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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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 3 - 9, 2020 • September 10 - 16, 2020 • September 24 - 30, 2020 • October 1 - 7, 2020 • May 27 - June 2, 2021 • June 3 - 9, 2021 • September 2 - 8, 2021 • September 9 - 15, 2021 • September 16 - 22, 2021
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 2 - 14, 2020 • September 12 - 24, 2020 • September 25 - October 7, 2020 • May 23 - June 4, 2021 • June 7 - 19, 2021 • June 24 - July 6, 2021 • September 4 - 16, 2021 • September 9 - 21, 2021 • September 18 - 30, 2021 • September 25 - October 7, 2021
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.
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
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.
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:
*Actual tour dates pending official announcement of the 76th Anniversary of Iwo Jima Commemoration date.
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.
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.
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.
Sold Out Tour Dates
September 18 - 25, 2020 (SOLD OUT)
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.
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.
Sold Out Tour Date
October 11 - 17, 2020 (SOLD OUT)
2021 tour departures to be announced in Spring 2020
Student Educational Tours
The National WWII Museum offers hands-on travel programs for high school and college students.