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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.

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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.