Panzers in The Ardennes
5 days from £549pp
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.
- 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 3 evening meals
- Specialist Battlefield Guide
- Convenient local joining points
- Travel by Silver Service coach
(Deposits from £50pp)
Once you have booked your battlefield tour either online, or by telephone (01709 385 624), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can -
Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.
For customers living outside of the UK, if you want to make a booking you will need to provide a UK postcode on our online booking system. If you are not able to provide a relevant UK postcode then you can enter the postcode for London Victoria Coach Station – SW1W 9TP. You should then be able to proceed to complete your booking.
If you do encounter a problem then you can speak to one of our friendly advisors who will be happy to help.
Please Note : After completing your booking, a member of our Customer Service team will be in touch to make sure everything is okay.
Either e-mail our Reservations Department or call on 01709 830 333 and they will check to see whether you can visit a particular cemetery on any of our Battlefield Tours, if we are not able to fit it into our itinerary then you could take some time out of the tour and do this independently by taxi or public transport.
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
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
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
Included meals: Breakfast
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.
If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.
No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.
All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
The hotel provides the ideal place to unwind after a day of touring the battlefields.
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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...
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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
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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.