13 days
Paris, Normandy region, Vimy region, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Krakow

Explore the history and impact of the World Wars in Europe as you travel from Paris to Krakow. Learn about Canada’s developing national identity through visits to Vimy Ridge and Juno Beach. Gain insight into the complicated history of the World Wars in Paris and Amsterdam, and confront the atrocities committed in Nazi-occupied Poland during sombre visits to the Warsaw Ghetto and the former Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. Take some time to discuss the impact these tragedies continue to have on the world today.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Paris

  • Day 2: Paris

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a walking tour of Paris

    Catch a glimpse of Notre-Dame Cathedral

  • Day 3: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Les Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Enjoy an excursion to the grand palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most lavish style imaginable. On a tour, stroll through the elegantly landscaped gardens, the historic Hall of Mirrors, and the ornately decorated State Apartments. Note: Versailles is closed on Mondays.

    Enjoy a Seine River Cruise 

  • Day 4: Paris • Normandy

    Travel to the Normandy region

    Visit the Bény-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

    Photo Stop in Arromanches

    Enjoy free time on Normandy beaches
  • Day 5: Normandy

    Participate in D-Day 80th Anniversary Commemorative activities 

  • Day 6: Normandy • Vimy Region

    Visit Juno Beach

    Visit the Juno Beach Centre

    Transfer to the Vimy Region

  • Day 7: Vimy Region • Amsterdam

    Visit the Vimy Ridge Historic Site and stand by the Vimy Memorial

    Visit the Tunnels and Trenches at Vimy

    Travel to Amsterdam

  • Day 8: Amsterdam

    Take a guided tour of Amsterdam

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Royal Palace
    • Westerkerk

    Visit the Anne Frank House

  • Day 9: Amsterdam • Warsaw

    Fly to Warsaw

    Take a walking tour of Warsaw
  • Day 10: Warsaw • Krakow

    Warsaw guided tour

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Warsaw Ghetto Monument
    • Jewish Cemetary

    Travel to Krakow
  • Day 11: Krakow

    Tour the Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camp Memorial Sites with an expert local guide

    Indulge in a Polish culinary tradition during a pierogi-making dinner.

  • Day 12: Krakow

    Tour Director-led sightseeing tour of Krakow

    Visit Wawel Cathedral
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Wieliczka Salt Mines

    Wieliczka Salt Mines

    Take the opportunity to tour the oldest salt mines in Europe.  In operation for 700 years, these salt mines have over nine levels and over 300 kilometers of galleries with famous works of art, altars and statues carved out of salt.  The oldest part of the mine is used as a museum now and spreads through 3 levels ranging from 64 to 135 meters below the surface.


  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Paris

  • Day 2: Paris

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a walking tour of Paris

    Catch a glimpse of Notre-Dame Cathedral

  • Day 3: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Les Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Enjoy an excursion to the grand palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most lavish style imaginable. On a tour, stroll through the elegantly landscaped gardens, the historic Hall of Mirrors, and the ornately decorated State Apartments. Note: Versailles is closed on Mondays.

    Enjoy a Seine River Cruise 

  • Day 4: Paris • Normandy

    Travel to the Normandy region

    Visit the Bény-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

    Photo Stop in Arromanches

    Enjoy free time on Normandy beaches
  • Day 5: Normandy

    Participate in D-Day 80th Anniversary Commemorative activities 

  • Day 6: Normandy • Vimy Region

    Visit Juno Beach

    Visit the Juno Beach Centre

    Transfer to the Vimy Region

  • Day 7: Vimy Region • Amsterdam

    Visit the Vimy Ridge Historic Site and stand by the Vimy Memorial

    Visit the Tunnels and Trenches at Vimy

    Travel to Amsterdam

  • Day 8: Amsterdam

    Take a guided tour of Amsterdam

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Royal Palace
    • Westerkerk

    Visit the Anne Frank House

  • Day 9: Amsterdam • Warsaw

    Fly to Warsaw

    Take a walking tour of Warsaw
  • Day 10: Warsaw • Krakow

    Warsaw guided tour

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Warsaw Ghetto Monument
    • Jewish Cemetary

    Travel to Krakow
  • Day 11: Krakow

    Tour the Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camp Memorial Sites with an expert local guide

    Indulge in a Polish culinary tradition during a pierogi-making dinner.

  • Day 12: Krakow

    Tour Director-led sightseeing tour of Krakow

    Visit Wawel Cathedral
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Wieliczka Salt Mines

    Wieliczka Salt Mines

    Take the opportunity to tour the oldest salt mines in Europe.  In operation for 700 years, these salt mines have over nine levels and over 300 kilometers of galleries with famous works of art, altars and statues carved out of salt.  The oldest part of the mine is used as a museum now and spreads through 3 levels ranging from 64 to 135 meters below the surface.


  • Day 13: Depart for home

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This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Entrances

    Sistine Chapel; St.Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Duomo; Leather-making demonstration; Reims Cathedral; Vimy Memorial; Vimy Tunnels; Wellington Quarry; Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial; Ypres Salient Flanders Field Museum; Juno Beach Centre

  • Full-time History Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director, specially trained in Canadian history, stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-tour logistics and provide knowledgeable insights everywhere you go.

  • Historic Commemoration

    You’ll take part in unique and exclusive events, and official ceremonies, that pay tribute to Canadian soldiers, and honour our past in meaningful ways that bring history lessons to life.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides add cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

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