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Battle of the Bulge Tour September 2022
BATTLE OF THE BULGE TOUR SEPT 2022
Tour through Luxembourg and Belgium (including Luxembourg City, Clervaux, St. Vith, Bastogne, Brussels)
(Optional pre-tour to Normandy)
- PRE TOUR TO NORMANDY -
Day 1: Depart US and arrive to CDG Airport by 9:30 AM on Day 2
Day 2: Visit Field Marshal Rommel’s castle HQ and visit Giverny Gardens. Continue to Normandy. Dinner at Hotel in Bayeaux, France.
Day 3: Full day in Normandy, visit the Normandy American Cemetery, see Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Ponte du Hoc, Sainte Mère Eglise, Dinner at Hotel in Bayeaux, France.
Day 4: Visit the WWII Museum in Caen. Dinner in Paris.
Day 5: Guided Tour of Paris seeing Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Latin Quarter, and the Opera District. Take train to Luxembourg.
- MAIN TOUR -
Day 1: Depart US and arrive Luxembourg Airport on Day 2.
Day 2: Free time in Luxembourg. Pre-Tour participants arrive in Luxembourg and join main tour participants. Dinner at hotel in Luxembourg.
Day 3: National Museum of Military History (Diekirch), Hamm Cemetery (Gravesite of Gen. George S. Patton), Clervaux (28th Inf Div), River Our, Skyline Drive, Schnicker Crossroads, Hosingen, Heinerscheid, Dinner at hotel in Clervaux.
Day 4: St. Vith, 106th Inf Div Memorial, Primberg Heights, Schonberg, Bleilaf. Dinner at hotel in Clervaux, Luxembourg.
Day 5: Buchholz, Lanzerath Ridge, Wereth Memorial, Losheim, Krinkelt-Rocherath (99th and 2nd Inf Div), Elsenborn Ridge, Malmedy, Ligneuville, Stavelot (30th In Div.), Trois-Ponts (51st Eng. Combat Bn), King Tiger Tank, Cheneux (504th PIR), Lienne Bridge, Stoumont, Bastogne. Dinner at hotel in Bastogne.
Day 6: McAuliffe Square, Patton Monument, Mardassan Memorial, Heinz Barracks, Longville (see Grotto of St. Michael), Noville (10th Armd Div), Foy, Band of Brothers Monument, Marvie (327th Glider Inf), Champs, (502nd Inf Div), Rolle (705th Tank Destroyer Bn), Savy (463rd Parachute Field Artillery). Dinner at hotel in Bastogne.
Day 7: Visit 101st Airborne museum in Bastogne, McAuliffe Square, Peace Wood, Chaumont (4th Armd Div), Assenois, Pillbos memorial, Lutremanche, Houmont (17th AB Div), Houffalize (84th Inf Div, 2nd Inf Div and 17th AB Div). Dinner at hotel in Bastogne.
Day 8: Return to Brussels for a free day. Walking Tour options will be offered. Farewell dinner in hotel in Brussels.
Day 9: Depart for the US or stay and enjoy Brussels! Included in cost: Breakfast, Dinner, portage, local transportation (except to airport on last day)
Cost: PRE TOUR: $1799 for a minimum of 15 passengers for Normandy and $2625 for a minimum of 15 passengers for the main tour.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY JAN 31, 2021.
Full payment is due 90 days prior to beginning of the tour.
Payments are made to Gate1 Travel Agency. Flights can be arranged through Gate1.
Contact: Doris Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
General George Patton and the 1943 Battle of El Guettar , National World War II Museum, New Orleans, LA
Military historian Leo Barron talked about how General George Patton commanded troops in the Battle of El Guettar, which happened about a month after the February 1943 U.S. defeat in the Battle of Kasserine Pass. Mr. Barron is the author of “Patton’s First Victory: How General George Patton Turned the Tide in North Africa and Defeated the Afrika Korps at El Guettar.”
C-SPAN Interview at Pima Air Museum, Tucson, Arizona
Patton at the Battle of the Bulge Leo Barron talked about his book Patton at the Battle of the Bulge: How the General’s Tanks Turned the Tide at Bastogne, in which he tells the story of General Patton’s charge into the Belgian town of Bastogne to break up the German forces and help bring an end to World War II. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Tucson, Arizona, from September 3-9 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.
Christmas at Bastogne: The German Offensive on Christmas '44, Officer's Club, Fort Snelling, MN
Leo Barron and Don Cygan, authors of No Silent Night, and combat veterans of Bastogne will explore a much-overlooked battle that was a turning point in the Battle of the Bulge. This is tentatively scheduled at 7 pm on 11 Dec. Leo Barron will present Patton at the Battle of the Bulge at 12 pm on 12 Dec. Click on the link to play the videotaped presentation.