Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge Tour

Tour Includes


  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Hundreds of convenient joining points in the UK, or begin/end your tour in Europe
  • Travel by Executive or Silver Service, or upgrade to Luxuria

4 or 5 Days from $587 per person

Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge in Belgium was the last major German offensive of any importance in the West in WW2. Choose from a four or five-day tour option into the Ardennes Battlefields, to what is now the largest battlefield area in Europe with tanks, memorials, cemeteries, and foxholes in the forest! The five-day tour also considers the forgotten British contribution to the fighting in the Ardennes in 1944 but we visit the iconic town of Bastogne on both versions of this fascinating battlefield tour.

4-Day Tour

4-Day Tour – Battle of Bulge

Day 1

Depart from your chosen UK pick-up point and travel to the port where a coach interchange will take place, you will then join your tour coach for the Channel crossing. On arrival on the Continent we continue to our hotel (passengers joining the tour in Europe will meet the group at the hotel this evening).

Day 2 - Siegfried Line; Kampfgruppe Peiper & La Gleize

We start our tour at the massive Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery where the dead and missing of the Ardennes battlefield are buried; we learn the stories behind the many brothers who died together and are buried here, along with medal winners and those killed in some of the terrible battlefield massacres. We then move on to an area where the Battle of the Bulge started, seeing the front line positions close to the Siegfried Line at Hollerath. Here we see Dragon’s Teeth anti-tank defences, trenches and foxholes and memorials to both the German and American troops who were here in December 1944. We then follow the story of Kampfgruppe Peiper, seeing their start positions at the Losheim Gap, and looking at the sad story of the Malmedy Massacre. After lunch we follow Peiper and his tanks into La Gleize where one of his mighty King Tigers still remains and is on display; we also visit the excellent museum here before looking at the defence of Parker’s Crossroads and ending at Grandmènil where we look at a German Panther tank used by 2nd SS Panzer Division.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery  ★ Malmedy Massacre site  ★ La Gleize

Day 3 - Band of Brothers; Bastogne

We get an insight into the dreadful German losses in the Ardennes at the German cemetery in Recogne before following the ‘Band of Brothers’ in the fighting for the village of Foy. We see where they attacked Foy and go into the area where their foxholes have been preserved in Bois Jacques, also seeing the Easy Company Memorial nearby. In Bastogne we visit the new 101st Airborne Museum before having time for lunch. In the afternoon we see where General Patton’s men and tanks linked up with the Airborne troops surrounded at Bastogne before seeing one of the Sherman turrets that now mark the defence perimeter around the town. At Mardasson we see the impressive American Memorial and take time to visit the newly re-opened Bastogne Historical Centre, full of equipment, tanks and memorabilia connected with the fighting here.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Recogne German War Cemetery  ★ Foye  ★ Bois Jacques

★ Easy Company Memorial  ★ 101st Airborne Museum  ★ Bastogne War Museum  ★ Maradasson Memorial

Day 4

We leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Channel port. You will leave your tour coach behind as you join your transfer vehicle for your return journey to your original departure point.

*Breakfast Included

5-Day Tour

5-Day Tour – Battle of Bulge

Day 1

We make our way to the port of departure and coach interchange where you will join your tour coach for the crossing to the Continent. Upon arrival in France we travel to Belgium and our hotel for a four night stay.

Day 2 - Siegfried Line; Kampfgruppe Peiper & La Gleize

We start our tour at the massive Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery where the dead and missing of the Ardennes battlefield are buried; we learn the stories behind the many brothers who died together and are buried here, along with medal winners and those killed in some of the terrible battlefield massacres. We then move on to an area where the Battle of the Bulge started, seeing the front line positions close to the Siegfried Line at Hollerath. Here we see Dragon’s Teeth anti-tank defences, trenches and foxholes and memorials to both the German and American troops who were here in December 1944. We then follow the story of Kampfgruppe Peiper, seeing their start positions at the Losheim Gap, and looking at the sad story of the Malmedy Massacre. After lunch we follow Peiper and his tanks into La Gleize where one of his mighty King Tigers still remains and is on display; we also visit the excellent museum here before looking at the defence of Parker’s Crossroads and ending at Grandmènil where we look at a German Panther tank used by 2nd SS Panzer Division.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery  ★ Malmedy Massacre site  ★ La Gleize

Day 3 - Band of Brothers; Bastogne

We get an insight into the dreadful German losses in the Ardennes at the German cemetery in Recogne before following the ‘Band of Brothers’ in the fighting for the village of Foy. We see where they attacked Foy and go into the area where their foxholes have been preserved in Bois Jacques, also seeing the Easy Company Memorial nearby. In Bastogne we visit the new 101st Airborne Museum before having time for lunch. In the afternoon we see where General Patton’s men and tanks linked up with the Airborne troops surrounded at Bastogne before seeing one of the Sherman turrets that now mark the defence perimeter around the town. At Mardasson we see the impressive American Memorial and take time to visit the newly re-opened Bastogne Historical Centre, full of equipment, tanks and memorabilia connected with the fighting here.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Recogne German War Cemetery  ★ Foye  ★ Bois Jacques

★ Easy Company Memorial  ★ 101st Airborne Museum  ★ Bastogne War Museum  ★ Maradasson Memorial

Day 4 - Britain’s Battle of the Bulge – Battle of the Ardennes Museum, La Roche

In December 1944 British troops were rushed to the Ardennes to help their much pressed American Allies. We start today at the Panther Tank in Houffalize used by 116th Panzer Division. From here we see the British Memorial, an M10 Achillies tank where the 51st (Highland) Division fought and visit the British graves at Hotton War Cemetery. In Hotton we see where 116th Panzer Division was stopped on the bridge and visit a rare Sherman Firefly Turret, a memorial to the British troops where were here in 1944/45. After lunch in Hotton we travel out to where the German advance was stopped at Celles, seeing a Panther tank knocked out by the Royal Tank Regiment, and visit the Battle of the Ardennes Museum in La Roche.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Celles  ★ Panther Tank Houffalize  ★ Hotton War Cemetery  ★ Achillies  ★ Battle of the Ardennes Museum

Day 5

We leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Channel port. You will leave your tour coach behind as you join your transfer vehicle for your return journey to your original departure point.

*Breakfast Included

Departure Dates & Prices
















Departure Date Days Travel By Tour ref Price
Mon 2 September 2019 5 Silver Service 5BBMV/1 $910
Fri 4 October 2019 4 Executive 4BBM/1 $587
Mon 21 October 2019 5 Silver Service 5BBMV/1 $834
Thu 24 October 2019 4 Silver Service 4BBMV/1 $682
Mon 28 October 2019 5 Luxuria 5BBMX/1 $948
Mon 6 April 2020 5 Silver Service 5BBMV/1 $929
Fri 24 April 2020 4 Silver Service 4BBMV/1 $739
Mon 18 May 2020 5 Luxuria 5BBMX/1 $1043
Thu 28 May 2020 4 Executive 4BBM/1 $625

Battle of the Bulge Tour

4 Days from $587 per person
Enquire online or call our friendly travel advisers on 1300 880 340

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours makes it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from on our Tours. You can join your coach at a convenient joining point in the UK (we have hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales), or join/depart the tour in Europe.

Coach Options: Travel by Executive or Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria

 

Please note: Coach options can differ between each tour

Accommodation

You will stay for three or four nights at the 4-star Globales Post Hotel & Wellness Liège (formally Best Western Post Liège.) The hotel has a lift and bar. Please note we may also use the 3-star Ibis Liege-Seraing.

Globales Post Hotel & Wellness Liège
Globales Post Hotel & Wellness Liège

The Globales Post Hotel & Wellness Liege is located near to the highway links and has beautiful views of the Meuse Valley. The hotels facilities include 24hrs reception, lounge, Currency Exchange, gym, swimming pool*, sauna, Jacuzzi, a bar, a restaurant, lift and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature flat screen TV with major channels, mini fridge, safe, hairdryer, telephone, air conditioning and Wi-Fi/Internet access. *The swimming pool can close without prior notice.

Hotel Features

  • Swimming Pool
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

How To Book

Battle of the Bulge Tour

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Please note: Itineraries are subject to change due to operational reasons. Any changes will be advised closer to the time of departure.

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