Honouring history at

Europe’s Military Memorial Sites

Some countries honour their veterans on Memorial Day in May. Others celebrate them on Remembrance Day in November. No matter the date, citizens come together to remember those who sacrificed their lives during World War I and World War II.

By Vanessa Gibbs.

Visiting Europe’s Significant Military Sites

The World Wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 changed the course of history forever and affected virtually every nation. With massive repercussions and causing a shift in world powers, WWI and WWII are each globally momentous events that draw reverence and historical interest to this day.

For a deeper understanding of these historic battles, Scenic takes guests during selected Europe river cruises, to several important sites as part of the Scenic Freechoice activities.

The D-Day Beaches

Memorials for all Nations

Franz Ferdinand’s Castle

The “Impenetrable” Fortress

Scenic’s Local Experts

Scenic’s Journey Designers work with expert local guides, including historians, who are incredibly well-versed and passionate in sharing these important stories of the past with guests.

After respectfully touring the military sites, monuments and museums, you’ll come away with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the sacrifices made my so many countries and their civilians and troops during these devastating world conflicts.


Why not experience this for yourself and take advantage of our exclusive offers:

  • Early Payment Discount – Save up to 10%
  • FREE Private Door-to-Door Chauffeur Transfers

Book by 30 November 2021

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8-Day Highlights of Normandy & the Seine

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