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Normandy to the Eagles Nest Tour

Normandy, Calais, France; Bastogne, Foy, Belgium; Luxembourg; Rhine River, Rothenburg, Munich, Nuremberg and Berchtesgaden, Germany . . .

Tour Highlights:
• Overnight in an 18th Century Chateau in the Pas-de-Calais, north of France
• Visit all five D-Day Landing Beaches: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword
• Discover the historic C-47 simulator (D-Day Experience) near Utah Beach
• Tour the impressive underground V2 rocket base and factory at La Coupole
• Experience Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the preserved medieval German village
• Explore the former Nazi Rally Grounds in Nuremberg and visit the Courthouse
• Tour of Hitler's "Eagles Nest" high in the Bavarian Alps near Berchtesgaden
• Experience counts! We have operated WWII Tours in Europe for over 25 years

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Tour Dates:
June 15 - 29, 2024 - Sold Out
Sept. 14 - 28, 2024 - Sold Out
May 17 - 31, 2025 - Sold Out
June 14 - 28, 2025 - Sold Out
Sept. 3 - 17, 2025 - 15 spots open
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Tour Rates:
USD 4,990 pp in Double Room
USD 5,590 pp in Single Room
Tour Rates do not include Airfare.

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We have added more sites at the British and Canadian D-Day Beaches

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Normandy to the Eagles Nest Tour

Alpventures® Normandy to the Eagle's Nest Tour begins at Paris (CDG) Airport in France and finishes at Munich (MUC) Airport in Germany.

On our drive from Paris to Normandy, we make a stop at Benouville, where you will hear the incredible story of the four-year preparation and training period for the Allies, which preceded D-Day 1944. Visit Pegasus Bridge, where the British 6th Airborne Division spearheaded the entire assault forces with a commando-style raid on the village. We will also make our way to the Canadian sector to visit the Juno Beach Centre and Arromanches, to witness the ruins of the former artificial 'Mulberry' harbor. See an original German coastal battery with its original cannons still in place. We will spend a full day visiting sites at UTAH Beach, including the town of Ste. Mere Eglise, La Fiere Causeway, Sainte Marie-du-Mont, and more. At OMAHA Beach, we will start by visiting Pointe du Hoc, where the U.S. 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled the 100 foot cliffs against all odds. Next, we continue to Verville-sur-Mer, where the 29th Infantry Division suffered horrible casualties on D-Day. We also visit Normandy American Cemetery, to pay our respects to more than 9,000 war dead.

From Normandy, we head along the northern coast to St. Omer in the Pas-de-Calais. Relax in the evening and stay overnight in an 18th Century Chateau hotel, surrounded by a private park. We continue with a visit to La Couple, a former Nazi underground secret weapons factory, before arriving in the Belgian Ardennes, where we will spend the next full day visiting Battle of the Bulge sites. We will overnight in Bastogne, where the 101st Airborne Division and other units held the line under continuous German attacks to take the important city. Our Battlefield Tour of the Ardennes also includes the foxholes of 'Easy Company' paratroopers (from the famous Band of Brothers book and mini-series) of the 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division and much more. Visit the actual spot where General Patton's 4th Armored Division broke through the encirclement around Bastogne, marking a major turning point in the battle. We will have a scenic drive into nearby Luxembourg, where we visit the Luxembourg American Cemetery and see the final resting place of General George S. Patton Jr.

We continue this incredible tour with a visit to the Rhine River in Germany, where we will enjoy the spectacular scenery on our Rhine River Cruise. The secrets of the Third Reich are revealed as we investigate Hitler's rise to power in Nuremberg and Munich, the birthplace of the Nazi 'Movement'. We will also explain how the Nazi State changed under Hitler's tyrannical Dictatorship, and how propaganda was perfected at the annual Nazi Party Rallies in Nuremberg. At Dachau Memorial we will explain the history of the Jewish Holocaust. During our two full days in Berchtesgaden, we will explore the nearby Obersalzberg Mountain, which was a refuge for Hitler in the early days. The mountain was transformed into the southern headquarters for the Third Reich in the mid-1930's. History comes alive as we tour Hitler's underground bunkers at Obersalzberg and travel to the infamous mountaintop Eagle's Nest, and enjoy the incredible alpine panorama. Our last evening of the tour is spent near the Munich (MUC) Airport.

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What's Included

  • 13 Nights in 3 and 4 Star Hotels
  • 8 Dinners and daily Breakfasts
  • Transfers by deluxe Motor Coach
  • SWORD Beach / Pegasus Bridge
  • JUNO Beach with Graye-sur-Mer
  • GOLD Beach / Mulberry ruins
  • OMAHA Beach / U.S. Cemetery
  • UTAH Beach American Memorials
  • Longues-sur-Mer Gun Battery
  • Pointe du Hoc Ranger Memorial
  • St. Mere Eglise Airborne Museum
  • D-Day Experience in a simulator
  • Todt Battery / K5 Railborne Gun
  • La Couple V2 Rocket Museum
  • Battle of Bulge Tour in Ardennes
  • Patton's Grave in Luxembourg
  • Rhine Cruise and Wine Tasting
  • Tour of Nazi Party Rally Grounds
  • Nazi Rally Grounds Museum
  • Visit medieval city of Rothenburg
  • Dachau concentration camp
  • Munich Tour with 3rd Reich sites
  • Guided Tour of the Eagle's Nest
  • Obersalzberg Bunker Museum
  • Excursion to beautiful Salzburg
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Day-by-Day Tour Itinerary

Plan your flight accordingly - you can arrive early in Paris, France before the tour group meets up; or plan to stay in Munich, Germany after the tour ends.

DAY 1: IN FLIGHT to Paris Airport (CDG)

DAY 2: NORMANDY - Tour Welcome and Orientation
Join us this morning arriving at Charles De Gaulle Paris Airport. Meet your Tour Guide and Chauffer and transfer with lunch en route to the Normandy Coast in northern France. We will have a stop in Benouville, on the eastern flank of the Allied invasion beaches. Here we will learn how the British 6th Airborne spearheaded the landings at Pegasus Bridge (SWORD Beach). We will also visit the famous Gondree Cafe. Continue west via Courseulles-sur-mer to the JUNO Beach Centre and learn about the landings of the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division on D-Day. Photo stop at Grayes-sur-mer. Transfer to hotel for check-in and dinner. Overnight Bayeux. (B, D)

DAY 3: UTAH BEACH - The U.S. Airborne Landings
Breakfast. Today begins with the story of the first American Airborne landings in and around the towns of Ste. Mere Eglise and St. Marie-du-Mont during the night of June 5 - 6, 1944. We will trace the path of the American paratroopers at UTAH Beach and see the 82nd Airborne Division drop zones from the 'Iron Mike' Monument at La Fiere. Hear an explanation of the intense three-day battle for the farm, bridge and causeway. Visit the Airborne Museum in Ste. Mere Eglise and break for lunch in the famous town square, seen in Darryl F. Zanuck's The Longest Day. Afternoon drive through the hedgerows to La Madeline, otherwise known as 'Roosevelt Beach,' for a tour of monuments and memorials on UTAH Beach. We continue back to Bayeux for free time in town this evening. Dinner on your own. Overnight Bayeux. (B)

DAY 4: OMAHA BEACH - The U.S. Sea Landings
Breakfast. The most American casualties suffered during 'The Longest Day' were on the sandy shores of bloody OMAHA Beach, the left flank of the American landing sector. This morning we will start at Pointe du Hoc; where the rocky cliffs bear witness to the courage of Colonel Rudder's 2nd Ranger Battalion. Transfer to OMAHA Beach at Vierville-sur-Mer and the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer, seen in Steven Spielberg's epic movie Saving Private Ryan. Lunch. This afternoon we will tour the only German Coastal Battery in the Atlantic Wall which still has its original guns in place: Longues sur Mer. Continue to Arromanches (GOLD Beach) to see the remains of the greatest engineering feat of the invasion: Project Mulberry, the artificial harbor. Dinner. Overnight Bayeux. (B, D)

DAY 5: CALAIS - The Atlantic Wall
Breakfast and hotel check out this morning. Morning scenic drive as we continue our journey with lunch en route up the French coastline to the Pas-de-Calais area. Visit the Todt Battery / Atlantic Wall Museum. Late afternoon arrival at our enchanting 18th Century Chateau. Dinner. Overnight Recques-sur-Hem. (B, D)

DAY 6: BASTOGNE - The Battle of the Bulge
Breakfast. Check out of hotel this morning and visit the impressive, underground V2 rocket factory at La Couple. Afternoon transfer (with lunch en route) via Brussels and Liege to Bastogne in the Ardennes Forest. The result of Adolf Hitler's surprise winter 1944 attack in this area became known as the largest battle on the Western Front: 'The Battle of the Bulge.' This afternoon we arrive in Bastogne, where American soldiers in defense of the city met the ultimate test of courage during the Nazis bloody, mid-winter siege. Visit the Mardasson - American Memorial on the outskirts of town. Check-in and dinner on your own. Overnight Bastogne. (B)

DAY 7: LUXEMBOURG - American Cemetery
Breakfast and check out of our hotel this morning. Battlefield Tour around Bastogne, including 'Easy' Company's foxholes near Foy (north), and the area of Patton's 4th Armored Division breakthrough at Assenois (south). Continue to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to pay our respects at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg City-Hamm; and to see the final resting place of General George S. Patton, Jr. Continue to the Luxembourg / Germany border for lunch. Afternoon transfer into Germany through the beautiful Rhineland to the Rhine River. Check-in at our castle hotel and dinner. Overnight Rhine River. (B, D)

DAY 8: RHINE RIVER - Free Time on Rhine River
Breakfast. Morning transfer to catch our boat for a Rhine River Cruise. Continue to the village of St. Goar for a private Wine Tasting at Stephan's Wine Paradise. Afternoon free time in town for lunch and shopping. You also might want to enjoy your afternoon at Rheinfels castle, which offers a labyrinth of fascinating ruins, paths and tunnels to discover. Overnight Rhine River. (B)

DAY 9: ROTHENBURG - The Medieval City
Breakfast and check out of our hotel this morning. Transfer south via the German Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Rothenburg above the Tauber River). Morning Tour of Rothenburg, including stops along the old, medieval city wall and ramparts, Marktplatz (Market Square), and Herrngasse (Street of Lords). Lunch. Afternoon free time in Rothenburg for optional sightseeing and / or shopping. Optional visit to Kaethe Wohlfahrt's Kristkindlmarkt (Christmas Market store), with over 70,000 hand-painted Christmas ornaments. Afternoon transfer to Nuremberg for hotel check-in and dinner. Overnight Nuremberg. (B, D)

DAY 10: NUREMBERG - Party Rallies and War Trials
Breakfast. Enjoy a short drive to fascinating medieval city of Nuremberg. We start off with a visit to Courtroom 600 in the East Wing of the Palace of Justice (Nuremberg Courthouse), where the International Military Tribunal was held after the war. Hear about the Nuremberg war crimes trial in the newly opened museum. Transfer to the city center to see the Imperial Fortress and break for lunch in the old town square. Afternoon tour of the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds, where Hitler staged his grand propaganda spectacle in front of millions of devoted followers. Here we will visit the Documentation Center (museum). Late afternoon transfer to hotel for check-in and dinner on your own. Overnight Nuremberg. (B)

DAY 11: DACHAU - The Model Concentration Camp
Breakfast. Transfer south to Dachau and visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Dachau evolved into a central camp for most of southern Germany with over 30,000 recorded deaths by the wars end. This morning we will tour the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site before seeing a documentary film and visiting the museum. Lunch. This afternoon we transfer south to the alpine village of Berchtesgaden for check-in and dinner. Overnight Berchtesgaden. (B, D)

DAY 12: BERCHTESGADEN - The Alpine Headquarters
Breakfast. Morning excursion up Germanys highest alpine mountain road to the infamous Eagle's Nest, formerly Hitler's mountaintop Tea House and conference center. We will hear details of its engineering and construction, as well as its use during a guided tour of the building. Return to the Eagle's Nest bus station and break for lunch. Afternoon driving tour of Obersalzberg, including sites like the former Berghof site (Hitler's home), Nazi Platterhof Hotel, Albert Speer's residence and Architecture Studio, as well as Bormann's Model Farm. Continue with a drive to Ramsau and Lake Hintersee. Overnight Berchtesgaden. (B)

DAY 13: SALZBURG - The City of Mozart
Breakfast. Today we start with a visit to the Enzian Schnapps Distillery for some free sampling of the local Grassl Schnapps, made from the root of a wild alpine flower. After a visit to the Distillery Shop, we will take a short journey over the border to Salzburg, Austria for a walking orientation of the old town. Leisure time for personal sightseeing interests such as visiting the famous High Salt Fortress or Mozart's birth house. Transfer back to Berchtesgaden and dinner. Overnight Berchtesgaden. (B, D)

DAY 14: MUNICH - Capital of the Movement
Breakfast and check out. This morning we continue north to Munich for a short driving tour of the city's historical highlights including the Haus der (Deutschen) Kunst, University (home to the White Rose resistance movement), and Koenigsplatz (site of the 1938 Munich Accords). Lunch. We continue with a walking tour of the old town including the most significant locations of Hitler's unsuccessful 1923 Beer-Hall Putsch. Hotel check-in and farewell dinner. Overnight Munich / Freising. (B, D)

DAY 15: IN FLIGHT from Munich Airport (MUC)

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How to Book:
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What to Know:
This Tour begins at Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) Airport and finishes at Munich (MUC) Airport in Germany. Tour rate does not include roundtrip airfare. You can plan to arrive in Paris a few days early, and you can also add time to the end of your Tour.

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Reservation Policy:
A completed and signed Tour Reservation Form and a refundable $400 deposit (per person) are required to book our Tours. 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 card, or by bank transfer.

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 cancelling between 30 and 20 days prior to departure date and 40% between 20 and 10 days prior to departure. No refunds honored within 10 days of Tour departure date.

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About Alpventures Tours

Whether on the battlefield, or inside the impressive museums, you won't miss a thing as we give exciting, detailed accounts and informative historical lectures 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 25 years of historical research and first-hand, local guiding experience, making them especially unique.  Read More

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