Easy Company at War: In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers


7 days from £889pp

About the tour: Easy Company at War: In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers


Tour Introduction

Travel on a new tour to follow the men from Easy Company 506th PIR across the battlefields where they fought from D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge.

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Local joining points
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to Port-en-Bessin in Normandy for a two-night stay.

Day 2 - Day of Days - Carentan

Today we look at Easy Company in Normandy. We begin in the 101st Airborne Drop Zones to see where they landed, and then look at the story of Richard Winters and the assault he led on the gun battery at Brecourt Manor, seeing the ground where it took place and the nearby memorial. After lunch we look at their post-D-Day attack on Carentan, visiting the superb Dead Man’s Corner Museum with it’s extensive US Airborne displays which include items from Easy Company Men, as well as a ‘Dakota Experience’. We then follow the attack on Carentan, seeing where the fighting was in the town, and follow this with a look at the action at Bloody Gulch when a German battlegroup attacked Easy Company’s positions.

Included meals: Breakfast

Dead Mans Corner Museum

Dead Mans Corner Museum (5)

Key Visits

  • Richard Winters Leadership Memorial
  • Brecourt Manor
  • Dead Mans Corner Museum
  • St Mere Eglise
  • Carentan

Day 3 - Normandy American Cemetery

This morning we visit the Easy Company graves in the Normandy American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, seeing the burials from D-Day, the fighting at Brecourt Manor and those killed at Carentan. Some Easy Company men were taken home to America for burial but there are seven who have graves here including John D. Halls, whose death at Brecourt while attached to Easy Company was featured in that episode. We then travel from Normandy via Belgium to the Netherlands, for two nights at our hotel in Eindhoven.

Included meals: Breakfast

Normandy Amercian Cemetery

Normandy Amercian Cemetery (2)

Key Visits

  • Normandy Amercian Cemetery

Day 4 - Replacements - Crossroads

Today we follow Easy Company during their part in Operation Market Garden in September 1944, and the actions that followed in Holland. We see where they landed, and then look at the fighting near Son and Nuenen, seeing the Easy Company Memorial. Later we travel via Nijmegen to the Island, to see the area where Winters led an attack in October 1944 along the banks of the Lower Rhine, as well as the distinctive headquarters building at Schoonderlogt Farm. We then see where they assisted survivors of the British 1st Airborne Division in Operation Pegasus II.

Included meals: Breakfast

US Airborne Memorial, The Island

US Airborne Memorial, The Island (4)

Key Visits

  • Nijmegen Bridge
  • Son Bridge
  • US Airborne Memorial, The Island

Day 5 - Netherlands American Cemetery

This morning we start at the Wings of Liberation Museum near Son, a superb private museum with WW2 aircraft and tanks relating to the story of the war in the Netherlands. We then visit the Netherlands American Cemetery seeing the graves of Easy Company men including William Dukeman killed at the Crossroads battles, and Major Horton, who was a former Easy Company officer killed on the Island. We then travel to our hotel in Belgium for two nights.

Included meals: Breakfast

Netherlands American Cemetery

Netherlands American Cemetery (2)

Key Visits

  • Netherlands American Cemetery
  • Wings of Liberation Museum

Day 6 - Bastogne - Breaking Point

In December 1944 Easy Company moved up from their camp near Reims into Belgium and took over defences near Bastogne. We follow their story here from the positions near the town they held, visiting the battlefields at Bois Jacques, seeing the Easy Company Memorial. We then look at the fighting around Foy and Noville. After lunch in Bastogne, we see the grave of the Belgian nurse whose story is featured in the series as well as the 101st Airborne Museum in Bastogne. Later we travel to the Luxembourg American Cemetery to visit Easy Company graves of men who fell in the Ardennes, including Alex Penkala and ‘Skip’ Muck, who died together in the defence of Bastogne, as well as Ken Webb who died at Foy, and John Julian who died when on patrol.

Included meals: Breakfast

Luxembourg American Cemetery

Luxembourg American Cemetery (5)

Key Visits

  • Bastogne Sherman Tank
  • Foy
  • Bois Jacques
  • 101st Airborne Museum
  • Luxembourg American Cemetery

Day 7

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 two nights at either the Carline Hotel in Caen or the Ibis Hotel Port en Bessin, then two nights in the Eindhoven area at the NH Hotel Koningshof. We will also stay for two nights in the heart of the Ardennes at the Vayamundo Resort.

NH Koningshof

Nh Koningshof
Nh Koningshof
Nh Koningshof

About the hotel

The NH Koningshof hotel is located in a green area on the outskirts of Veldhoven and is about 10km from Eindhoven city centre which is known as the 'The Silicon Valley of Europe'. The hotels facilities include Wi-Fi, Gym, swimming pool*, air conditioning, a restaurant, a bar and lounge. *The swimming pool can close without prior notice.

Hotel Features

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

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • 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, a Door-to-Door pick up 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.

Door-to-Door service

On Battlefield tours of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is just £30 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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