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.

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Travel with Confidence: No cancellation fees on select tours until December 31, 2021*

*Worry-Free Booking

To allow you to book your next trip with peace of mind, we have set up an exceptional and flexible program that allows you to cancel or postpone your trip penalty-free (on select departures) until December 31, 2021. Please contact our reservations department to discuss your options.

Note: Worry-free terms do not apply to luxury tours: Victory in the Pacific: Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Tinian, Guam, and the Commemoration of Iwo Jima and Normandy & The Seine River: From the D-Day Beaches to the Liberation of Paris, and The Mediterranean Campaign.

Our Pledge to You


Your safety is our priority. The Travel Team continuously monitors updates from global health authorities and local governments in the US and around the world. The health and safety of our travelers and staff remain our highest priority. We work closely with our international partners to provide the level of quality and assurance our esteemed guests have come to expect. We are committed to delivering the best and latest sanitation protocols throughout your journey.

For more details on the guidelines in each country we visit, contact Educational Travel Programs at 1-877-813-3329 x 257 or email travel@nationalww2museum.org

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Take Your Next Trip Further

Let us turn your next vacation into an inspiring journey. Foremost historians, best-selling authors, and expert guides lead you on custom-curated tours, all while our team ensures that the travel and accommodations are taken care of. Download the brochure below to learn more about the benefits of traveling with The National WWII Museum.

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Operation Home Front

Travel to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans to explore, remember, and reflect on World War II through exclusive access to the Museum’s campus. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience a custom, small group domestic tour program at this world-class institution, including three nights at the Higgins Hotel and Conference Center, a comprehensive meal package, behind the scenes experiences, and more!

Available Tour Dates
July 2 – 5, 2021 • August 12 – 15, 2021 • September 2 – 5, 2021 • October 28 – 31, 2021 (SOLD OUT) • May 26–29, 2022 • June 2–5, 2022 • September 1–4, 2022 • October 6–9, 2022

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The River Seine to the Beaches of Normandy

Featuring an exclusive lecture series by world-renowned historians and authors, this cruise and land tour brings together the best of our flagship D-Day program with a new level of luxury—including a five-star river cruise aboard the exclusively chartered Joie de Vivre and a stay at a chateau in Normandy.

Available Tour Date
October 31 - November 8, 2021

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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
May 5 – 11, 2022May 19 – 25, 2022May 26 – June 1, 2022June 2 - 8, 2022June 3 - 9, 2022September 8 – 14, 2022September 15 – 21, 2022May 11 – 17, 2023May 25 – 31, 2023June 2 – 8, 2023June 3 - 9, 2023

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Liberation of Pilsen

Join The National WWII Museum Educational Travel Program on a tour of the Czech Republic, culminating in one of the most touching modern-day tributes to the American armed forces in Europe: the Pilsen Liberation Festival.

Available Tour Date
May 1–9, 2022

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Megastructures: Forced Labor and Massive Works in the Third Reich

This 12-day tour is named Megastructures after many of the large complexes built under the Third Reich like Peenemünde, the Politz Synthetic Oil Factory, and numerous gun batteries and bunkers.

Available Tour Date
July 7 - 18, 2022July 6 - 17, 2023

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Battle of the Bulge

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

Sold Out Tour Dates
June 9 – 15, 2022 (SOLD OUT)

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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
July 20 – 27, 2022September 22 – 29, 2022

Sold Out Tour Dates
Sep 15 - 22, 2021 (SOLD OUT)May 4 – 11, 2022 (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
May 2 – 14, 2022May 9 – 21, 2022May 23 – June 4, 2022June 4 - 16, 2022 (SOLD OUT)June 13 – 25, 2022June 25 - July 7, 2022September 9 – 21, 2022September 23 – October 5, 2022May 8 – 20, 2023May 21 – June 2, 2023June 4 – 16, 2023June 18 - 30, 2023September 5 - 17, 2023September 10 - 22, 2023September 24 - October 6, 2023

Sold Out Tour Dates

September 18 - 30, 2021 (SOLD OUT)September 25 - October 7, 2021 (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

June 21 – July 2, 2022September 13 – 24, 2022May 30 – June 10, 2023

Sold Out Tour Dates

September 20 – October 1, 2021 (SOLD OUT) • May 31 – June 11, 2022 (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 Dates
October 10 – 16, 2021April 21 – 27, 2022October 6-12, 2022April 21 – 27, 2023

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Victory in the Pacific: Japan & Okinawa

The National WWII Museum’s newest tour brings you to Japan, where World War II ultimately ended. Beginning in Tokyo, guests will investigate the Japanese perspective on the end of the war at the Yushukan War Memorial Museum and also explore the Japanese civilian experience at the National Showa Memorial Museum.

Available Tour Date
October 11 - 21, 2022

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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 Date:
Spring 2022*
*Actual tour dates pending official announcement of the Iwo Jima Anniversary Commemoration date.

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Victory in the Pacific: Battle of Guadalcanal

With its position in the South Pacific, Guadalcanal was an ideal location for a Japanese airfield that could threaten vital US sea lanes to Australia. Availing ourselves of the best local guides, with accommodations on Guadalcanal that overlook Ironbottom Sound with Savo Island looming in the distance, we will honor the sacrifices made in these historic and seldom visited settings.

Available Tour Dates
August 1 – 9, 2022August 1 – 9, 2023

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World War II in the Philippines

The National WWII Museum is pleased to announce the inaugural Victory in the Pacific: World War II in the Philippines tour. 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
February 20 - 28, 2022March 2022

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THE MEDITERRANEAN CAMPAIGN


Join The National WWII Museum for a cruise of the picturesque Mediterranean region to learn more about its importance in World War II. Throughout history, many empires sought control of the Mediterranean as a trade route and power center. World War II was no different. As the first major battleground for the Allies in their efforts to liberate Europe, the Mediterranean proved to be a hotbed of espionage, a trial by fire for American forces, and a center of political discussion.

Available Tour Dates
April 10 – 21, 2022

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Student Travel Programs

Student Educational Tours

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

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