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|D-Day & Battle of the Bulge Tour
We overnight in an 18th Century Chateau
We overnight in an 800-year-old German Castle
We include a visit to the underground V2
rocket museum in France; other Tours don't
Experience counts! We have operated World
War II Tours in Normandy for over 15 years
10 Nights in 3 and 4 Star Hotels
6 Dinners and daily Breakfasts
All transfers by deluxe Motor Coach
SWORD Beach and Pegasus Bridge
JUNO Beach with D-Day tank ruins
GOLD Beach with Mulberry Harbor ruins
OMAHA Beach and American Cemetery
UTAH Beach with American Memorials
Visit the Radar Museum in Douvres
Tour of Longues sur Mer Gun Battery
See the Pointe du Hoc Ranger Memorial
Battlefield Tour of the La Fiere Causeway
St. Mere Eglise and Airborne Museum
Visit Bayeux and Arromanches towns
Atlantic Wall Museum near Calais
Bastogne Historical Museum and Memorial
Battle of the Bulge Tour in the Ardennes
101st Airborne Museum in Bastogne
Military History Museum in Diekirch
Patton's Grave at Luxembourg Cemetery
Farewell Evening in a Rhine River Castle
June 2 - 13, 2015
USD $3695 ppdo
USD $3995 ppso
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11 Day WWII Tour to Normandy, Belgium
and the Rhine River
Tour is cancelled due to lack of participation.
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|Visit the D-Day Landing Beaches and Battle of the Bulge sites
This Tour begins at Paris (CDG) Airport and finishes at Frankfurt (FRA) Airport. During our 5 days in Normandy (other tours try to see everything in two), we not only visit the American invasion beaches, but also the British and Canadian Beaches as well. On our drive from Paris to the Normandy coast, we make a stop at La Roche Guyon Castle, where Erwin Rommel's D-Day headquarters were located. Hear the incredible story of the four-year preparation and training period for the Allies, which proceeded the D-Day invasion. Visit Pegasus Bridge, where the British 6th Airborne Division spearheaded the entire assault forces with a commando-style raid on Benouville. See an original German coastal battery with its original cannons still in place. We will also make our way to Arromanches, to witness the ruins of the former artificial "Mulberry" harbor. We will spend a full day visiting sites at UTAH Beach, including the town of Ste. Mere Eglise, La Fiere Causeway, Sainte Marie-du-Mont, Dead Man's Corner, Carentan and more. At OMAHA Beach, we start by visiting Pointe du Hoc, where the 2nd US Ranger Battalion scaled the 100ft cliffs against all odds. Next, we continue to Verville-sur-Mer, where the 29th Infantry Division suffered horrible casualties on D-Day. We will also visit Normandy American Cemetery, to pay our respects to more than 9,000 war dead buried there.
Overlooking 'Mulberry' Ruins in Arromanches, France (June 2009)
Experience the D-Day and Battle of the Bulge sites on our most popular WWII Tour!
From Normandy, we head along the northern coast to the Pas-de-Calais. We visit the impressive TODT Battery, a museum located in an original bunker dedicated to the history of the Atlantic Wall. Relax in the evening as we stay in an 18th Century Chateau hotel. We continue to the Belgian Ardennes, where we will spend 2 days visiting Battle of the Bulge sites. See Bastogne, where the 101st Airborne Division and other units held the line under continuous German attacks to take the important city. Our Battlefield Tour of the Ardennes also includes the site of the Malmedy Massacre, Poteau / St. Vith, Foy, Trois-Ponts, and much more. Visit the actual spot where General Patton's 4th Armored Division broke through the encirclement around Bastogne, marking a major turning point in the battle. We will have a scenic drive into nearby Luxembourg, where we will visit one of the best World War II museums in the world: The National Museum of Military History at Diekirch. We complete this incredible tour on the Rhine River in Germany. Our last two days are spent enjoying the spectacular scenery from Rheinfels Castle, our 800-year-old castle hotel overlooking the Rhine River.
"My Dad and I just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful trip - we could not have dreamed it to be any better. Your enthusiasm and knowledge with regards to World War II history has certainly inspired us to learn all we can!"
D-Day & Battle of the Bulge Tour
June 2 - 13, 2015
June 2: IN FLIGHT to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport
June 3: NORMANDY - Operation Overlord and Tour Welcome
Join us today arriving at Charles De Gaulle Paris Airport as we make our way to the Normandy Coast in northern France. We will have a short stop en route for lunch and to visit Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's former headquarters at La Roche Guyon Castle. We then continue to Normandy for hotel check-in at Bayeux. Leisure time either in town or at the hotel before dinner. Special welcome dinner and orientation tonight. Overnight Bayeux. (D)
June 4: SWORD / JUNO / GOLD BEACHES - The Other Sectors
This morning our first stop will be Benouville, on the eastern flank of the Allied invasion beaches. Here we will learn how the British 6th Airborne spearheaded the landings at Pegasus Bridge (SWORD Beach). We will also visit the famous Gondree Cafe. We continue west via JUNO Beach to Arromanches (GOLD Beach), for a special film presentation of "The Price of Freedom". Lunch in town including a visit to the D-Day Museum and to see the remains of the greatest engineering feat of the invasion: Project Mulberry, the artificial harbor. This afternoon we will tour the only German Coastal Battery in the Atlantic Wall which still has its original guns in place: Longues sur Mer. Return to Bayeux. Dinner. Overnight Bayeux. (B, D)
Coastal Gun Battery at Longues-sur-Mer in Normandy, France
June 5: NORMANDY - Full Day in Normandy
Today the entire day is yours for optional excursions, shopping or just relaxing in town or at our hotel. Optional excursion to the enchanting Mont St. Michel. Dinner on your own. Overnight Bayeux. (B)
June 6: UTAH BEACH - The US Airborne Landings
Today begins with the story of the first American Airborne landings in and around the towns of St. Mere Eglise and St. Marie-du-Mont during the night of June 5-6, 1944. We will trace the path of the American paratroopers at the Airborne Museum. Then its off to UTAH Beach for a visit to La Fiere to see 82nd Airborne Division drop zones. Transfer to La Madeline, also known as "Roosevelt Beach" for lunch and visit the landings museum. Late afternoon visit to the new museum at Dead Man's Corner. Return to Bayeux. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Bayeux. (B)
June 7: OMAHA BEACH - The US Sea Landings
The most American casualties suffered during "The Longest Day" were on the sandy beaches of bloody OMAHA, the left flank of the American landing sector. This morning we will start at Pointe du Hoc; where the rocky cliffs bear witness to the courage of Colonel Rudder's 2nd Ranger Battalion. They faced impossible odds in attacking the heavily defended German battery there. Transfer to Vierville beach and the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer, seen in the epic movie Saving Private Ryan. We continue to the quaint town of Port-en-Bessin for lunch Transfer back to Bayeux for free time (Optional: visit the Bayeux Tapestry) and dinner. Overnight Bayeux. (B, D)
June 8: PAS-DE-CALAIS - The Todt Battery
After breakfast and check-out, we leave Normandy for our journey across France. We will make our way north of Paris, having lunch en route. This afternoon we arrive near Calais, and visit the Todt Battery Museum, which includes the only German rail cannon in Europe. Continue to our 18th Century Chateau hotel for check-in and dinner. Overnight Chateau de Cocove. (B, D)
K5 Rail Cannon at Todt Battery near Calais, France (June 2006)
June 9: BASTOGNE - The Besieged City
The result of Hitler's surprise attack in the Ardennes Forest became the largest battle on the Western Front, The Battle of the Bulge. American soldiers in the defense of Bastogne met the ultimate test of courage during the Nazis bloody, mid-winter siege of the city. Today we cross over into Belgium to visit the Bastogne Historical Center and the American Memorial. Check-in at our hotel this afternoon with leisure time in Bastogne. Dinner tonight at our hotel. Overnight Bastogne. (B, D)
June 10: THE ARDENNES - The Battle of the Bulge
This morning our first stop is the quiet crossroads of Baugnez, near Malmedy, to visit the site of the infamous ambush and massacre of American soldiers there. We continue south to Foy to see the foxholes of the 101st Airborne Division before heading back to Bastogne for some free time (optional visit to 101st Airborne Museum). Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Bastogne. (B)
June 11: LUXEMBOURG - GERMANY - American War Cemetery
Our last stop in the Ardennes will be the small Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, first to Diekirch for a morning visit to the largest military museum in the world: The National Museum of Military History. Lunch in Diekirch. Afternoon transfer to American Cemetery in Luxembourg City / Hamm to see the final resting place of Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. We'll continue into Germany for late afternoon check-in at our 800-year-old castle hotel on the Rhine River. Dinner. Overnight Rheinfels Castle. (B)
June 12: RHINE RIVER - Tour Conclusion
Free time this morning to relax. Transfer o Boppard for a Rhine River Cruise with lunch at your leisure on board. Arrive in St. Goar and have a private Wine Tasting. Afternoon free time at the castle or in town. Our Farewell Dinner will be held tonight at the castle. Overnight Rheinfels Castle. (B, D)
June 13: IN FLIGHT from Frankfurt Airport
Rheinfels Castle: Our 800-year-old hotel on the Rhine (May 2010)
"I can't thank you enough for taking such good care of Robbie and Nancy. They had the time of their lives. Robbie said everything was 'top drawer' from the hotels to the touring bus (and driver). He showed me his Commemorative Medal you gave to him at the banquet on his final evening. I think it means as much to him as one of his Bronze Stars..."
D-Day & Battle of the Bulge Tour
June 2 - 13, 2015
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The Tour price does not include roundtrip airfare to Europe.
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