D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy & Liberation of France

Fall in with the Allies on a Tour of the Normandy Front

The National WWII Museum’s most popular tour provides an in-depth itinerary to America’s most famous WWII battle. Offering a full week of touring in Normandy at an incredible price, this unforgettable tour offers great value and features top guides, superior accommodations in prime locations, comprehensive dining, and exclusive access to sites unseen on other programs. With stops at the Musée Airborne, the D-Day museum at Mémorial de Caen, the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, and more, this tour is for the academic or amateur historian in search of the most authentic experience of Normandy as it was. Guests match quaint, upscale accommodations, regional cuisine, and affordability with firsthand history lessons found nowhere else.

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Pearl Harbor Symposium and Tour

Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Exactly 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, The National WWII Museum returns to the sites that defined “a date which will live in infamy.” Highlights include an exclusive four-part symposium discussing the events leading up to that fateful day, followed by important historic sites, a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attacks, and a private, catered dinner on the deck of the USS Missouri. Throughout the trip, lectures by esteemed historians from The National WWII Museum, Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU), and other local authorities on Hawaiian and Asia-Pacific history give depth to site visits, and authentic Polynesian experiences offer rich cultural context in an exquisite oceanfront setting.

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Band of Brothers

Following the Easy Company

In 1992, Museum founder and award-winning author Stephen E. Ambrose published the New York Times bestseller Band of Brothers — which became not only a successful HBO miniseries, but also a cultural phenomenon that continues today. Join staff from America's official WWII museum and notable historians for the real-life epic journey across Europe. This exclusive travel opportunity includes tour stops and special guests not featured anywhere else.

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Behind the Lines

The Best Way to See the Museum

Step inside the Museum vault and climb into a Sherman tank—it’s all part of Behind the Lines, the exclusive VIP tour of The National WWII Museum. Five hours of behind-the-scenes access include the opportunity to handle rarely seen artifacts alongside historians and attend a curator’s luncheon with the specialists who design Museum exhibits and programming. A second-day ticket is included, allowing tour members to explore every facet of the Museum’s public space at their leisure.

Offered only on Fridays and limited to just 10 guests.

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Student Travel

From New Orleans to the Beaches of Normandy

The National WWII Museum Tours offers three distinct travel programs for high school and college students. Student Leadership Academy offers hands-on, behind-the-scenes learning at America’s WWII museum. Normandy Academy takes students from our New Orleans campus to the beaches of Normandy. Each program includes the option to earn college credit while exploring leadership and decision-making during World War II.

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Soldiers & Spies Tour

WWII SACRIFICE AND ESPIONAGE

The National WWII Museum embarks on a unique seven-day, six-night tour of France, visiting sites from Alex Kershaw’s New York Times bestsellers—Avenue of Spies and The Bedford Boys—with the author himself serving as featured historian. Guests get an up-close view of the beaches of Normandy, while hearing stories of sacrifice about the “Bedford Boys” who came ashore with Company A, 116th Regiment, 29th Infantry Division during the first wave at Omaha Beach on D-Day. Tour members also roam the breathtaking streets of Paris with Kershaw, who provides depth and context to the espionage that occurred there more than 70 years ago. Avenue Foch, one of the most upscale and exclusive streets in Paris, was home to Avenue of Spies protagonist Dr. Sumner Jackson and his family. Their address at Number 11 was both a meeting place for the French Resistance and a drop site for crucial information. High-ranking Nazis took up residence nearby putting the Jacksons in constant danger. Kershaw’s stories will bring to life the Jackson family’s courage at a time when “Never had so many psychopaths and sadists been based on one street in Paris.”

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The Rise and Fall of Hitler's Germany

Deluxe Tour of Germany and Poland Featuring Historian Alexandra Richie

The National WWII Museum’s newest tour is an exclusive trip through Germany and Poland you won’t find anywhere else. Featuring historian Alexandra Ritchie, PhD, this 11-day excursion gives you a hands-on experience of where World War II started. Trace the rise of Nazi Germany starting in Berlin, with visits to the Olympic Stadium and the Reichstag. Uncover the Third Reich’s exploits and horrendous atrocities across Europe at Auschwitz, Wannsee, and Warsaw. See firsthand how the area has rebuilt and attempted to heal past wounds at the Allied Museum. View cathedrals and Teutonic castles along the way, and hear from special guests about what life was like at such a pivotal time in world history.

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