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
  • Convenient local joining points
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Tour Itinerary

Aug 26

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

Aug 27 - Bastogne

We begin this morning in the area west of Mons where the Tanks in Town association will have a tank and vehicle display, plus a large militaria fair selling military memorabilia, and we shall see one of the vehicle convoys depart (Entry to this is 10€ per person). Tank rides are also available here from the organisers. We will remain here for the lunch period and then depart for the Ardennes Battlefields and look at the ‘Battle of the Bulge’. We start at the British Cemetery at Hotton and then go to Foy and look at the story of Easy Company – the ‘Band of Brothers’ – during the fighting here in 1944. We then visit the Bastogne War Museum (Entrance approx. 20€ per person) and see the Mardasson Memorial. We stay in Bastogne, with free-time for an evening meal, before returning to our hotel in Mons.

Please note: day 2 and 3 are subject to change due to commemorative events.

Included meals: Breakfast

Bastogne War Museum

Bastogne War Museum (3)

Key Visits

  • Battle of the Bulge
  • Tank at Bastogne
  • Bastogne War Museum

Aug 28 - Mons

Today we go to a village just outside Mons to watch the arrival of the parade of Military vehicles and tanks, as well as re-enactors, see a static display and then go to the Tanks in Town event at Chateau Warelles where there will be vehicle parades, a memorial service and static displays. Later we go to the Mons Memorial Museum to see the memorial to the US 1st Division who fought at Mons in 1944, see the special military displays here, and then into central Mons where the Tanks in Town event will end with a static display in the main square and later departure from the town. You will have additional free-time in Mons to relax and have an evening meal before we return to our hotel.

Please note: day 2 and 3 are subject to change due to commemorative events.

Included meals: Breakfast

Tanks in Town

Tanks in Town (3)

Key Visits

  • Mons
  • Tanks in Town
  • Mons Tanks in Town Event

Aug 29

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Entrance fees to museums, places of interest and optional excursions are at extra cost.

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 three nights in Belgium at a minimum 3-star hotel such as Casteau Resort near Mons.

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.

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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