Private Bastogne, Battle of the Bulge tour from Brussels (by car)

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Departs: Brussels, Brussels

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From your hotel in Brussels we drive to Namur, the head town of Southern Belgium in the Ardennes region. Picture stop at the citadel where you will enjoy a breathtaking view on the Meuse river and green valley.

Scenic drive along the river and freeway Bastogne. On the way to Bastogne I shall give you key information on Belgium and more specifically the Ardennes region, the Southern French-speaking part of the country. We'll talk about history, education, economy, politics and more!

As we arrive in Bastogne city, we shall see the Sherman tank on the MacAuliffe square, have a light lunch at the "Nuts" tavern and proceed to the "War Museum". Climb the Mardasson monument for a view of the battlefields and last but not least, see, hear and feel a bombing experience in a hiding shelter at the 101st airborne museum before returning to Brussels.

What's Included

Personal licensed guide

Private transportation

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Bastogne War Museum
The Bastogne War Museum is devoted to the Second World War in Belgium. It offers a fresh perception in a modern and interactive framework of the causes, events and consequences of World War II through the lens of the Ardennes Counteroffensive - the "Battle of the Bulge". The Bastogne War Museum covers the Second World War, from its origins up to autumn 1944, and then focuses on the Battle of the Bulge. Key events of the war and the combatants' ordeal are reproduced here with the aim of clarifying the broad sweep of its history. The centre provides a very clear picture of how the civilians lived during the occupation, during the battle itself, and afterwards. The many consequences of what was probably one of the most serious battles in world history are very clearly described. Housed in a brand-new building displaying an adventurous architectural concept, the Museum is located in the Ardennes, south-east of Belgium, one of nature's unspoilt areas, rich in fauna and flora and offers spectacular scenery.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Mardasson Memorial
The Mardasson memorial, known more simply as "Mardasson", is today is an imposing construction, in the form of a star, that serves as a reminder of the bitter resistance of American soldiers, surrounded in Bastogne at the time of the Ardennes Offensive (winter 1944-1945). Here, the American army paid a heavy price to war, as did German troops and civilians.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Citadelle (Citadel)
Built on an impressive rocky spur, this exceptional heritage site has conserved traces of each period of its 2000-year-old history. A sought-out location for a picture stop and legstretch in a verdant surrounding with spectacular views over the city.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne
The museum and its fantastic historical building will give you a great impression of the Battle of the Bulge.

Window displays with amazing lifelike scenes and mannequins will take you back to the cold winter 1944-1945 when the battle took place. First you walk around and see what soldiers and locals did during this terrible war.

Then as a final you visit the basement with more dioramas and little items, but also with a hospital. You see the care taking for several wounded soldiers, and a burned motorcyclist is accompanied inside. Behind a door you will find a bombing experience in a hiding shelter, together with a family. You will hear, see and feel the loud sound they heard during wartime.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Originally dug by American soldiers, helping them to hide from the Germans who were encircling the woodlands, the foxholes are stil visible in Bois St Jacques.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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