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Wolf's Lair Tour to Poland

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

Tour Highlights:
• Overnight in a rustic 13th Century Teutonic Knights Castle in Poland
• Overnight in a beautiful Medieval Castle Hotel in the Owl Mountains
• Visit the largest brick castle in the world and Teutonic Knights HQ at Malbork
• Spend two days touring Third Reich sites around the Wolf's Lair headquarters
• Enjoy an exciting Polish Folklore Show with live music and traditional dinner
• Full Day Official Guided Tour at Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II Birkenau camps
• We include many sites other tour companies do not; like Mauerwald (Mamerki)
• Experience counts! We have operated WWII Tours in Poland for over 20 years

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Tour Dates:
June 1 - 14, 2024 - Sold Out
* Tour is a Guaranteed Departure

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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Wolf's Lair Tour

Alpventures Wolf's Lair Tour 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. 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 at Wolfsschanze and the additional OKH (Oberkommando des Heeres) Headquarters at nearby 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 1.2 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, underground passages that were part of the Nazi secret "Riese" project.

Next, we will stop at the infamous 'Great Escape' POW 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. Book now to join our 2-week World War II Tour to Poland - including three exciting overnights in medieval castle hotels!

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What's Included

  • 12 Nights in 3 and 4 Star Hotels
  • 8 Dinners and Breakfasts daily
  • Transfers by deluxe Motor Coach
  • All entrance fees and local taxes
  • 2 Nights in Teutonic Knight Castle
  • Overnight in Polish Castle Hotel
  • Stay in a Teutonic Knight Castle
  • Visit Malbork (Marienburg) Castle
  • Tour of Wolf's Lair Headquarters
  • Mamerki (Mauerwald) Bunkers
  • See former Rastenburg Airfield
  • Warsaw City Tour with Memorials
  • Visit the Warsaw Rising Museum
  • Schindler's List sites in Krakow
  • Tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau
  • See the Gliwice Radio Station
  • Visit underground Riese Bunker
  • Tour Great Escape POW Camp
  • Berlin City Tour / Third Reich sites
  • See Brandenburg Gate and more
  • Visit German Resistance Museum
  • See Valkyrie movie set locations
  • Pre-Tour Travel Packet and more
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Day-by-Day Tour Itinerary

June 1: IN FLIGHT - to Berlin Airport

June 2: 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)

June 3: 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)

June 4: 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, a medieval castle from the Teutonic Knights. Dinner tonight at our hotel. Overnight Ketrzyn. (B, D)

June 5: 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 and dinner. Overnight Ketrzyn. (B, D)

June 6: 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. Overnight Warsaw. (B)

June 7: 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. Overnight Warsaw. (B)

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. Dinner. Overnight Krakow. (B, D)

June 9: KRAKOW - The Story of Schindler's List
Breakfast. Morning Guided Tour of Kazimierz and Podgorze district (Ghetto). We will also visit the former Emalia Enamel Factory that was run by Oskar Schindler during World War II. Lunch and free time. Dinner. Overnight Krakow. (B, D)

June 10: 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 on your own. Overnight Gliwice. (B)

June 11: 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 bunker and discover 'Project Riese' during a tour of the mysterious underground tunnel system near Walim. Dinner. Overnight Walbrzych. (B, D)

June 12: ZAGAN - The Great Escape
Breakfast. Hotel check out and transfer this morning northwest towards Berlin. Visit 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 hotel. Overnight Berlin. (B)

June 13: BERLIN - The Battle for Berlin
Breakfast. Morning visit to the German Resistance Museum in the Bendlerblock. Lunch in the city center. Afternoon free before dinner. Overnight Berlin. (B, D)

June 14: IN FLIGHT - from Berlin Airport

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More Details

How to Book:
It's easy to book and safely pay your refundable $400 Tour deposit with PayPal. You can also book by phone with a credit card, or you can print the form, send a check, and book this tour by mail.

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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The Fine Print

Reservation Policy:
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 departure, and must be paid in USD by check / credit card.

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.

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"Our (Wolf's Lair) trip was very focused and everyone received close personal attention... The local Guides were outstanding and very informative. It's rare to get more value than you expect, but Alpventures delivers that level of excellence. I plan to travel with them frequently." - Lou G.

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