Following General Patton: Battlefield Luxembourg

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

from: $1448
5 Days
  • Price: per person, twin share
  • Deposit: 30%
This five-day tour explores areas in Luxembourg connected with the Ardennes offensive in 1944.

Following General Patton: Battlefield Luxembourg

This new World War 2 battlefield tour is an excellent follow-on from our popular Battle of the Bulge tour, exploring areas in Luxembourg connected with the Ardennes offensive in 1944. Led by a Specialist Battlefield Historian this fascinating tour also looks in depth at the German Westwall defences, as well as the death of General Patton after the war.

Itinerary

Day 1

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 > Diekirch

Today, we visit the Diekirch area seeing the American memorials and also visiting the superb War Museum. After lunch we see a Sherman tank in Wiltz and the excellent Clervaux War Museum, before looking at a mighty 88mm gun at Troisvierges. (B,D)

STAR INCLUSIONS   National Museum Diekirch   Sherman Tank in Wiltz   Clervaux War Museum   88mm Gun at Troisvierges

Day 3 > Westwall & General Patton

This morning we cross the border into Germany and look at the Westwall; the German border defences similar to the Maginot Line, constructed by the Nazis in the 1930s. We see the Westwall Museum in one preserved part of this defence network before returning to Luxembourg to look at the story of one of the most famous commanders of WW2: General George S. Patton. We see the Patton Memorial, visit the Patton Museum and see his grave in the Luxembourg American Cemetery which also contains the graves of US soldiers who died here in 1944-45. (B,D)

STAR INCLUSIONS   Luxembourg   Westwall Museum   Patton Memorial   Patton Museum

Day 4 > Battle of the Bulge

Today we travel into Belgium to examine the fighting around Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, seeing the woods near Foy where American Airborne troops defended the town, as well as the Patton Memorial, and spot where his tanks relieved the Airborne forces. In the afternoon we travel across to Vielsam, and later see the Baugnez 44 Historical Centre, ending the day around the battlefield at St. Vith. (B,D)

STAR INCLUSIONS  ★ Bastogne   Battle of the Bulge   Foy   Patton Memorial

★ Vielsam ★ Baugnez 44 Historical Centre   St. Vith Battlefields

Day 5

Today we will return to the UK or those people wishing to finish the tour in Germany, your tour will finish after breakfast.  (B)

 

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Executive coach

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Silver service coach

More than simply your method of transport, our Silver Service departures offer a coach with added comfort and facilities, plus extra benefits such as porterage in your hotels and extra included excursions on selected tours.

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Luxuria coach

From the outside, Luxuria looks elegant and stylish. Step on board and the luxury continues. Passenger comfort was top of our list when we came up with the idea for Luxuria, and this is evident from the moment you sink into the soft, wide seats.

Inclusions

★   4 nights’ hotel accommodation with continental breakfast

★   3 evening meals

★   Specialist Battlefield Historian

★   Hundreds of convenient joining points in the UK, or begin/end your tour in Europe

★   Travel by air-conditioned coach

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