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Exploring World War II

Unique educational adventures for ages 50+

With authors and historians, take a commemorative voyage through the major battlefields, memorials, and cemeteries of World War II’s European or Pacific Theaters. By sea or road, explore Normandy’s beaches & Paris’s liberation, St. Petersburg & Moscow, Auschwitz & Poland, Guam, Saipan, Rota, or take an immersive 16-day cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2 from NYC across the Atlantic to several of these iconic European locations. Stand where the leaders made their calls, see what they saw, and weigh the consequences of this conflict that changed our world forever.

World War II History
World War II History

Each World War II adventure includes:

  • All lodgings & most meals
  • Expert-led lectures & field trips
  • Hands-on experiences & performances
  • All gratuities
  • Road Scholar Assurance Plan
World War II History

Favorite Experiences exploring World War II:

  • Delve into the events of D-Day with experts at Sainte Mere Eglise and Utah and Omaha Beaches.
  • Learn from experts about WWII history where it happened — at the Battle of Guam, at the turning point Battle of Saipan and at the airfield where atomic bombs were loaded onto B-29s.
  • Immerse yourself in the intellectual and political history of Moscow at some of the nation’s most important institutions, museums and monuments.


A university of the world, Not-for-Profit Road Scholar has been leading global educational adventures for adults for nearly 50 years.

Our programs are all-inclusive educational adventures, not superficial tours. When you explore with us, you’ll have a deep, thought-provoking experience delivered by faculty experts on site.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel since 1975.