Ardennes Offensive - Northern flank

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 Ardennes Offensive, also known as The Battle of the Bulge, became known as America's largest millitairy engagement. In winter conditions both sides struggled to gain the upper hand, but after initial successes the Germans could not press through before the Allies were able to bring in reserves and reorganise their defences. It was Hitler's final gamble in the west ... an he lost.
 
This tour takes you yo some of the key locations on the northern flank fought over during this battle. The focus of this tour is on the German offensive and American defensive and delaying actions.
 

Tour highlights

  • Henri Chappelle American Cemetery
  • Monschau
  • Höfen
  • Wahlerscheid
  • Baraque Michel
  • Rocherath-Krinkelt
  • Elsenborn Ridge
  • Dom Bütgenbach
  • Malmedy
 

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. 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.