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$198.56 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.