About the tour: Battle of the Bulge 75th Anniversary

On 16th December 1944 the Nazi War Machine unleashed the final offensive in the West as German troops attacked American forces along a wide front in the Ardennes forest in Belgium and Luxembourg. What the Germans called Operation Wacht Am Rhein, became known as the Battle of the Bulge and the 75th Anniversary falls on 16th December 2019. The Ardennes region is commemorating this event the weekend before, and we are pleased to offer a tour attending some of the main events that weekend.

Tour Includes


  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Local joining points
  • Entrances to museums and places of interest (extra cost)

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
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We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium where we stay for three nights.

    Over the course of the weekend we will attend events in and around Bastogne where the main ‘Nuts Weekend’ ceremonies are held each year, and battlefield re-enactments take place.

    There will be WW2 military vehicles on display, re-enactment groups and special events.

    There may also be other special events at Manhay and La Gleize, and where possible we will attend these too. There is a massive collection of WW2 tanks in the Bastogne barracks, and we will also visit this as part of the weekend. In addition to the commemorations we will also visit some battlefield locations in and around the Bastogne area including Foy, Bois Jacques where Band of Brothers fought, and the Panther tank at Grandmesnil.

    Please note that at this time of the year, as in 1944, there may be snow in the Ardennes and it is often cold: and this very much adds to the atmosphere of visiting this massive WW2 battlefield at such a special time!

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Bastogne
    Bastogne

    Included Highlights

    • Bastogne

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (4 days).

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for three nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in the Mons or Charleroi area. 

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