150TH COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION

TRIP ITINERARY

TRIP OPTION NUMBER 1

14 Sep Fri Depart J.F.K. airport, New York, via Icelandair trans-Atlantic jet, flight #614 at 8:30pm. Dinner and breakfast will be served enroute. Cocktail and beverage service will be available in-flight.

15 Sep Sat Arrival in Paris, France, Transfer to our hotel in Caen, check-in and then free time to adjust to the time change. In the evening we will have a welcome get-together - wine and cheese party.

16 Sep Sun A full day excursion to the Normandy Omaha Beach-head area, Isigny, Carentan and St. Lo to see once again, the historical areas of the World War II invasion of the French mainland occupied by the German armed forces.

17 Sep Mon A full day excursion to: Coutances, Granville, Avranches, Angers and Le Mans, all operational areas and bridging sites of the 150th Combat Engineer Battalion and important areas in the expansion of the Normandy invasion area,

18 Sep Tue Depart Caen enroute to Paris, France. Check-in to the hotel, the afternoon will be free time, in the evening there will be time for an optional tour of Paris night spots or an optional theater visit to the Follies or just do the town on your own.

19 Sep Wed A full day excursion to Versailles to see the gardens, the palace of Louis XIV, the trianon and the Petittrianon, Fontainebleau with it's Renaissance palace and formal gardens, Chartres and Nemours will also be visited. The evening will be free time for more evening touring of Paris, the city of lights.

20 Sep Thu A morning city sightseeing tour of Paris, visiting: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, tour the Champs Elysees and other famous sights of Paris.

21 Sep Fri Depart Paris enroute to Metz, France. On the way we will visit the Champagne and Wine Centers of Reims and Epernay. Just before our arrival in Metz we will tour Verdun.

22 Sep Sat A half day excursion to Nancy and the Champneaux Forest, operational areas of the 150th Combat Engineer Battalion and panoramic sightseeing of the city of Metz.

23 Sep Sun Depart Metz enroute to Echternach, Luxembourg, stopping on the way at Diekirch to participate in the newest museum in Luxembourg housing memorabilia and artifacts from the Bulge and World War II.

24 Sep Mon A full day excursion to Bastogne to visit the Mardasson Monument and the Battle of the Bulge Museum then on to Clerveaux to it the monument to the Unknown G.I. of the Battle of the Bulge and the Clervaux Castle and it's World War II museum. On the way back to our hotel we will visit more of the 150th Combat Engineer Battalion bridging sites at: Vianden, Bourscheid, Lipperscheld and Schlindsrmanderscheid.

25 Sep Tue As we depart Luxembourg this morning we will visit the Hamm American Cemetery, where many American Soldiers, including men from the 150th Combat Engineer Battalion and General George S. Patton are buried. After a short informal memorial ceremony for the 150th Combat Engineer Battalion buried there, we will drive to: Trier, Hatzenport, Moselkern, (where we will pause to pay homage to the 150th Combat Engineer Battalion men killed in action at these locations) then, continue on to our hotel in Offenbach.

26 Sep Wed A full day excursion visiting the 150th Combat Engineer Battalion bridging sites at Oppeheim and Offenbach along the Rhine River.

27 Sep Thu Depart Offenbach, enroute to Bayreuth. On the way we will make a panoramic sightseeing tour of Nurnberg including the site of the Nurnberg World War II War Crimes Trials and the stadium where Adolph Hitler staged his rallies then on to our hotel in Bayreuth.

28 Sep Fri A full day excursion visiting the 150th Combat Engineer Battalion bridging sites and operational locations such as: Wunseidel, Weiden, Reggensburg, and Straubing. If time is available, additional stops will be made at Hof, Marktwedwitz.

29 Sep Sat Depart Bayreuth enroute to Frankfurt for our last night. If time is available stops will be made in Fulda and Schlitz, two more 150th Combat Engineer Battalion World War II operational locations then on to our hotel in Frankfurt. In the evening we will have a farewell party to say "Auf Wiedersehen"

30 Sep Sun Regrettably, we must pack our bags this morning and drive to the airport for our return flight to the United States.

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