12 Hours History tour itinerary for Bastogne & Luxembourg: Witness The Site Of Battle Of The Bulge
Go back in time, to World War II and see the places that witnessed battles and bloodshed. Through the guided tour package, discover the history of Belgium.
Historical WW II Museum
Gen. G. Patton Memorial
Mardasson Monument Bastogne
Monument Gen. McAuliffe
Bois de la Paix, The Wood of Peace with foxholes
Porte de Trèves
Liberated by the Allies in September 1944, Bastogne was attacked by German forces a few months later. Hitler’s idea was to regain control of the Ardennes, splitting British from American forces, then advance to and reoccupy the strategic port of Antwerp and cut off the key Allied supply line. On December 16, taking advantage of cold and fog, German artillery initiated the Battle of the Bulge attacking the American divisions deployed sparsely around Bastogne. A few days later, Brigadier General McAuliffe and the 101st Airborne Division along with elements of the 10th Armored Division (United States) and the 82nd Airborne Division, arrived to counter-attack but, after heavy fighting, became encircled within the town. On December 22, German emissaries asked for the American surrender, to which the General answered tersely, “Nuts!” The next day the skies cleared, allowing Allied air forces to retaliate and to drop much needed food, medicine, and weaponry to ground forces. On December 26, the Third U.S. Army under the command of General Patton arrived and broke the deadlock. The official end of the Battle of Bastogne occurred three weeks later, when all fighting in the area ceased.
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year.The tour starts at 08:00 hours.
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