The Eagle's Nest, former home of Hitler

Easy Company: England to the Eagle's Nest

AN EPIC JOURNEY ACROSS EUROPE
May 23 - June 4, 2022

Tour Overview

In 1992, Museum founder and award-winning author Stephen E. Ambrose published the New York Times bestseller Band of Brothers—which became not only a successful HBO miniseries, but also a cultural phenomenon that continues today. Join staff from America's official WWII museum and notable historians for the real-life epic journey across Europe. This exclusive travel opportunity includes tour stops and special guests not featured anywhere else.

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EASY COMPANY

The National WWII Museum provides vivid insight into the war that changed the world. But nothing can tell the story of that war more dramatically than a visit to the actual places where victory was fought for and won. Our program allows you to experience these journeys in first-class comfort as you go to the beaches, bridges, cities, and villages where crucial battles took place and history-making decisions were made. Guided by top experts in WWII history and the Museum's exclusive guides in Normandy, you’ll hear the personal stories and walk in the footsteps of the Citizen Soldiers who fought for the freedom we enjoy today.

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Tour Inclusions

  • Full-time logistical tour manager
  • Expert local battlefield guides
  • Round trip airport transfers (when arriving and departing on scheduled group tour dates)
  • Hand-selected accommodations
  • Private, first-class air conditioned motor coach transportation
  • VIP access to sites not offered on other tours
  • Entrance fees to all sites, museums, and historic attractions in itinerary
  • Video oral-history presentations from the Museum collection
  • Personal listening devices on all included touring
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, and servers
  • 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 9 dinners
  • Coffee, water, soft drinks, beer, house wines included with lunches and dinners
  • Welcome and farewell receptions
  • Informative map book including useful battlefield maps and archival images to be used throughout the journey
  • Personalized luggage tags and customized name badge

Additional Services

  • Additional pre and/or post-hotel nights
  • Travel insurance
  • Flight assistance
  • Private transfers

We’re pleased to assist you with additional services you may require, ensuring you a worry-free journey with The National WWII Museum.

Easy Company: England to the Eagle's Nest

Tour Itinerary & Map

Full Tour Itinerary

Extension - Optional Three-Night Pre-Tour

"Churchill's London"

 

May 20 - 23, 2022

We are pleased to offer Churchill’s London, a three-night, optional pre-tour extension program. Guests enjoy two nights at the luxurious Rubens at the Palace Hotel, an historic property that dates back to the 1700s and has served royalty throughout the centuries since. Touring includes St. Paul’s Cathedral, which managed to escape complete ruin during the Blitz of 1940; the storied Churchill War Rooms, hidden beneath the streets of Westminster; and the Imperial War Museum, home of artifacts of British conflicts from the First World War to the present. Breakfast at the hotel is included on each morning, and lunch during the day of touring is included at a traditional British pub frequented by Members of Parliament.

Accommodations: Rubens at the Palace Hotel

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May 23, 2022 - Day 1

Aldbourne, England


After individual arrivals into London-Heathrow, the group proceeds west of the city toward the training areas of Easy Company. The tour begins in the small towns and villages of Wiltshire to gain a better understanding of where Easy Company prepared for the invasion, while they lived among the locals. A walking tour of Aldbourne and a visit to Littlecote House (506th Parachute Infantry Regiment Headquarters) is followed by a festive welcome banquet attended by some of the same villagers who would have welcomed Easy Company over 70 years ago.

Accommodations: Donnington Valley (D)

May 24, 2022 - Day 2

Portsmouth / Normandy

After breakfast at the hotel, head south to Portsmouth. Serving as the launching point for Operation Overlord, Portsmouth is overflowing with history. The visit starts with Fort Nelson. This fully restored Victorian Fortress served as an ammunition depot supplying the batteries that defended the southern coast of Britain. The complex covers 18 acres of tunnels, fortifications, and artillery from various eras. For lunch, enjoy classic English pub fare at the Golden Lion in the picturesque village of Southwick, renowned for the planning of the D-Day landings and the historic location where Eisenhower and Montgomery met. This afternoon, cross the English Channel by ferry with a dinner onboard, landing in Normandy late in the evening.


Accommodations: Hôtel d’Argouges (B, L, D)

May 25, 2022 - Day 3

Normandy, France


In the small town of Sainte-Mère-Église, members of the Renaud family recount what it was like to see paratroopers dropping from the night sky. Stops at the Airborne Memorial and the Airborne Museum precede an exclusive tour of Brécourt Manor and picnic lunch with Charles de Vallavielle, whose family lived at the estate at the time of the invasion and continues to reside there today. A busy afternoon continues with tours of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Marmion Farm, Utah Beach, the Utah Beach Museum, and the church at Angoville au Plain, where US medics treated troops from both sides of fighting.

Accommodations: Hôtel d’Argouges (B, L, D)

May 26, 2022 - Day 4

Normandy, France


Today, the group first visits the historic Château de Bernaville, where a little-known event involving US paratroopers factored heavily into the Allies’ D-Day success: German General Wilhelm Falley, who was using the château as his headquarters and was visited there by Rommel just prior to D-Day, was killed by American paratroopers at 4:00 a.m. on D-Day. The group then follows the story of Easy Company at the important town of Carentan, which linked the Utah and Omaha Beach forces. Stops will include the Dead Man’s Corner Museum and “Bloody Gulch.”

Accommodations: Hôtel d’Argouges (B, L)

May 27, 2022 - Day 5

Normandy, France

On the group’s final day in Normandy, touring is devoted to the ground troops who came ashore in the Omaha Beach area. A morning visit to Pointe du Hoc highlights the Army Rangers who faced tough odds coming ashore and scaling the imposing 100-foot cliff. Visits along Omaha Beach take place in the afternoon, and the day closes with a visit to the Normandy American Cemetery.

Accommodations: Hôtel d’Argouges (B, L, D)

May 28, 2022 - Day 6

Normandy to the Netherlands


After bidding farewell to France, the group heads to The Netherlands. Along the way, guests view exclusive oral history showcases of Easy Company men featured in the Museum’s collection.

Accommodations: Pullman Cocagne—Eindhoven (B, L, D)

May 29, 2022 - Day 7

Eindhoven / Nijmegen


Today the tour covers the American areas of Operation Market-Garden, the failed yet heroic Allied attempt to cross the Rhine River in September 1944. Visiting Easy Company’s drop zone and following its path of liberation, guests see where Dick Winters led the attack at “The Crossroads,” the subject of Episode 5 of Band of Brothers, as well as members of the company helped in the rescue of over 100 British airborne troops who were stuck behind enemy lines across the Rhine in Operation Pegasus.

Accommodations: Pullman Cocagne—Eindhoven (B, L)

May 30, 2022 - Day 8

Arnhem / The Ardennes


The day brings a tour of Arnhem and the “Bridge Too Far” before an independent lunch in town. Guests then head to the Netherlands American Cemetery to visit gravesites of select members of Easy Company and pay respects to all buried there. Next, the group travels on to the medieval market town of Clervaux, Luxembourg, in the heart of the Ardennes. Along the way, the tour historian presents an overview of the Battle of the Bulge—Hitler’s last-ditch effort to defeat the Allies in the west and the largest land battle fought by the US Army in World War II.

Accommodations: Hotel International—Clervaux (B, D)

May 31, 2022 - Day 9

Bastogne


This day is dedicated to the heroic defense of the besieged crossroads town of Bastogne. This includes visiting Easy Company’s foxholes in the Bois Jacques and a tour of the Bastogne Barracks, where Gen. Tony McAuliffe of the 101st gave his famous reply of “NUTS!” to the Germans’ request that the Americans surrender.

Accommodations: Hotel International—Clervaux (B, L, D)

June 1, 2022 - Day 10

Luxembourg City / Haguenau


As the group departs the Ardennes, the final stop will be to the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, where guests visit the graves of Easy Company members and Gen. George S. Patton. In Haguenau, guests walk the “Last Patrol” of Easy Company where they held fast against Operation Nordwind for more than a month.

Accommodations: Maritim Stuttgart (B, L)

June 2, 2022 - Day 11

Dachau / Zell Am See


Located ten miles northwest of Munich, the Dachau Concentration Camp was established in 1933 to hold political prisoners. Throughout the rest of the 1930s, the camp grew to hold Jews, Roma, Slavs, and more groups deemed unworthy by the Nazis. In 1943, as total war was waged across the continent, the Nazis constructed more than 150 subsidiary camps near Dachau where prisoners were often worked to death. The terrible conditions in Dachau and throughout the subsidiary camps led to a widespread typhus epidemic by the end of 1944 as the Allied armies were preparing to enter Germany . When the first American troops approached the camp in April, 1945 the sight of the prisoners and the living conditions tested even the most battle-hardened soldiers. After reflecting on why World War II was fought, the group will head to the Bavarian Alps for the final chapter of the journey.

Accommodations: Grand Hotel Zell am See (B, L, D)

June 3, 2022 - Day 12

Berchtesgarden


On the final day of touring, guests take in the spectacular views from Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, captured by Allied forces in May 1945. The group also tours the former headquarters and bunkers of the SS at Hotel Zum Turken and surveys the ruins of Berghof, Hitler’s mountain residence. Returning to Zell am See, guests view sites where Easy Company was stationed after V-E Day, and end the day with a farewell dinner.

Accommodations: Grand Hotel Zell am See (B, L, D)

June 4, 2022 - Day 13

Zell Am See / Munich


An early morning group departure sees guests off at the Munich airport for individual return flights to the United States.

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Easy Company: England to the Eagle's Nest

Tour Accommodations

Pre-Tour Hotel

Rubens at the Palace

We are pleased to offer Churchill’s London, a three-night, optional pre-tour extension program. Guests enjoy three nights at the luxurious Rubens at the Palace Hotel, a historic property that dates back to the 1700s and has served royalty throughout the centuries since. Touring includes Chartwell, Churchill's countryside manor; the storied Churchill War Rooms, hidden beneath the streets of Westminster; and the Imperial War Museum, home of artifacts of British conflicts from the First World War to the present. Breakfast at the hotel is included on each morning, and lunches during the two full days of touring are included.

Tour Hotel

Donnington Valley

Situated in the heart of the Berkshire countryside just outside Newbury, Donnington Valley is a privately owned, four-star country hotel. Designed for work, relaxation, and play, the hotel boasts an award-winning restaurant, state-of-the art spa and health club, and stunning 18-hole golf course.

Tour Hotel

Hotel D’Argouges

This centrally located, exquisite four-star boutique hotel offers a breathtaking view of the Cathédrale de Bayeux, while placing guests within a short stroll of the Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and the Musée Mémorial de la Bataille de Normandie. The elegant rooms come equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Buffet breakfast is served daily.

Tour Hotel

Pullman Eindhoven Cocagne

This beautiful four-star hotel is located in the charming heart of Eindhoven, just opposite the luxury De Heuvel shopping center. The Pullman Eindhoven Cocagne is well-known for its Vestdijk 47 restaurant and bar. Rooms are spacious and include complimentary Wi-Fi, minbar, high-definition television, in-room safe, and room service.

Tour Hotel

Hotel International, Clervaux, Luxembourg

The four-star Hotel International is located in the center of the charming city of Clervaux, at the heart of the Luxembourg Ardennes. Two restaurants, a lounge, spa, indoor swimming pool, and fitness center will ensure you enjoy your stay.

Tour Hotel

The Maritim

This beautiful hotel located right next to Hoppenlau Park showcases three restaurants, a café, piano bar, and an exclusive wellness area with swimming pool, fitness area, and beauty lounge. Guests will enjoy seasonal and regional delicacies at the Reuchlin Restaurant, discover the popular Swabian “Maultaschen” (filled pasta) at Café Espresso, and drink from a generous selection of cocktails in the Piano Bar. Recently renovated in 2016, each room boasts a modern bathroom design including a rain shower with digital temperature settings.

Featured Hotel

Grand Hotel—Zell Am See, Austria

At the end of the war, Grand Hotel Zell am See was occupied by US forces for 10 years, and is best known as the hotel where the Band of Brothers spent time—and is a rewarding finish to your pilgrimage honoring Easy Company. This superior four-star hotel is located in a unique location on a private peninsula directly on the shore of Lake Zell. In existence for more than 120 years, it provides the highest level of Gemütlichkeit, or regional hospitality, to our guests. Here we’ve specially arranged for all of our guests to receive lake-view rooms with balcony. A farewell reception and dinner at this breathtaking property provides an excellent end to your tour.

Easy Company: England to the Eagle's Nest

Testimonials

“Beautiful! We had excellent accommodations with helpful staff. I was thoroughly impressed.”

Jim H.

Phoenix, AZ


“Everyone was super excellent. The WWII Museum knows how to get guides who are not only knowledgeable, but also interesting and personable (and fun). Tour management was caring, patient and excellent - especially since we had two people who needed to go home and one who missed the bus. Our other needs were handled efficiently and in a caring manner.”

—Leslie K., Baton Rouge, LA


“Several of us thought that one of the true highlights of the trip was when our cast member led us in singing the paratrooper song as we marched through the tunnel on the way to Hitler's house at the Eagle’s Nest. Wow! It made all of us feel like a true ‘Band of Brothers!’”

—Michael S., Milwaukee, WI


“This trip is well-organized and well-orchestrated. The days are busy mostly but not overwhelmingly so... We all thought this was an amazing trip, and we have recommended it over and over already.”

—Ben W., New York, NY


“We didn't realize that this was a "bucket list" trip until we were on it, but we now tell all of our friends to add it to their own bucket lists. We loved this trip so much that we've already booked the Museum's The Mighty Eighth tour for next September. Overall, this was a tremendous experience, from England to Omaha and Utah Beaches and beyond. We must never forget the servicemen, and tours like this will help keep our memories of them and their sacrifices close to our hearts.”

—Janet L., Houston, TX


“First Class Tour. All the details were professionally handled. I had an excellent experience and would travel with you again.”

—Meredith W., New Orleans, LA


“This was an amazing trip! I couldn't have asked for a better experience! I have been studying (on my own) WWII for several years and thought I knew quite a bit about it, but to stand on the actual sites and battlefields where the men of Easy Company and others fought and died was a remarkable and moving experience…Thank you for keeping the tour group to a reasonable size so that everyone got a chance to know each other and to bond over this extraordinary experience. I will always remember this very special trip--thank you!”

—Dan R., Washington, D.C.


“Great tour! We learned a lot and made many new friends. We’re so glad we went; it was an experience we’ll never forget.”

—Garret C., Philadelphia, PA


“Each of the stops were INCREDIBLE! I honestly don't know that I had a favorite! They were all my favorites!”

—Dana P., Seattle, WA


“Beyond excellent. Very well-organized, and the guides managed to give personal attention while considering the benefits to the entire group. I couldn't have asked for a better manager. The experts/guides were also excellent. [The cast member was a] nice, nice guy who gave us special insights into the filming of the series, his acting career, and even his personal life. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him.”

—Stanley H., New York, NY

Easy Company: England to the Eagle's Nest

Tour Pricing

Program Pricing

Price per person based on Double Occupancy

$7,995 $6,995

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Price per person based on Single Occupancy

$10,199 $9,699

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$329 per person taxes and fees will be included on final invoice


Pre-Tour Extension Options

"Churchill's London"
Price per person based on Double Occupancy

Optional three-night pre-tour extension program
$2,128

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"Churchill's London"
Price per person based on Single Occupancy

Optional three-night pre-tour extension program
$2,888

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$129 per person taxes and fees are included in the prices listed above

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