Educational Travel

The National WWII Museum Tours

The National WWII Museum's educational travel programs bring the Museum's tradition of inspiration, excellence, and thoughtful inquiry to travel destinations around the world, with tours designed by leading historians and led by Museum curators and expert local guides.

Please see below to browse our current tour offerings. For more information or questions, please contact the educational travel team at 1-877-813-3329 x 257.

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Educational Travel

Philosophy and War: World War II in the Balkans

Travel on the Iconic Sea Cloud, a living legend and sailing icon. With carefully restored original cabins and magnificent marble fireplaces, this larger than life vessel sets the perfect stage for our exploration of The Balkans, an area where for centuries civilizations have clashed, democracy was born, and some of World War II’s most harrowing battles took place.

Available Tour Dates
September 22 - October 2, 2019

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Normandy & the Seine River: From the D-Day Beaches to the Liberation of Paris

Featuring an exclusive lecture series by special guests, this all-new tour brings together the best of our flagship Normandy program with a new level of luxury—including a five-star river cruise aboard the exclusively chartered Joie de Vivre

Available Tour Dates
October 13 - 21, 2019

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Battle of the Bulge

Walk in the footsteps of American soldiers who battled against Hitler’s "Last Gamble."

Available Tour Dates
December 12 - 21, 2019 • May 11 - 17, 2020  • September 7 - 13, 2020 • September 1 - 7, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

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Italy: 1944

Join The National WWII Museum Educational Travel Program on this Italian journey of “Mud, Mountains, and Mules,” with all of its sacrifices, heartbreak, and triumphs. With exquisite hotels in Rome and Florence and expert battlefield guides throughout, you will experience the best that Italy has to offer.

Available Tour Date
April 15 – 21, 2020

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World War II in the Philippines

This fascinating journey will begin in the lush province of Bataan, where tour participants will walk the first kilometer of the Death March and visit the remains of the prisoner of war camp at Cabanatuan, which was liberated by American Army Rangers and Filipino Scouts on the eve of the Battle of Manila.

Available Tour Dates
March 15 - 22, 2020

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Victory in the Pacific

This unique, island hopping journey from The National WWII Museum takes guests to the sites of the Pacific war, from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima and more. Travel luxuriously while experiencing history up close, with help from renowned historians and eyewitnesses to World War II.

Available Tour Dates
March 20 - 30, 2020*

*Actual tour dates pending official announcement of the 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima Commemoration date.

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The River Seine to the Beaches of Normandy

Take a front-row seat to history in France’s beautiful châteaux and the sophisticated Uniworld S.S. Joie de Vivre featuring authors and historians Keith Lowe, PhD, and Craig Symonds, PhD.

Available Tour Dates
October 13 - 21, 2019

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D-Day - The Invasion of Normandy & Liberation of France

Our most popular tour provides an in-depth itinerary exploring America’s most famous WWII battle. Offering a full week of touring in Normandy, this unforgettable tour offers great value and top features.

Available Tour Dates
September 5 - 11, 2019September 26 - October 2, 2019April 30 - May 6, 2020May 7 - 13, 2020May 21 - 27, 2020June 2 - 8, 2020 June 4 - 10, 2020September 10 - 16, 2020September 24 - 30, 2020September 12 - 18, 2019 (SOLD OUT)September 19 - 25, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

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Easy Company: England to the Eagle's Nest

In 1992, Museum founder and award-winning author Stephen E. Ambrose published the New York Times bestseller Band of Brothers. Join staff from America's official WWII museum and notable historians for the real-life epic journey across Europe. 

Available Tour Dates
September 4 - 16, 2019 •  September 28 - October 10, 2019 •  May 9 - 21, 2020 •  June 3 - 15, 2020 •  September 2 - 14, 2020 •  September 25 - October 7, 2020 •  June 24 - July 6, 2019 (SOLD OUT) •  September 23 - October 5, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

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The Rise and Fall of Hitler's Germany

Featuring noted historian Dr. Alexandra Richie, The National WWII Museum's exclusive 12-day trip explores Germany and Poland through the lens of the rise and fall of the Third Reich. 

Available Tour Dates
September 8 - 19, 2019 • September 22 - October 3, 2019  •  May 4 - 15, 2020  •  September 16 - 27, 2020

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Masters of the Air

Masters of the Air is a story of life in wartime England, in bombed-out London, and in the tiny hamlets these brash young Americans completely transformed.

Available Tour Dates
May 1 - 8, 2020September 18 - 25, 2020September 13 - 20, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

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Student Travel Programs

Student Educational Tours

The National WWII Museum offers three distinct, hands-on travel programs for high school and college students. 

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The 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Aboard either the Regent Seven Seas Navigator or the Seabourn Ovation, guests will follow the path of Germany’s conquest of western Europe and the Allied efforts to wrest control back from the Nazis in a path of liberation.

Available Tour Dates
May 29 - June 7, 2019 (SOLD OUT) • May 30 - June 8, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

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Soldiers and Spies

On this exclusive seven-day tour of France, guests get an up-close view of the beaches of Normandy, while hearing stories of sacrifice about the “Bedford Boys” who came ashore with Company A, 116th Regiment, 29th Infantry Division during the first wave at Omaha Beach on D-Day.

Available Tour Date
May 4 - 10, 2020

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