NEW About the tour: Panzers in The Ardennes

Now a remarkable outdoor museum of tanks, battle sites and memorials, The Ardennes is the largest single WW2 battlefield in Western Europe. Join us on this fascinating tour as we focus on armoured warfare in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, and also take a look at the German Blitzkrieg in The Ardennes in 1940.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 3 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

5 days from £549 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.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach, then to Belgium for a four-night stay.

    We start today at the Ardennes American Cemetery near Liège. There are more than 5,000 burials here from the fighting in the Ardennes in 1944/45, including GIs who fought in tank units. From here, we look at German armoured forces and see a King Tiger Tank at La Gleize, one of only a handful left in the world.

    After lunch we see an American M4 Sherman at Vielsam, then visit the Bulge Relics Museum which has an outstanding collection of artefacts recovered from the battlefield. At Manhay, we visit the new War Museum, and also see an original Panther Tank used in the Battle of the Bulge.

    We then end at Houffalize to see the newly restored Panther Tank, which fought in the town in 1944.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Panther Tank, Manhay
    Panther Tank, Manhay

    Included Highlights

    • La Gleize
    • Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
    • Panther Tank, Houffalize
    • Sherman Tank, Vielsam
    • Panther Tank, Manhay
    • Bulge Relics Museum

    Today we journey to Recogne to visit the German War Cemetery, where we will see the graves of German tank crews including Knight’s Cross recipients.

    In Bastogne, we visit Bastogne Barracks for a tour of the many tanks exhibited here, as well as the tank workshops and displays relating to the 1944 battles in the area.

    After lunch, we visit some of the Sherman Tank turrets which now circle the town of Bastogne, marking the old defensive perimeter from 1944/45.

    We then cross into Luxembourg and visit the superb Diekirch War Museum which has a remarkable collection of armoured vehicles - perhaps the best in the Ardennes. We then travel back via Troisvierges and see a Pak43 88mm anti-tank gun.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    National Museum Diekirch
    National Museum Diekirch

    Included Highlights

    • Bastogne
    • Recogne German War Cemetery
    • National Museum Diekirch
    • 88mm Gun at Troisvierges

    Today we look at the German Blitzkrieg in the West, following the route of German Panzers as they came down through the Ardennes in May 1940. We will take some of the routes they used down into northern France, and look at the battlefield around Stonne, one of the biggest armoured engagements. Here we see a Char B tank as well as a selection of other memorials.

    After lunchtime in Sedan, we look at the Meuse River crossings by German Panzer formations, before crossing back into Belgium to visit the Hitler bunker at Bruly. This concrete bunker was used by Hitler as a headquarters during the Battle of France, and is now a WW2 museum.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    German soldiers on the march, WW2
    German soldiers on the march WW2

    Included Highlights

    • Hitler Bunker, Ardennes
    • Sedan
    • Char B Tank, Stonne

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Travel Insurance from £27.00 (5 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £79.00 (5 days).

    NEW Panzers in The Ardennes 5 days from £549pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    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 four nights at the 3-star Hotel Vayamundo in Houffalize in the Ourthe Valley. Situated amongst pine forest, the hotel offers a restaurant, bar and indoor swimming pool.

    The hotel provides the ideal place to unwind after a day of touring the battlefields.

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.
    Can I pre-book my coach seat?

    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days' duration), £24pp (7 & 8 days' duration), £26pp (9, 10 and 11 days' duration) and £30pp (12 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 & 8 days duration), £18pp (9, 10 and 11 days' duration) and £22pp (12 days' duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats 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 for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. 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.

    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.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    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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    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £41.50 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, select option 1, 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

      On most holidays 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 holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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