BASTOGNE - Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes

Full day "Battle of the Bulge Museum tour" (9am till 7pm) 

Bastogne, located in the heart of the Ardennes region (southern Belgium), is famous for the part it played in the Battle of the Bulge.

On Sunday, December 16th, 1944 while the people of the Ardennes prepare for their first Christmas since the liberation of Belgium, German artillery weapons capture the American positions in the Belgian Ardennes. A total of 250,000 soldiers accompanied by 1,000 tanks, march through the Ardennes.

9AM Pick up from your Brussels hotel and drive to Namur, the capital of Wallonia. Picture stop at the Citadel, a military fortress located at the top of the hill with amazing views overlooking the town and the Meuse valley. On the way, your driver-guide * will tell you about Belgium, about the Ardens and Wallonia. You will have a good introduction to the region, its culture, geography and history. Proceed to Bastogne and stop for lunch (not included) on the Mc Aulif square. We then go to the forest "Bois Saint Jacques" and walk around the "FoxHoles". Proceed to the Mardasson Memorial and the War Museum. The self-guided tour through the museum is highly interactive. Here you will step back in time and experience the reality of the Battle of the Bulge. From the causes of the Battle to its dramatic consequences, you will be immersed in a highly interactive experience.Return to Brussels at around 7PM (2h-drive from Bastogne).

NEW! Bastogne War Rooms - Add 1hour to your tour and visit The Bastogne War Rooms, an iconic location from World War II, house the McAuliffe’s historical cellar where on December 22, 1944, Brigadier General McAuliffe of the 101st Airborne Division uttered his famous "NUTS" in response to the surrender request from German forces besieging the town of Bastogne. (100€ extra charge) 

*Please be aware that our driver-guide is not a military history expert but a licensed country/city guide. 

Click here for the Website of the Bastogne War Museum (entrance fees not included)



Data e fundit: 28/05/2024