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Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

In the morning visit the city of Munich and its most important monuments like the Cathedral of the Virgin and the Marienplatz. Learn more about the
birthplace of the Nazi Party and where Hitler fought his way to power. See buildings and memorials connected with the Nazi Party: the Königsplatz
where the Nazi Party´s mass rallies were held, Hofbräuhaus where they held their speeches for propaganda, Jakobsplatz, the Feldherrnhalle and the Documentation Center.

Travel to Berchtesgaden and explore this beautiful, traditional Bavarian village. You visit the “Eagle‘s Nest“, which was built as a present for Hitler‘s
50th birthday. The region of Berchtesgaden later served as an important strategic objective for the Allied forces in World War II.

After a short drive to the pleasant and beautiful city of Dachau, you arrive at the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau. Visit the memorial in
honor of the Nazi victims. This site teaches you more about the daily lives of the victims during the period of the holocaust. Continue to Nuremberg.

Explore Nuremberg to relive world history with a visit to Courtroom 600 where the Nazi trials were held. Afterwards you follow the history and visit the Documentation Center, the striking museum at the site of the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds. The remains of buildings and the permanent exhibition „Fascination and Terror“ outline causes, context and the consequences of the regime of terror.

After breakfast travel to Berlin. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.

Visit numerous landmarks, dubious monuments and colossal buildings that stand as stone witnesses to the disastrous dictatorship of terror. Pass by the
Wilhelmstrasse and Vossstrasse, the former center of power, the Reichskanzlei, the Holocaust monument and the monument to the murdered European Jews and the exhibition of the „Topography of Terror“.

Today visit of the House of the Wannsee Conference that was used from 1941 to 1945 by the SS as a conference center and guest house. You also see the Cecilienhof Palace where the summit meeting of World War II´s victorious powers took place. The Potsdam Conference stands as a symbol of the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War. In the afternoon end of the tour or continue with package II.

Today continue to Terezín and see the former Theresienstadt concentration camp. This tragic and dark place reminds about the history and horrors of a
Jewish Ghetto where tens of thousands of innocent people had to die.

After breakfast visit the “City of Gold” and hear about Jewish History and visit sites connected to Reinhard Heydrich, the Deputy Reich Protector of
Bohemia and Moravia. Visit the only Jewish municipal area in Central Europe which survived the Holocaust. Walk through the Old Town Cemetery and through Maisel Street to the Old Town Square

Enroute to Wroclaw stop in Walbrzych, located in the Owl Mountains of southwestern Poland, a place where the Nazis built one of the largest military enterprises during the World War II. The secret project Riese (Giant Complex) consisted of numerous underground tunnels and shelters. Continue to Wroclaw, once the German city of Breslau that was home to a
large Jewish population.

Continue to Auschwitz-Birkenau, a former concentration camp that became a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust, all over the world. Like other parts of Poland, Auschwitz was occupied by the Germans during World War II. In 1940 the Nazis established the largest of the German concentration camps here.

Today you visit the Emalia Enamel Factory that was run by Oskar Schindler in Krakow. Learn more about the incredible story of the man who worked on and on to save as many Jews as he could. In the afternoon you hear more about Krakow with its monuments and complex history, visit the site of the Krakow Ghetto and the Heroes Square.

After breakfast travel to Warsaw. Upon arrival enjoy a panoramic city tour of Warsaw, the capital city of Poland. During the tour you see the most important places in the city.

In the morning city tour of historic Warsaw. Discover the history of the Siege of Warsaw between the Polish Warsaw Army and the German Army.
Visit places and monuments such as the Jewish Ghetto, Ghetto Wall fragments and the Krasiński Square. End of the tour in the afternoon.

Inclusions

Accommodation in the hotel category of choice
Daily buffet breakfast & City Tax
Transportation by car or minivan during the entire tour
English speaking driver-guide during the entire tour
Audio-guides in Dachau
Visits and excursions as mentioned
Admission to Documentation Center in Munich, Eagle´s Nest (May-
October), Courtroom 600 (Tuesdays closed), Documentation Centre
Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Cecilienhof Palace, Terezín concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Emalia Enamel Factory

Exclusions

International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

Travel period: Jan 01, 2020 - Mar 31, 2021
Departure dates: daily

Prices subject to availability.
Min. 2 persons

Trip Highlights

Munich - Berchtesgaden - Munich - Dachau - Nuremberg - Berlin - Terezin - Prague - Walbrzych - Wroclaw - Auschwitz- Birkenau - Krakow - Warsaw

Departure Period

01 Jan, 2020 to 31 Mar, 2021
AUD 11,394 P P twin share
AUD 12,455 P P single

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