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8-Day Battle of the Bulge Tour

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Introduction

This special 8-day journey through the Ardennes Forest is an extended exploration of the Battle of the Bulge, America’s stiffest test in all of World War II. See where the 101st Airborne held the line during the siege of Bastogne, visit the finest museums in the world dedicated to the Ardennes Offensive and join the celebration as the citizens of Bastogne commemorate their American protectors with the “throwing of the nuts.” This dedicated tour affords time to take you off the beaten track, expanding our normal days in Belgium and including the stunning city of Luxembourg during its Christmas season.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE?

  • 7 nights’ accommodation at 4-star hotels
  • 7 breakfasts 6 lunches 7 dinners
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 glass of beer/wine at lunch and dinner
  • Welcome drink and tour orientation
  • Airport transfers on first and last day of tour
  • Luxury coach transportation
  • Local expert guiding
  • 24/7 tour manager
  • All museum admissions
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus and at hotels
  • Tour-assist headsets
  • Online access to personalized My Trip account
  • All taxes and credit card fees
  • All departures guaranteed

Itinerary

  • Passengers are greeted at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France and transferred by coach to Bastogne. In the evening there is an introduction to the tour and a chance for passengers to introduce themselves over a welcome drink.

  • This day is dedicated to the rich historical heritage of Luxembourg. We tour the world famous castles of the valleys of the Ardennes Forest. The afternoon features free time in downtown Bastogne.

  • The day starts off with travel to the Luxembourg American Cemetery, the final resting place of many 101st paratroopers as well as General George S. Patton. In the afternoon we explore the Diekirch National Military History Museum of Luxembourg, the world’s largest collection of World War II items and installations.

  • We spend this day exploring the northern arc of the Bulge. We travel to Malmedy, La Gleize and Stavelot, where we follow the advance and demise of Colonel Jochen Peiper’s Kampfgruppe and pay witness to the atrocities committed by SS troops.

  • In the morning we explore war sites in and around Bastogne, including the Nuts Cave, the Patton Monument, the foxholes of the Bois Jacques and the town of Foy. In the afternoon we visit the Mardasson Monument, which pays tribute to the Allied resolve during this critical period and then the brand new Bastogne War Museum, which is dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge.

  • In the morning we attend an exciting historical re-enactment. In the afternoon we participate in the official celebrations of the 74th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, including a military parade, fireworks, the 'throwing of the nuts' and more.

  • The last day of our tour is dedicated to the sights of the city of Luxembourg, such as the cathedral, the Ducal Palace and the Old Town. The festive Christmas market is the highlight of the afternoon. In the evening we travel to Paris.

  • After saying goodbye our guests are brought to Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport for their return flights.