MHT’s Exploration of the the Emperor Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington & Prince Blucher meeting at Waterloo is ready for 2022.
Brussels – Quatre Bras – Ligny – Liege – Wavre – Waterloo – Ghent
Tour Leaders & Historians: Col Rich Yoder, USMC(Ret) & Kim Kessler
The day Napoleon escaped from Elba, in the brig Inconstant on 26 February 1815 with just 700 men, Europe was plunged back into war. The French 5th Regiment was sent to intercept him as he moved north to Paris and made contact with his entourage just south of Grenoble on 7 March 1815. Napoleon approached the regiment alone, dismounted his horse and, when he was within gunshot range, shouted to the soldiers, "Here I am. Kill your Emperor, if you wish." The soldiers quickly broke ranks responding with, "Vive L'Empereur!" Marshal Ney, who had boasted to the restored Bourbon King, Louis XVIII, that he would bring Napoleon to Paris in an iron cage, affectionately kissed his former emperor and forgot his oath of allegiance to the French Monarch. The two then marched together towards Paris with a growing army. The unpopular Louis XVIII fled to Belgium after realizing he had little political support. On 13 March, the powers at the Congress of Vienna declared Napoleon an outlaw. Four days later, Great Britain, Russia, Austria, and Prussia each pledged to put 150,000 men into the field to end his rule. Napoleon arrived in Paris on 20 March to begin The 100 Days and the march towards the epic confrontation at Waterloo.
Military Historical Tours is proud to offer another in our series of signature European Cultural & Battlefield Tours. Tour Leaders and Historians will combine to make your trip the most enjoyable, relaxing, entertaining and educational experience possible. We welcome your phone calls or e-mails to discuss your tour with one of our Battlefield Specialists. Call us at 703-590-1295 we look forward to hearing from you!
Tour Price: $ TBD
BODO- Based on Double Occupancy
Single Room Supplement: $ TBD
Tour Price Includes:
- 4 Star Hotel Accommodations
- Air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach
- Meals as indicated in itinerary
- Historical Trip information packet, containing maps & other information
- Admission fees to all sites, museums and special attractions listed
- Tips included for the services of experienced Tour Historian, Driver & English-speaking local guides
Optional MHT Round-trip economy airfare from your hometown airport to Brussels (BRU) available upon request (price subject to confirmation at time of booking.) Business class is also available.
The group will form in Brussels. Tour the Grande Platz and experience the incredible cuisine of the city. Our first stop will be at the crossroads of Quatre Bras, which Marshal Ney failed to capture in a timely manner. See the four monuments dedicated to the British, Belgian, Brunswick, and Dutch soldiers who fought at Quatre Bras. Spend the afternoon on a tour of the Neuhaus Chocolate Factory in Brussels. Next we head for the Ligny Museum and tour battlefield where Napoleon defeated the Prussian forces under Blucher. We will then head for Liege and visit the Musee d’Armees with the second larges collection of antique firearms in Europe. Next we go to Wavre where Marshal Blucher led his Prussian Army after the defeat at Ligny. This was also the site where Marshal Grouchy defeated the Prussian rearguard, one day too late. Spend most of a day walking the Waterloo Battlefield. See the famous panorama and the Lion Mound. From Wellington’s vantage point you can see the farmhouse of Hougoumont and La Haie Sainte. Tour Wellington’s headquarters in Waterloo, now a museum. We next travel to Ghent. Tour the city. From Ghent we will visit Flanders Cemetery and Ypres with a stop at the Menin Gate. We will return to Brussels for flights home.
Waterloo "Napoleon, Blucher & Wellington" (12 - 24 Sep 2022)
- Product Code: 2209-EUR-WAT
- Availability: In Stock