Battle of the Bulge 80th Anniversary

4 days from £479pp

NEW About the tour: Battle of the Bulge 80th Anniversary

Tour Introduction

The German Ardennes Offensive, known as The Battle of the Bulge, began with a massive assault on the American lines in December 1944. It would become one of the largest land battles ever fought by the Americans, stretching along an 80-mile front. Approximately one million men participated in this battle, including 500,000 Germans and 600,000 Americans, and casualties were high. A key factor of the battle, often mentioned by veterans who were there and depicted in films and TV series, was the weather. Visiting the Ardennes in the winter allows us to gain a glimpse into what it must have been like for those men fighting here in sub-zero temperatures, snow flurries, and with a lack of equipment. With this particular tour, not only will we be exploring areas of the battlefield, but we will also have the opportunity to visit living history displays and observe the commemorations for the 80th anniversary. This may be the last time that they are held in the presence of the Second World War veterans who were there. Join us on this 80th Anniversary tour as we attend the Battle Re-enactment at Manhay and visit the battlefields around Bastogne.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights accommodation with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
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(Deposits from £50pp)

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium for a three-night stay.

Days 2 & 3 - Battle of the Bulge 80th Anniversary

We travel to the Belgian Ardennes over the anniversary weekend nearest to the start of the battle in 1944. During the weekend, we attend the WW2 Battle Re-enactment at Manhay; this includes re-enactors in period costume, with WW2 tanks, vehicles, and a militaria fair. Please note this is an outside, unseated event. We also visit some of the Battle of the Bulge locations in the area, including the Panther Tank at Manhay, the Panther at Houffalize, the woods near Foy where the Band of Brothers were in 1944, and also Bastogne. Full details of the itinerary will be published nearer the time.

Included meals: Breakfast

Manhay Battle Reenactment

Manhay Battle Reenactment (7)

Key Visits

  • Houffalize
  • Recogne German War Cemetery
  • Bastogne Sherman Tank
  • Foy
  • Manhay Battle Reenactment
  • Sherman Tank at Manhay Battle Reenactment
  • M7 Priest at Manhay Battle Reenactment

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 3 nights at the 3-star Ibis Styles Namur.

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


Luxuria Coach

Luxuria - Charging sockets
Luxuria - TV
Luxruia - Seating

Luxuria Features

  • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
  • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
  • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 7 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
  • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
  • Onboard toilet.

Luxuria Seating Plan

Luxuria Seating Plan

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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