World War Travel

Each year Florida College sponsors an educational tour led by faculty members. The College’s spring 2014 study tour is focused on the World Wars Era—with an optional three credit humanities course in the “Literature of the World Wars Era” offered  as a prelude and enrichment.

This study tour, scheduled for May 5-15, 2014, will begin in London; continue across the English Channel by ferry to theNormandy beachheads (by way of Mont St. Michel), Carentan and Sainte Mere Eglise; then on to Paris.  After Paris, we continue through the Great War armistice site in the Compiegne Forest, to Belgium for sites related to the struggle of 1914-18, and thereafter to Luxembourg—to pay homage to George Patton and the Battle of the Bulge.  Following, by train, Patton’s route with Third Army into Germany, we will visit one of the preserved concentration camps at Dachau—and finally arrive at Berchtesgaden, where Hitler’s fabled “Eagle’s Nest” still stands high within the majestic Bavarian Alps, before completing our tour in Salzburg, across the border in Austria.

A professional tour guide will lead us through the cities of London, Paris, Brussels, Luxembourg, and Salzburg.  The tour is being coordinated with the well regarded company, Explorica, which offers a website with details here:

There are still openings on this tour but spaces will fill and prices will change after June.  Contact Dr. Brian Crispell with any questions regarding what should be an interesting, informative and entertaining tour.