Battle of the Bulge 75th Anniversary

About the tour: Battle of the Bulge 75th Anniversary

Tour Introduction

On 16th December 1944 the Nazi War Machine unleashed the final offensive in the West as German troops attacked American forces along a wide front in the Ardennes forest in Belgium and Luxembourg. What the Germans called Operation Wacht Am Rhein, became known as the Battle of the Bulge and the 75th Anniversary falls on 16th December 2019. The Ardennes region is commemorating this event the weekend before, and we are pleased to offer a tour attending some of the main events that weekend.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Local joining points
  • Entrances to museums and places of interest (extra cost)
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium where we stay for three nights.

Days 2 & 3 - 75th Anniversary

Over the course of the weekend we will attend events in and around Bastogne where the main ‘Nuts Weekend’ ceremonies are held each year, and battlefield re-enactments take place.

There will be WW2 military vehicles on display, re-enactment groups and special events.

There may also be other special events at Manhay and La Gleize, and where possible we will attend these too. There is a massive collection of WW2 tanks in the Bastogne barracks, and we will also visit this as part of the weekend. In addition to the commemorations we will also visit some battlefield locations in and around the Bastogne area including Foy, Bois Jacques where Band of Brothers fought, and the Panther tank at Grandmesnil.

Please note that at this time of the year, as in 1944, there may be snow in the Ardennes and it is often cold: and this very much adds to the atmosphere of visiting this massive WW2 battlefield at such a special time!

Included meals: Breakfast


Bastogne (2)

Key Visits

  • Bastogne

Day 4

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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You will stay for three nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in the Mons or Charleroi area. 

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.

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...

Stay overnight near Dover

Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

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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