12 Days | Netherlands | Germany | Poland | Czech Republic
"One of history's darkest moments takes on a poignant immediacy when you walk through the cities, towns, and buildings where the events occurred. At the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, in the Warsaw Ghetto, and at the camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau, you have the opportunity to recall the suffering, honor the victims, and celebrate the liberation (EFTours)."
Day 1: Fly overnight to Amsterdam
Day 2: Amsterdam
Meet your Tour Director at the airport in Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, known for its artistic heritage and elaborate canal system.
Take a walking tour of Amsterdam.
Go on a cruise through the canals of Amsterdam.
Day 3: Amsterdam
Visit the Anne Frank House, where the Jewish wartime writer, Anne Frank, composed her famous diary. During WWII, Anne Frank hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four others in the hidden "secret annex" at the back of her father's warehouse.
Additional activities TBD
Day 4: Berlin
Travel by train to Berlin, the vibrant capital of reunified Germany.
Take a walking tour of Berlin to explore how the city has been transformed since the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the vital role the city now plays in the European Union.
Day 5: Berlin
Take an expert-led tour of Berlin: Brandenburg Gate; Kurfürstendamm.
Photo stop at Checkpoint Charlie
Visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Visit the Jewish Museum
Day 6: Warsaw
Travel by train to Warsaw.
Day 7: Warsaw
Take a walking tour of Warsaw and the Warsaw Ghetto, including the Warsaw Ghetto Monument.
Visit the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
Day 8: Krakow
Travel to Krakow, the only major Polish city to escape devastation during World War II, leaving the beautiful architecture of its Old Town intact.
Take an expert-led tour of Krakow.
Day 9: Krakow
Take a somber visit to the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau. Now the site of a memorial museum, you can view a film about the horror of Auschwitz and Hitler's Third Reich here. Before you leave, observe a moment of remembrance for the six million victims of the Holocaust.
Day 10: Prague
Travel to charming Prague, and encounter the legendary beauty of the former capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Here, you'll discover how the city gracefully balances classical features with a lively, bohemian spirit.
Day 11: Prague
Take an expert-led tour of the city. Walk the quaint cobbled streets of the Mala Strana and visit the 13th-century Stare Mesto and Market Square. Here you'll see the famous 15th-century astronomical clock.
Visit St. Vitus Cathedral to continue celebrating the art and architecture of the City of One Hundred Spires.
Visit the Golden Lane
Day 12: Depart for home
(Pictures from when I traveled with my mom last April)