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Battle of the Bulge

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DEPARTS FROM: Convenient joining points in the UK, or begin/end your tour in Europe

from: $748
4 or 5 Days
  • Price: per person, twin share
  • Deposit: 30%
This Battle of the Bulge tour explores the last major German offensive in WW2

Battle of the Bulge

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Itinerary

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The Battle of the Bulge in Belgium was the last major German offensive of any importance in the West in WW2. Choose from a four or five-day tour option into the Ardennes Battlefields, to what is now the largest battlefield area in Europe with tanks, memorials, cemeteries, and foxholes in the forest! The five-day tour also considers the forgotten British contribution to the fighting in the Ardennes in 1944 but we visit the iconic town of Bastogne on both versions of this fascinating battlefield tour.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive

 
Depart from your chosen UK pick-up point and travel to the port where a coach interchange will take place, you will then join your tour coach for the Channel crossing. On arrival on the Continent we continue to our hotel (passengers joining the tour in Europe will meet the group at the hotel this evening).
 

Day 2 - Siegfried Line; Kampfgruppe Peiper & La Gleize

 
We start our tour at the massive Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery where the dead and missing of the Ardennes battlefield are buried; we learn the stories behind the many brothers who died together and are buried here, along with medal winners and those killed in some of the terrible battlefield massacres. We then move on to an area where the Battle of the Bulge started, seeing the front line positions close to the Siegfried Line at Hollerath. Here we see Dragon’s Teeth anti-tank defences, trenches and foxholes and memorials to both the German and American troops who were here in December 1944. We then follow the story of Kampfgruppe Peiper, seeing their start positions at the Losheim Gap, and looking at the sad story of the Malmedy Massacre. After lunch we follow Peiper and his tanks into La Gleize where one of his mighty King Tigers still remains and is on display; we also visit the excellent museum here before looking at the defence of Parker’s Crossroads and ending at Grandmènil where we look at a German Panther tank used by 2nd SS Panzer Division. (B)
 

STAR INCUSIONS   Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery   Malmedy Massacre site   La Gleize

 

Day 3 - Band of Brothers; Bastogne

 
We get an insight into the dreadful German losses in the Ardennes at the German cemetery in Recogne before following the ‘Band of Brothers’ in the fighting for the village of Foy. We see where they attacked Foy and go into the area where their foxholes have been preserved in Bois Jacques, also seeing the Easy Company Memorial nearby. In Bastogne we visit the new 101st Airborne Museum before having time for lunch. In the afternoon we see where General Patton’s men and tanks linked up with the Airborne troops surrounded at Bastogne before seeing one of the Sherman turrets that now mark the defence perimeter around the town. At Mardasson we see the impressive American Memorial and take time to visit the newly re-opened Bastogne Historical Centre, full of equipment, tanks and memorabilia connected with the fighting here. (B)
 
 

STAR INCUSIONS   Recogne German War Cemetery   Foy  Bois Jacques.  Easy Company Memorial   101st Airborne Museum  

Bastogne War Museum   Mardasson Memorial

Day 4

We leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Channel port. You will leave your tour coach behind as you join your transfer vehicle for your return journey to your original departure point. (B)

Day 1 - Arrive

 
Depart from your chosen UK pick-up point and travel to the port where a coach interchange will take place, you will then join your tour coach for the Channel crossing. On arrival on the Continent we continue to our hotel (passengers joining the tour in Europe will meet the group at the hotel this evening).
 

Day 2 - Siegfried Line; Kampfgruppe Peiper & La Gleize

 
We start our tour at the massive Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery where the dead and missing of the Ardennes battlefield are buried; we learn the stories behind the many brothers who died together and are buried here, along with medal winners and those killed in some of the terrible battlefield massacres. We then move on to an area where the Battle of the Bulge started, seeing the front line positions close to the Siegfried Line at Hollerath. Here we see Dragon’s Teeth anti-tank defences, trenches and foxholes and memorials to both the German and American troops who were here in December 1944. We then follow the story of Kampfgruppe Peiper, seeing their start positions at the Losheim Gap, and looking at the sad story of the Malmedy Massacre. After lunch we follow Peiper and his tanks into La Gleize where one of his mighty King Tigers still remains and is on display; we also visit the excellent museum here before looking at the defence of Parker’s Crossroads and ending at Grandmènil where we look at a German Panther tank used by 2nd SS Panzer Division. (B)
 
 

STAR INCUSIONS   Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery   Malmedy Massacre site   La Gleize

 

Day 3 - Band of Brothers; Bastogne

 
We get an insight into the dreadful German losses in the Ardennes at the German cemetery in Recogne before following the ‘Band of Brothers’ in the fighting for the village of Foy. We see where they attacked Foy and go into the area where their foxholes have been preserved in Bois Jacques, also seeing the Easy Company Memorial nearby. In Bastogne we visit the new 101st Airborne Museum before having time for lunch. In the afternoon we see where General Patton’s men and tanks linked up with the Airborne troops surrounded at Bastogne before seeing one of the Sherman turrets that now mark the defence perimeter around the town. At Mardasson we see the impressive American Memorial and take time to visit the newly re-opened Bastogne Historical Centre, full of equipment, tanks and memorabilia connected with the fighting here. (B)
 
 

STAR INCUSIONS   Recogne German War Cemetery   Foy  Bois Jacques.  Easy Company Memorial   101st Airborne Museum  

Bastogne War Museum   Mardasson Memorial

 

Day 4 - Britain’s Battle of the Bulge – Battle of the Ardennes Museum, La Roche

In December 1944 British troops were rushed to the Ardennes to help their much pressed American Allies. We start today at the Panther Tank in Houffalize used by 116th Panzer Division. From here we see the British Memorial, an M10 Achillies tank where the 51st (Highland) Division fought and visit the British graves at Hotton War Cemetery. In Hotton we see where 116th Panzer Division was stopped on the bridge and visit a rare Sherman Firefly Turret, a memorial to the British troops where were here in 1944/45. After lunch in Hotton we travel out to where the German advance was stopped at Celles, seeing a Panther tank knocked out by the Royal Tank Regiment, and visit the Battle of the Ardennes Museum in La Roche. (B)

 

STAR INCLUSIONS  Celles   Panther Tank Houffalize   Hotton War Cemetery  Achillies   Battle of the Ardennes Museum

 

Day 5

We leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Channel port. You will leave your tour coach behind as you join your transfer vehicle for your return journey to your original departure point. (B)

Departure Dates




















Departure DateDaysTravel ByTour refPrice
Fri 4 October 20194Executive4BBM/1$773
Thu 19 March 20204Luxuria4BBMX/1$998
Mon 6 April 20205Silver Service5BBMV/1$1198
Fri 17 April 20204Silver Service4BBMV/1$923
Mon 18 May 20205Luxuria5BBMX/1$1373
Fri 12 June 20204Executive4BBM/1$748
Mon 15 June 20205Silver Service5BBMV/1$1223
Fri 17 July 20204Executive4BBM/1$748
Mon 31 August 20205Silver Service5BBMV/1$1223
Mon 21 September 20205Silver Service5BBMV/1$1223
Fri 2 October 20204Executive4BBM/1$748
Mon 19 October 20205Silver Service5BBMV/1$1198
Thu 22 October 20204Silver Service4BBMV/1$873
Mon 26 October 20205Luxuria5BBMX/1$1323
Mon 5 April 20215Silver Service5BBMV/1$1248
Fri 16 April 20214Silver Service4BBMV/1$948
Mon 17 May 20215Luxuria5BBMX/1$1423
Fri 11 June 20214Executive4BBM/1$798
Mon 14 June 20215Silver Service5BBMV/1$1273

Your Tour Includes

  • 3 or 4 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Historian
  • Hundreds of convenient joining points in the UK, or begin/end your tour in Europe
  • Travel by Executive or Silver Service coach, or upgrade to Luxuria

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