About the tour: Gdansk – Opening Shots of WW2 by Air

On 1st September 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, heralding the outbreak of the Second World War. On this incredible tour, we look at the opening shots of the war at Gdansk and visit the city's superb WW2 museum, as well as travelling to the Wolf’s Lair: Hitler’s headquarters in the East.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Return flights to Gdansk with hand luggage allowance and airport transfers in Poland

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Tour Itinerary

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    Fly to Gdansk and transfer to our hotel for four nights.

    Today we start at Westerplatte where German forces invaded on 1st September 1939. We see the area where the fighting took place, visit the memorials and take a boat trip to see the battlefield from the sea.

    Later, we visit the superb new Second World War Museum in Gdansk with their incredible collection that tells the WW2 story from the Polish perspective.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Westerplatte Memorial, Gdansk
    Westerplatte Memorial, Gdansk

    Key Visits

    • Westerplatte Memorial, Gdansk
    • Westerplatte Polish War Cemetery
    • Gdansk WW2 Museum

    Today we have an early start as we travel to the Wolf’s Lair. This bunker complex was Hitler’s headquarters in the East and was first used during Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union, in June 1941. It was also where the assassination attempt on his life took place on 20th July 1944, orchestrated by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg. We have a full day here to explore the site before returning to Gdansk.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Wolf's Lair, Poland
    Wolf's Lair, Poland

    Key Visits

    • Wolf's Lair, Poland

    On our final day, we look at the story of the Holocaust in Poland, travelling to Stutthof Concentration Camp. It was one of the earliest established in German-occupied Poland and used to detain the Polish aristocracy. It became a Death Camp later in the war, and we visit the site, museum and memorials.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Stutthof Concentration Camp
    Stutthof Concentration Camp

    Key Visits

    • Stutthof Concentration Camp
    • Memorial at Stutthof Concentration Camp

    Transfer to airport for your return flight to the UK.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Single Room Supplement from £219.00 (5 days).

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Mercure Gdansk Stare Miasto Hotel.

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