9 days
Amsterdam, Normandy, and Paris

There can never be just one side, or one story, in war. This tour will help you look through all of the different lenses of the Second World War by approaching cities and sites from the perspectives of the Allies, civilians, the resistance, and the Axis. Sometimes it’s hard to understand the difficult decisions people were forced to make during wartime, but realizing the context in which they made them will give you a clearer comprehension of the Second World War, and on Canada’s role and place in the world.

Set departure date: May 2, 2020

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Amsterdam

  • Day 2: Amsterdam

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Amsterdam

    Visit Anne Frank House

  • Day 3: Amsterdam

    Participate in VE ceremony

  • Day 4: Wageningen • Amsterdam

    Celebrate Liberation Day and participate in a full day of EF-exclusive events

  • Day 5: Bastogne Region

    Participate in a workshop at the Bastogne War Museum

  • Day 6:Normandy region

    Take a tour of Bruges

    Travel from Bastogne to Normandy region

  • Day 7: Normandy Region • Paris

    Experiential visit of the Juno Beach Centre

    Visit the Bény-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

    Visit Colleville American Cemetery

  • Day 8: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Les Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Join an optional 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.)
  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Amsterdam

  • Day 2: Amsterdam

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Amsterdam

    Visit Anne Frank House

  • Day 3: Amsterdam

    Participate in VE ceremony

  • Day 4: Wageningen • Amsterdam

    Celebrate Liberation Day and participate in a full day of EF-exclusive events

  • Day 5: Bastogne Region

    Participate in a workshop at the Bastogne War Museum

  • Day 6:Normandy region

    Take a tour of Bruges

    Travel from Bastogne to Normandy region

  • Day 7: Normandy Region • Paris

    Experiential visit of the Juno Beach Centre

    Visit the Bény-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

    Visit Colleville American Cemetery

  • Day 8: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Les Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Join an optional 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.)
  • Day 9: Depart for home

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Everything you get

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

    Anne Frank House; Resistance Museum; Bastogne War Museum; Bois-Jacques; 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.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travellers to planning and managing your tour.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travellers and their families can count on EF’s dedicated emergency service team.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we’re there too.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances.

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