European War History

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Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Caen

2 2 Nights

Paris

1 1 Night

Ardennes Area

2 2 Nights

Nuremberg

1 1 Night

Berlin

2 2 Nights
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What's Included

Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.

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Round-Trip Flights

3- or 4-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Start Exploring

Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Personal Headsets Included Throughout Tour

Participants will have unlimited access to personal headsets so that local guides and ACIS Tour Managers can more easily communicate with the group along the way.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Caen Peace Museum

Caen Peace Museum

American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer

American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer

Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc

French Crêpe Dinner

French Crêpe Dinner

Paris Tour with Guide

Paris Tour with Guide

Eiffel Tower Top Floor

Eiffel Tower Top Floor

American Monument at Château-Thierry with Guide

American Monument at Château-Thierry with Guide

Battle of the Bulge Sites with Guide

Battle of the Bulge Sites with Guide

Bastogne War Museum

Bastogne War Museum

Nuremberg Documentation Center with Audio Guides

Nuremberg Documentation Center with Audio Guides

Berlin Tour with Guide

Berlin Tour with Guide

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

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Itinerary

This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

Day 2: Caen

Bienvenue à Paris. Meet your ACIS Tour Manager who will guide you on your journey northwest to Caen to begin your first-hand exploration of the impact of two World Wars on Europe. Begin with a visit to the Peace Museum, a compelling precursor to the World War II sites you’ll visit tomorrow.

Day 3: Caen

Today walk in the footsteps of history as you visit many of Normandy's important World War II sites. You can pay tribute to the heroic fallen at the American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer before descending from the bluff to walk along Omaha Beach, where American troops suffered some of the heaviest D-Day losses. Then picture the chaos of June 6, 1944 at the bomb-scarred landscape of Pointe du Hoc before reflecting on the cost of war for both sides at the La Cambe German War Cemetery. Tonight’s treat is a traditional French crêpe dinner.

Day 4: Paris

Journey this morning to Paris, and join your local guide for a sightseeing tour of the city. Today’s tour shows you the magnificent Arc de Triomphe, Napoleon’s final resting place at Les Invalides and the Gothic wonder of Notre Dame – all memorable backdrops from the Victory Parade after the city was liberated by the Allies. Later ascend to the third floor of the Eiffel Tower for views over this magnificent city.

Day 5: Ardennes Area

Travel east for a guided visit of the American Monument at Château-Thierry, commemorating the United States forces that fought and died in France during World War I. Continue to the nearby Marine Memorial at Belleau Wood where regiments of the U.S. 4th Marine Brigade endured heavy fighting on the battlefield in June of 1918. Arrive in the Ardennes area in time for dinner.

Day 6: Ardennes Area

Today's excursion highlights the pivotal Battle of the Bulge. First travel to the Belgian town of Bastogne and see the star-shaped Mardasson Memorial honoring the Americans who were killed or wounded. A visit to the Bastogne War Museum provides further context on this pivotal moment in history. Then venture with your local guide into the Ardennes Forest to explore the real foxholes used by the E-company of the 101st Airborne as the Germans advanced.

Day 7: Nuremberg

Begin the day with a drive to Nuremberg, once considered the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Your tour manager will show you around the city, notable centuries ago for its contributions to early astronomy and printing. View the Zeppelintribüne at the Nazi Party Rally Grounds.

Day 8: Berlin

This morning enjoy the historical insight given by audio guides on your visit of the Nuremberg Documentation Center, a museum that provides socio-political context for the Nazi reign of terror. Continue to Berlin in time for dinner and exploration time in this historical and hip city.

Day 9: Berlin

Join your local guide for a sightseeing tour of the capital of the Third Reich. See the Soviet War Memorial and Cemetery, Reichstag, Holocaust Memorial, the former locations of the SS and Gestapo headquarters and Hitler's Bunker. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial, a vivid reminder of the war’s darkest chapter. Cap off this memorable week with a stroll around Potsdamer Platz.

Day 10: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Price This Tour

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Optional Extras

Ultimate Protection Plan

Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $300

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Comprehensive Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

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