Ardennes Offensive - The road to Manhay

Introduction

Just before dawn on December 16 1944 the German army opened their offensive Wacht am Rhein with a terrific artillery barrage. Shortly after that German divisions poured into the thinly held American lines in the Ardennes. The goal was to capture Antwerp and effectively cutting the Allies armies in half, thus hoping to turn the tide in the west and force a surrender of cease fire of the western allies. 
 
The Battle of Bulge was one of the largest engagements ever fought by the US Army. Though British troops also played vital roles in halting the German advance, the main effort was an American one. There are countless stories of individuals, small groups and larger units delaying the Germans for vital moments, disrupting German plans and (finally) forcing the Germans back over the border.
 
This tour will take you to some of the places where vital actions were fought by US and German troops. Specifically those places where US 7th Armoured Division fought to hold St. Vith and where US 82nd Airborne Division and US 75 Infantry Division stopped the advance of 2nd SS Panzer Division and 9nd SS Panzer Division and push the Germans back over the Salm River.
 

Tour highlights

  • Fisher-Woods
  • St Vith
  • Poteau
  • Crombach
  • Parker's crossroads
  • Grandmenil
  • Manhay
  • Bra
  • Fosse
  • Rochinval
  • Goronne
 

Duration

This tour takes a full day. Combination with other tours into a mutiple day tour is possible.
 

Possible tour days

Standard on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays. Other days of the week only by mutual agreement.
 

Bookings and payment

This tours costs EUR 65 per person based on a booking for a "mixed group" tour. Different prices for a private tour may apply depending on group size. Prices, terms and conditions can be found here.
 
You can easily book the tour via the booking form on this page, or by
contacting me directly. Prices, terms and conditions can be found here. By submitting a booking you agree to our terms and conditions
 
After receipt of you booking request I will verify availability on the tour date(s) requested. If needed I will contact you to discuss details or other options. Presuming a requested tour date is possible I will sent you a confirmation email containting an invoice stating the total amount due and the deposit amount (if applicable) needed to complete your booking. Full payment is due 10 days prior to the start date of the tour.  
 

Transport and pick up area

This is a car tour by a car or van driven by Battlefield Discovery. If you wish to drive with your own car, please let me know in advance. The pick up point as well as other details will be send to you after receipt of full payment.