Normandy to the Bulge

Normandy to the Bulge

Start: Paris End: Frankfurt Days: 10 Nights: 9 Price: From €4.290

Normandy to the Bulge

Join us for 11 days of special focus on the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. We begin by visiting all five D-Day landing beaches, then trace the Allied advance further into Normandy to explore the triumph of seizing Saint Lo despite the perilous terrain of the hedgerows, and the Allied attempt to close the Falaise Gap. From Normandy we move to Belgium, where we visit Battle of the Bulge sites related to the encirclement of Bastogne and the Malmedy Massacre before paying a visit to Luxembourg’s American Cemetery where General Patton was laid to rest.

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Tour Operator: Beyond Band of Brothers Tours

811 Corporate Drive, Suite 108
40503
Lexington
United States
+1-888-335-1996

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Day 1

Passengers are greeted at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris and transferred by coach to Normandy. In the evening there is an introduction to the tour and a chance for the passengers to introduce themselves over a welcome drink.

Day 2

The day starts with a visit to Dead Man’s Corner Museum in St-Come-du-Mont with an opportunity to buy authentic and replica WWII items. We stop at the monument near Brecourt Manor, site of Easy Company’s famous assault on a German artillery position. The afternoon features visits to Utah Beach and Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

Photos of day 2

Day 3

We begin the day with a visit to Omaha Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. The day continues with a trip to Pointe du Hoc, where Rudder’s Rangers ascended the steep cliffs to take out the long-range artillery firing on the landing beaches. 

Photos of day 3

Day 4

The day begins with a trip to Longues-sur-Mer, the only German battery in Normandy with the guns still in place. We then travel to the town of Arromanches-les-Bains where we visit the Circular Cinema and Gold Beach with its remnant Mulberry Harbor. In the afternoon we stop at Juno and Sword beaches, and we cross Pegasus Bridge.

Photos of day 4

Day 5

In the morning we visit Mont Saint-Michel and its sites. In the afternoon we explore sites related to Patton’s advance in the Avranches area. On our way back to the hotel we stop in Saint-Lo.

Day 6

After breakfast in Normandy we travel to the Belgium. Passengers enjoy onboard entertainment and have regular stops on the way.

Day 7

In the morning we tour the sites of the Battle of the Bulge. We stop at the Mardasson Monument, which pays tribute to the Allied resolve during this critical period. The foxholes of Bois Jacques highlight the morning itinerary. After lunch we visit the Bastogne War Museum.

Photos of day 7

Day 8

We spend this day exploring the northern arc of the Bulge. We travel to Malmedy, La Gleize and Stavelot, where we follow the advance and demise of Colonel Jochen Peiper’s Kampfgruppe and pay witness to the atrocities committed by SS troops.

Day 9

The day starts off with travel to the Luxembourg American Cemetery, the final resting place of many 101st paratroopers as well as General George S. Patton. In the afternoon we explore the Diekirch National Military History Museum of Luxembourg, the world’s largest collection of World War II items and installations.

Photos of day 9

Day 10

After saying goodbye our guests are brought to Frankfurt’s airport for their return flights.

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