11 or 13 days
Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, extension to Munich

Trace the escape route of Checkpoint Charlie and witness the sobering vestige of Auschwitz.

The gravity of this war becomes tangible as you walk through Jewish museums and cemeteries that immortalize the memory of millions. End in Prague, known for its role in the Velvet Revolution and remarkable landmarks, from the St. Vitus Cathedral to the Prague Castle.
Holocaust in Europe tour map
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Berlin

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Unter den Linden, Berlin’s most elegant boulevard
    • Reichstag, an iconic landmark and home to Germany's national legislature

    Enjoy dinner in Berlin

  • Day 3: Berlin

    Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Brandenburg Gate, Germany's iconic landmark representing peace and unity 
    • Kurfürstendamm, a famous avenue that’s lined with shops, hotels, and restaurants  
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall, a physical and ideological divider now covered in political graffiti 

    Visit the Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz Memorial, a former meeting place for senior Nazi officials which is now a museum

    Stop to take a photo at Checkpoint Charlie, a station that guarded the border between East and West Germany

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum, a history museum located on the site of buildings that served as the headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS

  • Day 4: Berlin

    Take a tour of the Old Jewish Quarter and see the inspirational history of this resilient community which was devastated during World War II

    Visit the Jewish Museum and explore 2,000 years of German-Jewish history at this museum

    Gain insight into life on both sides of the Iron Curtain when you participate in an illuminating panel-led discussion

  • Day 5: Berlin • Warsaw

    Travel by train to Warsaw, Poland’s capital city which was mostly destroyed in World War II and rebuilt using photographs and paintings as reference

    Take a walking tour of Warsaw

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Gestapo headquarters, where insurgents were taken for questioning
    • Pawiak Prison, where anyone suspected of opposing the Nazis was sent

    Enjoy dinner in Warsaw

  • Day 6: Warsaw

    Visit the Warsaw Ghetto Monument commemorating the heroic efforts of the Jewish resistance fighters 

    Tour the Jewish Ghetto with an expert local guide, which was established in 1940 as a way to isolate the Jewish population from the rest of the city

    Visit the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews to discover the social, religious, and political diversity of Polish Jews, highlighting events from the past to the Holocaust to today

  • Day 7: Warsaw • Krakow

    Travel to Krakow, the only major Polish city to escape devastation during WWII

    Take a guided tour of Krakow

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Wawel Hill and Cathedral, where Polish kings were crowned and Pope John Paul II once served as archbishop 
    • Glowny Square, passing beautiful Sukiennice Cloth Hall and the Jagiellonian University

    Enjoy dinner in Kraków

  • Day 8: Krakow

    Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau with an expert local guide, where upwards of 1.5 million people died; walk through its barracks that serve as a chilling reminder and observe a moment of remembrance

  • Day 9: Krakow • Prague

    Travel to Prague, former capital of the Holy Roman Empire

  • Day 10: Prague

    Tour Prague with an expert local guide

    See Charles Bridge, an arch bridge lined with musicians and artists   

    Walk down the Golden Lane and see eleven historical buildings that mark it

    Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, a Gothic cathedral where Czech Kings and Queens are coronated

    Tour the Jewish Quarter with an expert local guide, and learn about the impact of Nazi occupation

    Explore the Jewish Museum

    Visit the Jewish Cemetery, one of the largest in Europe

    Visit the Spanish Synagogue, designed in a Moorish style

    Tour the Old-New Synagogue, Europe's oldest active synagogue

    Enjoy dinner in Prague

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 11: Prague • Nuremberg • Munich

    Travel via Nuremburg, the site of the Nazi war-crime tribunals, on your way to Munich

    Tour Nuremberg with your Tour Director and see architecture built up from the stone foundations bombed by the Allies during the war

    Enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner in Munich

  • Day 12: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympic Games
    • Residenz, the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs 
    • Marienplatz, Munich's main city square

    Take a WWII-focused walking tour of Munich

    With an expert local guide, visit and reflect at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, which today serves as a memorial museum and a stark reminder of the darkest chapter in this country’s long story

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Berlin

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Unter den Linden, Berlin’s most elegant boulevard
    • Reichstag, an iconic landmark and home to Germany's national legislature

    Enjoy dinner in Berlin

  • Day 3: Berlin

    Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Brandenburg Gate, Germany's iconic landmark representing peace and unity 
    • Kurfürstendamm, a famous avenue that’s lined with shops, hotels, and restaurants  
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall, a physical and ideological divider now covered in political graffiti 

    Visit the Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz Memorial, a former meeting place for senior Nazi officials which is now a museum

    Stop to take a photo at Checkpoint Charlie, a station that guarded the border between East and West Germany

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum, a history museum located on the site of buildings that served as the headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS

  • Day 4: Berlin

    Take a tour of the Old Jewish Quarter and see the inspirational history of this resilient community which was devastated during World War II

    Visit the Jewish Museum and explore 2,000 years of German-Jewish history at this museum

    Gain insight into life on both sides of the Iron Curtain when you participate in an illuminating panel-led discussion

  • Day 5: Berlin • Warsaw

    Travel by train to Warsaw, Poland’s capital city which was mostly destroyed in World War II and rebuilt using photographs and paintings as reference

    Take a walking tour of Warsaw

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Gestapo headquarters, where insurgents were taken for questioning
    • Pawiak Prison, where anyone suspected of opposing the Nazis was sent

    Enjoy dinner in Warsaw

  • Day 6: Warsaw

    Visit the Warsaw Ghetto Monument commemorating the heroic efforts of the Jewish resistance fighters 

    Tour the Jewish Ghetto with an expert local guide, which was established in 1940 as a way to isolate the Jewish population from the rest of the city

    Visit the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews to discover the social, religious, and political diversity of Polish Jews, highlighting events from the past to the Holocaust to today

  • Day 7: Warsaw • Krakow

    Travel to Krakow, the only major Polish city to escape devastation during WWII

    Take a guided tour of Krakow

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Wawel Hill and Cathedral, where Polish kings were crowned and Pope John Paul II once served as archbishop 
    • Glowny Square, passing beautiful Sukiennice Cloth Hall and the Jagiellonian University

    Enjoy dinner in Kraków

  • Day 8: Krakow

    Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau with an expert local guide, where upwards of 1.5 million people died; walk through its barracks that serve as a chilling reminder and observe a moment of remembrance

  • Day 9: Krakow • Prague

    Travel to Prague, former capital of the Holy Roman Empire

  • Day 10: Prague

    Tour Prague with an expert local guide

    See Charles Bridge, an arch bridge lined with musicians and artists   

    Walk down the Golden Lane and see eleven historical buildings that mark it

    Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, a Gothic cathedral where Czech Kings and Queens are coronated

    Tour the Jewish Quarter with an expert local guide, and learn about the impact of Nazi occupation

    Explore the Jewish Museum

    Visit the Jewish Cemetery, one of the largest in Europe

    Visit the Spanish Synagogue, designed in a Moorish style

    Tour the Old-New Synagogue, Europe's oldest active synagogue

    Enjoy dinner in Prague

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 11: Prague • Nuremberg • Munich

    Travel via Nuremburg, the site of the Nazi war-crime tribunals, on your way to Munich

    Tour Nuremberg with your Tour Director and see architecture built up from the stone foundations bombed by the Allies during the war

    Enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner in Munich

  • Day 12: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympic Games
    • Residenz, the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs 
    • Marienplatz, Munich's main city square

    Take a WWII-focused walking tour of Munich

    With an expert local guide, visit and reflect at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, which today serves as a memorial museum and a stark reminder of the darkest chapter in this country’s long story

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


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Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
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EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get


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Tour Guide Monika T did an incredible job, dealt with any difficulties or complications admirably and was very easy to talk to. ...
Julio / Student traveler
Brandon, Mississippi / Posted on June 15, 2018

Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Topography of Terror Museum, Jewish Museum in Berlin, House of Wannsee Conference, Warsaw Ghetto Monument, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Auschwitz and Birkenau, Golden Lane, St. Vitus Cathedral, Jewish Museum in Prague, Jewish Cemetery, Spanish Synagogue, Old-New Synagogue; with extension: Dachau

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.


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