Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
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Offered in: English and 2 more


Gain fascinating insight into the dramatic Battle of the Bulge on a poignant private tour from Brussels. Accompanied by an expert historian guide, visit moving memorials commemorating the lives of fallen soldiers and pay your respects in the Henri Chapelle American Cemetery and the German military cemetery at Recogne. See the site of the brutal Malmedy massacre and receive the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour, which promises to stir emotion and provoke reflection.
  • Private tour of key World War II historic sites related to the Battle of the Bulge from Brussels
  • Tour the former front line of the Battle of the Bulge and see villages that endured fierce fighting during World War II
  • See Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Recogne German cemetery where thousands of soldiers are laid to rest
  • Capture photos of the impressive Mardasson Memorial to killed and wounded American soldiers
  • View preserved tanks, memorials to fallen soldiers and monuments honoring American generals
  • Enjoy comfort and style as you travel by luxury minivan
  • Private tour enables you to have input in your itinerary and guarantees more individualized attention from your guide
Begin your tour with morning pickup from your hotel in Brussels. Relax during the scenic journey by an air-conditioned and luxurious vehicle and listen as you knowledgeable historian guide shares historical anecdotes and fascinating facts.
Arrive at Henri-Chapelle American Century, a somber place in which 8,000 soldiers are laid to rest. Gaze at the interminable rows of solemn grave markers, then reflect on the lost lives of soldiers at a memorial dedicated to the soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division. Continue to the moving site of the Malmedy massacre, and learn about how 84 American prisoners of war were brutally slain by the SS.
Revitalize with a fulfilling lunch (own expense), then marvel at the sheer size of an abandoned German Tiger II tank in the quaint village of La Gleize.
Via Werbomont we reach the E25 highway and drive towards Houffalize, very severely damaged during the battle on the 18th of December, and continue to Luxembourg/Hamm. We arrive at the US military cemetery where General G. Patton is resting amidst 4500 US soldiers. 
Peruse informative exhibitions in the Bastogne War Museum (own expense) to learn more about the brutal battle, then travel back to Brussels through the verdant Meuse valley and bid your guide farewell after a moving and memorable day out.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Nov 2017

We were fortunate to have Jean and his wife Linda as our guides on this tour. It was a full day that was well organized to ensure that we were able to really experience the history of the area. Jean was very knowledgeable, experienced and organized in his approach to the trip. We covered a lot of territory and enjoyed the excursion.

, Sep 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was a very lovely man and went out of his way to take us to all that was important on this tour. The only thing we were a bit disappointed in was his English was a bit hard to understand at times. But apart from that a very good tour.

, Aug 2016

Jean deserves a 6 or even a 10 rating on this tour!! He was everything I had read about and that much more. My Father was in the 101st Airborne at Bastogne when the famous Nuts response was uttered Jean was aware that our interests were to follow the path of my Father and he did an outstanding job making it happen. He was also great with his sense of direction to get us to the nearest pharmacy so I could buy some gauze to bandage my arm when I accidentally stepped off a curb. Through all of this, he was able to cover all the critical elements of the tour in a timely fashion. Thank you Jean for an outstanding job.

, Jul 2016

Excellent tour! Our mission was to visit the grave site of a family member buried at Henri Chapelle Cemetery, see sites related to his service plus other key places highlighted in the tour description. Our guide, Jean, was a great asset. He assisted us with resources and arrangements at the cemetery. Jean shared his keen knowledge of the battles and events of Dec '44, Jan '45. He and our super driver got us down back roads and to historic markers we never could have found without them. We appreciated their flexibility on places and timing.

Yes, the tour was expensive for a party of 3 but we got a memorable day!

, Jun 2016

This tour was a gift to my mother for her birthday and she absolutely loved it. We were able to see where my grandfather, her father fought in WW II, and our tour guide Jean was amazing. He was so knowledgable and had our route mapped out perfectly. The museum, the foxholes, and all of the amazing memorials we saw were so moving. Thank you for such s wonderful tour.

, Dec 2015

I did not have the guide reserved due to a serious illness. These things happen. His substitute was well versed and flexible to my needs. As my daughter ending up joining me, I needed to revise the day at the last minute to include her interests as well. Thus, we had a half WW2 and half visit Luxemboug tour. We covered all the territory I most wished and then some. The driver was also very nice. Private tours are always the best if one can arrange for it.

, Aug 2015

We travel often and have taken lots of tours, both private and group. This was, without a doubt, the WORST tour we have ever had. If you are thinking of booking this tour, SAVE YOUR MONEY! This was more of a really expensive taxi service than a tour. His lack of knowledge and history regarding World War II made us speculate if he had just decided he could make money doing this tour, so went to the museum to pick up a couple of quotes that he could just parrot over and over, thus qualifying himself as a tour guide. His lack of real knowledge on the subject was breathtaking, He was like a museum audio tour and just kept repeating the same short factoids over and over, no matter what you asked. The day pretty much went along with him telling us a very brief and obvious anecdote about where we were going, then driving the rest of the way mostly in silence, then pulling up to the site, him pointing to it and saying, there it is, then driving on to the next place. Half the time we didn't even get out of the car, and these sites were sometimes an hour apart. It was a lot of silence, unless he was talking about himself. If this is the only tour you can find, you are better off just finding a ride to the World War II Museum. It is a truly great and well done museum, and only about 5 minutes from Jack's Woods if you want to go see the foxholes. Our guide almost made us miss the Museum too. He was uninformed about the last entry time as well as how long it should take someone with any real interest in the subject to go through it. We were so disgusted with his tour that we requested he take us to the museum about two hours earlier than he was going to. We actually got there about 15 minutes before the last entry, and whereas he had originally planned on us being there about thirty minutes, it realistically takes about two hours to do the different exhibits and displays. If you are looking for a Battle of the Bulge tour, you can certainly do better than this one.

, Jun 2015

A little pricey but worth it. Our guide was very knowledgable and answered all our questions. He took into account what we really wanted to see and made adjustments so we'd have adequate time at the sites we really wanted to see. If you're a history buff, I'd recommend you spend the money on this.

, Aug 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip. The only suggestion we have is that the trip should begin at the museum site. It was our last stop which meant we only had an hour to go through the museum. We didn't have enough time to go through the last third of the museum, or go to their store. It was an excellent museum, very well done, we would have stayed another hour but time was as issue. Being able to see actual foxholes that our soldiers used was amazing and really makes an impression.

, Jul 2014

The tour guide was excellent. We had the choice to vary the tour and agreed to visit the Luxemburg cemetery to visit General Patton's grave. The tour guide also showed us around Luxemburg City, which was a bonus. I would recommend this tour.

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