• Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: World War II Battle of the Bulge Tour from Brussels

Learn about the Battle of the Bulge on this private tour!

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 slewn 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.

Customer Reviews

Johanna V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

William D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

Lucille Z USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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!

Jill J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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.

Ann B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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.

Lindsey S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

I tend to prefer to do things on my own, so I was a little nervous booking this tour. It ended up being one of the highlights of our trip! The guide was very informative and I learned a lot more than if I had been on my own. I also saw sites that aren't easily accessible by public transportation and it was nice not having to worry about catching a train/bus to each accessible site. Our group ended up being small, only four people, so it was very customized and our guide even let us vote on what to do for part of the tour! We ended up getting to go to Luxembourg and see where General Patton is buried, even though that wasn't on the schedule! It was amazing and something I will never forget. I will definitely use Viator in the future!

Also, if you're staying close to Grand Place, skip the hotel pick up and just walk to their office. It's easy to find and will save you some time.

BERYL P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Jean was EXCELLENT!! He went above and beyond to make our experience truly memorable!

James M

4 star rating: Recommended September 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.

Jamie C

4 star rating: Recommended June 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.

Jane M

4 star rating: Recommended August 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.

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