WWI – A Tribute to the Western Front

Tours of France

Brussels & Ypres, Belgium to Reims, Verdun & Metz, France – 10 Days

Overview

Explore America’s involvement in the Red Zone across the Western Front, over 100 years later. The western coast of France survived the devastation of the War to End All Wars. Learn the history of the main offensives in France, during which U.S. soldiers helped bring an end to WWI. Drive through deserted farm-country roads and sample the best French culinary delights, wine and champagne. This tour is for the adventurous and patriotic, to remember heroes of our country.

Highlights

Tour Description

In 1918, American soldiers returned home from one of the conflicts in history, which took place in France over a century ago. U.S. forces fought alongside the French, halting the German advance. Truly understand American history with this tour by visiting the land that survived WWI; witness firsthand the totality of American contribution. Appreciate memorials dedicated to American troops, with many laid to rest on this land after their service.

Tour Includes:

NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended), Personal Expenditures, Optional Upgrades, Anything not mentioned

Price per Person:*
depends on choice of car

Space is limited:
Tour limited to 12 total

* Based on double occupancy.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Private transfer from your home to the airport
  • Flight to Brussels (Not included, suggest morning arrival)

Includes: Private transfer

  • Arrival in Brussels
  • Upon arrival you will be awaited by a private driver and transferred to the city center 4* hotel
  • Check-in, relax and refresh in your suite
  • Explore Brussels on a walking tour with a private guide
  • Enjoy the evening at leisure
  • Overnight at an elegant, centrally located hotel

Includes: Private transfer / Private Brussels walking tour / Room & Taxes

  • After breakfast, depart Brussels  to Flanders Fields
  • Explore Flanders Fields with a private guide and learn the battle stories, rich with history from the four-year long WWI
  • Visit the American Cemetery, home to the remains of 368 American soldiers who fought with the Allies to liberate Belgium during the Ypres-Lys offensive
  • Depart Flanders Fields to Ypres center
  • Check-in
  • Overnight at a boutique 4* hotel

Includes: English speaking private guide & transportation / American Cemetery visit / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • After breakfast, meet your driver and depart to a historic chateau west of Reims
  • On the way, visit the Franco-American Museum at Chateau de Blerancourt and the Quentin Roosevelt centennial in Coulonges-Cohan
  • Check-in
  • Enjoy the evening at leisure
  • Overnight in a historic chateau

Includes: Private transfer / Entrance to Franco-American Museum / Visit of Quentin Roosevelt centennial / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • After breakfast and the morning at leisure, depart for the day to visit the Chateau-Thierry Monument, Belleau Wood American Monument, and Musee de la Grande Guerre with a private guide
  • Return to the chateau this evening and enjoy a champagne tasting before dinner at leisure
  • Overnight in a historic chateau

Includes: Private day trip to Chateau-Thierry, Belleau Wood & Musee de la Grande Gueere / Entrance fees / Champagne tasting / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • After breakfast, depart for Reims city center and enjoy a private walking tour of the historic city which was almost completely destroyed in WWI and WWII
  • Visit the 13th century cathedral of Notre-Dame, greatly damaged in WWI but restored to one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in France, and the basilica and abbey of Saint-Rémi, restored from WWI damages as a striking monument from the 11th century
  • This afternoon, meet your private driver and hit the back roads to Verdun
  • Check-in and enjoy the evening at leisure
  • Overnight in a classic French chateau

Includes:  Private walking tour / Transportation / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • After breakfast, visit the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery
  • Enjoy the day with a private guide exploring Europe’s largest cemetery, 130 acres of ground that was liberated after World War I, memorializing 15,200 U.S. soldiers. Remains from 150 temporary burial sites were reburied here between 1918 and 1934
  • Adjourn to a chateau in Verdun and enjoy the evening at leisure
  • Overnight in a classic French chateau

Includes: Private tour of Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of the Battle of Verdun
  • Visit the Verdun Memorial museum
  • Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure
  • Overnight in a classic French chateau

Includes: Battle of Verdun walking tour / Entrance fees to Memorial Museum / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • Enjoy breakfast in Verdun before departing for Metz with a private driver
  • Check-in
  • With a private guide, visit the Montsec American Monument, built to commemorate the capture of the St.-Mihiel  by the American Expeditionary Forces and 110,000 French troops
  • The monument symbolizes the enduring friendship and cooperation between the U.S. and French armies
  • Enjoy the evening at leisure
  • Overnight in a 4* hotel

Includes: Transportation / Montsex American Monument visit / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • At a previously arranged time, meet your driver in the lobby of the hotel and transfer to the Luxembourg airport, where you will board your flight back home
  • Safe travels!
  • A driver will pick you up from the airport once you have landed to bring you back home

Includes: Private transfers

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