Private Bastogne, Battle of the Bulge tour from Brussels (by car)

From your hotel in Brussels we drive to Namur, the head town of Southern Belgium in the Ardennes region. Picture stop at the citadel where you will enjoy a breathtaking view on the Meuse river and green valley.

Scenic drive along the river and freeway Bastogne. On the way to Bastogne I shall give you key information on Belgium and more specifically the Ardennes region, the Southern French-speaking part of the country. We'll talk about history, education, economy, politics and more!

As we arrive in Bastogne city, we shall see the Sherman tank on the MacAuliffe square, have a light lunch at the "Nuts" tavern and proceed to the "War Museum". Climb the Mardasson monument for a view of the battlefields and last but not least, see, hear and feel a bombing experience in a hiding shelter at the 101st airborne museum before returning to Brussels.

per adult from

$1,018

AUD

Duration

8 to 10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Personal licensed guide
    • Entry/Admission - Mardasson Memorial
    • Entry/Admission - Citadelle (Citadel)
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Bastogne War Museum
    • Entry/Admission - 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Bastogne War Museum, Colline du Mardasson 5, Bastogne 6600 Belgium

    The Bastogne War Museum is devoted to the Second World War in Belgium. It offers a fresh perception in a modern and interactive framework of the causes, events and consequences of World War II through the lens of the Ardennes Counteroffensive - the "Battle of the Bulge". The Bastogne War Museum covers the Second World War, from its origins up to autumn 1944, and then focuses on the Battle of the Bulge. Key events of the war and the combatants' ordeal are reproduced here with the aim of clarifying the broad sweep of its history. The centre provides a very clear picture of how the civilians lived during the occupation, during the battle itself, and afterwards. The many consequences of what was probably one of the most serious battles in world history are very clearly described. Housed in a brand-new building displaying an adventurous architectural concept, the Museum is located in the Ardennes, south-east of Belgium, one of nature's unspoilt areas, rich in fauna and flora and offers spectacular scenery.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mardasson Memorial, Colline du Mardasson 2, Bastogne 6600 Belgium

    The Mardasson memorial, known more simply as "Mardasson", is today is an imposing construction, in the form of a star, that serves as a reminder of the bitter resistance of American soldiers, surrounded in Bastogne at the time of the Ardennes Offensive (winter 1944-1945). Here, the American army paid a heavy price to war, as did German troops and civilians.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Citadelle (Citadel), Route Merveilleuse 64, Namur 5000 Belgium

    Built on an impressive rocky spur, this exceptional heritage site has conserved traces of each period of its 2000-year-old history. A sought-out location for a picture stop and legstretch in a verdant surrounding with spectacular views over the city.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne, Avenue de la Gare 11, Bastogne 6600 Belgium

    The museum and its fantastic historical building will give you a great impression of the Battle of the Bulge.

    Window displays with amazing lifelike scenes and mannequins will take you back to the cold winter 1944-1945 when the battle took place. First you walk around and see what soldiers and locals did during this terrible war.

    Then as a final you visit the basement with more dioramas and little items, but also with a hospital. You see the care taking for several wounded soldiers, and a burned motorcyclist is accompanied inside. Behind a door you will find a bombing experience in a hiding shelter, together with a family. You will hear, see and feel the loud sound they heard during wartime.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    I come and me you at your hotel, B&B or any other place of your choice Please contact me for details Airports
    • Brussels Airport, A201, Zaventem 1930 Belgium
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Private Tours by Joyce (Belgium & beyond)

Activity ID: V-155732P3

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