Paris / Bastogne / Frankfurt
June 8 – 15, 2012

With our exclusive tour of the Battle of the Bulge, you will have an opportunity to retrace the largest land battle in which American forces would be engaged during World War II, and one that repelled a last ditch effort by Hitler to turn the tide of the war.

Sites include the infamous Seigfried Line, a massive defensive line of concrete forts along the border of France and Belgium and La Gleize, the furthest point that the spearhead of the German attack reached in the infamous “Bulge.” Step into actual foxholes and trenches along the famed Elsenborn Ridge, a critical position held by the US 99th and 2nd Infantry Divisions, despite being outgunned.


Battle of the Bulge

June 8
Battle of the Bulge Welcome Reception

June 9
Champagne and Surrender in Reims

June 10
Elsenborn Ridge and the Northern Shoulder

June 11
Malmedy Massacre and Heroic Stands

June 12
The Luxembourg National Museum of Military History

June 13
“The Battered Bastards of Bastogne”

June 14
“The Bridge at Remagen”

June 15
Return home

Battle of the Bulge
Optional Post Tour

June 15
Weisbaden, Dachau and Bad Reichenhall

June 16
Bad Reichenhall, Bertchesgaden and The Eagle’s Nest

June 17
Return home


Carl Beck

Carl Beck was born in Avondale, Missouri, in November of 1925. He enlisted at the age of 17 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. After completing paratrooper training at Camp Toccoa, Beck was assigned to H Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division as a Machine Gunner. Beck jumped into Normandy on June 6, 1944, where he was temporarily separated from his Regiment. From Normandy, Beck jumped into Holland in support of Operation Market Garden in September 1944. He made a “jump” off the back of a truck and contributed to the American defense of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.