NEW About the tour: Band of Brothers: The Actors Tour

Join us on this unique tour as we visit the WW2 battlefields in the company of Matthew Leitch, Tim Matthews and Peter McCabe – three actors who featured in the award-winning TV drama, Band of Brothers. Our tour is based around two key episodes from the series – Bastogne and Breaking Point – and we'll visit the Ardennes Battlefields near where Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, fought in the winter of 1944/45 during the Battle of the Bulge. Immortalised in the television series, we follow in the footsteps of Easy Company with the opportunity to also talk to the actors about the making of the series and their part in the story.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points

5 days from £1099 pp

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Tour Itinerary

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

    The fascinating sites we visit on this day feature in episodes 5, 6 and 7.

    We begin with Easy Company’s arrival at Bastogne in December 1944, and follow them up to the defensive perimeter which was then being established around the town.

    We visit Mande Saint Etienne and then Noville, one location where the Germans tried to break through. In the Bois Jacques, we see where the front-lines were established, and where the remains of foxholes and positions used by the Airborne are still visible. To get an idea of what happened on some of the patrols, we walk the woodland following in their footsteps, and also see the 101st Airborne Memorial.

    After lunch in Bastogne, we have an included visit to the superb 101st Airborne Museum in the town, seeing many original items connected to the story of the defence of Bastogne.

    Later, we look at where the battlefield casualties were brought to, examine the Christmas bombing of Bastogne and role of the nurses – the angels of Bastogne, and see the graves of Renee Lemaire who was killed in the bombing, and her colleague Augusta Chiwy.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    101st Airborne Museum
    101st Airborne Museum

    Key Visits

    • Bastogne Sherman Tank
    • Bois Jacques
    • 101st Airborne Museum

    See the real story of episodes 6 and 7 with today’s selection of key visits.

    We start today in the area of Chateau d’Arlon where the Germans approached to offer the surrender of the US Airborne who were by then surrounded.

    From here, we will head towards Bastogne barracks where the surrender request was taken, this resulting in the famous response of  ‘Nuts’.

    We then return to the Bois Jacques area, where we follow in the footsteps of Easy Company in the attack on Foy in January 1945, seeing where Speirs made his famous charge and where Shifty Powers fired at the German sniper. This will involve a short battlefield walk.

    After lunch, we visit the Bastogne War Museum with its new ‘Bois Jacques Experience,’ and then end the day at the church in Bizroy, used as a shelter by the men of the 101st.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Bastogne War Museum
    Bastogne War Museum

    Key Visits

    • Foy
    • Bastogne War Museum

    Aspects of today’s visits, including the Noville attack, are covered in episode 7.

    This morning, we look at the battlefield around Recogne, seeing the German Cemetery, site of the original American cemetery, and battlefield locations in the nearby woods, which will mean a small amount of walking. We then examine the Noville attack and visit the Rachamps Convent.

    After lunch, we travel over to Luxembourg and visit the moving Luxembourg American Cemetery to see the graves of Easy Company casualties who fell in the Ardennes, as well as the grave of General George Patton.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Luxembourg American Cemetery
    Luxembourg American Cemetery

    Key Visits

    • Recogne German War Cemetery
    • Luxembourg American Cemetery

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    NEW Band of Brothers: The Actors Tour 5 days from £1099pp

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    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.
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    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 four nights at the 4-star Hotel de la Poste in Bouillon. 

    De La Poste

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

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    Guaranteed front or second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the UK port. Occasionally, front and second row seats may be on a request only basis.

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    On some coaches the legroom on front seats, central view seats and seats directly in front of the washroom may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled or merged for any reason and front or second row seats or central view seats or table seats are not available on your tour, you will be refunded any supplement paid. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

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    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
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