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Leger Battlefields - Band of Brothers: Actors tour

£1,099per person*

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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.

Departs:
Monday 3rd October 2022


Tour includes:

- 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 3 evening meals

- Local joining points

- Specialist Battlefields Guide

- Travel by Leger's Silver Service coach

- Secure with £50 Low Deposit*

- 4-star Hotel de la Poste in Bouillon.

*T’s & C’s apply

Itinerary:

  • Day 1

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

  • Day 2 - Bastogne & Bois Jacques

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

Key visit: Bastogne Sherman Tank, Bois Jacques and 101st Airborne Museum.

  • Day 3 - Foy & Bois Jacques Experience

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

Key visits: Foy and Bastogne War Museum

  • Day 4 - Recogne & Luxembourg American Cemetery

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

Key visits: Recogne German War Cemetery and Luxembourg American Cemetery.

  • Day 5

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

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