Walking Arnhem

5 days from £649pp

About the tour: Walking Arnhem

Tour Introduction

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.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 battlefield walks
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service luxury coach
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(Deposits from £50pp)

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

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

Arnhem Bridge

Arnhem Bridge (4)

Key Visits

  • Arnhem Bridge
  • Hackett's Hollow
  • Oosterbeek Perimeter

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

Hartenstein Hotel

Hartenstein Hotel (6)

Key Visits

  • Oosterbeek Church
  • Hartenstein Hotel
  • Kate ter Horst’s House
  • Tafelberg, Oosterbeek
  • Cpl Tierney's Foxhole

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

Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery

Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery (5)

Key Visits

  • The Culvert, Wolfheze
  • 10th Battalion Battlefield
  • Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery
  • Driel Memorial

Day 5

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Specialist Battlefield Guides

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.

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You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Hotel De Bilderberg in Oosterbeek.

Travel Options

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.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Silver Service Coach

Silver Service, refreshments
Silver Service, lounge
Silver Service, entertainment

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


Travel Extras

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...

Join coach at Interchange

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.

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