World War II In Depth

  • 10 Days
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Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

London

2 2 Nights

Caen

1 1 Night

Paris

2 2 Nights

Munich

3 3 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.

ACIS Guarantees

We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Flights

Leave the airlines to us.

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.

Munich by Bike

Munich by Bike

Lace up your sneakers, hop aboard a bike and explore Munich on two wheels. Pedal down historic old streets past delightful courtyards and the University buildings, explore the popular Englischer Garten park and ride along the city's river. Pick out differences in architecture between distinct neighborhoods and discover the shops and squares that residents frequent as you get off the beaten path. The specific route may vary to provide the best possible experience each time, but no matter which lively corner of Munich you discover, sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to get close to the city's hidden gems.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.

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Lace up your sneakers, hop aboard a bike and explore Munich on two wheels. Pedal down historic old streets past delightful courtyards and the University buildings, explore the popular Englischer Garten park and ride along the city's river. Pick out differences in architecture between distinct neighborhoods and discover the shops and squares that residents frequent as you get off the beaten path. The specific route may vary to provide the best possible experience each time, but no matter which lively corner of Munich you discover, sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to get close to the city's hidden gems.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.

London Tour with Guide

London Tour with Guide

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum

Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum

The D-Day Story in Portsmouth

The D-Day Story in Portsmouth

Portsmouth-Caen Ferry

Portsmouth-Caen Ferry

Arromanches 360 Degree Theater

Arromanches 360 Degree Theater

American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer

American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer

Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc

Paris Tour with Guide

Paris Tour with Guide

Eiffel Tower Top Floor

Eiffel Tower Top Floor

Paris Dinner Voucher

Paris Dinner Voucher

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

Nuremberg Documentation Center with Audio Guides

Nuremberg Documentation Center with Audio Guides

Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden

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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: London

Welcome to London! Meet your ACIS Tour Manager, relax, unpack and begin to explore the city's unique neighborhoods. Perhaps check out the street markets along Portobello Road in Notting Hill; explore the paths of Hyde Park or the mansions of nearby Belgravia; visit the Imperial War Museum; or stroll along the artsy South Bank.

Day 3: London

This morning, learn about London's majestic past and fast-paced present on your guided sightseeing tour. See Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall, the Prime Minister’s neighborhood. Along the way, our guide will point out more modern sites like the Gherkin, the Shard, and the Cheese Grater—all new buildings changing the London skyline. Another highlight of the day is a tour inside St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sir Christopher Wren's architectural masterpiece is an enduring symbol of London, in large part due to its surviving the Blitz in 1940. If you have time, your ticket includes access to climb to the top of the dome. In the afternoon, visit the Cabinet War Rooms, the underground complex which served as a command center for Britain's military operations during WWII, with all the important information and inside stories provided via audio guide on personal headsets. Kept exactly as they were upon Japan's surrender in 1945, the war rooms provide a unique time capsule into the history of that turbulent period. In the evening, take time to reflect at the illuminated war memorials along Whitehall and the Thames Embankment.

Day 4: Caen

We journey first to the seaside town of Portsmouth to learn the English perspective at the D-Day Museum there. Later, we board the ferry to France, porterage included. After dinner aboard the ferry, we’ll drive to Caen for a night's rest.

Day 5: Paris

Today walk in the footsteps of history as you visit many of Normandy's important World War II sites. See what remains of the temporary Mulberry harbor constructed at Arromanches to help offload cargo during the invasion. Entrance to the Arromanches 360 Cinema is included. Next 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. You might even be able to picture the chaos of June 6, 1944 at the bomb-scarred landscape of Pointe du Hoc. Later, journey onward to Paris.

Day 6: Paris

In Paris, you are never far from history and this morning, a local expert introduces you the city's most famous monuments—from the Gothic wonder of Notre Dame to Napoleon's final resting place at Les Invalides to the magnificent Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Élysées. Then ascend to the third floor of the iconic Eiffel Tower for views over this magnificent city. In the evening, you'll have an opportunity to explore more of Paris's charming arrondissements at your own pace. We provide a meal voucher and insider suggestions so you can dine with the locals at a neighborhood bistro.

Day 7: Munich

This morning we'll wing our way from Paris to Bavaria's capital city of Munich. Upon arrival, get oriented with a Munich by bike tour that provides a unique perspective on local life in this bustling city. Pedal down historic old streets, peek into delightful courtyards, ride along the city's river and explore the popular 910-acre Englischer Garten, one of the world's largest urban public parks.

Day 8: Munich

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Nuremberg. En route, visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial, the first of the Nazi regime's concentration camps and a poignant reminder of man's potential for inhumanity. Then in Nuremberg view the Zeppelintribüne at the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, followed by a look at the Palace of Justice, where the infamous Nuremberg war trials were held from 1945 to 1949. Then 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. Return to Munich in time for dinner.

Day 9: Munich

A short drive south takes us to the former U.S. military resort of Berchtesgaden, and, ironically, to Adolph Hitler's nearby mountain retreat of Kehlsteinhaus or Eagle's Nest. (Please note that Berchtesgaden is only available in the summer and will be replaced with a tour of the Hallein Salt Mine when not available) The drive down into Salzburg along the Berchtesgadener Ache is particularly spectacular and you'll have the rest of the afternoon to explore this musical city's palaces, shop on the Getreidegasse or hang out along the grassy banks of the Salzach. Then head back to Munich to enjoy your final evening of this thought provoking week abroad.

Day 10: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate-Plus 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 $200

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Ultimate 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

Rate $100

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