NEW About the tour: Easy Company at War: In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers

Travel on a new tour to follow the men from Easy Company 506th PIR across the battlefields where they fought from D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge.

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Local joining points

7 days from £849 pp

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
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    Local departure by coach, then to Port-en-Bessin in Normandy for a two-night stay.

    Today we look at Easy Company in Normandy. We begin in the 101st Airborne Drop Zones to see where they landed, and then look at the story of Richard Winters and the assault he led on the gun battery at Brecourt Manor, seeing the ground where it took place and the nearby memorial. After lunch we look at their post-D-Day attack on Carentan, visiting the superb Dead Man’s Corner Museum with it’s extensive US Airborne displays which include items from Easy Company Men, as well as a ‘Dakota Experience’. We then follow the attack on Carentan, seeing where the fighting was in the town, and follow this with a look at the action at Bloody Gulch when a German battlegroup attacked Easy Company’s positions.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Dead Mans Corner Museum
    Dead Mans Corner Museum

    Included Highlights

    • Richard Winters Leadership Memorial
    • Brecourt Manor
    • Dead Mans Corner Museum
    • St Mere Eglise
    • Carentan

    This morning we visit the Easy Company graves in the Normandy American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, seeing the burials from D-Day, the fighting at Brecourt Manor and those killed at Carentan. Some Easy Company men were taken home to America for burial but there are seven who have graves here including John D. Halls, whose death at Brecourt while attached to Easy Company was featured in that episode. We then travel from Normandy via Belgium to the Netherlands, for two nights at our hotel in Eindhoven.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Normandy Amercian Cemetery
    Normandy Amercian Cemetery

    Included Highlights

    • Normandy Amercian Cemetery

    Today we follow Easy Company during their part in Operation Market Garden in September 1944, and the actions that followed in Holland. We see where they landed, and then look at the fighting near Son and Nuenen, seeing the Easy Company Memorial. Later we travel via Nijmegen to the Island, to see the area where Winters led an attack in October 1944 along the banks of the Lower Rhine, as well as the distinctive headquarters building at Schoonderlogt Farm. We then see where they assisted survivors of the British 1st Airborne Division in Operation Pegasus II.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    US Airborne Memorial, The Island
    US Airborne Memorial, The Island

    Included Highlights

    • Nijmegen Bridge
    • Son Bridge
    • US Airborne Memorial, The Island

    This morning we start at the Wings of Liberation Museum near Son, a superb private museum with WW2 aircraft and tanks relating to the story of the war in the Netherlands. We then visit the Netherlands American Cemetery seeing the graves of Easy Company men including William Dukeman killed at the Crossroads battles, and Major Horton, who was a former Easy Company officer killed on the Island. We then travel to our hotel in Belgium for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Netherlands American Cemetery
    Netherlands American Cemetery

    Included Highlights

    • Netherlands American Cemetery
    • Wings of Liberation Museum

    In December 1944 Easy Company moved up from their camp near Reims into Belgium and took over defences near Bastogne. We follow their story here from the positions near the town they held, visiting the battlefields at Bois Jacques, seeing the Easy Company Memorial. We then look at the fighting around Foy and Noville. After lunch in Bastogne, we see the grave of the Belgian nurse whose story is featured in the series as well as the 101st Airborne Museum in Bastogne. Later we travel to the Luxembourg American Cemetery to visit Easy Company graves of men who fell in the Ardennes, including Alex Penkala and ‘Skip’ Muck, who died together in the defence of Bastogne, as well as Ken Webb who died at Foy, and John Julian who died when on patrol.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Luxembourg American Cemetery
    Luxembourg American Cemetery

    Included Highlights

    • Bastogne Sherman Tank
    • Foy
    • Bois Jacques
    • 101st Airborne Museum
    • Luxembourg American Cemetery

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Travel Insurance from £39.00 (7 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £199.00 (7 days).

    NEW Easy Company at War: In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers 7 days from £849pp

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    Accommodation

    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 two nights at either the Carline Hotel in Caen or the Ibis Hotel Port en Bessin, then two nights in the Eindhoven area at the NH Hotel Koningshof. We will also stay for two nights in the heart of the Ardennes at the Vayamundo Resort.

    Carline Caen Nord

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • Fully Health and Safety Compliant
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    NH Koningshof

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days duration), £25pp (7 and 8 days duration), £30pp (9 to 11 days) or £35pp (12 days or more) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on our Executive and Silver Service coaches and for one or two persons on our Luxuria coaches and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for a supplement of £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 and 8 days duration), £18pp (9 to 11 days) or £22pp (12 days or more).

    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.

    Please note: children under 15 years of age are not permitted to sit in the front seats of any coach.

    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.

    Central View Seats are available to pre-book free of charge.

    Table Seats are available to pre-book free of charge on our Luxuria coaches.

    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.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    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.
    Customers own alcohol cannot be consumed on board our vehicles.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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