Tanks in Town – Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944

Tanks in Town – Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944

Tour Includes


  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Regional  joining points
  • Travel by Executive coach

4 Days from $663 per person

Tanks in Town – Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944

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.

4-Day Tour – Tanks in Town

Day 1 - Aug 31

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

Day 2 - 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.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Battle of the Bulge ★ Tank at Bastogne  ★ Bastogne War Museum

Day 3 - 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.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Mons  ★ Tanks in Town  ★ Mons Tanks in Town Event

Day 4 - Sep 3

Return home.

*Breakfast Included

Departure Dates & Prices



Departure Date Days Travel By Tour ref Price
Fri 30 August 2019 4 Executive 4BTT/1 $663
Fri 28 August 2020 4 Executive 4BTT/1 $682

Tanks in Town - Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944

4 Days from $663 per person
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Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

Coach Options: Executive

 

Please note: Coach options can differ between each tour

Accommodation

You will stay for three nights in Belgium at a minimum 3-star hotel such as Casteau Resort near Mons or Horizon Ath Lessines near Ghislenghien.

Hotel Casteau Resort
Hotel Casteau Resort

Casteau Resort Mons 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. There is no lift, however, the hotel only has two floors.

Hotel Features

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bureau de Change
  • Guest Lounge
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

How To Book

Tanks in Town Tour

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Tours are operated in conjunction with our UK partner, Leger Holidays.

Please note: Itineraries are subject to change due to operational reasons. Any changes will be advised closer to the time of departure.

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