Battlefields of WWI & WWII

  • $3999
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Are you a history buff? Do you enjoy traveling to iconic sites of the past? If so, you’re going to love our new trip that takes you on a tour of World War I and World War II battlefields across Europe. You’ll discover the places that commemorate these world-changing events and honor fallen soldiers. This tour includes a journey through London to visit the Imperial War Museum and Churchill War Rooms. You’ll also visit Normandy Beach, Somme & Ypres Battlefields, Dunkirk, Battle of the Bulge and the Maginot Lines.

5% off for active military and veterans!* Additional details at the bottom of this page.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 2 nights in London
  • 2 nights in Caen
  • 3 nights in Paris
  • 2 nights in Ypres
  • 1 night in Luxembourg
  • 1 night in Frankfurt
  • Optional 3-night extension to Berlin


  • Tower of London with Crown Jewels
  • Imperial War Museum (London)
  • Churchill War Rooms (London)
  • Omaha Beach (Normandy)
  • Sainte-Mère-Église
  • Somme & Ypres Battlefields
  • Dunkirk
  • Bastogne (Belgium)
  • Maginot Line

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour

  • Round-trip international airfare from New York area (EWR)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • 16 meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours
  • Whispers for all groups of 10 or more
  • Professional, English-speaking Tour Director throughout

Your Extension Includes:

  • Transportation by train to Berlin
  • Accommodations at a first-class hotel
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Tour Itinerary

Depart USA

Your fascinating journey begins as you depart today on your flight to London, England.

Welcome to London, England

Arrive in beautiful London, the capital of England and one of the most spectacular cities in the world. You’ll be greeted at the airport by your Tour Director and begin your exploration of London at the Imperial War Museum, which tells the story of those whose lives were shaped by war from World War I to today. Here you’ll see archives and recordings from the era and you won’t want to miss the Spitfire that saw action in the Battle of Britain. Next, enjoy a panoramic bus tour where you will see famous sites such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey,…


This morning, enjoy an English breakfast at the hotel and then depart for a tour of the city. You’ll begin the day with a guided tour of the Tower of London where you will hear tales of intrigue, imprisonment, execution, and torture. You’ll also visit the Royal Crown Jewels, the awe-inspiring symbols of the monarchy that are still in use today. After your visit, you will drive across the Tower Bridge to Borough Market, London’s most renowned food and drink market where you can enjoy some free time for lunch. Next we’ll visit the HMS Belfast with a visit to the Churchill War…


Today you will visit the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth. After your visit, journey south to Portsmouth and take the ferry across the English Channel to Caen, France. Dinner will be available for purchase on the ferry. Once you arrive in Caen, you’ll be escorted to your hotel where you can retire for the night.

Hotel | Novotel Cote de Nacre, Adagio Caen Center, or similar
Included Meals | Breakfast

Normandy Beaches

Today you will spend a remarkable day experiencing and learning about one of the most famous days in history: D-Day. You’ll visit the Normandy Beaches, including Omaha Beach near the coastal village of Colleville-sur-Mer. Omaha was one of the principal beachheads where the U.S. Army stormed ashore on D-Day, June 6th, 1944. You’ll also explore Pointe du Hoc, located between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, where a group of American Army Rangers defied all odds by scaling a massive cliff at a critical moment during the invasion. Next, continue to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, a…


After breakfast, enjoy the journey to Paris and relax in a comfortable air-conditioned bus. En route, we’ll visit the German Gun Batter at Lounges Sur Mere, see the Mulberry Harbors in Arromanches, and visit Pegasus Bridge. Next, you will travel to Chateau de la Roche Guyon, a frightful castle dominating the bank of the River Seine controlling the route to Normandy. During WWII the castle was German Field Marshall Rommel’s headquarters. After visiting the castle, you’ll arrive at your hotel in Paris to enjoy free time and dinner at your leisure.

Hotel | Novotel Tour…


Today you’ll meet with a local guide for a sightseeing tour of the city focusing on World War II and the liberation of Paris. For more than four years, most of France—including Paris—existed under the horrifying and unrelenting rule of Nazi Germany. This tour explores life in the occupied French capital along the city’s Left and Right banks and you’ll learn about various individuals key to the Occupation and the complex narrative of the German and French Gestapo. You’ll hear the harrowing accounts of various inhabitants of the city—from Jewish families to members of the WWII…


Today you’ll enjoy a free day exploring the city on your own. You might choose to visit the Louvre Museum, explore the Latin Quarter, or climb the famed Eiffel Tower. Or, perhaps you want to stroll down the Champs Elysee or visit the Arc de Triomphe. Your options are limitless with history and culture around every corner. In the evening, you’ll reconnect with the group and venture to Montmartre, a famous section of the Right Bank (“Rive Droite”) in Paris, for a walking tour followed by dinner at an authentic Parisian restaurant. After dinner, you’ll return to your…

Paris/Somme Region/Ypres

Today you will travel from Paris into the heart of the Somme Region to the village of La Boisselle. Here you will visit the Lochnager Crater, tunnels and trenches that are remnants of the strategic planning of the French and British military to halt the German advances in World War I. A local guide will help recreate the battles as you learn the history of this important part of the war. Next, you’ll visit the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, a preserved battlefield park, which marks a tragic part of WWI, where many armies fought and died from 1914 to 1918. The Caribou…

Ypres Battlefield & Dunkirk

You’ll explore some of the biggest battles of World War I & II today. At your first stop, you’ll see a replica trench from World War I at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Then you’ll visit Essex Farm Cemetery where over 1,200 brave servicemen from World World I are buried and where Lt. Col. John McCrea wrote ‘In Flanders Fields’. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to nearby Dunkirk for a walking tour along the shores where Operation Dynamo miraculously saw over 330,000 Allied troops evacuated to Britain during World World II. Next, you’ll return to Ypres for some…

Ypres/Battle of the Bulge/Luxembourg

After breakfast, you’ll journey to Bastogne where the Americans rallied and stopped the German attack in World World II. Here you will view the route of the initial American retreat and the place where the 101st Airborne, and elements of the 10th Armored Division, held off fifteen German divisions for six days. You will visit key sites in and around this historic crossroads town. After this visit, you’ll continue to nearby Luxembourg with free time in the evening to explore this charming old-world city.

Hotel | Alvisse Parc Hotel, or similar

Luxembourg/Maginot Line Sites/Frankfurt

After breakfast, you’ll drive to nearby Hamm for a brief visit to the American Cemetery and the site of World War II General George S. Patton’s grave. Afterwards, explore sites along the Maginot Line — a system of defensive fortifications built by France in the 1930s that stretched for nearly 200 miles to protect its eastern border. Your first stop will be Ouvrage Hackenberg. Set on high ground, this is the largest fortification on the whole Maginot Line and was one part of the line held by British troops in 1939-40. You’ll explore the underground and see the remarkably preserved…


Today you’ll say “auf wiedersehen” to Europe and the memories of the World Wars as you head to the Frankfurt Airport for your flight home to the USA.

Included Meals | Breakfast

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Rates are based on double occupancy.
2020 Departures: Single room supplement is $949
2021 Departurse: Single room supplement is $899

2020 Departures: Add $799 double occupancy / $948 single occupancy
2021 Departures: Add $899 double occupancy / $1,098 single occupancy

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 800-337-7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Extended Tours

Berlin Extension

  • From approx. $799 Per Person


For you, the journey continues! Today, you’ll head to the Frankfurt train station to board the train to Berlin. Upon arrival in Berlin, you will embark on a spectacular walking tour of the city. You’ll start by walking down the Unter den Linden, a boulevard found in the heart of Berlin that starts from Schlossbrucke and ends at the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz. As you walk along, your expert local guide will point out famous monuments and buildings that paint the history of this famous street and the involvement in both wars.

Hotel |


Today you will enjoy a free day to explore Berlin at your leisure or join an optional tour. If you choose to explore Berlin on your own, you may wish to spend time in reflection at the Holocaust Memorial or people watch in Potsdamer Platz. Or perhaps you want to pay a visit to the museum at Checkpoint Charlie, part of the former Berlin Wall. However you choose to spend your day, you will not be disappointed by this city that has stood on the world stage.

Included Meals | Breakfast

Potsdam Excursion

In the morning, you’ll journey to nearby Potsdam, the site of the historic Postdam Conference held at Cecilienhof Palace. The Potsdam Conference of the Big 3 (Prime Minister Winston Churchill, President Harry Truman and Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin) in the summer of 1945 had a huge impact on the post-war world. You’ll visit the site of the conference held between these world leaders which ended WWII, but started the Cold War. You’ll then return to Berlin where you will enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore on your own. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with the group at…


After breakfast you’ll head to the Berlin Airport for your flight home to the USA.

Included Meals | Breakfast

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Optional tours are subject to change, and the prices are approximate. They are payable by cash (euros). Note that optional tours are non-refundable.

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

  • From approx. 108 EURO Per Person

Approx. $120 USD
Join an expert local guide this morning for a half day visit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. The Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp was built in the summer of 1936 by concentration camp prisoners. Located just north of Berlin, Sachsenhausen was one of the most notorious death camps of the Nazi empire and was liberated by Allied troops in 1945. Spend a few hours walking the grounds which remains as a memorial. You’ll end the day back in Berlin.

5% off for Active Military & Veterans*

Veterans and active military enjoy 5% off the cost of this tour!

*5% off is valid for all veterans and active military. In order to verify your service, please have your applicable ID card available.