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Battleof the Bulge (WWII) Bastogne

Culture and History tour in Bastogne, Malmedy

Tour Price : €350-450 Duration : 8 hours Languages: English, Dutch, French, German

 BATTLE OF THE BULGE (WWII) BASTOGNE (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945)

Towards the end of World War II the Germans launched an offensive campaign trough the densely forested Ardennes region. 13 Divisions or about 200.000 men, more than 340 tanks and more than 280 Armoured fighting vehicles participated in this offensive.

By the 21st of December the Germans had surrounded Bastogne, an important crossroads. Although condition within the surrounded perimeter were tough, the 101 Airborne held out. On the 26th of December the counter attack began and the first relieve forces reached Bastogne. Running out of fuel and ammo, SS Panzer troops abandoned their vehicles and returned on foot to the German lines. On the 7th of January, Hitler started to withdraw all his forces, including his SS-Panzer divisions from the Ardennes. However, fighting would continue for another three weeks.

American casualties mounted to 108,347, including more than 19,000 killed,  some 47,500 wounded and some 26,000 missing or captured. German losses were estimated between 85.000 and 120.000.

We tour the area, visiting:

- an American Military cemetery (the Ardennes American Cemetery in Neupré,  theHenri-Chapelle        American Cemetery or the Luxembourg American Cemetery in Val du Scheid)

- The Mardasson Memorial and  the Bastogne War Museum

- Short visit to the city of Bastogne and Patton Monument

- the Tiger II Tank at La Glaise  

- The memorial of the Malmedy massacre at Baugnez where 86 American POW’s where killed by SS-soldiers

Prices do not include tickets to the different museums.

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: €350-450
Duration: 8 hours
Group Size: 2-50 tourists
Languages: English, Dutch, French, German
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :YES
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):YES
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :YES
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :YES
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :YES
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES