Race to Remagen: Aachen to the Rhineland

Race to Remagen: Aachen to the Rhineland Tour

Tour Includes


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

4 Days from $701 per person

Race to Remagen Tour

Immortalised in the Hollywood movie ‘The Bridge at Remagen’, this battlefield tour in Holland and Germany looks at the final battles of 1944-1945 which lead to the Race to the Rhine and the capture of the Remagen Bridge. We see some excellent museums, battlefield sites near Aachen including foxholes in the Hurtgenwald forest, and visit where the first Tiger tank versus Pershing tank battle took place before going into Remagen. Here we see the remains of the bridge and cross the mighty Rhine.

4-Day Tour – Race to Remagen

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; Hürtgenwald

We start at the superb ‘Eyewitness WWII’ museum at Beek in Holland, just across the border from Germany and the Siegfried Line. Here we see an unrivalled collection of uniforms and weapons from the Second World War. We then visit the impressive Netherlands American Cemetery where we see the graves of members of Easy Company – the ‘Band of Brothers’ – and the new visitors’ centre, as well as the dead from Remagen. On the Siegfried Line we see Dragon’s Teeth defences and then travel into the Hürtgenwald battlefield which one observer called ‘Passchendaele with tree bursts’. Here we follow the bloody battle in the forest visiting the Hürtgenwald Museum, frontline positions in the woods and the German Cemetery at Vossenack including the grave of Field Marshall Walter Model, one of the most senior German officers to die in WWII and often called ‘The Saviour of the Eastern Front’.

*Breakfast & Dinner Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Beek Eyewitness Museum  ★ Netherlands American Cemetery  ★ Hurtgenwald  ★ Museum  Vossenack Cemetery

Day 3 - Race to Remagen

Today we follow the American advance on the river Rhine: the ‘Race to Remagen’. We look at the first clash of Pershing and Tiger tanks at Elsdorf in March 1945, before following the US Armoured advance via Stadt Meckenheim to the outskirts of Remagen where American troops discovered the Rhine bridge was intact: the last one remaining. As part of our visit here we have lunchtime in Remagen then visit the Remagen Bridge Museum, see where the fighting took place and cross the Rhine to view the battlefield from the other side of the river. The remains of this once impressive bridge really help bring the history of this final chapter of WWII alive.

*Breakfast & Dinner Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Remains of the Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen  ★ Elsdorf  ★ Remagen  ★ Remagen Museum

Day 4

We leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Channel port. You will leave your tour coach behind as you transfer to 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

Race to Remagen Tour

4 Days from $701 per person
Enquire online or call our friendly travel advisers on 844-400-BatteTours (Within the US)

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: Executive or upgrade to Silver Service

 

Please note: Coach options can differ between each tour

Accommodation

You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Hotel Walram in the centre of Valkenburg. The hotel has a lift, restaurant and bar.

Walram Hotel
Walram Hotel

The Hotel Walram is a comfortable family run hotel, situated close to the picturesque little waterfall of the River Geul, with splendid views over the famous castle ruins of Valkenburg. The adjacent Walramplein square and swirling Geul stream provide an enchanting setting, within the ruins of the ancient city walls. All en-suite bedrooms are equipped with free wifi, tea/coffee making facilities (in room or available at reception). TV, radio and telephone; room upgrades are also available. The hotel has a lift, restaurant and bar. The Walram’s indoor swimming pool and sauna are also available to use.

Hotel Features

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

Room Features

  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

How To Book

Race to Remagen Tour

Contact our reservations team on 844-400-BatteTours, email info@battletours.com or click on the enquiry button below.

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Tours are operated in conjunction with our UK partner, Leger Holidays.

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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