Follow the footsteps of the American and Allied Forces

This tour gives travellers the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the American and Allied Forces and follow the path of the First and Second World Wars. The tour will lead us straight away to Normandy in France. Here we will see the many sites where American Forces landed on 6 June 1944. We will follow their traces through the Falaise Pocket to Paris and further into Belgium, where the Battle of the Bulge took place. Eventually we will reach The Netherlands, where the difficult Operation Market Garden was executed. This tour provides an excellent insight into the liberation of Europe by combining all critical battles in one journey.

Follow the footsteps of the American and Allied Forces
Day 1

Pick-up at the airport then travel to Normandy.

Day 2

Visit Sainte-Mère Église Airborne Museum and Brecourt Manor Assault. Afternoon visit of Utah Beach and St. Marie du Mont.

Day 3

This morning is dedicated to the visit of Pointe du Hoc and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer. In the afternoon stop at Omaha Beach American Memorial and visit Mulberry Harbour Arromanches.

Day 4

This day you will visit Longues-sur-Mer Battery, Courseulles-sur-Mer and Juno Beach, before continuing to Pegasus Bridge and Ranville War Cemetery.

Day 5

In the morning visit the Memorial Museum Caen and Falaise Pocket. Also visit World War II Vimoutiers and a Tiger tank before transfer to Paris.

Day 6

Day dedicated to the liberation of the French capital Paris.

Day 7

Visit the Museum of the Surrender in Reims and Eisenhower’s Headquarters in May 1945. On the way to Belgium stop at the site of the Battle for Verdun during World War I. Arrival to Luxembourg and visit the American Cemetery and Memorial, then transfer to Bastogne.

Day 8

Tour through Bastogne surroundings with visits of Mardasson Memorial and Museum, Battle of the Bulge and Jacks Woods.

Day 9

Transfer to the Netherlands. Visit Margraten American Cemetery. Then travel via the American part of the Hell’s Highway. Visit the National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek and ‘Klein America’.

Day 10

Transfer to Nijmegen. Visit Waal bridge, the John Frost Bridge in Arnhem. In the afternoon visit the British Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek.

Day 11

In the morning transfer to Overloon and visit Liberty Park Overloon, The Island between Rhine and Waal Museum ‘The Island’ 1944-1945.

Day 12

End of Tour and transfer to the Airport.

Trip Details

Start Location: Normandy, France
End Location: Overloon, the Netherlands
Number of days: 12
Number of nights: 11
Countries France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands
Type of tour: Group tour
Tour Guide Language: Dutch

T.O. information

Tour operated by: OAD
Address: Breukersweg 2, 7471 ST Goor, The Netherlands
Phone 31 (0) 547284484
Website: http://www.oad.nl