Munich to the Wolf’s Lair

Munich to the Wolf’s Lair

Start: Munich End: Gdańsk Days: 18 Nights: 17 Price: From €7.160

Munich to the Wolf’s Lair

Our 18-day Central Europe–Poland Combined Tour offers a comprehensive overview of a century of events in this region with special focus on World War II and an extended stay in Poland. The tour presents the ideology and power struggle of the Nazi state and explores the inner workings of the concentration camp system through visits to different types of camps. Visits to Dachau, Mauthausen, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Treblinka provide a chance to pay tribute to those who perished in the Holocaust. In Poland, we extend our journey up to the Wolf’s Lair to tour the complex of 30 buildings once occupied by the German High Command. The beautiful cities of Central Europe give insight into the life of the European Jewry during the pre-war years as well as their tremendous endurance during the war.

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Tour Operator: Beyond Band of Brothers Tours

811 Corporate Drive, Suite 108
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Day 1

Upon arrival in Munich, passengers are greeted at the airport and brought to our hotel. There is an introduction to the tour and a chance to get acquainted over a welcome drink.

Day 2

In the morning we visit the infamous Dachau camp, which features a full-scale museum detailing Nazi atrocities. In the afternoon a local guide leads us on a Third Reich tour of Munich.

Day 3

The day involves a trip to Berchtesgaden, site of Hitler’s Bavarian retreat and the Eagle’s Nest. We start with a scenic drive up to the Eagle’s Nest itself. We then pay a visit to Dokumentation Obersalzberg, an exhibit set atop the bunker complex that was to serve as the Nazis’ last stand.

Day 4

In the morning we leave Munich for Austria and have lunch on the road. In the afternoon we visit the Mauthausen memorial at the site of the former Nazi concentration camp. We spend the night in Vienna.

Day 5

The day begins with a walking tour of Vienna in the footsteps of the Habsburgs. After lunch we visit one of the three flak towers of Vienna and walk along the Mariahilfer Strasse to get a taste of downtown Vienna.

Day 6

We travel through the Austrian and Hungarian countryside to the beautiful city of Budapest, capital of Hungary and the heart of Central Europe. We visit the castle district in the afternoon and then we make our way up Gellert Hill to the city’s Citadel for a beautiful view of Budapest by night.

Day 7

We start the day with a walking tour of the Jewish district, including a visit to the Dohany Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe and second largest in the world. We spend the afternoon exploring the rich cultural sights of the city.

Day 8

The day features travel to Krakow, one of Poland’s most historic and scenic towns. The journey takes us through the majestic Tatra Mountains of Slovakia. The evening is free to explore the city or rest up for the next day’s busy schedule.

Day 9

We travel to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. Birkenau, Auschwitz’s notorious extermination camp, accounted for the death of more than a million Jews, Roma, POWs and political opponents from across Europe, and stands as a testament to the greatest atrocity of the 20th century. The day’s events include a visit to Auschwitz I and its piles of personal possessions stripped from the camp’s prisoners, followed by a trip to Birkenau itself.

Day 10

We start the day with a walking tour of the Jewish ghetto and the castle district. After taking in Krakow’s historic sites and seeing where Schindler’s List was filmed, we visit Schindler’s actual factory and the museum that is now adjoined to it.

Day 11

We begin the day with a walking tour of the city that was the Polish capital for more than 500 years. Among the sites on our tour are the beautiful Royal Castle and the Renaissance Cloth Hall. We then take in the breathtaking Wieliczka Salt Mines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 12

The morning is spent traveling to Warsaw on our state-of-the art motor coach. We then take a guided tour of historic Warsaw, visiting the former Ghetto, the Ghetto Wall, the Uprising Memorial and many other World War II sites and monuments. We visit the new Museum of History of Polish Jews on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto.

Day 13

We start the day with a visit to the newly opened Warsaw Uprising Museum. In the afternoon we explore the medieval Old Town, followed by some free time in the city.

Day 14

We travel to Treblinka, site of the notorious Nazi extermination camp. In the evening we travel on to Masuria in northern Poland.

Day 15

We enjoy a guided Tour of Hitler's former Wolfsschanze or Wolf's Lair Headquarters complex. Here the unsuccessful assassination attempt on Hitler’s life took place in July 1944. After lunch we observe a plethora of still intact German bunkers some 10 miles from the Wolf’s Lair, which for a period of time was the home of the German High Command. In total there are 30 fortified buildings.

Day 16

In the morning we travel to Westerplatte, where we visit the scene of the first military action of WWII. We then take in the medieval fortress of Wisloujscie. In the afternoon we visit Gdansk Shipyard and the museum that documents the Solidarity Movement.

Day 17

In the morning we visit the historical Gdansk and its world-famous marketplace and old town hall. Passengers have free time to explore the city in the afternoon.

Day 18

After saying goodbye, our guests are brought to Gdansk’s international airport for their return flights.