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Battle of Crete – 80th Commemoration Pilgrimage

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On May the 20th 1941, ANZAC, Greek and British forces stood side by side with the heroic population of Crete in the defense of their Southern Mediterranean Island against the elite of Hitler’s war machine. The ensuing battle is etched

Easy Company: England to the Eagle’s Nest

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Guided by top experts in WWII history and the Museum’s exclusive guides in Normandy, you’ll hear the personal stories and walk in the footsteps of the Citizen Soldiers who fought for the freedom we enjoy today.

Following the German experience of WWII

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This itinerary takes you to a number of German military cemeteries, museums and other remembrance places throughout Europe that capture the German experience of World War II.

In the footsteps of the Prinses Irene Brigade

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This itinerary follows in the footsteps of the Dutch Prinses Irene Brigade, which was formed from Dutch men who fled to England after the collapse of the Netherlands in May 1940.

Following the Canadian experience of WWII

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To follow in the footsteps of Canadian troops during WWII, you will depart from the UK where Canadians gathered with other Allied troops to take part in a series of trainings to prepare for D-Day.

Following the British experience of WWII

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The route of British troops at the end of the Second World War started in July 1943 with the invasion of Sicily and mainland Italy. Then they trained in the United Kingdom for the D-Day landings and the invasion of Normandy, together with other allied troops.

Following the Polish experience of WWII

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The European theatre of WWII opened with the German invasion of Poland in 1939, followed by the Soviet invasion. Throughout the war, Poles provided significant contributions to the Allied effort, fighting on land, sea and air. Large number of Polish troops managed to escape, first to France, then to the United Kingdom, where they formed the 1st Armoured Division and the 1st Parachute Brigade.

In the footsteps of the Piron Brigade

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The Belgian 1st Infantry Brigade was formed in early 1943 in England by the Belgian Prime Minister in exile. It reunited the various Belgian units dispersed within the British Army: survivors from 1940, volunteers from the colonies and Legionnaires from North Africa. In command of the Brigade was Jean-Baptiste Piron, a veteran of World War I and officer in the Belgian army in 1940.

In the footsteps of the Commando Kieffer

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The Commando Kieffer owes its name to a banker born in Haiti who, at the age of 40, decided to join the military. Philippe Kieffer was commander of the sole French unit present in Normandy on 6 June 1944.

General Harry Crerar & the First Canadian Army

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During WWII, General Harry Crerar commanded the First Canadian Army. In Normandy, the First Army was involved in Operation Totalize, Operation Tractable, the Battle of the Falaise Pocket, and the final clearing of the Channel Coast.

General James M. Gavin & the 82nd Airborne Division

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American General James M. Gavin was the youngest major general in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was also the only general to make four combat airborne jumps during the war.

General Maczek & the 1st Polish Armoured Division

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This itinerary crosses Normandy, France; Flanders, Belgium; the Netherlands; and Germany, taking you to some of the most significant milestones in Maczek’s journey during the war.

Maréchal Leclerc & the 2nd French Armoured Division

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The 2nd French Armoured Division landed in Normandy on 1 August 1944 and took part in the liberation of Paris before pursuing the German army towards the Alsace region.

In the footsteps of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery

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During this week-long itinerary you will visit sites that recall Montgomery’s involvements in the different fronts and battles fought at the end of the war.

In the footsteps of General George S. Patton

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This tour takes you to the different locations General Patton crossed between July 1943, starting with the Sicily landings and ending with the liberation of the Czech Republic in May 1945.

Alsace

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Alsace houses a large number of historical places commemorating its rich history during the Second World War. The British, the French, the Americans first liberated the northern part of the region in November 1944.

Sicily 3 days WWII Tour

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This 3 days tour will make you relive, together with your private guide and driver, the story of the Second World War in Sicily and Italy.

Stories of the Battle of the Scheldt

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In September 1944, a United Nations force under Canadian Command, took up a battle against a determined enemy, that wanted to prevent the use of the harbour of Antwerp at all cost. Learn about victory, bravery, misery and tragedy. Hear about the generals and the common city and farmer boy soldiers. Many found a lasting resting place at the local Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

On the Trail of World War II in the Pilsen region

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Get to know the history of this fascinating region in the Czech Republic, where World War II ended after the liberation by the US Army. We will go through various locations where history took place, and visit memorable places related with these events.

Spoor van de Vrijheid (Voie de la Liberté)

Individuele fiets-trektocht van Normandie naar Nederland over de ‘Voie de la Liberté’.

The Sacrifice of the Dorsets

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This tour gives travelers the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the men of the 4th Battalion Dorset Regiment during Operation Market Garden.

Gothic Line, Second World War History

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Experience the Gothic line history guided by an “English soldier”, you will have the chance to trace back the events happened during the fighting to freedom Italy. Discovering the places where General Alexander, Sir Winston Churchill and other main characters wrote the 2nd World War history.

Frontline Kent

Tour for ten whole days on an exciting itinerary around the region of Kent which played a crucial role during WWII. You will find a compelling mix of daring missions and surprises (what was Dumbo doing on Romney Marsh?), tales of ingenuity and heroic human spirit.

Private Van Tour: Soviets in Berlin – The Final Battle & The Beginning of a New Era

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Experience WWII history in the German capital and follow the footsteps of the Red Army during the final Battle of Berlin.

Lucca and the Gothic Line

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Visit the town sites that played a major role during the German occupation and at the moment of the liberation of Lucca by the Allies, and the fortifications of the Gothic Line at Borgo a Mozzano that defined the destinies of Lucca and its area.

The Gustav Line Tour

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Our guided walks allow travellers to discover the Gustav Line, a German defensive fortification system from Ortona to Cassino. Starting from the Battle of Ortona, our visitors will be invited to discover the River Sangro Crossing, the Battle of Orsogna and the Battle of Pizzoferrato.

Berlin and Krakow, a page of history

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A trip which will allow your students to discover the daily life in Berlin and Krakow during the Second World War and in particular the Holocaust.

Krakow – Auschwitz Tour

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There are few names that stand for the horror of the Nazi reign over Europe quite like that of Auschwitz. This is a special tour not to be missed as we tell an incredible story about a time and place – and more than one nation.

Gdańsk and the site of the first WWII casualties

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Gdańsk: the city where everything began: the Second World War and fall of the Berlin Wall. The daily life during the war in Eastern Europe will be explained as well how the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain related to the creation of the Union Solidarnosc.

Poland WWII Tour

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Visit today’s Poland and pay tribute to the heroes and victims of this country’s experience during WWII. For the population of Poland, the end of the Second World War was not necessarily a liberation.

‘Rivers at the Borders, Aachen and Arnhem’ Hürtgen Forest Bike Tour

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In October 1944 Aachen was the first big German city liberated by the American forces. The ‘Battle of the Hürtgen Forest’ stopped the Allied advance for several months.

Berlin, WWII Remembrance

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Berlin, the capital of Nazi Germany, played a central part in the decision process of the Holocaust and its implementation. During the Wannsee Conference, the deportation and mass murder was decided and thousands of people were deported to the two main camps near Berlin.

Historic Berlin Tour

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This guided visit to historic Berlin will introduce visitors to the incredible story of Berlin in the Twentieth Century.

Berlin to Gdansk

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The tour starts in Berlin where one of the last battles of the Second World War in Europe took place, then proceeds to Poland, where the first battle of WWII started in Gdansk in 1939.

Crossing the western German borders ‘Rureifel Bike Tour’

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The tour will move from Aachen to Schengen, crossing the border many times during the tour. The world wars will be the main topic of the tour.

Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge Tour

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During this tour we will follow the trails of the soldiers who executed Operation Market Garden and faced many difficulties during the freezing Battle of the Bulge.

The Battle of Arnhem

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This program will explore the Battle of Market Garden and why the defeat was inevitable. These historic places immortalise forever our duty to remember.

Berg en Dal City Package

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Visit Groesbeek National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 and walk along the places where violent fights took place in September 1944 during Operation Market Garden.

Battle of the Bulge Tour

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Visit the many sites and museums memorialising the sacrifices made and the historic events which took place in Luxembourg.

World War II in Luxembourg

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This program will allow your students to relive the events of World War II in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg by visiting sites and museums that bear witness to this chapter of the country’s history.

World War II in the Ardennes

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This program will explore Hitler’s last big push to push back the Allied forces in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge.

The Battle of the Bulge Tour

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The tour examines the greatest pitched battle ever fought by the Americans: the Battle of the Bulge.

Paris Day Tour: ‘From Occupation to Liberation’

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Travel in time in the Paris of the Second World War, from the occupation time to the liberation of the city in 1944.

Paris Day Tour: ‘At the gates of Normandy’

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This tour will take you from Paris to the gates of Normandy.

Normandy

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By the evening of 6 June 1944, the Allied forces had established a foothold on all five landing beaches. There was still a long way to go, but the day’s operations, which took the German command by surprise, were successful.

Italy

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Italy and its natural and cultural richness can also be discovered through the sites and museums memorialising the Italian Campaign and the liberation of Italy: from Sicily via Montecassino to Rome.

Poland

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For the population of Poland, the end of the Second World War was not necessarily a liberation. The arrival of the Soviet Army meant first defeat and then effectively a new occupation. For many Poles the political consequences of the war lasted until 1989, when Poland became an independent and democratic state again.

Warsaw

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The bombing campaign of Warsaw by the German Luftwaffe during the Invasion of Poland started on 1 September 1939 and resulted in gruelling years of terror, occupation, resistance and tragedy. Visit Poland and pay tribute to the heroes and victims of this city’s events during WWII.

Zeeland & North Brabant

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The Battle of the Scheldt occupies a prominent place in the collective memory of the local Zeeland population and beyond. It played a key role in the liberation of the Netherlands and the end of the Second World War.

Limburg

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WWII cost the lives of many civilians in Limburg, and a large number of towns and villages were destroyed by bombings and artillery battles. Various cemeteries, too, bear witness to this dark chapter in Limburg’s history.

Arnhem & Nijmegen

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To ensure the success of Operation Market Garden, the Allied forces had to capture the bridge in Arnhem. However, the light-armed airborne forces stood no chance against two SS Panzer divisions that happened to be in the area.

The Rureifel & Hürtgen Forest

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During the autumn and winter of 1944-45, the longest battle of the Second World War on German soil took place in the Hürtgen Forest. With this battle, the war precipitated by the Nazi regime returned to Germany. The battle caused numerous casualties on both sides.

Berlin

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The Battle of Berlin was one of the last battles of the Second World War in Europe. The war that had been called for in Berlin finally returned to the city. Many soldiers and civilians died in widespread house-to-house fighting. On 21 April, the first Soviet units finally entered Berlin.

Luxembourg

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Today, visitors can explore the beautiful landscape of Luxembourg and visit the places where historical events are memorialised, such as General McAuliffe Monument, dedicated to the memory of General Anthony McAuliffe, Division Artillery Commander and Acting Division Commander of the 101st US Airborne.

Belgium and the Battle of the Bulge

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The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of WWII.

Paris

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The liberation of Paris was not a priority for the Allies, but an uprising of the population against the Germans on 19 August made it necessary.

London

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London played an important role in nearly every aspect of the Second World War. The city was host to several governments in exile and was an important centre for the planning of the Allied war efforts.

Follow the footsteps of the American and Allied Forces

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This tour gives travellers the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the American and Allied Forces and follow the path of the First and Second World Wars.

Normandy: Memory of World War II

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On 6 June 6 1944, Normandy was the theatre of the outcome of the Second World War. Come discover the Second Word War’s story by following the tracks of the soldiers during the landings on Utah, Sword, Omaha, Juno and

Canadians at War, Dieppe, Normandy & Falaise Pocket

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This tour tells the story of Canada’s involvement in two of the iconic operations of WWII – the Dieppe raid (1942) and the Normandy campaign that began on D-Day (1944).

London and World War II

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This journey helps you discover the main sites of the Second World War in London as well as Dover as an entry point of the tour in the United Kingdom.

Normandy 1944, Beyond the Beaches

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This tour will look at operations of the Anglo-Canadian armies of 21st Army Group initially in trying to fix the German forces in the eastern bridgehead in order to support American breakout operations further west.

Pilsen

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In May 1945 the US Third Army Division, led by General Patton, entered into Pilsen to liberate the Czech people from six years of German occupation.

Rome

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Rome was captured by the Allies after the fierce battles of Monte Cassino and Anzio were fought. Today different museums document the history of the city and highlight important events such as the resistance movement and the liberation in June 1944.

United Kingdom

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Explore the fascinating war in the skies known as the Battle of Britain. After the fall of France in 1940 and their own discouraging defeat in Belgium and France, the United Kingdom regrouped, dug in and took to the air

Catania and the WWII landing Museum

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Full day excursion with a private driver and guide to discover the history of the city of Catania, in Sicily, Italy.

Pilsen, WWII, the Liberation & the US Army

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Immerse yourself in the history of the largest Czech city liberated by the US Army during World War II. Tour the places and memorial sites of the US liberation.