Central European History

Students discover cities torn from a war-ridden past as you wander through historical sites in Berlin and understand how the Berlin Wall divided the continent. Be amazed by Prague’s extravagant palace and witness first-hand the sombre tails of Nazi Germany as you step through the concentration camps and memorial sites of Krakow and Dachau.

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Central European History

Students discover cities torn from a war-ridden past as you wander through historical sites in Berlin and understand how the Berlin Wall divided the continent. Be amazed by Prague’s extravagant palace and witness first-hand the sombre tails of Nazi Germany as you step through the concentration camps and memorial sites of Krakow and Dachau.

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BerlinWarsawKrakówPragueMunich

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1 Depart Australia
  • Board your flight Depart Australia and begin your journey to Berlin, Germany!
2 Welcome to Berlin
  • Arrive in Berlin Meet your tour director, board your coach and check into your hotel.
  • Berlin City walk Alexanderplatz, Bebelplatz, Hackesche Höfe, Nikolai Quarter, Museum Island.
3 Berlin
  • Berlin guided sightseeing tour Join your tour guide as you discover one of the most historical cities in Germany. See Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and Victory Column.
4 Berlin - Warsaw
  • Travel to Warsaw by train
  • Warsaw city walk - Old Town
5 Warsaw
  • Warsaw guided sightseeing tour
  • Old ghetto visit
  • Museum of Warsaw Uprising visit Visit this moving memorial museum dedicated to honouring the brave Polish soldiers who fought against Nazi occupation in Warsaw and the innocent civilians who lost their lives during the battle. Hear first-hand accounts of those dark days, visit the virtual memory wall with the names of thousands of soldiers and civilians who lost their lives and see actual weapons, video footage and pictures from the uprising.
  • Jewish Institute visit
  • Pawiak Prison visit
6 Warsaw - Kraków
  • Travel to Krakow
  • Krakow guided sightseeing tour Wawel Hill, Wawel Castle & Cathedral, Medieval Market Square, Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Basilica, Jewish Quarter. Untouched by bombing during World War II, Krakow has maintained much of its delicate beauty and rich history. UNESCO has declared the entire city one of the 12 most significant historic sites in the world. Its magnificent airy castle, built by Sigismund the Old in an Italian villa style, was the seat of Poland's royal government. The Rynek Glówny, medieval Europe's largest town square, dealt with more mundane concerns, and the market stalls and merchants that still congregate here carry on the old traditions.
7 Kraków
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum guided excursion Travel to Auschwitz, Nazi Germany’s largest internment and extermination camp, to pay your respects and remember the millions of innocent men, women and children who were killed there during Hitler’s reign.
  • Traditional Polish dinner
8 Kraków - Prague
  • Travel to Prague
  • Prague city walk - Charles Bridge, Mala Strana, Old Town Square, Jewish Quarter Feel the inspiration for Franz Kafka’s novels as you stroll the medieval streets of the Mala Strana (Little Quarter). Cross the Charles Bridge (lined with 30 lifelike baroque statues) to 13th-century Old Town to see the 15th-century astronomical clock in Market Square. Stop in Josefov (Jewish Quarter), to view Europe’s oldest synagogue, dating from 1270.
9 Prague
  • Prague guided sightseeing tour - Hradcany (Prague Castle), St. Vitus Cathedral Your tour guide will lead you on a sightseeing adventure through the most prized city in Eastern Europe. As the former capital of the Holy Roman Empire, the city was built on beauty and decadence from a wide array of architectural styles (including Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau). See Hradcany (Prague Castle) where Europe’s grand ruling family, the Habsburgs, lived and reigned. Wander into the castle’s courtyard to view the richly textured flying buttresses of St. Vitus Cathedral, the sacred structure that took 600 years to complete.
  • KGB Museum visit See the unusual pieces that belonged to the first persons of the Soviet state including the death mask of Lenin, Trotsky murder weapon, the radio from Beria’s cabinet, the equipment from the laboratories of the KGB, and see historical photo-pages from the archives.
10 Prague - Nuremberg - Munich
  • Travel to Munich Board your coach to Munich, stopping along the way in Nuremberg.
  • World War II Art Bunker tour
  • Nuremberg Trial site visit
11 Munich
  • Munich guided sightseeing tour Residenz, Nymphenburg Palace Gardens visit, Alte Pinakothek, Deutsches Museum, BMW Headquarters visit, Olympic site of 1972, Frauenkirche, Neues Rathaus, Marienplatz/ Glockenspiel, Hofbräuhaus.
  • Dachau Concentration Camp & Memorial visit A grim glimpse into the past, Dachau was the first of Nazi Germany’s camps and a model for the 3,000 work and concentration camps to come. A chilling memorial to the 206,000 prisoners who were interned in the camp from 1933 to 1945, the museum examines pre-1930 anti-Semitism, the rise of the Nazi party, and the documented lives of prisoners.
12 Depart Germany
  • Final farewell Say auf wiedersehen as you depart Germany for Australia
  • Welcome home

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