Panzers in The Ardennes


5 days from £549pp

NEW About the tour: Panzers in The Ardennes


Tour Introduction

The Ardennes is the largest single WW2 battlefield in Western Europe and has a remarkable outdoor museum of tanks, battle sites and memorials. On this new tour, we focus on armoured warfare in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, and also look at the German Blitzkrieg in The Ardennes in 1940.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 3 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

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

Day 2 - Bulge Relics Museum & Manhay

We start today at the Ardennes American Cemetery near Liège. There are more than 5,000 burials here from the fighting in the Ardennes in 1944/45, including GIs who fought in tank units. From here, we look at German armoured forces and see a King Tiger Tank at La Gleize, one of only a handful left in the world.

After lunch we see an American M4 Sherman at Vielsam, then visit the Bulge Relics Museum which has an outstanding collection of artefacts recovered from the battlefield. At Manhay, we visit the new War Museum, and also see an original Panther Tank used in the Battle of the Bulge.

We then end at Houffalize to see the newly restored Panther Tank, which fought in the town in 1944.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Panther Tank, Manhay

Panther Tank, Manhay (7)

Key Visits

  • La Gleize
  • Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
  • Panther Tank, Houffalize
  • Sherman Tank, Vielsam
  • Panther Tank, Manhay
  • Bulge Relics Museum

Day 3 - Bastogne and Diekirch

Today we journey to Recogne to visit the German War Cemetery, where we will see the graves of German tank crews including Knight’s Cross recipients.

In Bastogne, we visit Bastogne Barracks for a tour of the many tanks exhibited here, as well as the tank workshops and displays relating to the 1944 battles in the area.

After lunch, we visit some of the Sherman Tank turrets which now circle the town of Bastogne, marking the old defensive perimeter from 1944/45.

We then cross into Luxembourg and visit the superb Diekirch War Museum which has a remarkable collection of armoured vehicles - perhaps the best in the Ardennes. We then travel back via Troisvierges and see a Pak43 88mm anti-tank gun.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

National Museum Diekirch

National Museum Diekirch (5)

Key Visits

  • Bastogne
  • Recogne German War Cemetery
  • National Museum Diekirch
  • 88mm Gun at Troisvierges

Day 4 - Ardennes Blitzkrieg 1940

Today we look at the German Blitzkrieg in the West, following the route of German Panzers as they came down through the Ardennes in May 1940. We will take some of the routes they used down into northern France, and look at the battlefield around Stonne, one of the biggest armoured engagements. Here we see a Char B tank as well as a selection of other memorials.

After lunchtime in Sedan, we look at the Meuse River crossings by German Panzer formations, before crossing back into Belgium to visit the Hitler bunker at Bruly. This concrete bunker was used by Hitler as a headquarters during the Battle of France, and is now a WW2 museum.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

German soldiers on the march WW2

Sedan (3)

Key Visits

  • Hitler Bunker, Ardennes
  • Sedan
  • Char B Tank, Stonne

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 3-star Hotel Vayamundo in Houffalize in the Ourthe Valley. Situated amongst pine forest, the hotel offers a restaurant, bar and indoor swimming pool.

The hotel provides the ideal place to unwind after a day of touring the battlefields.

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...

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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