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WW2 TOUR

In the Footsteps of Major Dick Winters

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About the Tour

Since 2009, The Hershey History Center has hosted nearly 750 people from 25 states on this commemorative tour, honoring the Men of Easy Company, 101st Airborne, led by longtime Hershey resident Major Richard "Dick" Winters. Join this extraordinary journey in 2024, the 80th anniversary of the Allies' liberation route across Western Europe!" 

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2024 Tour

Depart Thursday, September 5, 2024 and return on Friday, September 20, 2024. Travel by air, train and coach. Your package includes 14 nights accommodations:

2 nights Letchworth, United Kingdom

1 night Dieppe, France

3 nights Colleville sur Mer, France

3 nights Eindhoven, Netherlands

2 nights Bastogne, Belgium

1 night Dachau, Germany

2 nights Salzburg, Austria

Special Features

Major Dick Winters. Schoonderlogt, Holland, October 1944, during the Battle of Arnhem.

  • Bletchley Park

  • Duxford Air Show Gold Pass

  • Imperial War Museums

  • Churchill War Museum

  • Eurostar London - Calais (change of trains en route)

  • D-Day Museum Utah Beach

  • Wings of Liberation Museum including 3 hour battlefield tour in vintage US WW2 military vehicles

  • Bastogne War Museum

  • Dachau Concentration Camp

  • Eagles Nest and Documentation Center

Register Now!

Online registration available through the link or by calling Gate1 at 1-215-572-7676. 

If calling, please reference group #2405385.

 

Travel Protection must be purchased within 21 days of deposit in order to cover pre-existing conditions.

Cancel For Any Reason Coverage is not available from Gate1 for this custom itinerary. If CFAR coverage is preferred, please purchase independently through Travel Insured, Travel Guard or other travel insurance company. 

Please contact Laura Passuello gttplanner@gmail.com for any questions. 

Passport expiration date must be April 1, 2025 or later!

Air fare will be announced in late Fall 2023 with departure from Newark, Philadelphia or Washington D.C. (Dulles)

TESTIMONIALS

"This was the trip of a lifetime!"  April, 2011

— Richard Burton, Harrisburg

"Every time I go, I learn something new.  I keep going because every detail is taken into consideration... being at the American Cemetery as the US flag is lowered while taps is played, a chance to walk on Omaha Beach at dawn, riding in WWII vehicles through the battlefields in Holland.  I'm already registered for the 2024 tour, my fourth!" 

— Randy Ent, Erie, PA - 2014, 2015, 2018

"My husband, Rich, and I joined the 2019 tour - "WWII Expedition: In The Footsteps of Major Dick Winters". My goal was to follow my dad's WWII journey through Europe.  My dad, Tony Zanzinger, served in the 101st Airborne as part of the 501st PIR which fought alongside the 506th from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. I was not prepared for the emotional connection I felt at each of our stops. We were greeted with thanks and admiration for our soldiers everywhere we went - from the makeshift medic station at the church in Angoville-au-Plain, France where my dad was treated for injuries; to Eerde, Holland where we attended the liberation ceremony honoring my dad's unit; to Bastogne where our Belgian soldier guide presented me with an honorary plaque in thanks for my dad's service; and finally to Hilter's Eagle's Nest where I could see the mountain where my dad was taught how to ski.  This truly was a trip that honored my dad and all the soldiers of the 101st."

— Judi and Rich Bourque, Etters, September 2019 Tour

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