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$235.45 Day Trips & Excursions

Brussels to Ardennes Small-Group WWII Battle of the Bulge Tour

After morning pickup from your Brussels hotel, start your day trip with a 1.5-hour drive in a luxury minivan to the town of Henri-Chapelle. En route, listen as your guide explains the history of World War II and shares details and stories about the Battle of the Bulge. Arrive at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial, where nearly 8,000 American soldiers are laid to rest. Take in the row upon row of graves marked with the names of men who lost their lives here.Continue along the battle's northeastern front line to the cities of Büllingen and Bütgenbach, where a memorial stands to honor the soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, the oldest division of the US Army. Next visit the site of the infamous Malmedy massacre, during which Hitler’s German forces brutally killed 84 American prisoners of war. Stop for lunch (own expense) before heading to the towns of La Gleize and Houffalize to see a German Tiger II tank and an almost undamaged German Panther tank. You’ll also see where US General George Smith Patton is buried, in Hamm, alongside 5,000 fellow US soldiers.Venturing into the Ardennes woods, see the foxholes — discreet defensive fighting positions — built by soldiers during the battle. You’ll find a monument here in honor of the 101st Airborne Division.Commemorating the 76,890 American soldiers killed or wounded during the Battle of the Bulge at the poignant Mardasson Memorial and the Bastgne War Museum (own expense). End with a visit to Place McAuliffe in Bastogne, named after US General Anthony Clement ‘Nuts’ McAuliffe, who valiantly defended the town against German attack.Relax on your return to Brussels in the evening to conclude your full-day tour.

$185.25 Private & Custom Tours

Brussels to Luxembourg and Bastogne Private Full-Day Trip

Start your day trip with a pickup from your central Brussels hotel or alternatively, meet your private guide in the center of town. Hop inside your luxury minivan and relax on the journey south to Luxembourg, the small, land-locked country that lies two hours away. As you travel, chat with your guide about Luxembourg and the sights that you want to see and even watch a short film about the country. The itinerary, as described below, is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences.The capital of the country is also called Luxembourg, and it’s the first stop on your tour. With your private guide, stroll around the upper part of the city and admire its stately architecture and medley of sights. Check out the hustle and bustle of Place des Armes where restaurants spill out onto the square, and stop for photos at monuments such as Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal) with its smart Flemish-Renaissance façade.Continue through the lower city, ogling views over the plateau of Kirchberg, and stop by the Abbey of Neumünster to see the fortifications of the historical center. Pass alongside the banks of the River Alzette to gaze at the upper city sights, and have your camera ready to capture pictures of Wenceslas Wall, the city’s prominent 15th-century fortification that was built to protect the city.Head to the area around Bock in the city’s UNESCO-listed historical center to enjoy lunch (own expense), and then enjoy some time to explore at leisure. Wander around and soak up the sights, or perhaps shop for souvenirs to take home.Meet back up with your guide in the late afternoon, and then travel back to Brussels via the Belgian town of Bastogne. Stop to pay your respects at Mardasson Memorial and learn about the fallen American soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. Taking place toward the end of the war, the battle was a German campaign that caught the Allied troops off guard and resulted in massive casualties.Enjoy some free time in the city center, return to your luxury minivan, and then finish your day trip with a drop-off in town or at your hotel.

$205.08 Private & Custom Tours

Battle of the Bulge World War II Private Tour from Brussels

Your private tour of pivotal World War II sites begins with morning pickup from your central Brussels hotel. Your passionate and informative guide will share plenty of historical facts and anecdotes about the Battle of the Bulge and can customize your itinerary to suit your particular interests. Travel by luxury private vehicle to Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, where almost 8,000 soldiers are laid to rest. The rows of solemn grave markers are a staggering sight. Your next stop is a memorial between Bullingen and Butgenbach that is dedicated to the soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division -- the oldest division of the US Army -- who fought valiantly against the German attack. The division is nicknamed The Big Red One because of the red numeral 1 on its shoulder patches. Continue on to the site of the Malmedy massacre, where 84 American prisoners of war were brutally slain by the SS. Over lunch (own expense) in the town of small Stavelot, feel free to ask your guide any questions you may have. After lunch, see an abandoned German Tiger II tank in La Gleize, a small village that took a pounding during the Battle of the Bulge.Next cross the border into Hamm in Luxembourg and visit the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. See where US General Patton and 5,076 American servicemen are laid to rest.From there, continue to Recogne German war cemetery, where almost 7,000 soldiers are buried. As you travel through Foy, keep your eyes open for some intact foxholes at the edge of the woods. Your next stop is one of the most moving sites of your journey, Mardasson Memorial near Bastogne. This massive memorial honors the memory of the almost 77,000 American soldiers killed or wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. If you wish to learn more about the Battle of the Bulge, explore the interactive displays at the Bastogne War Museum (own expense). In Bastogne, you will also see a preserved Sherman tank and monuments dedicated to two famous American generals -- General McAuliffe and General Patton.Leave Bastogne and drive through the scenic Meuse valley and along the highway back to Brussels. Your memorable 12-hour private tour of Battle of the Bulge historical sites concludes at your Brussels hotel around 8pm.

$88.74 Day Trips & Excursions

Battle of the Bulge - Bastogne from Brussels

The Battle of the Bulge in Belgium was the last major German offensive of any importance in the Western front during World War 2. It was launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in eastern Belgium, northeast France, and Luxembourg, towards teh end of World War 2.  Come and join us into the Ardennes Battlefields, to what is now the largest battlefield area in Europe with tanks, memorials and cemeteries. We visit the iconic town of Bastogne. Here you will enjoy some free time to have your lunch and to wander around. Discover the Mardasson memorial at the outskirts of Bastogne. After having visited the memorial, you will visit the war museum of Bastogne (entrance included). It will be a day you don’t forget .

$205.08 Private & Custom Tours

Brussels Battle of the Bulge North and South Private Tour

Meet your guide in the morning in front of your centrally located hotel in Brussels. Board your comfortable private van and start your tour that will take you to the combat lines during the historical battle of Bugle in both sides, North (Belgium) and South (Luxembourg). Leave Brussels at 7:30am and drive on the highway via Liège towards Habiemont, the bridge over the river Lienne - a monument remembers its destruction on the 18th of December by the US engineers - Rahier and Cheneux. This last village was the the theatre of 3 days of bloody fighting between the US troops and the SS of Cdt. Peiper. Many military from both sides died, but also 25 civilian victims were to be deplored. Civilians have been hiding during 3 days in the small church of the village in those circumstances. Finally Peiper had to stop not far away from here, as he was running out of fuel. in La Gleize, you will see the superior Konigstiger tank with its big fuel consumption.Go towards Malmedy/Baugnez to visit the Memorial for the 84 American prisoners, murdered by Peiper's SS troops. Continue to St Vith where, on the 21st of December, the American troops could withdraw orderly. The village was completely destroyed. Visit the monument for the "Warriors" of both sides and the medieval "Bucheltower", a small remaining part of the medieval city-wall.Further to Clervaux that was very damaged during those days, but you'll stop in the city center close to the castle that has been totally refurbished. Continue towards another highlights of the battle: the city of Wiltz where you will have a 40 minutes walking tour on the tracks of the fighting that took place here at Schuman.Go to your next stop in the direction of Luxembourg-City and the US military cemetery of Hamm. Here General Patton is buried amid 4500 of his soldiers belonging to the 3rd army.Your guide will drive you back to the north in the direction of Bastogne. There, start your visit at the blockhouse which Lt. Boggess reached the 26th of December, thus terminating the besieging of Bastogne. Stop at the place Mac Auliffe with the Sherman tank and the monument for General Mac Auliffe. Drive to Mardasson Memorial and War Museum, which you will have time to visit. Finish your tour driving along the monument for E-company and see some of the remaining Foxholes in the woods. Finally, you will board your private van and be dropped off in Brussels.