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.

Travel with Confidence in 2021: No cancellation fees on select tours until December 31, 2020*

*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, 2020. 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 76th Commemoration of Iwo Jima and Normandy & The Seine River: From the D-Day Beaches to the Liberation of Paris.

Why travel with The National WWII Museum?

  • Travel with the authority on WWII educational travel

  • Illuminating guides, best-selling authors, and the world’s foremost experts in history

  • Exclusive access to Museum artifacts and oral-history collection

  • Custom-curated tours and VIP access

  • Effortless travel and personal attention

  • Handpicked accommodations and delectable cuisine

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

Already booked a tour? Log on to the Traveler Portal to access your travel account.

For the most up-to-date information on The National WWII Museum’s response to COVID-19, click here.

 


Educational Travel

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. The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience a custom, small group domestic tour program at this world-class institution!

Available Tour Dates
October 22–25, 2020January 14 - 17, 2021

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Educational Travel

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 13 - 19, 2021May 27 - June 2, 2021June 3 - 9, 2021September 2 - 8, 2021September 9 - 15, 2021September 16 - 22, 2021

 
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Educational Travel

Pilsen Liberation Festival 2021

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 2–10, 2021

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Educational Travel

Battle of the Bulge

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

Available Tour Dates
May 27 - June 2, 2021September 5 - 11, 2021

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Educational Travel

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 21 - 28, 2021

Sold Out Tour Dates
May 21 - 28, 2021 (SOLD OUT)September 15 - 22, 2021 (SOLD OUT)

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Educational Travel

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 5 - 17, 2021 • May 23 - June 4, 2021 • June 7 - 19, 2021 (SOLD OUT) • June 24 - July 6, 2021 • September 4 - 16, 2021 • September 9 - 21, 2021 • September 18 - 30, 2021 • September 25 - October 7, 2021

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Educational Travel

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
July 27 - August 7, 2021

Sold Out Tour Dates
May 24 - June 4, 2021 (SOLD OUT)September 20 - October 1, 2021 (SOLD OUT)

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Educational Travel

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 31 - November 8, 2021

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Educational Travel

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 Dates
October 16 - 26, 2021

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Educational Travel

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 2021*
*Actual tour dates pending official announcement of the 76th Anniversary of Iwo Jima Commemoration date.

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Educational Travel

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, 2021August 13 – 21, 2021

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Educational Travel

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, 2021March 2021

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Educational Travel

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
April 11 – 17, 2021April 26 – May 2, 2021October 10 – 16, 2021

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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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