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Tour Overview

Tour Highlights:

• Enjoy many sites others don't visit
• Spend 2 days exploring the Wolf's Lair
• Overnight in a 13th Century Castle
• We include a visit to famous Malbork
• Experience counts! We have   operated World War II Tours in Poland   for over 15 years

What's Included:
• 12 Nights in 3 and 4 Star Hotels
• 8 Dinners and Breakfasts daily
• All transfers by deluxe Motor Coach
• All entrance fees and local taxes
• Visit the Malbork (Marienburg) Castle
• Tour of the "Wolf's Lair" Headquarters
• Visit Mamerki (Mauerwald) Bunkers
• See the former Rastenburg Airfield
• Warsaw City Tour with Memorials
• Visit the Warsaw Rising Museum
• Polish Dinner and Live Folklore Show
• See Schindler's List sites in Krakow
• Tour of Auschwitz / Birkenau Camps
• See the Gliwice Border Radio Station
• Visit an underground "Riese" Bunker
• Gross Rosen Concentration Camp
• Tour the Great Escape POW Camp
• Berlin City Tour with Third Reich sites
• See Brandenburg Gate / Pariser Platz
• Visit the German Resistance Museum
• See Valkyrie movie set locations
 

What to Know:
The Wolf's Lair Tour begins and ends at Berlin (BER) Airport. The Tour rate does not include roundtrip airfare. You can plan to arrive in Berlin a few days early, and / or you can also add some time to the end of your Tour.

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Wolf's Lair Tour

Berlin, Germany; Wolf's Lair (Rastenburg), Mauerwald, Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz, Gliwice, Walbrzych, and Zagan, Poland . . .

The Wolf's Lair Tour starts and finishes at Berlin International Airport. Features include lots of time at Hitler's wartime headquarters, the Wolf's Lair near Rastenburg (Ketrzyn, Poland); and other World War II sites in Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz, and Waldenburg, Poland. The Wolfs Lair Tour follows the story of the July 20, 1944 assassination attempt on Hitler's life. We will visit many sites connected to Colonel Stauffenberg and the plot to kill Hitler. The Tour also includes many World War II historical sites in Berlin, Germany. Hitler spent nearly half of World War II (over 800 days) at 'Wolfsschanze' (Wolf's Lair) compound near Rastenburg, which by 1942 contained as many as 80 buildings housing over 2,000 employees including massive bunkers for Goering, Bormann and Hitler among others. We spend two days touring Wolfsschanze and the additional OKH (Oberkommando des Heeres) Headquarters at nearby Mamerki (Mauerwald).

We'll spend two great nights in fascinating Warsaw to discover the story of its past and the echoes of its Uprisings. This Tour includes two days in beautiful Krakow; where we will visit many sites connected to Oscar Schindler, such as the former Enamel Factory that was run by Schindler during World War II.  Our hotel near the spectacular Old Town of Krakow, allows us the convenience of exploring the town and its history by night. We will spend a sobering day visiting the museum, memorials and crematoria at Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camps. These were the most infamous Nazi Death camps in the world: Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II - Birkenau, where over 1 million people were murdered in the gas chambers. The Wolf's Lair Tour also includes a visit to one of the 'Project RIESE' Bunkers near Waldenburg (Walbrzych), deep in the mountains of southern Poland. Here we will visit Hitler's forgotten bunkers, unfinished underground passages that were part of the Nazi secret "Riese" project. Next, we stop at the infamous 'Great Escape' Prisoner of War Camp (Stalag Luft III) in Zagan to explore the site of the so-called "Great Escape" on March 24 - 25, 1944.

We conclude with lots of World War II sites and historical locations dealing with the Third Reich in Berlin, including the Bendlerblock, where Stauffenberg and other members of the German Resistance ultimately met their fate. We will also enjoy some free time in Berlin, where we will wrap-up our historical journey and spend our last evening together enjoying our farewell dinner and reflecting on our travels.

Wolf's Lair Tour Itinerary

May 2: IN FLIGHT - to Berlin Airport

May 3: ARRIVAL IN BERLIN - Tour Welcome
Arrival today at Berlin International Airport and transfer to Berlin hotel for check-in. World War II Tour of Berlin including main sites such as the Reichstag, Chancellory and Bunker sites. Welcome Dinner. Overnight Berlin. (D)

May 4: BYDGOSZCZ - History of Poland
Breakfast, hotel check out and early morning transfer east with an explanation of the history of Poland on the bus en route. Lunch. Continue afternoon transfer to Bydgoszcz for check-in at our hotel. Overnight Bydgoszcz. (B, D)

May 5: MALBORK - From Teutonic Knights to the SS
Breakfast. Check out and transfer to Malbork. Visit the world-famous medieval Malbork Castle and free time for lunch. Afternoon transfer to Ketrzyn and visit the airfield where Stauffenberg fly in and out of the Wolf's Lair on July 20, 1944. Late afternoon check-in at our hotel in Ketrzyn. Dinner. Overnight Ketrzyn. (B, D)

May 6: KETRZYN (RASTENBURG) - Wolf's Lair and OKH
Breakfast. Morning Guided Tour of Hitler's former Wolfsschanze (Wolf's Lair) Headquarters complex. During our tour we will trace the famous assassination attempt that took place in July 1944. Free time for lunch and exploring more of the Wolf's Lair. Afternoon transfer to Lake Mamerki (Mauerwald). Tour Zones "Fritz" and "Quelle" of the former OKH (Oberkommando des Heeres) German Army HQ near the Wolf's Lair. Transfer back to hotel. Dinner. Overnight Ketrzyn. (B, D)

May 7: WARSAW - Poland during World War II
Breakfast and hotel check out. We leave northern Poland this morning and transfer south to Warsaw. On the way, we talk about Germany's rearmament in the 1930s, Danzig, Warsaw and the beginning of World War II. We also discuss the foundations of the Holocaust and its scale in Europe during World War II and after 1945. Late afternoon arrival at our Warsaw Hotel. Check-in and relax before dinner. Special Polish Folklore Dinner and Show tonight in a traditional Restaurant. Overnight Warsaw. (B, D)

May 8: WARSAW - The Ghetto and the Uprisings
Breakfast. half-day Guided Tour of historic Warsaw, including the former Ghetto, old Jewish Cemeteries, Ghetto Wall, the Uprising Memorial and many other World War II sites and monuments. Lunch. The Warsaw Uprising lasted two months. The Battle for Warsaw took 250,000 lives. Afternoon visit to the impressive, new 'Warsaw Rising Museum'. Late afternoon and evening at leisure in Warsaw for optional sightseeing, museums or shopping. Dinner on your own. Overnight Warsaw. (B)

May 9: WARSAW - KRAKOW
Breakfast and hotel check out. Transfer to Krakow, a preserved gem of a city unscathed by the battles of World War II. Lunch en route to Krakow. Hotel check in and afternoon orientation of the town center. Free time for optional sightseeing and / or shopping. Dinner. Overnight Krakow. (B, D)

May 10: KRAKOW - The Story of Schindler's List
Breakfast. Morning Guided Tour of Kazimierz, Podgorze district and Plaszow Concentration Camp, where the infamous Amon Goeth was once Commandant. We will also visit the former Emalia Enamel Factory that was run by Oskar Schindler during World War II. Lunch. Afternoon free for optional sightseeing or shopping. Dinner. Overnight Krakow. (B, D)

May 11: AUSCHWITZ - Death Camps of the Third Reich
Breakfast and hotel check out. Morning transfer to Auschwitz Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Today we visit Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II / Birkenau, on a Guided Tour of the memorial site. Lunch. Afternoon transfer to Gliwice and visit the local museum. Check-in to our hotel. Dinner. Overnight Gliwice. (B, D)

May 12: PROJECT RIESE - Hitler's Forgotten Bunkers
Breakfast, check out and transfer to Walbrzych (Waldenburg) in the Owl Mountains near the Czech border. Lunch en route. Afternoon visit to a newly opened 'Riese' Bunker. The mysterious Wolf Mountain in southern Poland was chosen by the Nazis as early as 1943 for construction of an enormous underground military city. Discover 'Project Riese' during our Tour of the underground Bunker complex near Walim. Transfer to hotel. Dinner. Overnight Walbrzych. (B, D)

May 13: ZAGAN - The Great Escape
Breakfast. Hotel check out and transfer this morning northwest towards Berlin. Visit the memorial site of the former Gross Rosen Concentration Camp. Continue to Zagan, for a Tour of the former POW Camp 'Stalag Luft-III;' where some of the most daring prisoner escapes took place during World War II. Afternoon transfer into Germany with lunch en route. Arrival at our hotel in Berlin and dinner. Overnight Berlin. (B, D)

May 14: BERLIN - The Battle for Berlin
Breakfast. Morning visit to the German Resistance Museum in the Bendlerblock. Lunch in the city center. Afternoon free before our Farewell Dinner. Overnight Berlin. (B, D)

May 15: IN FLIGHT - from Berlin Airport

Tour Bookings

Tour Dates: May 2 - 15, 2020

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Tour Rates:
USD 4,395 per person in Double Room
USD 5,275 per person in Single Room
Tour Rates do not include Airfare.

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A completed and signed Tour Reservation Form and a refundable $400 deposit (per person) are required to book our Tours. You can book this Tour online, by phone or by mail. To book online: scroll to the top of this page and click the "Book Tour" button. You can adjust the quantity of people on our secure payment pages with PayPal. Payments are made to: ALPVENTURES. Payment in full is due 90 days prior to Tour departure, and must be paid in US Dollars by check. Credit cards are accepted for the deposit only; and cannot be accepted for final payment.

Cancellation Policy:
Although Tour cancellations are not anticipated, Alpventures® reserves the right to cancel Tours for any reason, prior to Tour departure date, in which case the entire payment will be refunded without further obligation on Alpventures® part. In the case of Tour Participant cancellation, a full refund will be granted up to 30 days prior to Tour departure. A cancellation fee of 20% of the Tour price will be charged for cancellations between 30 and 20 days prior to departure date and 40% between 20 and 10 days prior to departure. No refunds will be honored within 10 days of Tour departure date.

Tour Guide

Whether on the battlefield, or inside the impressive museums, you won't miss a thing as we give exciting, detailed accounts and informative historical presentations throughout each Tour. From the D-Day beaches of Normandy, to Hitler's Eagles Nest and beyond, our top priorities are your safety, comfort and enjoyment on Tour. Alpventures® World War II Tours are the result of over 20 years of historical research and first-hand, local guiding experience, making them especially unique. Our superior accommodations are all extraordinary three- and four-star hotels; some of which are even medieval castles and listed historical monuments. Join our small groups on a World War II Tour and experience an historical adventure to Europe!

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