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Tanks in Town – Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944


About the tour: Tanks in Town – Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944


Tour Introduction

Join us in Mons as we commemorate the 1944 liberation of the city. The town is filled with World War 2 vehicles, from tanks and jeeps, to military lorries and amphibious vehicles, making it a spectacle for all to enjoy. On this battlefield tour, we also spend a day in the Ardennes at Bastogne, where we visit the locations connected to the Battle of the Bulge, as well as museums and memorials in the area.

Tour Includes


  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Regional joining points
  • Travel by executive coach
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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 -

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Regional departure by coach, then to Belgium for a three-night stay.

Day 2 - Mons – Tanks in Town

Our first day is spent at the Tanks in Town event where you have the whole day in Mons to watch the movement of tanks, jeeps, half-tracks, amphibious and armoured vehicles and military lorries. The city is full of military re-enactors and you may also choose to visit the Mons Military Museum.

Included meals: Breakfast

Key Visits

  • Mons Tanks in Town Event
  • Mons Military Museum

Day 3 - Bastogne

Today we depart for the Ardennes and look at some of the locations connected with the Battle of the Bulge around Bastogne, a town very much at the heart of the 1944 offensive. We see the Mardasson Memorial and Bastogne War Museum, Easy Company positions in the woods near Bastogne and we have lunch in Bastogne itself. In the afternoon we see a German Panther tank at Houffalize and visit the British graves at Hotton War Cemetery.

Included meals: Breakfast

Bastogne

Bastogne (4)

Key Visits

  • Battle of the Bulge
  • Bastogne
  • Mardasson Memorial
  • Panther Tank Houffalize
  • Hotton War Cemetery

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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Hotel

You will stay for three nights in Belgium at a minimum 3-star hotel such as Best Western Casteau Resort near Mons or Best Western Horizon near Ghislenghien


Best Western Plus Hotel Casteau Resort

Hotel Casteau

About the hotel

The Best Western Plus Hotel Casteau Resort is only 8km from Mons and also near to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and central command of NATO military forces. The hotels facilities include sauna, Jacuzzi, Wi-Fi/Internet corner, a bar, a restaurant, lounge and Bureau de Change. All bedrooms feature T.V with BBC channels, Tea and Coffee making facilities, hairdryer, Telephone and en-suite bathroom.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • TV

Travel Options

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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