Multi-Day Tour

World War II History: France, Belgium, & Germany (11 days)

Cox and Kings

Paris, France To Munich, Germany

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Mar 2019

World War II History: France, Belgium, & Germany (11 days)

Day 3

Normandy / Honfluer / Normandy

Day 4

Normandy to Dunkirk

Day 5

Dunkirk to Bastogne

Day 6

Bastogne

Day 7

Bastogne to Nuremberg

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Paris, France
Auberge De Jeu De Paume None
Upon arrival in Paris, you will be met by your private guide and assisted to your hotel in the city. You will be assisted with check-in. The balance of the day will be at your leisure.
Day 2
Paris, France
Chateau La Cheneviere - 2 Nights Breakfast
This morning you are met by your private guide to travel from Paris to Normandy. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel before spending the rest of the morning at relaxing. In the afternoon, stop by the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach, the largest World War II-era cemetery in France and see where the brave 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions disembarked under fierce enemy fire, and the German positions on the west end of the beach. Next, make your way towards the town of Caen to visit Le Memorial de Caen (the Museum for Peace). There, take a journey through the stories that led from 1918 onward, exploring the causes of World War II. Embark on a journey through the collective memory of events from 1918 to the present day, the causes and issues leading up to World War II, the years between the wars, and the advance of Fascism. View the spellbinding multimedia projection of film clips from both the Allied and German perspectives. At the end of the day, return to your hotel and enjoy your evening at leisure.
Day 3
TBD
Chateau La Cheneviere Breakfast
This morning, head to the city's iconic Castle, one of the largest medieval enclosures in Europe. It was built of Caen stone around 1060. It stood first and foremost as a place of power, where the Dukes of Normandy and Kings of England regularly held their major assemblies. Continue on to Honfluer with a stop for lunch en-route. Honfleur. Former home of internationally acclaimed composer Erik Satie, visit the town's Old Dock, with its' typical high houses and which was also a tremendous foreground for painters, among them famous impressionists such as Claude Monet and Eugene Boudin. After your visit, return to your hotel and spend the remainder of the evening at leisure.
Day 4
TBD
Hotel Borel Breakfast
After breakfast, you will be picked up by your guide and driver to start your trip to Dunkirk, located near the French and Belgium border.

Upon arrival, you will be assisted with check-in the balance of the day will be your leisure to explore Dunkirk on your own.
Day 5
Dunkirk to Bastogne
Auberge Du Moulin Hideux - 2 Nights Breakfast
Early this morning you will be picked up by your guide and driver to start your trip across the Belgium border. Upon arrival in Bulge, you will begin your private tour.

Begin with the Dunkirk perimeter where such heroic last stands were made and where German war crimes were committed. In Dunkirk itself, you will visit the moving Dunkirk Memorial and the CWGC Cemetery and also The Mole and Bray Dunes where wrecks can still be viewed on the beach. The tour traces the often overlooked early stages of the Battle of 1940 in eastern Belgium, through the Belgium corridor ending with the subsequent evacuation of the BEF and the other allied forces through Dunkirk in May & June 1940.

The tour begins where it all started with the German paratrooper & glider landings around the Maastricht bridges and Fort Eben Emael. Then you continue to see Monty's British 3rd Infantry Division at the Leuven where there is also some time to explore the famous town itself. After, we head back through the Belgium corridor visiting battlefields, cemeteries and memorials for many different unites.

The tour ends with a transfer to your hotel in Bastogne.
Day 6
Bastogne
Auberge Du Moulin Hideux Breakfast
Today, you will get an insight into the dreadful German losses in the Ardennes at the German cemetery in Recogne before following the 'Band of Brothers' in the fighting for the village of Foy. You will see where they attacked Foy and go into the area where their foxholes have been preserved in Bois Jacques, also seeing the Easy Company Memorial nearby. In Bastogne, we visit the new 101st Airborne Museum before having time for lunch. In the afternoon, we see where General Patton's men and tanks linked up with the Airborne troops surrounded at Bastogne before seeing one of the Sherman turrets that now mark the defense perimeter around the town. At Mardasson we see the impressive American Memorial and take time to visit the newly re-opened Bastogne Historical Centre, full of equipment, tanks and memorabilia connected with the fighting here.
Day 7
Bastogne to Nuremberg
Le Meridian Grand Hotel - 2 Nights Breakfast
After breakfast, you will be assisted to the airport for your flight to Nuremberg, Germany. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel. The balance of the day will be at your leisure to relax at your hotel or explore the quant town of Nuremberg. There, you will be met by your private driver in the lobby of your hotel and begin your journey to Nuremberg. After a short drive to the beautiful city of Dachau, you will arrive at the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau. Dachau Concentration Camp was the first of its kind opened in Germany by the Nazi government in 1933, and it served as a model for later concentration camps. Designed to hold Jews, political prisoners, and other "undesirables," the camp is now a memorial to the more than 40,000 people who died and over 200,000 who were imprisoned here during the Nazi regime. This tour includes a visit to the concentration camp, the museum and the viewing of a documentary on the camp.

After your visit, continue on your journey to Nuremberg. Upon arrival, pay a visit to Courtroom 600, where the Nazi trials were held. Continue on to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Day 8
Nuremberg, Germany
Le Meridian Grand Hotel Breakfast
After breakfast, you will be met by your private guide and begin your visit of Nuremberg. During your sightseeing, you will visit the old part of the city where you will find most attractions. You will also visit the Documentation Center, the striking museum at the site of the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds and the Furth. The Documentation Center is located in the north wing of the unfinished remains of the Congress Hall, designed by the National Socialists to house 50,000 spectators.
Day 9
Munich, Germany
Hotel Konigshof Breakfast
After breakfast, you will be met by your private driver-guide and you will begin your visit of Munich. During your visit, you will learn how Munich saw the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis from World War I until the 1940's. See streets and buildings where Hitler fought his way to power and gave his speeches. Munich was the birthplace of the Nazi Party and the home of its headquarters. View the halls where Nazi fanatics gathered and sites linked to the 1938 anti-Semitic pogrom of Kristallnacht.

Visit memorials to those who died, opposing the hate-filled Nazi ideology, and about the Nazi propaganda machine that lead up to World War II.
Day 10
Munich, Germany
Hotel Konigshof Breakfast
Today, embark on an excursion outside of the city to visit the Eagles' Nest. The Berchtesgaden region is located in the southeastern corner of Bavaria. This excursion to the heart of the Bavarian Alps offers beautiful scenery and magnificent panoramic views. Pay a visit to the Eagles' Nest in Obersalzberg. One of the former residences of Hitler, the Eagle's Nest was a gift from the National Socialist Workers Party on the occasion of the Fuhrer's 50th birthday in Berchtesgaden. A little further up you can enjoy beautiful views of the nearby peaks.
Day 11
Munich, Germany
Intercontinental Or Tambo Airport Hotel Breakfast
Today at a pre-arranged town, you will be picked up by your driver and assisted to the airport for your departure flight.

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Walk through the hallowed ground that was once the stage for Europe's greatest heroics and tragedy on this journey through some of the most important sites of World War II. Explore Omaha Beach in Normandy, where the Americans made landfall on D-Day. See the moving scene of a heroic last stand at Dunkirk. Learn about the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne and see the collection of historical equipment, tanks and memorabilia. In Munich and Nuremberg, tour the places that saw...

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Booking Procedures

A contract is entered into once your travel agent or East India Travel Company, Inc. (DBA Cox & Kings) receives your deposit and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by Cox & Kings. Payment of any monies constitutes acceptance and understanding of Cox & Kings’ Terms & Conditions as laid out below, as listed on our website and in our pre travel documentation.

Payment

For most trips, a per person deposit of 25% of the program price is required to secure the arrangements, and will be your only obligation until 90 days prior to your departure date. For trips with other deposit and cancelation requirements, your travel specialist will inform you at time of booking. The balance of the cost must be paid 90 days before you travel. Payment should be made to Cox & Kings in Los Angeles, California. If the final balance is not received on time, Cox & Kings reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled by you and to levy cancellation charges. If you book your travel 90 days or prior to departure, the full amount of your trip must be paid in order to confirm the booking.

Alterations

A fee of $150 per alteration will be charged for any amendments to your travel arrangements once your booking has been confirmed. If you request any changes in services or accommodation, once commencement of travel, Cox & Kings will do all possible to accommodate your request, however, any costs incurred due to such amendments, you will be liable for any cancellation/retention charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred to secure revised arrangements.

Cancellations

Should you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Cox & Kings in writing. Please note that deposits are-refundable minus a per person administrative fee of $400 if the cancellation is received more than 91 days prior to departure. Please state the reason for cancellation as you may be covered by your insurance policy. For notification received within 90 days of departure, the following cancellation charges are applicable:

Days Before Departure || Cancellation Charge

90 days or longer || $400 per person administrative fee (some exceptions apply, you will be notified at time of booking)

89 to 61 || 20% of total land program price

60 to 31 || 50% of total land program price

30 to Day of Departure || 100% of total land program price

We cannot give any allowance or refund for meals, rooms, excursions, etc. that have not been consumed or utilized, when these services have been included in the price of the program. No refund can be made on lost, mislaid or destroyed travel tickets. Certain programs and holiday departure dates may have higher penalties for cancellation, your travel specialist will advise at time of booking. Any air tickets issued at any time are subject to the terms of the airline.

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highly recommended

By: rebecca


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2013

Cox and Kings coordinated a complicated itinerary with many different air segments and they were very detailed and thorough. Their guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic and very accomodating to the needs and interests of their clients
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Luttenberger
Not Recommended

missed some key things

By: travelgal


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2013

1) hospital not be open on moon day wasted time 2) misinformation about internal connecting flight 3) already had visa and they got duplicate 4) no idea about what time living goddess would appear wasted time again 5) no one reconfirmed departure times, would have been sitting around the airport for hours 6) didn't need as many days as recommended
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overall was fine but could have better

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

the agency used too many different companies and out sourced the trips and guides to different areas that it was difficult to find who was responsible and who to contact in case of an issue. People will be better served if the same company was consistently used. Also if they have booked a room in a hotel, not to book the lowest category of the room in the hotel but give guests an option to book a room with a balcony or overlooking the water
Travel Advisor:  Cassandra Bookholder
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Not Recommended

Never again

By: Johnstew


Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2014

I have a major issue with Cox and Kings as a “luxury supplier”.There is more to the term than booking expensive hotels and tours. A well planned, informative experience that ensures client satisfaction must occur. Communication with Cox and Kings was almost nil. There was virtually no information provided to us once they had payment. The final delivery of documents was nothing more than a copy of the original booking marked final. These documents (such as they were) came late. Cox and Kings excuse was they “were waiting on ‘final’ confirmation from suppliers”. Based on the start of our trip, it’s not clear that they were communicating with them any better than they were talking to us.  They failed to tell us that the in country flight could only accomodate 25lbs of luggage, great fun repacking. They screwed up the excursions planned at our first stop and we missed one. Another listed tour stop did not happen and several were not as described. GO ELSEWHERE!
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Excellent

By: Fellow Traveler


Reviewed on: 27 May 2014

Eva was an excellent guide in Prague.  Enjoyed the tours and would recommend again.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson
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recommended

By: LC47


Reviewed on: 16 May 2014

As a single traveler I thought their services were good but too expensive. The tour operators seemed competent.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson
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Recommended, but with a caveat

By: Jean


Reviewed on: 22 May 2014

Our travel agent used Cox and Kings for our group's three-day stay in Prague. The hotel, Hotel Paris, was wonderful and the tour guide was exceptional.  We had a wonderful time while we were there.  The only disappointment was the Hungarian folk dancing show/dinner.  The local singer and dancers did a very nice job, but the meal was not just bad, it was inedible.  Two slices of gristle in cold, gelatinous gravy, followed by cake so dry it was like sawdust.  Have a glorious time in Prague, but skip that dinner!
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson
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Excellent trip thanks to Cox And Kings

By: Barrett


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2014

The safari experience at three camps was unbelievable. External well planned and executed. Absolutely no flaws. Ready to go back and do it all over again. They know what they are doing. One can have high confidence in their work.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg

Incan Peru Done Perfectly

By: JohnSt2


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2016

My wife and I just completed an ideal week in Peru arranged by Cox and Kings, America. The itinerary they planned was executed flawlessly. All the hotels, tours, meals and guides exceeded our high expectations. We stayed in Belmond hotels in Lima, Cusco, Urubamba & Machu Picchu. They are all exceptional; immaculate and well situated; large and well appointed rooms. The staffs are welcoming and couldn’t do enough to ensure we had a memorable stay. Our package included breakfast and lunch. Hotel breakfasts had many choices both North & South American dishes; all tastefully prepared. Lunches at upscale restaurants with a great selection of Peruvian dishes. You’ll love Peruvian cooking & you will get plenty of it. You won't need dinner. Our guide, Henry Coavoy Goongora (we called him Henry), was excellent; able comprehend the subtleties of our questions. He went above & beyond to personalize our experience, e.g. arranging for my wife to ride a Peruvian Paso horse. We had a fantastic time.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Prague One on One

By: Pat and Lee


Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of Prague. It was one of the best experiences of our trip. Professional and well versed guide who was sensitive to our needs. Made Prague come alive for us. Could not have been better.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

Land assistance

By: David


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2016

Cox and kings land packages, and their guides were absolutely excellent as usual.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

Well managed operation

By: JRobert


Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2017

Cox and Kings spare no effort or cost on every detail of the trip ensuring complete satisfaction in every detail.Particularly impressed by the quality of all the people and the seamless teamwork.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Hardy

Cox & Kings - India 2017

By: K.Bueso


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2017

As a tour operator, I would definitely recommend Cox & Kings but I would make mention of certain concerning items which I have not seen with other tour operators such as G Adventures. The Good Cox & Kings made us feel welcomed since the day we arrived in India. A very friendly representative met us at the airport in India with our names on a board. This made us feel welcomed and safe. Also the representative was very helpful in some inquiries we had such as ATM withdrawal and purchase of a SIM Card at the airport. He was very friendly and conversational on the trip to the airport. At every step of the way, Cox & Kings had a representative to meet us and explain the process. We visited four different cities in India and they had several representatives assisting us to make sure the trip was great. The drivers were very professional and on time. The Kind of Bad Not sure if it was Cox & Kings or individual guides, but they push their "trusted" stores on to us for purchasing souvenirs
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Renae Torgerson

Scenic Cruise river tour April 2017

By: sue


Reviewed on: 13 May 2017

We are fans for life .An excellent ship, plus everything was first class...., comfort, wonderful quality, very professional staff. .Excursions, (all choices prepaid with 3 choices) were the best we have experienced , above all others. The entertainment at all venues ,including on board the ship, was top quality. Accommodations for inclement weather ( not too warm and or sunny) were thoughtful and efficient.
Travel Advisor:  Sherry Wilczewski

Great planning.

By: High Altitude


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

Trip planning and documentation were thorough and complete. Follow-through after trip completion also very good.
Not Recommended

Inconsistency in Trip Planning

By: Anonymous


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

There were many inconsistencies in the planning and execution of this recent trip. Turns out we could have gotten our China Visas in the States and could have bypassed Nepal which was our preference. Receiving other pertainent documents was also done at the last minute. Some of the hotel accommodations (in the countryside in Tibet) were not up to the standards of a trip of this caliber. The service and food at the Taj Tashi in Thimphu was also not up to par. The room at the Uma Paro was tiny and cramped. There was a very long day driving to Gantey, fours hours each way that could have been handled differently, by having us sleep overnight at the Gantey Lodge and returning the next day. Had we known It was a National Holiday in China for 8 days, we would have bypassed the one day in Chendu to see the Pandas; the crowds were horrific and made it very unenjoyable and impossible to see the Pandas even though we got up very early that day.
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Excellent drivers and guides

By: Penny


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2017

We would recommend Cox and Kings to anyone. Our guide Michele inPrague was excellent. She knows and loves Prague, and it was great to talk with her about so many different aspects of Czech life. All Cox and Kings services were professionally and flawlessly executed.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson
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Cox & Kings tour operators were awesome

By: Humphrey


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2018

The contact I had with Cox & Kings was great. Dania in the US was really helpful and provided me with all of the information and help I needed. Their representative in Tanzania was very helpful too. Our guide, John was great. He was so knowledgeable about the animals and the parks, and he knew where to look for the animals. We really enjoyed having him as our guide. He was very professional and took very good care of us.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmitz
Not Recommended

Great guides but didn't listen to clients

By: Travel with Granny


Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2018

We had a difficult time getting what we wanted with this company. They wanted to fill every minute and we wanted lots of time to wander and explore. Also, my physical limitations made so much public transportation very difficult. The two guides we had were absolutely marvelous and tried to make up for some of the scheduling over programming. I cannot praise our guides enough for their kindness, competence, and knowledge.