Tour Dates: 4- 9 September 2018 



Hotel: 4 nights Vienne Le Chateau
           1 night Chateau Thierry 

The National World War I Museum & Memorial Centenary Tour 2018 

Tuesday 4 September 2018  Charles de Gaulle - St  Mihiel
The tour will start at 1100 in the Citizen M Hotel Charles De Gaulle Airport, following which we will drive to St Mihiel and commence our tour with a visit to the stunning ABMC Memorial atop Montsec which affords stunning views over the battlefield.
 
Wednesday 5 September 2018 St Mihiel
The day will start with a visit to an amazing German trench hidden in a forest before going to Seichsprey to examine the notorious trench raid. Lunch will be taken in the lovely town  of Pont a Mousson where the American Ambulance Field Service are honoured by a striking memorial in the town square. In the afternoon we will follow the American assault on the St MIhiel Salient and end our visit at the beautiful American cemetery at Thiaumont.
 
Thursday 6 September 2018  Meuse Argonne
After leaving the St Mihiel we will drive across the battlefield of Verdun and start our visit to Meuse Argonne by ascending the ABMC Memorial tower at Montfaucon to view the southern part of the battlefield. After lunch we will visit the location of the gun battery commanded by Capt Harry S Truman and then visit the Butte de Vauquois which was the initial target for his guns.
We will follow the American advance and see where George Patton was wounded whilst urging his tanks into action.
 
Thursday 7 September 2018 
The Meuse Argonne saw some extraordinary acts of bravery - The Lost Battalion, Sgt. Alvin Yorke, Jack Barkley - and visits to these iconic sites will form the core of the days activities culminating in a visit the biggest American war cemetery in Europe at Romagne-en-Argonne.
 
Friday 8 September 2018 
After finishing our visit to Meuse-Argonne we will drive to the memorial at Blanc Mont which commemorates the 70,000 American soldiers who served in this region before driving to our hotel at Chateau Thierry.
 
Saturday 9 September 2018 
We will drive directly to Charles de Gaulle Airport to arrive at 1030 to give you plenty of time to catch your homeward flight.