2024 Galloway WWII Resistance Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2024 Galloway WWII Resistance Program! We have created two webpages dedicated to this exciting program so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The first page, Pre-Enrollment, is meant to share exciting details, highlights and pertinent info that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page, is meant to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and we can't wait to start our enriching adventure!
Travel Dates: February 17, 2024 - February 26, 2024
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Program Tuition: $3,899 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Confirmed Airfare: $1,100

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There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan.  Follow whichever works best for your family. If we are within 90 days of travel, only the pay in full option is possible.

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WWII Resistance Program

Embark on an exciting European journey that takes you from bustling Paris to the captivating landscapes of Normandy, from vibrant Amsterdam, to the historic echoes of WWII resistance in Krakow. Our program offers something for everyone, whether you’re into history or culture. Discover Europe’s diverse past and present on this unforgettable adventure.

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Explore Wawel Royal Castle on a guided tour

Visit the Anne Frank House Museum

Tour Amsterdam on a private canal boat

Explore the coast via Normandy and Caen

Visit the Resistance Museum in Amsterdam, the Liberation Museum of Paris, and more.

Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
February 17USA - ParisThe group will take an overnight flight to Paris. Airplane
February 18ParisToday the group will arrive to Paris. Upon arrival, we will check into our hotel, freshen up and have our orientation meeting where we will discuss the details of our program. After lunch we will get the chance to visit the Liberation Museum of Paris (WWII heroes). We will head out to the Latin Quarters to have dinner and will end the day with a Seine River cruise tour at night where we will get a chance to see many of city's landmarks from a unique perspective.MEININGER Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes
February 19ParisAfter breakfast, we will begin the day with a guided sightseeing tour of Paris focusing on WWII relevant sites and history. We will visit Les Invalides and Military Museum. We will have dinner before heading back to our hotel. MEININGER Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes
February 20Paris - NormandyDay trip to Normandy! Today the group will have a full day excursion to Normandy and the D-Day beaches. We will begin the day at Churchill Harbor and the D-Day Museum in Arromanche before our lunch break. The we will continue to Longues sur Mere Batteries, the American Cemetery and the Omaha Beach. We will end our excursion with a visit to Point du Hoc before returning to Paris. Tonight we will have dinner in the famous Montmartre neighborhood. MEININGER Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes
February 21Paris - AmsterdamToday we say goodbye to Paris as we travel to Amsterdam by speed train. After settling into our hotel, the group will start the Amsterdam experience with a visit to the Resistance Museum. In the afternoon, our guide will lead a walking tour to get familiar with the city. Tonight we will have dinner in central Amsterdam.Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam
February 22AmsterdamAfter breakfast, we will visit the Anne Frank House Museum and see the hidden annex where the Frank family stayed in hiding during the war. Participants will then have the unique opportunity to listen to the child of a holocaust survivor talking about the ramification of war and psychological impact of growing up in a family of survivors. Participants are encouraged to take the opportunity to ask questions directly to the speaker. After lunch, the group will then enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Amsterdam on canal boats. Finally, we will have dinner in the city before heading back to our hotel to prepare for our next destination. Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam
February 23Amsterdam - KrakowThe group will fly to Krakow today. Upon arrival, we will check in at our hotel and head out to explore the old town guided by our program leader. Finally, we will have dinner in the Jewish Quarters. Galaxy Hotel
February 24KrakowToday we will go on an excursion to Auschwitz-Birkenau where we will get the chance to visit the memorial and museum on site. In the afternoon we will return to Krakow where we will have time to have reflection and dinner at night.Galaxy Hotel
February 25KrakowOn our last day in Europe, we will visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory for a guided tour. After lunch we will have some free time to explore a little more and buy some last minute souvenirs. After some end of the program activities the group will have a farewell dinner tonight. Galaxy Hotel
February 26Krakow - USATransfer to Airport for our return flights.Your own bed, eventually!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe. 

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
Meininger Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes

Centrally located in Paris, this hotel features a shared lounge, terrace, and free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and a 24-hour front desk for guests. Guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a shower. Each room includes bed linen and towels. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender.

 

Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam

Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – City Hall is in a prime location in the Amsterdam City Centre. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. Each room comes with a private bathroom. All guest rooms have a wardrobe. The hotel offers a continental or buffet breakfast. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can lend a hand with advice about the area.

Galaxy Hotel Krakow

Located over the Vistula River, in Kraków’s Podgórze district, this hotel offers rooms that  feature an LCD TV with satellite channels. The rooms at the Galaxy come with tea and coffee facilities and a large work desk. All are modernly furnished and air-conditioned. Bathrooms are fitted with a hairdryer. Guests have access to the hot tub, saunas, swimming pool, fitness centre.

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

I was comfortable that the trip my daughter was on was safe, educational, interesting and fun. She made life long friends with her host sister. An exceptional life learning experience.

Carolyn
Parent of Alicia, Traveler on 2018 Program to Chile

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel. 

Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

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