Ultimate 6 day trip to experience the highlights of D Day and the Battle of the Bulge.
Standard pricing for 4 people is $2585 a person with round trip transfers from Paris included.
Minimum 4 people per booking. 2 Person pricing is available. Group pricing available.
Personal greeting at your gate at CDG and transfer to charming 3 star Bayeux hotel. Short walking tour of the first town liberated on June 6.
You'll visit Saint Mare Eglise, Utah and Omaha beach, the artificial harbor at Arromanches, the German gun battery at Longues-Sur-Mer, the Pointe du Hoc, and of course, the American Military Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer
Tour the Mulberry museum, Pegasus Bridge and Brecourt Manor. Afternoon drive to Belgium. En route visit of Le Blockhaus d' Eperlecques, top sedret site of the V1and V2 rocket launches. Overnight at Dunkirk L'Escale Mouline or equivalent.
Experience firsthand the incredible history of the ill-fated invasion and heroic evacuation at Dunkirk. Begun on May 10, 1940, the epic battle was a losing operation for the Allies. A key Halt Order by Hitler gave three crucial days of breathing room to the Royal Navy to arrange the evacuation of the British and Allied troops in all manner of military and civilian seacraft. Roughly 338,000 men were rescued in about 11 days. Of these some 215,000 were British and 123,000 were French.
Securing the port at Antwerp was crucial for the Nazis or their war was over. The bitter fight for northern France and Belgium, sometimes called the Ardennes offensive and ultimately known as the Battle of the Bulge, began with a surprise attack on December 16, 1944., and effectively ended with Allied containment of the German attack on December 27. An astounding 410,000 German troops and 610,000 Allied troops fought. The battle was the bloodiest of World War II, and the third deadliest in American history., with 70,000 casualties and 19,000 dead.
Along the way your Battle of the Bulge primer begins. Highlights of the day include a visit to the Henri Chapelle ABMC Cemetery and Hamm ABMC cemetery; General Patton's burial place/Butgenbach; HQ of the 99th Infantry Division and Wahlerscheid Road Junction, captured by the 2nd Infantry Division. Purple Heart Corner and the positions of the 3rd Battalion 393rd Infantry/Elsenborn Ridge and the North Shoulder.
Overnight in Luxembourg at 4 Star Hotel Luxembourg
Follow the route of the Kampfgruppe Peiper, where American POWs and Belgian civilians were killed in cold blood; Schnee Eifel and the Dragons Teeth; Bastogne and the Mardasson Monument.
Return to Paris early evening.
- Entrance fees not included but nominal.
- Accommodations at guaranteed 3 star plus or 4 star.
- Tipping not required but appreciated.
- Time for lunch set aside, cost not included. Dinners not included, breakfast included.