WWII was the conflict that shaped the modern world. This unique tour takes you to some of the war’s most iconic locations in the company of an expert historian.
Immerse yourself in Second World War history on this fascinating
trip with historian, TV presenter, and journalist Guy Walters.
On this exclusive expert-led tour you'll be visiting locations
steeped in wartime history.
Stalag Luft III was a Luftwaffe-run prisoner-of-war camp which
held Allied air force personnel. It was made famous by the Great
Escape, which was brought to life on screen in the 1963 film
starring Steve McQueen. Guy will be telling the true story of the
Great Escape, and will show you around the camp as well as the
routes taken by many of the escapers.
You will also spend a day at Colditz Castle, the imposing
Renaissance stronghold which was converted into a high security
prison during WWII. The story of Colditz is a stirring example of
the plight and pluck of the prisoners of war, who were famed for
their heroic escape plans.
It's hard to think of two more iconic locations associated with
Second World War heroism and inventiveness. During the course of
this tour Guy will bring to life the incredible stories of the
prisoners-of-war who were held in these camps.
"I am REALLY looking forward to returning to Colditz and Stalag
Luft III. It's hard to think of two more iconic locations
associated with Second World War heroism and plucky inventiveness,
and during the course of the tour I shall really be bringing the
stories of the prisoners-of-war to life. As well as talking about
the escapes and all the exciting bits, I think it's important that
we remind ourselves just how tough life was for these poor men, who
were trapped behind castle walls and barbed wire for many years. I
cannot wait to see you there, and I promise we shall have a great
time, not only immersing ourselves in the history, but also in fine
food and drink - and great company!" -Guy Walters
As well as talking about the exciting escape plots, this tour
will also provide an opportunity to reflect on just how tough life
was for the prisoners, who were trapped behind castle walls and
barbed wire for many years.
This trip will also take you to Dresden and its Museum of
Military History where you can deepen your knowledge of the
defining conflict of the 20th century.
Meet our special guest
Guy Walters is an historian, TV presenter, and journalist, who
has written around a dozen books that have been published all over
the world. These include The Real Great Escape - a definitive
account of the legendary breakout - and the novel The Colditz