Travel with us to understand Hitler's last gamble in the West: the Battle of the Bulge. Today, the largest WW2 battlefield in Western Europe.
We then move on to an area where the Battle of the Bulge started, seeing the front line positions close to the Siegfried Line at Hollerath. Here we see Dragon’s Teeth anti-tank defences, trenches and foxholes and memorials to both the German and American troops who were here in December 1944. We then follow the story of Kampfgruppe Peiper, seeing their start positions at the Losheim Gap, and looking at the sad story of the Malmedy Massacre.
After lunch we follow Peiper and his tanks into La Gleize where one of his mighty King Tigers still remains and is on display; we also visit the excellent museum here before looking at the defence of Parker’s Crossroads and ending at Grandmènil where we look at a German Panther tank used by 2nd SS Panzer Division.Breakfast
In Bastogne we visit the new 101st Airborne Museum before having time for lunch. In the afternoon we see where General Patton’s men and tanks linked up with the Airborne troops surrounded at Bastogne before seeing one of the Sherman turrets that now mark the defence perimeter around the town.
At Mardasson we see the impressive American Memorial and take time to visit the Bastogne Historical Centre, full of equipment, tanks and memorabilia connected with the fighting here.Breakfast
You will stay for three or four nights at the 4-star Globales Post Hotel & Wellness Liège. The hotel has a lift and bar. Please note we may also use the 4-star Ramada Plaza City Centre Hotel or similar .
Room supplements may apply - Insurance is not included - Please give us a call for further information and pricing queries.Download Booking Conditions - Leger 2020.pdf