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Battle of the Bulge Anniversary Tour

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Battle of the Bulge
78th Anniversary Tour
16 — 18 December 2022

5-Days / 4-Nights

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Join our tour commemorating the 78th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge and attend some of the events and re-enactments commemorating this epic battle.

The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest single battle fought by the United States in the Second World War. It is the second most deadly battle in their history, the deadliest being the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne in the First World War. It began on 16 December 1944 when Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model’s Army Group B, consisting of 13 Infantry Divisions and 7 Armoured Divisions, attacked along an 80-mile (130 kilometre) section of the front centred on the Ardennes. It was to be Adolf Hitler's 'Last Throw of the Dice' in the west; his last effort to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Discover some of the incredible stories surrounding the Battle of the Bulge and those who were part of that epic struggle in the company of one of our In The Footsteps Battlefield Historians.

Battle of the Bulge Film Strip

Thursday, 15 December 2022

You meet your Battlefield Historian at the Stop 24 Folkestone Services at 10:00 hrs before travelling to the Ardennes in Belgium via the Eurotunnel crossing between Folkestone and Calais. Our scheduled departure is 11:20 hrs and we are due to arrive in Calais at 13:00 hrs. From Calais we head to the Ardennes where we check into our tour hotel.
The evening is spent at your leisure either in your hotel or local area.

Friday, 16 December 2022

Your Battlefield Historian will meet you in the reception of your tour hotel at 09:00 hrs. Our day begins visiting the Dragon’s Teeth on the German-Belgium border at Hollerath. Here you will not only see the Dragon’s Teeth of the Siegfried Line but visit the location of the foxholes that were occupied by the German 277th Volksgrenadier Division before the battle.

We then visit three locations associated with the US 99th Infantry Division before beginning to follow in the footsteps of SS-Obersturmbannführer Joachim Peiper’s Kampfgruppe in their drive across the Northern Shoulder as the spearhead of the German assault.

At the end of the day, you have the opportunity to see the King Tiger at La Gleize and visit the excellent December 1944 Museum before heading back to your tour hotel.

The evening is spent at your leisure either in your hotel or local area.

Saturday, 17 December 2022

Your Battlefield Historian will meet you in the reception of your tour hotel at 09:00 hrs. Today will be spend at an event(s) commemorating the 78th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge and you will return to your hotel at approximately 17:30 hrs.

The evening is spent at your leisure either in your hotel or local area.

Sunday, 18 December 2022

Your Battlefield Historian will meet you in the reception of your tour hotel at 09:00 hrs. Today is spent exploring the battlefield in the area where General der Panzertruppe von Manteuffel's Fifth Panzer Army opened a massive gap to envelop the 106th Infantry Division, capture Saint-Vith and almost reach the River Meuse.

We will look at how the Americans threw up roadblocks in places like Parker's Crossroads, the efforts of the US Armored and Infantry Divisions to push back the Bulge that von Manteuffel's Fifth Panzer Army had created, and touch on how the British under Field Marshal Montgomery joined the fight. We will also discuss how General George S Pattern Jr’s Third Army came to the relief of the beleaguered 101st Airborne Division in Bastogne.

The evening is spent at your leisure either in your hotel or local area.

Monday, 19 December 2022

Your Battlefield Historian will meet you at the reception of your tour hotel at approximately 09:00 hrs. This morning, you will visit the Bois Jacques Woods and see the remains of the foxholes where Easy Company 506 PIR, the Band of Brothers, defended Bastogne in December 1944. We head to the nearby Recogne German Military Cemetery before finishing our tour at the American Mardasson Memorial.

We begin our journey back to Calais at around mid-day. There we catch our return Eurotunnel to the UK at 16:20 hrs and are due to arrive back at the Stop 24 Folkestone Services for 17:30 hrs.

The cost of your tour

The cost of our 5-day / 4-night In The Footsteps® of the Battle of the Bulge Anniversary Tour is:

Standard twin or double room (depending upon availablilty) in one of our 3-Star partner hotels

A deposit of £300.00 GBP is payable in order to book your tour. The final balance is due 8 weeks prior to your tour (21 October 2022).

Price per person based upon a minimum of 4 people and there will be a maximum of 8 per tour vehicle. Please note the tour will not go ahead if the minimum number do not book.

If you prefer a private tour, please email enquiries@inthefootsteps.com for a no obligation quotation.

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Accommodation

Your accommodation for your tour will in one of our partner hotels.

You will be told in which hotel you will be accommodated prior to booking your tour, please make sure you are happy with it as changes may not be possible after booking.

Battlefield Historian

Your Battlefield Historian is an established member of our team and is experienced in leading tours to the battlefields of the Second World War.

The Battlefield Historian will meet you daily at your hotel reception prior to departure.

Financial Protection

Your money is safe. We are members ot the TTA and all monies paid to us are held in a trust account and cannot be drawn down by us until the tour is over.

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