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The Battle of Bulge Remembrance Tour: The Ardennes and Luxembourg from Brussels

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    May to Sep: Saturday

  • Duration

    13 hours 

  • Start time

    8am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Grasmarkt - Rue du marché aux Herbes 61

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Learn about a crucial World War II episode in Belgium with a tour to the Ardennes and Luxembourg
  • Visit the town of Bastogne which witnessed the Battle of Bulge between the Nazis and the Allied forces
  • Hear insights, anecdotes and historical facts from your guide
  • Visit Bastogne War Museum, American cemetery and the tomb of General Patton
  • Stroll around the old city of Luxembourg and see the cathedral, and the Palace of the Grand Duke
  • Convenient round-trip transfers from Brussels

Overview

This is a tour for history buffs! 1944 the western front was collapsing! The Battle of the Bulge was the last major Nazi offensive. Hitler hoped to split the American, British and Canadian forces by launching his last surprise attack through the forests of Luxembourg and the Ardennes. This tour takes you out to the foxholes, Bastogne and General Patton’s tomb in Luxemburg.

During the 100 miles’ drive to the battlefield, our guide gives an overview of the Canadian, American, Russian and British offensives that lead to the battle. In Bastogne, we take you to McAuliffe Square and see the bronze statue of General McAuliffe alongside a Sherman Battle Tank. The minuscule town is known for its significant role in the battle of the Bulge. 

We call at the famous Mardasson Memorial honouring the memory of all allied soldiers wounded or killed during the Battle of the Bulge. The monument is designed in the shape of a five-pointed American star. The Bastogne War Museum is the must-see. Apart from lunch facilities, the museum offers a lot of comprehensible information. We also pay a respectful visit to one of the sober and subdued German cemeteries and we show you the fox holes dug by the 101 airborne division close to the village of Foy. 

We drive across the Luxembourg border to Hamm where we visit the breathtaking American cemetery as well as the tomb of General Patton. 

In order to wind up in beauty, we have a leisurely stroll through the old city of Luxemburg. You see the cathedral, the Palace of the Grand Duke. In the lower part of the city, we show you a trail of casemates, the abbey of Neunmünster, the city walls and the picturesque sites along the river Alzette.

About the Supplier: Brussels City Tour offers well-organised sightseeing excursions across Belgium and its surroundings. Their tours are well-researched with expert guides who provide a strong historical, cultural and social understanding of the places you see and visit.

Inclusions

  • Coach transfer 
  • Guide
  • Entrances

Exclusions

  • Meals 

Please note

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early. 

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