Arnhem 75th Anniversary

About the tour: Arnhem 75th Anniversary

Tour Introduction

Operation Market Garden was General Bernard Montgomery’s plan to try and end the war by Christmas with a bold advance from Belgium into Holland with ground forces, and airborne troops from America, Britain and Poland being dropped to take and hold the key bridges en-route. The furthest bridge at Arnhem was captured by the Airborne, but ground troops never made it there: it became forever a Bridge Too Far. For the 75th anniversary, join us as we travel to Holland, visiting key sites of the battle, attending special anniversary events in the region.

Tour Includes

  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefields visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Holland, for four nights.

Included meals: Breakfast

Days 2 - 4

On this 75th Anniversary we will be in the Arnhem area for the anniversary of the start of Operation Market Garden on 17th September.

We will attend any special events during this week, as well as visiting the Arnhem battlefields including: the Drop Zones, Hartenstein Hotel museum, Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, St Elizabeth’s Hospital, Oosterbeek Church and Arnhem Bridge.

We will also remember the ground troops of XXX Corps in the Nijmegen to Driel area and visit the Groesbeek Memorial to the Missing which commemorates those who died at Arnhem who have no known grave.

Included meals: Breakfast

Groesbeek Memorial to the Missing

Groesbeek Memorial to the Missing (7)

Key Visits

  • Nijmegen
  • Arnhem Bridge
  • Arnhem
  • Oosterbeek Church
  • Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery
  • Groesbeek Memorial to the Missing

Day 5

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

More details of the final itinerary, together with any special events that may be taking place for both tours, will be available nearer the time.

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 three or four nights at a minimum 3-star hotel, such as the Fletchers Wolfheze or Van Der Valk Nuland.

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.

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...

Stay overnight near Dover

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

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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