World History European Excursion

This world history European excursion will immerse you in the impact and influence of the World Wars across 5 countries and 7 cities. Your students will learn about the historic roles of Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the United States in global conflicts. Students will also experience the culture of these European capitals with amazing activities like a cruise down the River Tames, a ferry ride across the English Channel and a canal cruise in Amsterdam. The adventures include free time on the beaches of Normandy, at the Efteling amusement park and shopping at the Friedrichstrabe in Berlin. This journey will allow students to explore some of the darkest periods in world history while having fun experiencing the cultures of these modern cities.

 

DAY 1

  • Depart hometown
  • Fly to London

 

 

DAY 2 – London

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Churchill War Rooms
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Lunch
  • Fun at London Eye or River Thames cruise
  • D-Day Museum
  • Southwick House (pending availability)
  • Dinner

 

 

DAY 3 – Normandy

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Ferry ride along route of D-Day troops
  • Caen War Museum
  • Arromanches Museum
  • Lunch
  • Tour D-Day beaches
  • Dinner

 

DAY 4 – Paris

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Travel to Paris
  • Lunch in Latin Quarter
  • Tour Paris: Île de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral, Île St. Louis
  • Guided tour of Paris: Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, École Militaire, Tuileries, Place Vendôme
  • Dinner

 

 

DAY 5 – Bastogne

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to Bastogne
  • Ardennes American Cemetery & Memorial
  • Lunch
  • Bastogne War Museum
  • Mardasson Memorial
  • Dinner

 

 

DAY 6 – Amsterdam

  • Breakfast and hotel checkout
  • Transfer to Amsterdam
  • Jewish Historical Museum
  • Anne Frank House
  • Diamond Factory
  • Dinner

 

 

DAY 7 – Amsterdam

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Canal cruise
  • Lunch
  • Free time in Efteling
  • Transfer to Potsdam
  • Dinner

 

DAY 8 – Potsdam

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Guided tour of Neues Pala, Sanssouci Palace, and the Russian Colony
  • Transfer to Berlin
  • Topography of Terror
  • Lunch
  • Jewish Museum
  • Free time to explore Friedrichstrabe
  • Dinner

 

 

DAY 9 – Berlin

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Tour Berlin: Bradenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz, Memorial to Murdered Jews, Victory Column and Reichstag
  • Visit Berlin Wall
  • Lunch
  • Holocaust Memorial (underground)
  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum
  • Dinner

 

 

DAY 10

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Return Home