Beer & Battlefields in the Ardennes

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A new beer and battlefields tour looking at WW2 in the Ardennes, as well as visiting local breweries and the Leffe Experience!

Accommodation
You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Novotel Charleroi Centre.
Destinations
  • Europe
  • Belgium
Tour Types
  • Seniors
  • 50 plus
Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to Belgium for a four-night stay.

Day 2 Gembloux Gap & Leffe Experience

We start by looking at the fighting in the Ardennes area in 1940, seeing the sector held by the British Expeditionary Force along the River Dyle in May 1940, and then examining the Battle of the Gembloux Gap, one of the largest Tank Battles of WW2.

In the afternoon, we visit the Leffe Experience at the ‘Maison Leffe’, to discover more about one of Belgium’s most famous Trappist beers.

We then visit the Brasserie du Bocq, a local brewery near Dinant. Here, beer has been brewed for over 150 years!

Location: Gembloux Gap & Leffe Experience

Day 3 Battle of the Bulge & La Chouffe Brewery

Today we visit the area where the Battle of the Bulge took place in December 1944, close to the town of Bastogne, seeing the woods at Foy where the ‘Band of Brothers’ fought, and some of the Tank Turrets that mark the perimeter around the town. We also have time for the superb 101st Airborne Museum.

In the afternoon, we visit the La Chouffe Brewery. This is one of the most famous of the Ardennes beers and here we have a guided tour with tasting included.

Location: Battle of the Bulge & La Chouffe Brewery

Day 4 Spitfire Museum & Chimay Experience

The amazing Spitfire Museum is our first stop today, where we look at the role of this iconic WW2 aircraft, seeing an original example of the aircraft as well as artefacts recovered from aviation archaeology in the region.

We then visit the ‘Hitler Bunker’ in the Ardennes Forest, used by Adolf Hitler as a Headquarters during the Battle of France in 1940. It is now a museum site.

In the afternoon we visit the Brasserie des Fagnes, a local brewery in Mariembourg, where we take a tour and enjoy a tasting session.

Later we visit the Chimay Experience, where we discover how the Belgian monks brew this beer, and have a tasting ourselves!

Location: Spitfire Museum & Chimay Experience

Day 5

Return home.

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

Dates Price Single Availability
12-Jul-2021 for 5 Nights Visit Website
23-Aug-2021 for 5 Nights Visit Website
20-Jun-2022 for 5 Nights Visit Website
11-Jul-2022 for 5 Nights Visit Website
22-Aug-2022 for 5 Nights Visit Website

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