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Race to Remagen: Aachen to the Rhineland

4 Day Tour from £319.00

Immortalised in the Hollywood movie ‘The Bridge at Remagen’, this battlefield tour in Holland and Germany looks at the final battles of 1944-1945 which lead to the Race to the Rhine and the capture of the Remagen Bridge. We see some excellent museums, batt

Itinerary

4-Day Tour

  • Day 1 – Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Valkenburg in Holland for a three night stay.
  • Day 2 – We start at the superb ‘Eyewitness WWII’ museum at Beek in Holland, just across the border from Germany and the Siegfried Line. Here we see an unrivalled collection of uniforms and weapons from the Second World War. We then visit the impressive Netherlands American Cemetery where we see the graves of members of Easy Company – the ‘Band of Brothers’ – and the new visitors centre, as well as the dead from Remagen. On the Siegfried Line we see Dragon’s Teeth defences and then travel into the Hürtgenwald battlefield which one observer called ‘Passchendaele with tree bursts’. Here we follow the bloody battle in the forest visiting the Hürtgenwald Museum, frontline positions in the woods and the German Cemetery at Vossenack including the grave of Field Marshall Walter Model, one of the most senior German officers to die in WWII and often called ‘The Saviour of the Eastern Front’. Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 – Today we follow the American advance on the river Rhine: the ‘Race to Remagen’. We look at the first clash of Pershing and Tiger tanks at Elsdorf in March 1945, before following the US Armoured advance via Stadt Meckenheim to the outskirts of Remagen where American troops discovered the Rhine bridge was intact: the last one remaining. As part of our visit here we have lunchtime in Remagen then visit the Remagen Bridge Museum, see where the fighting took place and cross the Rhine to view the battlefield from the other side of the river. The remains of this once impressive bridge really help bring the history of this final chapter of WWII alive. Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 – We leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Channel port. You will leave your tour coach behind as you transfer to your transfer vehicle for your return journey to your original departure point. Breakfast

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