My brother and I are planning a trip to France and Germany to take in as much WWII history as we can in two weeks. We're reviewed a couple all inclusive touring companies, but I wanted to get the thoughts of the forum as to the best company to go with (from experience) so we "get the most bang for the buck".
We don't want to just visit the typical tourist sites, but want to get deeper into the areas many tourists do not see. If you've ever watched the History Channel show, "Cities of the Underworld", THAT'S what we want to do; visit some of the places many tourists do not get to visit, or overlook simply because their tour company is so focused on the traditional sites.
On the other hand, if there is a better way of going about this than a touring company, please express your thoughts and ideas. We're completely open at this point.