Tour will observe 60th anniversary at Remagen years ago
Battlefield Tours Inc. is offering a tour May 5-16 in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the Remagen Bridge crossing.
Eddie Polk is in charge of the tour and said only a limited number of seats remain.
"This may be the last organized tour to the battlefields," said Checkerboard editor Bill Meyer. "You don't want to miss this opportunity."
Thursday, May 5 — In flight from U.S. gateway city to Frankfurt, Germany. Dinner, morning breakfast served in flight.
Friday, May 6 — Morning arrival in Frankfurt. You will be met and taken by motorcoach to your hotel near Remagen where you will spend the next two nights. After check-in, there will be time to rest up from the flight or do some sightseeing in the area. Overnight: Remagen area. Breakfast, dinner.
Saturday, May 7 — You will spend the day seeing beautiful sites along the Rhine River and visiting places where the 99th saw action after crossing in March 1945. Overnight: Remagen area. Breakfast, dinner.
Sunday, May 8 — Remagen Commemorative Day and VE-Day. On this day you will gather at the site of the Remagen Bride and Museum. You will be joined by other American veterans of the crossing, German defenders, town officials and citizens, along with military representatives of the U.S. and Germany. In the late afternoon you will drive to Monschau and the Carat Hotel which will be headquarters for the next four nights. Overnight: Monschau. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Monday, May 9 — The Diggers will join the group as the tour of the battle areas of the 99th in the Belgian Ardennes begins. Overnight: Monschau. Breakfast, dinner.
Tuesday, May 10 — This day will be spent with the Diggers, exploring the Ardennes. Overnight: Monschau. Breakfast, dinner.
Wednesday, May 11 — More visits to the battle areas with the Diggers. Overnight: Monschau. Breakfast, dinner.
Thursday, May 12 — Visit Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery to visit the final resting place of the 99th fallen. Time for shopping before driving to the home and museum of Marcel and Mathilde Schmetz for dinner, visiting their large museum, and plenty of fun. Overnight: Ardennes. Breakfast, dinner.
Friday, May 13 — Drive to Brussels for sightseeing of this magnificent city. In the afternoon visit the Nazi concentration camp Breen-Donk, established in 1943.
Saturday, May 14 — Drive through Holland to the city of Amsterdam. Arrive in time for a guided sightseeing tour of the city. Overnight: Amsterdam. Breakfast, dinner.
Sunday, May 15 — More sightseeing in Amsterdam and the surrounding area. Overnight: Amsterdam. Breakfast, dinner
Monday, May 16 — Transfer to Amsterdam airport for flights back to the U.S.
The tour includes round-trip airfare from gateway cities, room accommodations for 11 nights, meals as specified, deluxe motorcoach transportation, luggage handling, escorts, museum entrance fees, travel protection coverage including trip cancellation and medical, and all taxes.
The price is reasonable — $2,895 per person, double occupancy; $3,395 single occupancy.
For more information or to book a tour contact Battlefield Tours, PO Box 1054, Slidell LA 70459. Phone 1-800-556-1460; fax 1-985-646-0306; or e-mail: email@example.com.