November 1st, 2013
The first shots of WWII rang out in Gdansk, Poland on September 1, 1939. Five years later the Warsaw Uprising commenced on August 1, 1944 and lasted for 63 days as the Polish resistance Home Army fought valiantly to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany.
With 2014 marking the 75th Anniversary of the start of World War II and 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Rising, next year is poised to be a very special year for traveling on our WWII: Poland & Germany Tour.
The tour, which runs from August 30-September 13, 2014, will put us in Poland during the actual anniversaries of these events. Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours is currently working on VIP experiences that will include commemorative ceremonies, so that our guests can be a part of honoring these freedom fighters of the Eastern Front.
The 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising WWII Poland & Germany Tour begins in Gdansk, which is also the site of another historic push for freedom — the Solidarity movement led by electrician Lech Walesa, which began its confrontation with the Communist government in the city’s shipyards in 1980. We will then begin to wind our way on to Ketrzy, Oswiecim, Warsaw, Krakow, Zagan, and Berlin, where some of the fiercest battles of the war were fought.
Guests who have traveled on this tour before rave about the charm of these historic cities and towns, the warmth of the people in this part of the world, and the many outstanding restaurants, some of which are located in beautiful buildings that date back to the last century. As always, you can expect an unimpeded history study about these monumental events.
For more information on the WWII: Poland & Germany Tour, please contact Mark Bielski, the Director of Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours, at 888.903.3329. He has traveled extensively in this region, speaks fluent Polish, and will be accompanying the tour.