WWII Memorial Tour of Europe

 Visit the Historic Battle Sites, Enjoy beautiful Cities, Towns and Villages.
Meet the People and Honor our Veterans and Fallen Heroes - at the
BEST time of year to go!

June 8-23, 2022!

17 Extraordinary days!

Your WWII Memorial Tour Price INCLUDES:

  • First Class Hotels in great locations
  • Local WWII Educator in Europe with extensive knowledge of sites and history
  • Fully escorted from Salt Lake City by Brian Judd Tours
  • All sightseeing and admissions as outlined
  • 23 total meals: 14 Full Breakfasts and 9 Dinners
  • Deluxe Tour bus, restroom and DVD equipped
  • Baggage handling & Top quality service throughout
  • Germany, Holland, Belgium, France and Austria!
  • See the impressive Memorials and famous sites
  • Option to purchase discounted group airfare from Salt Lake when available

Land package only pricing

Tour Package is *$4095.00 per person double. 
* Cash/check discount price  Credit card + 3%


Single person room + $1195.00 Triple and Quad rooms limited -call for pricing.

Airfare package price:

 * Airfare is not included in the prices. Airfare will not be available for this tour until
January 2022, however we expect the round-trip Delta airfare to be
$1400.00.

 

Tour Itinerary

 

DAY 1 - SALT LAKE CITY . . FRANKFURT

The big day has finally arrived, so take time to relax on your trans-Atlantic flight with the assurance that Brian Judd Tours has taken care of all the details.     (Meals in flight)

DAY 2 - GERMANY . . ARRIVAL AT FRANKFURT AIRPORT - NUREMBERG.

Upon arrival, we clear passport control and collect our luggage. Settle back in your comfortable motor coach for our ride into the heart of the Franconian Wine Region on the way to Nuremberg. After check-in, freshen up and relax a bit before the 'Welcome to Europe/Get-acquainted' group dinner at our hotel.     (Dinner)

DAY 3 - GERMANY . . NUREMBERG.

Today is devoted to the history of Nuremberg. Hitler staged his propaganda rallies here and, after his fall, it was chosen as the site of the famous War Trials. You will have an opportunity to see the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Congress Hall, and Palace of Justice where the War Trials were held. Admission to the Documentation Centre and Palace of Justice is included, providing a more in-depth look at the causes and consequences of Nazi Germany, particularly in connection with the events that took place in Nuremberg. Return to your hotel for dinner.     (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4 - GERMANY . . Dachau - Munich & AUSTRIA . . Alpine Village.

Leave Nuremberg and travel to Dachau Concentration Camp. At the entrance you are already prompted to reflect on the incomprehensible, as your tour manager translates the German phrase on the iron gate: ARBEIT MACHT FREI (Work Makes One Free). Study the exhibit recounting the “path of the prisoners” and see the site of the former barracks. Your tour continues to Munich, the elegant capital of Bavaria. After a photo stop at the Hitler Building, step out for free time at Marienplatz, a pedestrian-only zone where historic buildings are cleverly interspersed with modern store fronts. The focal point of the square is the Rathaus (Town Hall) with its captivating Glockenspiel clock tower. Following a leisurely visit, depart Munich and cross the border from Germany into Austria , where you will spend the next two nights in an Alpine village.     (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 5 - AUSTRIA . . Alpine Village.

Enjoy a relaxing day in the surroundings of your hotel. The area offers many options for sightseeing and leisure activities within walking distance or by public transportation. Another choice is to join the full day optional Salzburg & Eagle’s Nest with Dinner excursion. This excursion includes a guided visit to the Kehlsteinhaus, Hitler’s mountain hide-away, followed by an afternoon in Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace and the filming site for “The Sound of Music." This evening, return to your Alpine Village hotel.   (Breakfast)

DAY 6 - GERMANY . . Ulm – Bad Herrenalb.

After a leisurely breakfast, travel to Ulm for time to view the imposing Ulm Minster with the tallest church steeple in the world. This afternoon, make a photo stop at the grave of Erwin Rommel, the general who was forced to commit suicide when Hitler suspected him of treason. End the day with a buffet dinner at your hotel in Bad Herrenalb, on the northern edge of Germany’s Black Forest.  (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7 - FRANCE . . Saverne – St. Avold – Fort Hackenberg & GERMANY . . Igel.

Follow a scenic route through the Alsace Region and the Vosges Mountains to the town of Saverne, the site of heavy fighting in the fall of 1944. Stop at Lorraine’s American Cemetery in St. Avold, the largest American World War II cemetery in Europe. The afternoon is reserved for a tour of Fort Hackenberg, part of the Maginot Line. This system of obstacles was constructed between the world wars as a defense against any future German invasions. Your hotel for the next two nights will be in Igel, a quiet village near the three-country border of France, Luxembourg and Germany  (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 8 - LUXEMBOURG . . American Cemetery - Diekirch, BELGIUM . . Ardennes – Bastogne & GERMANY . . Trier – Igel.

The morning stop is at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg where General George Patton is buried. Continue into the Belgian Ardennes Region and arrive in Bastogne to view the star-shaped Mardasson Monument, a tribute to the soldiers who died in the Battle of the Ardennes. Also see the fox holes used by Easy Company, whose stories inspired the TV mini-series “Band of Brothers.” Your travels this afternoon take you to the Luxembourg National Museum of Military History in Diekirch. Trier, the oldest city in Germany, provides an intriguing backdrop during your independent dinner, before returning to your hotel in Igel.     (Breakfast)

DAY 9 - GERMANY . . Rhine Cruise– Remagen – Rhine-Ruhr Region.

Motor to one of the most beautiful stretches of the Rhine River where you will board a Rhine steamer for an upstream cruise past endearing villages, medieval fortresses, and hillside vineyards known for producing the distinctive Rhine wines.  Following the 90 minute cruise, travel to Remagen to view the remains of the Ludendorff Bridge, the last standing bridge on the Rhine, which was captured by U.S. soldiers on March 7, 1945.  By mid-afternoon, continue to your Rhine-Ruhr area hotel.  Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening.      (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10 – HOLLAND. . Groesbeek – Nijmegen – South Holland.

Crossing the border into Holland (the Netherlands), focus on sights significant to the area’s WWII liberation efforts, including Operation Market Garden.  The bridge over the Waal River at Nijmegen was a strategic asset reclaimed after the historical crossing of American paratroopers.  Travel Hell’s Highway and stop at the memorial in Overasselt, commemorating the site of the largest airborne landings of all time.  The day will also feature a visit to one of the local museums documenting the WWII resistance in Holland. Continue to your South Holland hotel for check-in and an included dinner.      (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 11 - HOLLAND . . Amsterdam – South Holland.

Travel through the Dutch countryside, characterized by canals, bridges, dikes and windmills, as you make your way to the dynamic city of Amsterdam.  Your visit begins with a cruise aboard a glass-topped boat through Amsterdam’s harbor and canals where you will see colorful gabled houses and numerous bridges.  This afternoon, walk to the main square, an excellent starting point for your individual exploration. During an independent lunch, you may wish to try Dutch pancakes or poffertjes (mini-pancakes).  Before returning to the hotel this evening, sample Dutch specialties during an independent dinner in one of South Holland’s historic towns.     (Breakfast,)

DAY 12 - BELGIUM . . Antwerp & FRANCE . . Caen.

Today is a full day of travel from Holland to Caen with a stop in the port city of Antwerp, Belgium, characterized by its convivial atmosphere.  Around the large central market square, there are cozy outdoor cafes (try an authentic Belgian waffle), fine lace stores and irresistible chocolate shops.  Continue the drive into France for an early evening check-in at your Caen hotel.  Dinner will be served upon your arrival.    (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 13 - FRANCE . . Normandy Landing Beaches – Caen. 

The entire day is spent touring the famous Normandy Landing Beaches.  From Caen, drive to the coast and stop at Pointe du Hoc to view the German fortifications. You’ll also travel to Utah Beach and Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the site where paratroopers landed during World War II as portrayed in the movie “The Longest Day.” Visit Sainte-Mere-Eglise Airborne Museum before continuing to Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery.  Proceed to the artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer.  At today’s final stop in the village of Arromanches, you can view remnants of the artificial harbor and reflect on the sights of the day over an independent dinner.     (Breakfast,)

DAY 14 - FRANCE . . Caen – Paris.

Spend the morning touring the Caen Peace Memorial and Museum.  This beautiful place honors the liberators, victims, and all those who continue to fight for peace.  As you depart Caen, paus at the Pegasus Bridge for a guided visit to understand how its capture by the British 6th Airborne division was instrumental in deterring a German counter-attack.  By late afternoon, arrive in Paris and spend the evening exploring the Montmartre District, where Paris look as it does in old paintings and artists still display their works.  Here you may also visit the impressive Sacre Coeur Basilica and take in the spectacular views over Paris.  Montmartre boasts many restaurants and cozy sidewalk cafés perfect for an independent dinner in the French capital.   (Breakfast)

DAY 15 – FRANCE . . . Paris.

The day is devoted to Paris, La Ville Lumiere (the City of Light).  Your tour manager will direct you to the location of the principal sights, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, famous Galeries Lafayette department store, and Champs-Elysees.  Before beginning your free time, join an optional Seine River Cruise excursion for unsurpassed views of some of the city’s popular landmarks.  This evening join your travel companions for a festive farewell dinner at an authentic Parisian Bistro, complete with roving musicians and tantalizing French dishes. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 16 – Paris . . . Salt Lake City.
Transfer to the Paris Airport for the return flight home.    (Breakfast. Meals in flight)

 

About this tour:   This will be an outstanding tour and a once-in-a-lifetime World War II History experience.  We are excited about this well planned, well organized itinerary taking you to all the WWII sights and special points of interest in Germany, Austria, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Holland.  You will appreciate the top quality service, first class hotels, 23 meals, outstanding value & extensive sightseeing.

You will really enjoy this outstanding trip!

 

About this tour:  

We invite you to join us on this outstanding tour and once-in-a-lifetime World War II History experience. We are excited about this well planned, well organized itinerary taking you to all the WWII sights and special points of interest in Germany, Austria, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Holland. You will appreciate the top quality service, first class hotels, 24 meals, outstanding value & extensive sightseeing. This is an exciting and history-filled tour.  Book Today! Don’t miss this outstanding trip!

“Our debt to the Heroic Men and Valiant Women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will Never forget their sacrifices”.

    - President Harry S. Truman -  

Tour Visits:

  • Germany
    • Frankfurt
    • Boppard/Rhine Cruise
    • Rhein-Main
    • Nuremberg
    • Munich
    • Dachau
    • Bad Herrenalb
    • Igel/Trier
  • Holland
    • Amsterdam
    • Waal Bridge at Nijmegen
    • Oisterwijk
    • Maarsbergen
    • Arnhem/Groesbeek
  • Austria 
    • Kufstein
    • Salzburg
    • Eagle's Nest
  • France
    • Saverne
    • St. Avold
    • Verdun
    • Reims
    • Paris
    • Caen
    • Normandy
    • Omaha Beach
    • Utah Beach
    • Ste. Mere Eglise Airborne Museum
  • Belgium
    • Antwerp
    • Bastogne

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