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Tanks in Town – Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944

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DEPARTS FROM: Regional joining points

from: $898
4 Days
  • Price: per person, twin share
  • Deposit: 30%
This special four day tour commemorates the liberation of Mons in Belgium as well as visiting the battlefields in the Ardennes.

Tanks in Town – Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944

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Tanks in Town is an annual event in Mons in Belgium which takes place in early September to commemorate the liberation of the city in 1944. Second World War military vehicles and operational tanks come over as part of the event and on this special tour we combine a day at the event along with a visit to the battlefields in the Ardennes where the Battle of the Bulge took place in 1944 seeing the foxholes and museums around Bastogne.

Itinerary

Day 1 > Arrive Belgium

Regional departure by coach, then to Belgium for a three-night stay.

Day 2 > 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. (B)

STAR INCLUSIONS   Battle of the Bulge   Tank at Bastogne   Bastogne War Museum

Day 3 > 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. (B)

STAR INCLUSIONS   Mons Tanks in Town Event

Day 4 > Depart

We leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Channel port. You will leave your tour coach behind as you join your transfer vehicle for your return journey to the UK (passengers departing the tour in Europe will farewell the group at the hotel). (B)

Departure Dates


Departure DateDaysTravel ByTour refPrice
Fri 28 August 20204Executive4BTT/1$898

Your Tour Includes

  • 3 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Historian
  • Regional joining points in the UK or commence in Belgium
  • Travel by Executive coach

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