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miles to travel)|
minimum of 6 participants is
required, paying a
rate of an average $ 250 per day, per person, exclusive of air
leave USA for Londen
in the United Kingdom.
Colored text, whereabouts of the 506th company, is not
Western Porthmouth |
at London airport by Cor Suijk
2 pm Check-in at Portmouth hotel
pm guided tour of Portsmouth and group dinner
Evening at leisure.
in Wiltshire, UK home to Easy Company. Littlecote House, the
headquarters of 506 PIR.
| ||in the
moring to London for hop on and off double-decker city tour with
stops at War Room and other WorldWar II highlights followed by dinner (
Cross the channel this day (late in the evening)
and overnight in Calais
Following in the footsteps
of the Band of Brothers will not only expose travelers to World War II
history and sites, but also a diverse mix of charming villages and
enticing cities. You don't have to be a war history buff to enjoy it.
||Suitehotel Calais Coquelles Tunnel|
and used to bring the
In total 500.000 Tons.
| 11 am to Caen|
dinner and stay in
hotel Caen, France (2 nights)
Visit to Utah Beach Tuesday.
Brecourt Manor, where Easy
Company saw its first action, and Ste Marie du Mont.
St Mere Eglise and the US Airborne museum.
Carentan, taken and held by 506 PIR.
There still is a
trooper to watch.
| 9 am
St. Mere Eglise
Point du Hoc
Omaha and Utah Beach
and American cemetery
lunch en route
A museum for peace, tells the story of the 20th
Century. Its principal mission is stimulating awareness of the
fragility of peace.
|| 9 am am Pegasus bridge, D-day &
Caen Memorial (Peace) museum, |
5pm to Belgium, dinner en route
2 nights hotel Aragon, Bruges
of Brothers dropped behind enemy lines in Normandy on D-Day -
their first combat experience .
and they moved into Brecourt Manor, just north of Saint
Marie-du-Mont, to take out a German artillary installation.
In true paratrooper’s
tradition, they went on to find themselves surrounded again in Veghel
Patton - Statue
9 am to Bruges, Belgium, leisure and group dinner |
They regrouped in the town of
Angonoville-au-Plain and, for three weeks, attempted to capture the
town of Carentan (now a village of about 7,000 people just 4 kilometers
from the beachfront and a short drive to Utah Beach)
|Hotel Aragon Brugge
|Hotel van der Valk |
| 1 pm guided Bruges city tour. |
3 pm to Catherina church Eindhoven, the Netherlands,
dinner en route, further to Arnhem bridge.
airborne forces were the only Americans involved in the plan to end the
war in 1944
Eindhoven and the drop zones for Market Garden.
506th’s objective was the bridge over the Wilhelmina canal at
Continue to The Wings of Liberation museum
and explore Hell’s
Highway around Uden and Veghel.
|| 9 am to museum Overloon and WW
highlights Bastogne, Belgium,
lunch en route,
hotel in Bastogne
known as ‘The Island’ where Easy Co were in the
line in October and during which time they held out against and
repulsed two major German counterattacks, in particular destroying two
SS companies in close combat.
Battle of the Bulge.
Bastogne Historical centre and Mardasson monument on the hill
overlooking the town.
The woods at Foy, Noville
and Rachamps - the counter offensive by 101st in January 1945 where an
exhausted Easy were able to still dominate their enemy.
Melba - Bastogne
|| 11 am to Luxembourg for
Patton's grave and hotel in Echternach:
Hagenau where Easy Company found themselves back in the line in
February 1945. Their last major action; a night raid across
the river Moder to bring back prisoners.
France in the Alsacian town
of Haguenau before crossing the border nearby, entering Germany and
eventually taking Hitler's compound, Eagle's Nest. Haguenau is just
north of Strasbourg, seat of the European Council and European
Ede au Lac - Echternach|
Early departure for Remagen
lunch in Wiesbaden and hotel in Würzburg
|Hotel Würzburg |
|Achat Hotel Zum Hirschen Salzburg |
we start with a visit to Munich
thereafter course to camp Dachau
dinner and hotel in Salzburg
Zell am See and
Kaprun where the Band of Brothers ended the war.
Hotel Zum Hirschen Salzburg
9 am to camp Mauthausen. (see
other pages for more info)
Dinner at Mondsee, leisure time
||afternoon to Eaglesnest, Berchtesgaden |
pass by Kaprun
dinner and airport hotel
On the 22nd April
the 506th were ordered to Bavaria and on 5th of May Easy Company lead
the Regiment in to Hitler’s ‘Eagles Nest’
at Berchtesgaden. A marble-lined tunnel leads into the heart of the
mountain to ride in the original brass-lined elevator to the summit.
It's now a restaurant.
|| Participants will be guided to the
departure check in at Munich airport
| || Day
of departure back to America.
each day the
total distance in miles is given as last figure in the date line. |
In total: 2050 miles or 3280 kilometers.
videos shown on the bus
partly pertain to the Holocaust sites we will visit shortly before we
are visiting them. For the other part they contain information
regarding the cities we are approaching. Also a video about Miep Gies,
the helper of Anne Frank, will be presented.
Pictures on our site are merely a way to give an impression of what we
will actually see on the trip. Hotels in particular always give
pictures of their most beautiful rooms.