberg, part of the Maginot Line, which was constructed between the world wars as a defense against any future German invasions. Your hotel for the next two nights will be in Igel, a town near the three-country border of France, Luxembourg and Germany. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 8 - LUXEMBOURG . . American Cemetery - Diekirch, BELGIUM . . Ardennes – Bastogne & GERMANY . . Trier – Igel.

The morning stop is at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg where General George Patton is buried. Continue into the Belgian Ardennes Region and arrive in Bastogne to view the star-shaped Mardasson Monument, a tribute to the soldiers who died in the Battle of Ardennes. You will also see the fox holes used by Easy Company, whose stories inspired the TV mini-series “Band of Brothers.” Your travels this afternoon take you to the Luxembourg National Museum of Military History in Diekirch. Trier, the oldest city in Germany, provides an intriguing backdrop for your independent dinner, before returning to your hotel in Igel. (Breakfast)

DAY 9 - GERMANY . . Rhine River – Remagen – Rhine-Ruhr Region.

Motor to one of the most beautiful stretches of the Rhine River where you will board a river steamer for a boat ride past endearing villages, medieval fortresses, and hillside vineyards known for producing the distinctive Rhine wines. Continue through the Rhine River Valley to Remagen to view the remains of the Ludendorff Bridge, the last standing bridge on the Rhine, which was captured by U.S. soldiers on March 7, 1945. By mid-afternoon, continue to your Rhine-Ruhr region hotel. Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10 - HOLLAND . . Groesbeek – Nijmegen – South Holland.

Crossing the border, focus on sites significant to World War II liberation efforts in The Netherlands (Holland), including locations associated with Operation Market Garden. The bridge over the Waal River at Nijmegen was a strategic asset reclaimed after the historical crossing of American paratroopers. Travel Hell’s Highway and stop at the memorial in Overasselt, commemorating the site of the largest airborne operation of all time. This day will also feature a visit to one of the local museums documenting the World War II resistance in The Netherlands. Continue to your South Holland hotel for check-in and dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 11 - HOLLAND . . Amsterdam – South Holland.

Travel through Holland's countryside, characterized by canals, dikes and windmills, as you make your way to the dynamic city of Amsterdam. Your visit begins with a ride aboard a glass-topped boat through Amsterdam’s harbor and canals where you will see numerous bridges, boathouses and bicycles while gliding past 17th-century gabled houses. During an independent lunch, try a pannekoek (Dutch pancake) or other local specialties. This afternoon, walk to the main square, an ideal focal point for your individual exploration. Return to your South Holland hotel for dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 12 - BELGIUM . . Antwerp & FRANCE . . Caen.

Today consists of a full day of travel from Holland to Caen, France, with a stop in the port city of Antwerp, Belgium. Explore the central market square with its irresistible chocolate shops and convivial outdoor cafés serving Belgian Waffles. Continue the drive into France for an early evening check-in at your Caen hotel where dinner is served shortly after your arrival. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 13 - FRANCE . . Normandy Landing Beaches – Caen.

The entire day is spent touring the famous Normandy Landing Beaches. From Caen, drive to the coast and stop at Pointe du Hoc to view the German fortifications. You’ll also travel to Utah Beach and Sainte-Mère-Église, the site where paratroopers landed during World War II as portrayed in the movie “The Longest Day.” Visit Sainte-Mère-Église Airborne Museum before continuing to Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. Proceed to the artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer. At today’s final stop in the village of Arromanches, view remnants of the artificial harbor and reflect on the sights of the day over an independent dinner. (Breakfast)

DAY 14 - FRANCE . . Caen – Paris.

Spend the morning touring the Caen Peace Memorial and Museum, established to honor the liberators, victims, and all those who continue to fight for peace. As you depart Caen, pause at the Pegasus Bridge for a guided visit to understand how its capture by the British 6th Airborne division was instrumental in deterring a German counterattack. By late afternoon, arrive in Paris and spend the evening exploring the Montmartre District, where Paris looks as it does in old paintings and artists still display their works. An uphill walk to the Sacré-Coeur Basilica rewards you with expansive views of the cityscape. Montmartre boasts many restaurants and characteristic sidewalk cafés perfect for an independent dinner in the French capital. (Breakfast)

DAY 15 - FRANCE . . Paris.

The day is devoted to Paris, La Ville Lumìere ("City of Light"). On your way into the center, see the Arc de Triomphe which has been the staging area for victory parades throughout history including those following World War II. Your tour manager will also direct you to the location of other principal sights, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, and Louvre Museum (open every day except Tuesday). Before beginning your free time, we suggest joining the optional Seine River Cruise excursion (see Optional Excursions). This evening, join your travel companions for a festive "Farewell Dinner" with roving musicians and enticing French dishes at an authentic Parisian bistro. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 16 - Daytime flight back to U.S.A.

Transfer to the Paris Airport for your return flight home. (Breakfast)

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DAY 1 - Overnight flight to Europe.

Overnight flight from the U.S.A. to Frankfurt, Germany.

DAY 2 - GERMANY . . Arrival at Frankfurt Airport – Bavaria.

Arrival at Frankfurt Airport. Meet your tour manager, board your deluxe motor coach and travel (1¾ hrs) through the Franconian Wine Region. After a rest stop, continue (1½ hrs) to Nuremberg. Freshen up for the welcome dinner at the hotel in Nuremberg, located in the festive state of Bavaria. (Dinner)

DAY 3 - GERMANY . . Nuremberg - Bavaria.

During an introductory sightseeing (1 hr), experience the history of Nuremberg and view the site of the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, the Congress Hall, and the Palace of Justice where the War Trials were held. Return (½ hr) to your hotel this evening for dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4 - GERMANY . . Dachau - Munich - Alpine Village.

Depart Nuremburg (1¼ hrs) and after a morning stop travel (1¼ hrs) to Dachau Concentration Camp. In the afternoon continue (½ hr) to the elegant Bavarian capital of Munich. Depart Munich in the late afternoon to spend two nights in Unken (2 hrs), just south of the German/Austrian border. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 5 - GERMANY/AUSTRIA . . Alpine Village.

Enjoy a day of leisure or join your tour manager for the full day optional Salzburg & Eagle's Nest with Dinner excursion, including a guided visit to Hitler's mountain hide-a-way (1 hr), sightseeing in Salzburg (½ hr) and an authentic Austrian dinner (1 hr) before returning (1 hr) to your hotel in Unken. (Breakfast)

DAY 6 - GERMANY . . Ulm – Bad Herrenalb.

Return to Germany (2 hrs) and after a morning stop proceed (2 hrs) to Ulm for an independent lunch and views of the imposing Ulm Minster. Next, travel (1 hr) to the Rommel Memorial. Continue (2¼ hrs) to Bad Herrenalb, on the northern edge of Germany's Black Forest. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7 - FRANCE . . St. Avold – Fort Hackenberg & GERMANY . . Igel.

Follow a scenic route (1¾ hrs) through the Alsace Region and Vosges Mountains. On to (1 hr) Lorraine's American Cemetery, the largest American World War II cemetery in Europe. From here continue (1 hr) to Fort Hackenberg, part of the Maginot Line. After a visit, continue (1½ hrs) to your hotel in Igel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 8 - LUXEMBOURG . . American Cemetery - Diekirch, BELGIUM . . Ardennes – Bastogne & GERMANY . . Trier – Igel.

It's a short ride (¾ hr) to the American Cemetery in Luxembourg. Drive (1½ hrs) through the Belgian Ardennes Region and arrive in Bastogne. In the afternoon travel (¾ hr) to the Luxembourg National Museum of Military History in Diekirch. Transfer (1 hr) to Trier, the oldest city in Germany, for an independent dinner before returning (¼ hr) to your hotel in Igel. (Breakfast)

DAY 9 - GERMANY . . Rhine River – Remagen – Rhine-Ruhr Region.

In the morning, travel (2 hrs) to the legendary Rhine for a boat ride along one of the most beautiful stretches of the river. After disembarkation, proceed to Remagen (1 hr) to view the Ludendorff Bridge. Continue (1¼ hrs) to your hotel in the Rhine-Ruhr Region. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10 - HOLLAND . . Groesbeek – Nijmegen – South Holland.

Cross the border (2¼ hrs) on the way to Nijmegen to focus on the sites significant to WWII liberation efforts in the Netherlands. Visit (½ hr) one of the local museums before traveling (1½ hrs) through the Dutch countryside to your South Holland hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 11 - HOLLAND . . Amsterdam – South Holland.

Transfer (1½ hrs) to Amsterdam where a boat ride through the canals is followed by ample free time. In the evening, return (1½ hrs) to your South Holland hotel. (Breakfast)

DAY 12 - BELGIUM . . Antwerp & FRANCE . . Caen.

A full day of travel. Head south (1¾ hrs) into Belgium to visit the historic town of Antwerp. After free time in Antwerp, drive (2 hrs) to a lunch break near the French/Belgian border. Continue (2¼ hrs) to an afternoon stop in northwestern France. Just before dinner time, arrive (2 hrs) at your hotel in Caen. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 13 - FRANCE . . Normandy Landing Beaches – Caen.

This entire day is spent touring the famous Normandy Landing Beaches, including a visit to Pointe du Hoc, Utah Beach, Sainte-Mère-Église Airborne Museum and stops at Omaha Beach, the artillery battery at Longues-sur-mer and Arromanches (travel time between stops varies from ¼ hr to ¾ hr). Short transfer (½ hr) back to Caen. (Breakfast)

DAY 14 - FRANCE . . Caen – Paris.

Transfer (¼ hr) to the Caen Peace Memorial and Museum for a visit and then continue (½ hr) onto the Pegasus Bridge. Stop for lunch (1¾ hrs) in the French countryside on the way (1¾ hrs) to Paris. Spend the evening in the Montmartre District, an ideal place for your independent dinner (¼ hr). (Breakfast)

DAY 15 - FRANCE . . Paris.

A full day for individual exploration (¾ hr transfer in each direction) of Paris, during which you may wish to join the optional Seine River Cruise excursion. This evening, join your travel companions for a festive “Farewell Dinner” at an authentic Parisian bistro. (Breakfast)

DAY 16 - Daytime flight back to U.S.A.

Transfer (1 hr) to Paris Charles de Gualle Airport for a daytime flight back to the U.S.A. (Breakfast)

  •   View Hitler’s Nuremberg Rally Grounds with solemn contemplation
  •   Reflect during a sobering visit to Dachau Concentration Camp
  •   Listen to the chiming of the Glockenspiel on Munich’s main square
  •   Tour part of the Maginot Line defense structure at Fort Hackenberg
  •   Explore Bastogne, synonymous with the “Battle of the Bulge”
  •   Glide past castles and vineyards on a scenic Rhine River boat ride
  •   See first hand the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe in Paris
  •   Take a serene boat tour through the famed canals of Amsterdam
  •   Tour the Normandy Landing Beaches and Military Cemetery
  •   Accommodations in Superior Tourist Class or First Class hotels
  •   14 Breakfasts and 10 Dinners in addition to any in-flight meals
  •   Tour Manager for the full European duration of the tour
  •   Land Transportation in Europe by deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach
  •   Image Tours Touroclopedia® trip preparation tips
  •   Trip Documents with luggage tags, final details and travel guidance

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Seminaris Hotel Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Germany
  • hairdryer
  • satellite TV
  • mini-bar
  • in-room safe
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • bar
  • fitness center

Q! Hotel Maria Theresia

Kitzbühel, Austria
  • hairdryer
  • TV
  • free WIFI
  • in-room safe
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • fireplace lounge
  • casino
  • sauna
  • terrace

Landhotel Kirchenwirt

Unken, Austria
  • Hair dryer
  • television
  • mini-bar
  • in-room safe
  • free WI-FI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • bar
  • wellness area

Parkhotel Luise Bad Herrenalb

Bad Herrenalb, Germany
  • hairdryer
  • TV
  • radio
  • balcony
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • bar
  • indoor swimming pool
  • sauna
  • steam bath
  • safety deposit box at reception

Hotel Igeler Säule

Igel, Germany
  • hairdryer
  • satellite TV
  • free Wi-Fi
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • indoor swimming pool
  • sauna
  • safety deposit box at reception

Dorint Hotel Düren

Düren, Germany
  • hairdryer
  • air-conditioning
  • TV
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • terrace
  • fitness center

Dorint Parkhotel Bad Neuenahr

Bad Neuenahr, Germany
  • hairdryer
  • TV
  • mini-bar
  • in-room safe
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • lounge
  • indoor pool

NH Hotel Capelle

Capelle a/d Ijssel, The Netherlands
  • hairdryer
  • air conditioning
  • satellite TV
  • mini-bar
  • in room safe
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • bar

NH Noordwijk Conference Center Leeuwenhorst

Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
  • hairdryer
  • Television
  • in-room safe
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • bar
  • fitness room
  • sauna
  • indoor pool

Van der Valk Nieuwerkerk

Nieuwerkerk, The Netherlands
  • hairdryer
  • air conditioning
  • TV
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • bar
  • fitness room
  • sauna

Mercure Caen Côte de Nacre

Herouville-Saint-Clair, France
  • hairdryer
  • air conditioning
  • satellite TV
  • free WIFI
  • restaurants
  • bar
  • safety deposit box at reception
  • hairdryer
  • air conditioning
  • satellite TV
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • bar
  • lounge
  • internet center
  • safety deposit box at reception

SALZBURG & EAGLE'S NEST WITH DINNER

9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. $120.00

Upon arrival in Berchtesgaden, Germany, you will take a bus and elevator up to the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s mountain hide-away. In the case of halted bus operation, we will substitute a visit to the Obersalzburg Documentation Center. After an independent lunch, become acquainted with nearby Salzburg, famous home of the “Sound of Music” and Mozart. This excursion includes a traditional Austrian dinner at an alpine village restaurant.

SEINE RIVER CRUISE

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. $30.00

Glide along the Seine River by boat, while viewing the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and several other impressive sights in Paris. This excursion provides for excellent photo opportunities.

PARIS POST-TOUR EXTENSION

Tour Hotel. Available after the WWII Memorial Tour of Europe. Do you need more time in the

PARIS AND LONDON POST-TOUR 3-NIGHT EXTENSION

Available after the WWII Memorial Tour of Europe. If you would like to add London, consider a 3-night post-tour extension including 1 additional night at the Paris tour hotel and 2 nights at a London hotel. The package includes a London Hop-on-Hop-off bus day pass (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and rail from Paris to London.

Tour Year 2023

DAY 1 - Overnight flight to Europe.

The Trip Documents will provide guidance for airport check-in and for your arrival in Europe. Relax on your transatlantic flight with the assurance that Image Tours has taken care of all the details.

DAY 2 - GERMANY . . Arrival at Frankfurt Airport – Bavaria.

Upon arrival, clear passport control and collect your luggage. Refer to the “Arrival Instructions” in the Trip Documents for directions on where and when to meet your tour manager. Settle into your comfortable motor coach on the way to your hotel in the scenic and festive state of Bavaria. Get acquainted with your fellow tour members during the “Welcome to Europe” dinner. (Dinner)

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DAY 3 - GERMANY . . Nuremberg - Bavaria.

Your bus transfer into the city center introduces you to the history of Nuremberg. Hitler staged his propaganda rallies here and, after his fall, it was chosen as the location for the War Trials. You will have an opportunity to see the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Congress Hall, and Palace of Justice where the War Trials were held. The Documentation Center’s temporary exhibit (during the 2021-2023 renovations) considers the causes and consequences of Nazi Germany. Discover the Old Town’s half-timbered buildings and gingerbread shops before returning to your Bavaria hotel for dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4 - GERMANY . . Dachau - Munich - Alpine Village.

Leave Nuremberg for a somber visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp. At the entrance, you are prompted to reflect on the incomprehensible as your tour manager translates the German phrase on the iron gate: ARBEIT MACHT FREI (Work Makes One Free). Study the exhibit recounting the “path of the prisoners” and see the site of the former barracks. Your tour continues to Munich, the elegant capital of Bavaria. Pass points of interest, such as the Hitler Building, on your way to the Marienplatz, a pedestrian-only zone where historic buildings are cleverly interspersed with modern store fronts. The centerpiece of the square is the Rathaus (Town Hall) with its captivating Glockenspiel (clock tower). Following your visit to Munich, head south into the mountain range along the German/Austrian border, where you will spend the next two nights in an Alpine Village. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 5 - GERMANY/AUSTRIA . . Alpine Village.

Enjoy a relaxing day in the surroundings of your hotel. Your Alpine Village offers a variety of options for leisure activities amid the spectacular mountain scenery. Another choice is to join the full day optional Salzburg & Eagle’s Nest with Dinner excursion (see Optional Excursions), which includes a guided visit to the Kehlsteinhaus, Hitler’s mountain hideaway, followed by an afternoon in Salzburg, known as Mozart’s birthplace and the setting for “The Sound of Music.” Spend a second night at your peaceful Alpine Village hotel. (Breakfast)

DAY 6 - GERMANY . . Ulm – Bad Herrenalb.

After breakfast, travel to Ulm to view the imposing Ulm Minster with the tallest church steeple in the world. This afternoon, make a stop at the grave of Erwin Rommel, the German general who was forced to commit suicide when Hitler suspected him of treason. End the day with a buffet dinner at your hotel in Bad Herrenalb, on the northern edge of Germany’s Black Forest. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7 - FRANCE . . St. Avold – Fort Hackenberg & GERMANY . . Igel.

Follow a scenic route through the Alsace Region and the Vosges Mountains. This area was the site of heavy fighting in the fall of 1944. You will make a stop at Lorraine’s American Cemetery in St. Avold, the largest American World War II cemetery in Europe. The afternoon is reserved for a tour of Fort Hackenberg, part of the Maginot Line, which was constructed between the world wars as a defense against any future German invasions. Your hotel for the next two nights will be in Igel, a town near the three-country border of France, Luxembourg and Germany. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 8 - LUXEMBOURG . . American Cemetery - Diekirch, BELGIUM . . Ardennes – Bastogne & GERMANY . . Trier – Igel.

The morning stop is at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg where General George Patton is buried. Continue into the Belgian Ardennes Region and arrive in Bastogne to view the star-shaped Mardasson Monument, a tribute to the soldiers who died in the Battle of Ardennes. You will also see the fox holes used by Easy Company, whose stories inspired the TV mini-series “Band of Brothers.” Your travels this afternoon take you to the Luxembourg National Museum of Military History in Diekirch. Trier, the oldest city in Germany, provides an intriguing backdrop for your independent dinner, before returning to your hotel in Igel. (Breakfast)

DAY 9 - GERMANY . . Rhine River – Remagen – Rhine-Ruhr Region.

Motor to one of the most beautiful stretches of the Rhine River where you will board a river steamer for a boat ride past endearing villages, medieval fortresses, and hillside vineyards known for producing the distinctive Rhine wines. Continue through the Rhine River Valley to Remagen to view the remains of the Ludendorff Bridge, the last standing bridge on the Rhine, which was captured by U.S. soldiers on March 7, 1945. By mid-afternoon, continue to your Rhine-Ruhr region hotel. Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10 - HOLLAND . . Groesbeek – Nijmegen – South Holland.

Crossing the border, focus on sites significant to World War II liberation efforts in The Netherlands (Holland), including locations associated with Operation Market Garden. The bridge over the Waal River at Nijmegen was a strategic asset reclaimed after the historical crossing of American paratroopers. Travel Hell’s Highway and stop at the memorial in Overasselt, commemorating the site of the largest airborne operation of all time. This day will also feature a visit to one of the local museums documenting the World War II resistance in The Netherlands. Continue to your South Holland hotel for check-in and dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 11 - HOLLAND . . Amsterdam – South Holland.

Travel through Holland's countryside, characterized by canals, dikes and windmills, as you make your way to the dynamic city of Amsterdam. Your visit begins with a ride aboard a glass-topped boat through Amsterdam’s harbor and canals where you will see numerous bridges, boathouses and bicycles while gliding past 17th-century gabled houses. During an independent lunch, try a pannekoek (Dutch pancake) or other local specialties. This afternoon, walk to the main square, an ideal focal point for your individual exploration. Return to your South Holland hotel for dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 12 - BELGIUM . . Antwerp & FRANCE . . Caen.

Today consists of a full day of travel from Holland to Caen, France, with a stop in the port city of Antwerp, Belgium. Explore the central market square with its irresistible chocolate shops and convivial outdoor cafés serving Belgian Waffles. Continue the drive into France for an early evening check-in at your Caen hotel where dinner is served shortly after your arrival. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 13 - FRANCE . . Normandy Landing Beaches – Caen.

The entire day is spent touring the famous Normandy Landing Beaches. From Caen, drive to the coast and stop at Pointe du Hoc to view the German fortifications. You’ll also travel to Utah Beach and Sainte-Mère-Église, the site where paratroopers landed during World War II as portrayed in the movie “The Longest Day.” Visit Sainte-Mère-Église Airborne Museum before continuing to Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. Proceed to the artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer. At today’s final stop in the village of Arromanches, view remnants of the artificial harbor and reflect on the sights of the day over an independent dinner. (Breakfast)

DAY 14 - FRANCE . . Caen – Paris.

Spend the morning touring the Caen Peace Memorial and Museum, established to honor the liberators, victims, and all those who continue to fight for peace. As you depart Caen, pause at the Pegasus Bridge for a guided visit to understand how its capture by the British 6th Airborne division was instrumental in deterring a German counterattack. By late afternoon, arrive in Paris and spend the evening exploring the Montmartre District, where Paris looks as it does in old paintings and artists still display their works. An uphill walk to the Sacré-Coeur Basilica rewards you with expansive views of the cityscape. Montmartre boasts many restaurants and characteristic sidewalk cafés perfect for an independent dinner in the French capital. (Breakfast)

DAY 15 - FRANCE . . Paris.

The day is devoted to Paris, La Ville Lumìere ("City of Light"). On your way into the center, see the Arc de Triomphe which has been the staging area for victory parades throughout history including those following World War II. Your tour manager will also direct you to the location of other principal sights, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, and Louvre Museum (open every day except Tuesday). Before beginning your free time, we suggest joining the optional Seine River Cruise excursion (see Optional Excursions). This evening, join your travel companions for a festive "Farewell Dinner" with roving musicians and enticing French dishes at an authentic Parisian bistro. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 16 - Daytime flight back to U.S.A.

Transfer to the Paris Airport for your return flight home. (Breakfast)

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DAY 1 - Overnight flight to Europe.

Overnight flight from the U.S.A. to Frankfurt, Germany.

DAY 2 - GERMANY . . Arrival at Frankfurt Airport – Bavaria.

Arrival at Frankfurt Airport. Meet your tour manager, board your deluxe motor coach and travel (1¾ hrs) through the Franconian Wine Region. After a rest stop, continue (1½ hrs) to Nuremberg. Freshen up for the welcome dinner at the hotel in Nuremberg, located in the festive state of Bavaria. (Dinner)

DAY 3 - GERMANY . . Nuremberg - Bavaria.

During an introductory sightseeing (1 hr), experience the history of Nuremberg and view the site of the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, the Congress Hall, and the Palace of Justice where the War Trials were held. Return (½ hr) to your hotel this evening for dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4 - GERMANY . . Dachau - Munich - Alpine Village.

Depart Nuremburg (1¼ hrs) and after a morning stop travel (1¼ hrs) to Dachau Concentration Camp. In the afternoon continue (½ hr) to the elegant Bavarian capital of Munich. Depart Munich in the late afternoon to spend two nights in Unken (2 hrs), just south of the German/Austrian border. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 5 - GERMANY/AUSTRIA . . Alpine Village.

Enjoy a day of leisure or join your tour manager for the full day optional Salzburg & Eagle's Nest with Dinner excursion, including a guided visit to Hitler's mountain hide-a-way (1 hr), sightseeing in Salzburg (½ hr) and an authentic Austrian dinner (1 hr) before returning (1 hr) to your hotel in Unken. (Breakfast)

DAY 6 - GERMANY . . Ulm – Bad Herrenalb.

Return to Germany (2 hrs) and after a morning stop proceed (2 hrs) to Ulm for an independent lunch and views of the imposing Ulm Minster. Next, travel (1 hr) to the Rommel Memorial. Continue (2¼ hrs) to Bad Herrenalb, on the northern edge of Germany's Black Forest. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7 - FRANCE . . St. Avold – Fort Hackenberg & GERMANY . . Igel.

Follow a scenic route (1¾ hrs) through the Alsace Region and Vosges Mountains. On to (1 hr) Lorraine's American Cemetery, the largest American World War II cemetery in Europe. From here continue (1 hr) to Fort Hackenberg, part of the Maginot Line. After a visit, continue (1½ hrs) to your hotel in Igel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 8 - LUXEMBOURG . . American Cemetery - Diekirch, BELGIUM . . Ardennes – Bastogne & GERMANY . . Trier – Igel.

It's a short ride (¾ hr) to the American Cemetery in Luxembourg. Drive (1½ hrs) through the Belgian Ardennes Region and arrive in Bastogne. In the afternoon travel (¾ hr) to the Luxembourg National Museum of Military History in Diekirch. Transfer (1 hr) to Trier, the oldest city in Germany, for an independent dinner before returning (¼ hr) to your hotel in Igel. (Breakfast)

DAY 9 - GERMANY . . Rhine River – Remagen – Rhine-Ruhr Region.

In the morning, travel (2 hrs) to the legendary Rhine for a boat ride along one of the most beautiful stretches of the river. After disembarkation, proceed to Remagen (1 hr) to view the Ludendorff Bridge. Continue (1¼ hrs) to your hotel in the Rhine-Ruhr Region. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10 - HOLLAND . . Groesbeek – Nijmegen – South Holland.

Cross the border (2¼ hrs) on the way to Nijmegen to focus on the sites significant to WWII liberation efforts in the Netherlands. Visit (½ hr) one of the local museums before traveling (1½ hrs) through the Dutch countryside to your South Holland hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 11 - HOLLAND . . Amsterdam – South Holland.

Transfer (1½ hrs) to Amsterdam where a boat ride through the canals is followed by ample free time. In the evening, return (1½ hrs) to your South Holland hotel. (Breakfast)

DAY 12 - BELGIUM . . Antwerp & FRANCE . . Caen.

A full day of travel. Head south (1¾ hrs) into Belgium to visit the historic town of Antwerp. After free time in Antwerp, drive (2 hrs) to a lunch break near the French/Belgian border. Continue (2¼ hrs) to an afternoon stop in northwestern France. Just before dinner time, arrive (2 hrs) at your hotel in Caen. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 13 - FRANCE . . Normandy Landing Beaches – Caen.

This entire day is spent touring the famous Normandy Landing Beaches, including a visit to Pointe du Hoc, Utah Beach, Sainte-Mère-Église Airborne Museum and stops at Omaha Beach, the artillery battery at Longues-sur-mer and Arromanches (travel time between stops varies from ¼ hr to ¾ hr). Short transfer (½ hr) back to Caen. (Breakfast)

DAY 14 - FRANCE . . Caen – Paris.

Transfer (¼ hr) to the Caen Peace Memorial and Museum for a visit and then continue (½ hr) onto the Pegasus Bridge. Stop for lunch (1¾ hrs) in the French countryside on the way (1¾ hrs) to Paris. Spend the evening in the Montmartre District, an ideal place for your independent dinner (¼ hr). (Breakfast)

DAY 15 - FRANCE . . Paris.

A full day for individual exploration (¾ hr transfer in each direction) of Paris, during which you may wish to join the optional Seine River Cruise excursion. This evening, join your travel companions for a festive “Farewell Dinner” at an authentic Parisian bistro. (Breakfast)

DAY 16 - Daytime flight back to U.S.A.

Transfer (1 hr) to Paris Charles de Gualle Airport for a daytime flight back to the U.S.A. (Breakfast)

  •   View Hitler’s Nuremberg Rally Grounds with solemn contemplation
  •   Reflect during a sobering visit to Dachau Concentration Camp
  •   Listen to the chiming of the Glockenspiel on Munich’s main square
  •   Tour part of the Maginot Line defense structure at Fort Hackenberg
  •   Explore Bastogne, synonymous with the “Battle of the Bulge”
  •   Glide past castles and vineyards on a scenic Rhine River boat ride
  •   See first hand the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe in Paris
  •   Take a serene boat tour through the famed canals of Amsterdam
  •   Tour the Normandy Landing Beaches and Military Cemetery
  •   Accommodations in Superior Tourist Class or First Class hotels
  •   14 Breakfasts and 10 Dinners in addition to any in-flight meals
  •   Tour Manager for the full European duration of the tour
  •   Land Transportation in Europe by deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach
  •   Image Tours Touroclopedia® trip preparation tips
  •   Trip Documents with luggage tags, final details and travel guidance

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  • Hairdryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-Bar
  • In-Room-Safe
  • Free WIFI
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace

Seminaris Hotel Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Germany
  • hairdryer
  • satellite TV
  • mini-bar
  • in-room safe
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • bar
  • fitness center

Q! Hotel Maria Theresia

Kitzbühel, Austria
  • hairdryer
  • TV
  • free WIFI
  • in-room safe
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • fireplace lounge
  • casino
  • sauna
  • terrace

Landhotel Kirchenwirt

Unken, Austria
  • Hair dryer
  • television
  • mini-bar
  • in-room safe
  • free WI-FI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • bar
  • wellness area

Parkhotel Luise Bad Herrenalb

Bad Herrenalb, Germany
  • hairdryer
  • TV
  • radio
  • balcony
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • bar
  • indoor swimming pool
  • sauna
  • steam bath
  • safety deposit box at reception

Hotel Igeler Säule

Igel, Germany
  • hairdryer
  • satellite TV
  • free Wi-Fi
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • indoor swimming pool
  • sauna
  • safety deposit box at reception

Dorint Hotel Düren

Düren, Germany
  • hairdryer
  • air-conditioning
  • TV
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • terrace
  • fitness center

Dorint Parkhotel Bad Neuenahr

Bad Neuenahr, Germany
  • hairdryer
  • TV
  • mini-bar
  • in-room safe
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • lounge
  • indoor pool

NH Hotel Capelle

Capelle a/d Ijssel, The Netherlands
  • hairdryer
  • air conditioning
  • satellite TV
  • mini-bar
  • in room safe
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • bar

NH Noordwijk Conference Center Leeuwenhorst

Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
  • hairdryer
  • Television
  • in-room safe
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • bar
  • fitness room
  • sauna
  • indoor pool

Van der Valk Nieuwerkerk

Nieuwerkerk, The Netherlands
  • hairdryer
  • air conditioning
  • TV
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • restaurant
  • bar
  • fitness room
  • sauna

Mercure Caen Côte de Nacre

Herouville-Saint-Clair, France
  • hairdryer
  • air conditioning
  • satellite TV
  • free WIFI
  • restaurants
  • bar
  • safety deposit box at reception
  • hairdryer
  • air conditioning
  • satellite TV
  • free WIFI
  • elevator
  • bar
  • lounge
  • internet center
  • safety deposit box at reception

SALZBURG & EAGLE'S NEST WITH DINNER

9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. $120.00

Upon arrival in Berchtesgaden, Germany, you will take a bus and elevator up to the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s mountain hide-away. In the case of halted bus operation, we will substitute a visit to the Obersalzburg Documentation Center. After an independent lunch, become acquainted with nearby Salzburg, famous home of the “Sound of Music” and Mozart. This excursion includes a traditional Austrian dinner at an alpine village restaurant.

SEINE RIVER CRUISE

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. $30.00

Glide along the Seine River by boat, while viewing the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and several other impressive sights in Paris. This excursion provides for excellent photo opportunities.

PARIS POST-TOUR EXTENSION

Tour Hotel. Available after the WWII Memorial Tour of Europe. Do you need more time in the

PARIS AND LONDON POST-TOUR 3-NIGHT EXTENSION

Available after the WWII Memorial Tour of Europe. If you would like to add London, consider a 3-night post-tour extension including 1 additional night at the Paris tour hotel and 2 nights at a London hotel. The package includes a London Hop-on-Hop-off bus day pass (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and rail from Paris to London.