The Battle for Poland: World War II to Solidarity

A Tour of Northern Poland
August 30 – September 6, 2024

Tour Overview

Start in Gdańsk, where on September 1, 1939, the German ship Schleswig-Holstein opened fire on the Polish garrison at Westerplatte. The shots from the battleship’s 15-inch guns started a worldwide conflict that would kill millions, destroy some of the planet’s oldest and most treasured cities, and reshape the future. Poland was liberated from Nazi occupation in 1945 but would suffer under a Communist dictatorship until the 1990s. Travel to Warsaw to learn more 20th-century Polish history.


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Program Pricing


Price per person based on Double Occupancy

$5,999 $5,499

Price per person based on Single Occupancy

$7,499 $6,999

$229 per person taxes and fees will be included on final invoice

The Battle for Poland: World War II to Solidarity, A Tour of Northern Poland

Tour Itinerary

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Summary Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrivals into Gdańsk

Fly into Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN) / Transfer to the Hilton Gdańsk Hotel / Free time / Welcome reception and dinner

Accommodations: Hilton Gdańsk (R, D)

Day 2


European Solidarity Center / Walking tour of Gdańsk / Independent lunch in beachside resort of Sopot / Free evening in Gdańsk

Accommodations: Hilton Gdańsk (B)

Day 3

The First Shots in Europe

Westerplatte / Museum of the Second World War / Independent lunch / Optional afternoon excursion to Stutthof or enjoy free time and an evening at leisure

Accommodations: Hilton Gdańsk (B)

Day 4

Wolf’s Lair

Visit Hitler's Wolf’s Lair (Wolfsschanze) / Included group lunch / Transfer to the resort town of Mikołajki / Included dinner

Accommodations: Hotel Mikołajki (B, L, D)

Day 5


Free time for exploration and independent lunch in Old Town Square / Afternoon guided walking tour of Old Town Warsaw / Warsaw Uprising Monument / Reception and Chopin concert / Dinner at leisure

Accommodations: Hotel Bristol (B, R)

Day 6


Katyn Museum / Warsaw Uprising Museum / Independent lunch / Lecture and reception with renowned historian Dr. Alexandra Richie / Dinner at leisure

Accommodations: Hotel Bristol (B, R)

Day 7

The Royal Route

Warsaw's Royal Route and the Łazienki Park / Farewell reception and dinner

Accommodations: Hotel Bristol (B, R, D)

Day 8


Transfer to Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) for departure


Program Inclusions
  • Exclusive itinerary designed by The National WWII Museum
  • Special access to sites not offered on other tours
  • Full-time logistical tour manager
  • Expert local guides
  • Round-trip airport transfers (when arriving and departing on scheduled group tour dates)
  • Luxury five-star and deluxe four-star accommodations throughout the journey
  • Private, first-class, air-conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Personal listening devices on all included touring
  • Included gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, and servers
  • 7 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L), 3 Dinners (D), and 3 Receptions (R)
  • Beer, house wine, and soft drinks with included lunches and dinners
  • Personalized luggage tags and name badge

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Call: 1-877-813-3319 x 257


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