5 days from £569pp
75 years ago men of 1st Airborne Division dropped and landed near the Dutch town of Arnhem intent on securing the furthest bridge behind enemy lines in Operation Market Garden. More than 12,000 went in and just over 2,000 came out in what was one of the epic British battles of WW2. Join us on this new tour as we walk the Arnhem/Oosterbeek Battlefield.
- 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
- 5 battlefield walks
- Specialist Battlefield Guide
- Convenient local joining points
- Travel by Silver Service
(Deposits from £50pp)
Once you have booked your battlefield tour either online, or by telephone (01709 385 624), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can -
Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.
For customers living outside of the UK, if you want to make a booking you will need to provide a UK postcode on our online booking system. If you are not able to provide a relevant UK postcode then you can enter the postcode for London Victoria Coach Station – SW1W 9TP. You should then be able to proceed to complete your booking.
If you do encounter a problem then you can speak to one of our friendly advisors who will be happy to help.
Please Note : After completing your booking, a member of our Customer Service team will be in touch to make sure everything is okay.
Either e-mail our Reservations Department or call on 01709 830 333 and they will check to see whether you can visit a particular cemetery on any of our Battlefield Tours, if we are not able to fit it into our itinerary then you could take some time out of the tour and do this independently by taxi or public transport.
Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Holland where we stay for four nights.
Day 2 - The Lion Route & 156 Parachute Battalion
Walk 1: Our first walk takes us along the Lion Route, the southernmost route into Arnhem, used by 1st Airborne Division. This was used by Lieutenant Colonel Frost’s 2nd Parachute Battalion, who encountered only mild resistance as they moved on Arnhem Bridge. We literally follow in their footsteps and also see the Railway Bridge, where B Company fought.
Walk 2: After lunch we examine the advance of 156 Parachute Battalion as they attempted to reach the road bridge, seeing where SS troops blocked them, continuing on to the Kavanagh ambush site, the actions of the 7th KOSB and 21st Independent Parachute Company in northern Oosterbeek before ending at Hackett’s Hollow – the last stand of the 4th Parachute Brigade.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 3 - Hartenstein Hotel & Oosterbeek Church
Walk 3: In the morning we visit the superb museum in the Hartenstein Hotel and then walk the hotel grounds, examining its role in the perimeter defence. We also see nearby locations such as the site of Corporal Tierney’s foxhole, where his mortar team was filmed in what has become an epic film clip from the battle.
Walk 4: In the afternoon we walk the area around Oosterbeek Church, see Kate ter Horst’s (the Angel of Arnhem) house and then walk north up the Oosterbeek perimeter area to the Tafelberg and ‘MDS Crossroads’ where the Airborne medics treated the wounded.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 4 - Wolfheze & Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery
Walk 5: Our final walk starts at the Pumping Station, where the 10th Parachute Battalion fought, seeing some original trenches from 1944. We then follow the battle in the woods on 19th September 1944 and end up in Wolfheze to see the positions of the Krafft Battalion and the Recce Squadron ambush site.
In the afternoon we see the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, and look at the evacuation across the lower Rhine, taking a foot ferry (weather conditions permitting) to replicate the route used by Canadian assault boats in 1944. We then see the evacuation memorial at Driel and discuss ‘The Island’.
Included meals: Breakfast
Included meals: Breakfast
All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.
Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.
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.
2019 departure will stay for four nights at the 4-star Fletchers Wolfheze Hotel. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool and sauna.
2020 departure will stay for four nights at the 4-star Sandton Hotel De Roskam.
Both hotels are on the outskirts of Arnhem.
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About the hotel
The Fletchers Wolfheze is a 4-star hotel located in the heart of the forest land close to Arnhem, offering the perfect place to relax after your visits out on tour.
- English Speaking Staff
- Guest Lounge
- Swimming Pool
- Bath and/or Shower
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With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...
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Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?
You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 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, 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
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Join your tour coach at the interchange.
On most tours 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 tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.