Gdansk – Opening Shots of WW2 by Air

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

Tour Introduction

On 1st September 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, causing the Second World War to begin. On this incredible tour, we look at the opening shots of the war at Gdansk and visit the superb WW2 museum here, 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

Day 1

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

Day 2 - Westerplatte - Gdansk WW2 Museum

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 (4)

Key Visits

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

Day 3 - The Wolf's Lair

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 (2)

Key Visits

  • Wolf's Lair, Poland

Day 4 - Stutthof Concentration Camp

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 (3)

Key Visits

  • Stutthof Concentration Camp
  • Memorial at Stutthof Concentration Camp

Day 5

Transfer to airport for your return flight to the UK.

Included meals: Breakfast

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Travel Extras

With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

Join coach at Interchange

Join your tour coach at the interchange.

On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.

Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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