Dates

May 25 to June 6, 2020

Starting Price

$6,995 + Air + Taxes; Singles $9,699

Deposit per Person

$1,000

13 Days
Land
WWII Museum
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Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Made famous by The New York Times best-seller Band of Brothers and the critically acclaimed miniseries that followed, Easy Company members shared their stories with Museum founder Stephen E. Ambrose, who immortalized their lives from jump training to the war’s end. On this unforgettable, 13-day travel experience, you will follow in the footsteps of Easy Company, part of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne. Led by historians and curators from The National WWII Museum, this tour takes you from the hedgerows of Normandy, along “Hell’s Highway” in the Netherlands, through the foxholes surrounding Bastogne, and atop the Eagle’s Nest — immersing you in the lives of Easy Company.

Itinerary

Day 1

London Arrivals

After individual arrivals into London-Heathrow (LHR) proceed west of London to the training areas of Easy Company. After lunch in Aldbourne, enjoy a walking tour with local villagers and members of the Aldbourne Historical Society, who recount what it was like to welcome Easy Company and other American troops more than 75 years ago. This evening, get to know your fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception and Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2

Portsmouth/Cross the English Channel

After breakfast at the hotel, head south to the county of Hampshire to visit Fort Nelson – Royal Armouries. Fort Nelson boasts a vast collection of different artillery and guns from various time periods. Built between 1860 and 1870, Fort Nelson is part of one of the biggest defense projects ever undertaken in Britain, and was constructed to deter an enemy attack on Portsmouth. During World War II, the fort became a munitions store for the extensive anti-aircraft batteries defending Portsmouth. The Royal Armouries Museum was opened in 1984, and today is one of the largest artillery museums in the UK. For lunch, enjoy classic English pub fare in the picturesque village of Southwick, renowned for the planning of the D-Day landings and the historic location where Eisenhower and Montgomery met. This afternoon, cross the English Channel by ferry, landing in Normandy late in the evening.

Full Itinerary
Your Journey
Meet Your Trip Host

Doreen Fussman

Doreen is the Chief Administrator for the Mathematics Department in the College of LSA. She is responsible for strategic planning with the Chair, budget planning, managing staff, and herding the 140 faculty who teach and do research in the department. One of the projects she has grown to over 500 participants is the Michigan Math and Science Scholars (MMSS) program over the last several years. She has been at the University for about 35 years, and in Mathematics for 19 years.

Doreen served 41 years in the US Navy (mostly in the Reserves). Her first 30 years were glorious, supporting various 4-star commands, traveling extensively throughout Europe. She was mobilized in 2007-08 to Iraq where she served as the Corps Historian, then was mobilized in 2012 to Afghanistan, working with the Special Forces Command Headquarters.
Doreen has three grown daughters, one son-in-law, and two grandbabies. She enjoys her cottage/pontoon in mid-Michigan during the summer months and screams like a banshee during football Saturdays at the Big House.

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Dates

May 25 to June 6, 2020

Starting Price

$6,995 + Air + Taxes; Singles $9,699

Deposit per Person

$1,000

13 Days
Land
WWII Museum
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064