We will be staying in Brussels and Luxembourg City in late Sept. and early Oct. I would like to visit some WWII sites in the Ardennes. Thought it might be helpful to use a tour company for a day trip to make it more informative, and also so I don't spend too much time looking for and driving to places rather than actually learning and enjoying. I have been looking at some websites but the costs of the tours are surprisingly high, upwards of $500 per person. Maybe I am looking at the wrong sites. Does anyone have suggestions for a tour group from either city?
I would dispense with the tour idea. If you want to see an extensive museum on the Ardennes Offensive (Battle of the Bulge), I would suggest going to Diekirch. That museum in Diekirch covers in depth the topic. Lux. City is also the site of a German WW1 military cemetery should you want to check that out since you're staying there.
That sounds really great. Did theyhave audio guides in English? Also, cam you take the train from Lux City or better to rent a car?
You can get from Lux City to Diekirch by bus, which you catch at the train station. There is also a direct connection depending on the departure time.
I would assume the Diekirch Museum would have audio guides in English available , almost a given nowadays , and size of the Museum. I never use them anyway. For Diekirch I would suggest inquiring at the train station, which is what I would do.
I don't know anything about renting a car there but if you plan on seeing other WW2 museums in Luxembourg or in the Belgian Ardennes that certainly will give you the flexibility. If you do get the rental car, I suggest too in light of the battle to get to La Gleize, Belgium, the important battle site and the tank there.
I didn't even think of an audio guide - everything is really well signed in English and the dioramas talk. I don't remember if they spoke in English - I'm ok with German and French - and it didn't register that I was struggling. The local language is different and I didn't have any difficulties. I think it is one of the best museums anywhere. I'm sure you can do very well with just English. It is relatively small but we spent several hours there. No car needed.