Tanks in Town – Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944
4 days from £329pp
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.
- 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
- Specialist Battlefield Guide
- Regional joining points
- Travel by executive 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.
Regional departure by coach, then to Belgium for a three-night stay.
Sep 1 - 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. 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 look at the role of US Airborne forces in the Ardennes in 1944, go to Foy, and the woods nearby to look at the story of Easy Company – the ‘Band of Brothers’ – during the fighting here in 1944. We end the day in Bastogne and visit the 101st Airborne Museum.
Included meals: Breakfast
Sep 2 - 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 Nouvelles, where there will be battle re-enactments and displays. Later we go into central Mons where the Tanks in Town event will end with a static display in the main square. You will have free-time in Mons to relax and have an evening meal before we return to our hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast
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.
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+ View more
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.
- Bureau de Change
- English Speaking Staff
- Guest Lounge
- WiFi Available
- Bath and/or Shower
Executive Coach+ View more
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+ Find out more
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.