Band of Brothers: The Actors Tour


5 days from £1,099pp

NEW About the tour: Band of Brothers: The Actors Tour


Tour Introduction

Join us on this unique tour as we visit the WW2 battlefields in the company of Matthew Leitch, Tim Matthews and Peter McCabe – three actors who featured in the award-winning TV drama, Band of Brothers. Our tour is based around two key episodes from the series – Bastogne and Breaking Point – and we'll visit the Ardennes Battlefields near where Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, fought in the winter of 1944/45 during the Battle of the Bulge. Immortalised in the television series, we follow in the footsteps of Easy Company with the opportunity to also talk to the actors about the making of the series and their part in the story.

Band of Brothers: The Actors

The actors will be with you throughout the tour to share their experience of acting and working in the Band of Brothers TV series. They will tell you more about the incredible stories of the men they portrayed and discuss how the series was made.

Matthew Leitch

Matthew Leitch: Floyd M. (Tab) Talbert

Matthew Leitch is both an actor and producer, and has an extensive list of credits. Known for his portrayal of Floyd M. (Tab) Talbert in the award-winning mini-series, Band of Brothers, he also starred in the 2006 action film The Detonator.

Tim Matthews

Tim Matthews: Alex M. Penkala Jr.

With an exciting career on stage, television and in film, Tim Matthews may be best known for his portrayal of American soldiers in two productions – Alex M. Penkala Jr. in the critically acclaimed, Band of Brothers, and Lt. Schenck in the 2001 war drama, The Lost Battalion.

Peter McCabe

Peter McCabe: Donald B. Hoobler

Peter McCabe is an English actor best known for his role as Cpl. Donald Hoobler in the Band of Brothers mini-series. He also featured in the 2004 film, George and the Dragon, and the 1998 TV series, Playing the Field.

We are very excited to be part of the new Band of Brothers: The Actors Tour with Leger Battlefield Tours. Bringing the story of Easy Company to life through the Band of Brothers TV series was fantastic, and we look forward to sharing that experience with fans, veterans and WW2 enthusiasts whilst also visiting the sites where history unfolded.

– Matthew Leitch

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to Belgium for a four-night stay.

Day 2 - Bastogne & Bois Jacques

The fascinating sites we visit on this day feature in episodes 5, 6 and 7.

We begin with Easy Company’s arrival at Bastogne in December 1944, and follow them up to the defensive perimeter which was then being established around the town.

We visit Mande Saint Etienne and then Noville, one location where the Germans tried to break through. In the Bois Jacques, we see where the front-lines were established, and where the remains of foxholes and positions used by the Airborne are still visible. To get an idea of what happened on some of the patrols, we walk the woodland following in their footsteps, and also see the 101st Airborne Memorial.

After lunch in Bastogne, we have an included visit to the superb 101st Airborne Museum in the town, seeing many original items connected to the story of the defence of Bastogne.

Later, we look at where the battlefield casualties were brought to, examine the Christmas bombing of Bastogne and role of the nurses – the angels of Bastogne, and see the graves of Renee Lemaire who was killed in the bombing, and her colleague Augusta Chiwy.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

101st Airborne Museum

101st Airborne Museum (4)

Key Visits

  • Bastogne Sherman Tank
  • Bois Jacques
  • 101st Airborne Museum

Day 3 - Foy & Bois Jacques Experience

See the real story of episodes 6 and 7 with today’s selection of key visits.

We start today in the area of Chateau d’Arlon where the Germans approached to offer the surrender of the US Airborne who were by then surrounded.

From here, we will head towards Bastogne barracks where the surrender request was taken, this resulting in the famous response of  ‘Nuts’.

We then return to the Bois Jacques area, where we follow in the footsteps of Easy Company in the attack on Foy in January 1945, seeing where Speirs made his famous charge and where Shifty Powers fired at the German sniper. This will involve a short battlefield walk.

After lunch, we visit the Bastogne War Museum with its new ‘Bois Jacques Experience,’ and then end the day at the church in Bizroy, used as a shelter by the men of the 101st.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Bastogne War Museum

Bastogne War Museum (2)

Key Visits

  • Foy
  • Bastogne War Museum

Day 4 - Recogne & Luxembourg American Cemetery

Aspects of today’s visits, including the Noville attack, are covered in episode 7.

This morning, we look at the battlefield around Recogne, seeing the German Cemetery, site of the original American cemetery, and battlefield locations in the nearby woods, which will mean a small amount of walking. We then examine the Noville attack and visit the Rachamps Convent.

After lunch, we travel over to Luxembourg and visit the moving Luxembourg American Cemetery to see the graves of Easy Company casualties who fell in the Ardennes, as well as the grave of General George Patton.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Luxembourg American Cemetery

Luxembourg American Cemetery (3)

Key Visits

  • Recogne German War Cemetery
  • Luxembourg American Cemetery

Day 5

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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Hotel

You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Hotel de la Poste in Bouillon. 

De La Poste

About the hotel

The Hotel de la Poste is situated in the centre of Bouillon, close to the banks of the River Semois and only a short walk from the 12th century castle. The hotel was originally founded around the year 1730 as the modest hotel 'Grand Cerf'. In 1828 it changed its name into 'Grand Saint-Hubert' and in the 18th and 19th century it became 'Hotel de la Poste' due to people who stayed overnight when they travelled on the postal route between England, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Paris. The hotel retains many of its original features, but combines them with modern facilities and comfort. The hotel has a restaurant, lounge, lift and bistro/bar, the ideal place to unwind after a day of sightseeing.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Lift
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • TV

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Silver Service Coach

Silver Service, refreshments
Silver Service, lounge
Silver Service, entertainment

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
  • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan

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Travel Extras

With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

Join coach at Interchange

Join your tour coach at the interchange.

On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.

Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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