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Tanks in Town – Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944


4 days from £329pp

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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(Deposits from £50pp)

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Tour Itinerary

Aug 31

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

Bastogne War Museum

Bastogne War Museum (3)

Key Visits

  • Battle of the Bulge
  • Bastogne
  • Bastogne War Museum

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

Tanks in Town

Tanks in Town (3)

Key Visits

  • Mons
  • Mons
  • Mons Tanks in Town Event

Sep 3

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
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

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

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.

Executive Coach

Executive Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Drinks machines
  • Onboard toilet
  • Reclining seats

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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